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Anakrid “Ceaselessly out of a Cloudless Sky” C-31

The third and final tape for Anakrid on Black Horizons. As per Mr. Bickel’s usual unexpected style, expect to be surprised. The a-side is what I would come to expect from this project, an impressively composed piece of deep analogue dark ambiance, while the flip is a bit of a change up, where this project’s often latent violent underpinning is fully exposed in a 15 minute piece entitled acidpianoharp, consisting of a harsh acoustic assault on the ears, thousands of tiny sounds strung together to form a swarm. Packaged in the Anakrid for BH tape style, consisting of a color transparency layered on top of various marbled pieces of paper. This time with the addition of a vertical transparent floating OBI, all held in place with rivets. Edition of 100 copies on BLACK hi bias chrome tapes. Silver labels with the Black Horizons color touch.(Label description)

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Burial Hex / Joshua Norton Cabal “Chapter Seven / A Garland Of Fifty Seven Skulls” C-20

Edition of 77.

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Burial Hex / Skin Graft “Selenite / City / State” C-32

Like most releases on Skulls of Heaven, you’re unlikely to see this again.

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Clew Of Theseus “Rehearse The Right Life” C-32

Label description: Haunted echoes of ruined lives captured on cassette.Another awesome funeral dirge from the Cathartic Process label curator Ben Brucato.Black and white artwork on thick card stock paper.

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Review on Dead Formats: “This is such a sad cassette. Listening to this feels like coming across a small, lonely funeral in the wilderness and hiding the the brush while someone plays a single droning horn into the trees. It’s minimal melancholy drone that could go on forever if my heart could take it. I have never heard this act before but I am certainly going to look for more right away. It is nice and simple in it’s design and artwork and fits perfectly. Limited and selling out I am sure.” MuhMur wrote: “Two 15 minute pieces of isolation drones, quite minimalistic and intricate, both tracks (pieces) present an overall picture of sadness. Clever stuff that works at minimum and maximum volume.”

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CP-06 – Clew Of Theseus “Vaults Vol. 1″ C-56

A collection of re-issues and unreleased recordings featuring material from 2002-2003, primarily dark harsh noise and cut ups. Included on “Vaults, Vol. 1″ are the split with Sewer Election, the 3″ on Chondritic Sound, the “Meth Cook Sets Apartment Ablaze” 3″, plus two unreleased tracks from failed compilations. Chrome cassettes inside screen printed cloth bag.

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CP-09 – Flowerday “Snuff Victim” C-30

Hundreds of nails and sirens bore into the ears as adrenalin peaks in the blood of the snuff victim. Violent harsh noise walls created with nails and tapes, by R.E. Fontainebleau. Clear yellow cassette shells with black imprint, package in collage smut by Nnerves.

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CP-10 – Bizarre Uproar “Triumph” C-44 + C-54 + 24-page book

Warehouse find! This release almost immediately sold out. I recently found a couple copies. The Finish master of filth-noise presents some of his best and most obscure material from the past 3 years. Many of these tracks have been released on super-limited cassettes, 3″s and CDr’s and are now long out of print. These tracks were carefully selected from the archives by Bizarre Uproar – as a “best of” his recent years – then carefully remastered by Ben Brucato for this release. Over an hour and a half of the most disgusting and violent noise being produced is contained on two cassettes, packaged in a black plastic bag. Also inside is a 24-page booklet with 10 two-page spread black-and-white prints of Bizarre Uproar’s collage works featuring “filth and violence, excrement, humiliation, KKK, breath control, nazi boots.” Includes stickers. Adults only!

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CP-12 – Vice Wears Black Hose “Part 1″ C-40

Warehouse find! One need not ponder long or hard to imagine the harsh noise purity and power that would be created by the amalgamation of Sam McKinlay and Richard Ramirez. On “Part 1,” McKinlay finishes what Ramirez starts, grinding up his source material through The Rita’s gravel pits. Chrome tapes with solid yellow cassettes shells, packaged with full page insert and stickers inside black plastic bag.

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CP-13 – The Teratologist “Cabinet of Curiosities” C-30

Last copies! Dark atmospheres exploring antiquarian anomolies. Very unique and well-composed, falling somewhere between Jarl and early Nurse With Wound. Deep textures of acoustic and electronic composition, all expertly recorded by DM Turner and mastered by James Plotkin.

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CP-15 – Anakrid “Under Going From/From Going Under” C-30

Chris Bickel’s sounds, recorded under the monicker Anakrid, reflect a consistent level of quality and exploration that reminds many of some of the early pioneers of experimental industrial music. Each new release demonstrates new territory being explored, offering the listener great rewards for following his endeavors and growth. Many have compared Anakrid to Nurse With Wound. If that comparison holds, while some previous work is more in line with “Homotopy to Marie,” this release would likely remind one more of “Gyllenskold” for its haunting darkness. Covers designed by Shool K and offset printed in full color, packaged in heavy duty “library-style” box. Chrome tapes in green shells with black printing.

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CP-17 – Burial Hex “Four Tone Poems of Orlog” 2xC-42

Last copies! Clay Ruby’s newest release explores the symbols of the gods and the external and primal law of the universe. “Four Tone Poems of Orlog” features four 20-21 minute tracks of expertly composed blackened ambient and ritual music. This double cassette box is a true pinnacle in an already illustrious career by Burial Hex. What is particularly unique about this album is the use of melody along with the cavernous percussive and dark ambient sounds, with an almost symphonic approach to the composition. Each track has careful movement and development that evokes the impression of listening to a orchestra conducted by a black magician. Comes with a sticker in “library-style” heavy duty box.

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CP-18 – Clew Of Theseus “Oran” 2xC-50 (Boxed Set)

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Last copies! Boxed Set: Features the Standard Edition inside a two-color screen-printed box (printed by Neil Burke), plus a 44-page perfect bound art book that graphically tells the narrative of “Oran.” Limited to 20 copies.

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Clew Of Theseus’ opus, “Oran,” is a testament to the disease of the modern metropolis. Over 100 minutes of esoteric ambiance and power drones recorded by Ben Brucato, utilizing prepared guitars, oscillators, bells, reeds, cymbals, prepared piano, metal and voice.

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CP-18 – Clew Of Theseus “Oran” 2xC-50 (Deluxe Boxed Set)

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Last copies! Deluxe Boxed Set: Features everything in the regular boxed set, but adds an 8″ picture disc lathe cut record with 11 minutes of additional material, cut by Peter King. Limited to 20 copies.

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CP-18 – Clew Of Theseus “Oran” 2xC-50 (Standard Edition)

Standard Editions: Two fifty minute cassettes housed in plastic case with two-color exterior and interior printing, on chrome media with red shells and on-shell graphic printing. Limited to 60 copies.

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Clew Of Theseus’ opus, “Oran,” is a testament to the disease of the modern metropolis. Over 100 minutes of esoteric ambiance and power drones recorded by Ben Brucato, utilizing prepared guitars, oscillators, bells, reeds, cymbals, prepared piano, metal and voice.

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CP-19 – Alfarmania “Nojjan” C-60

Last copies! A heavy dose of psychedelic industrial noise from the Swedish masters. In these sixty haunted minutes of darkly surreal noise, Kristian Olsson (formerly of Survival Unit) and his partner Tony Hallen utilize electronics, synth, metal and vocals to create a genre-defying masterpiece of power electronics. Full-color offset printed inserts wrap around a grey cassette with dark grey imprint on the shell with chrome media, enclosed in a plastic bag.

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CP-20 – Flowerday “Girl On Film” C-30

Blaring, rumbling, crackling loud-as-fuck wall noise from RE Fontainbleau’s second cassette on CP. “Girl On Film” is more extreme than “Snuff Victim” in every sense. I can’t bring myself to upload mp3 samples, because it was recorded to tape, mastered on tape, and no digital file can capture the saturation and hiss that comes from your VUs slammed in the red with violent harsh walls tearing through the speakers.

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CP-21 – Clew Of Theseus / Buckettovsissors Split C-40

This split release is perfect for a cold Winter. Cover images were shot after several feet of snow fell in Flagstaff last Winter, and this release comes as record lows have been recorded day after day. Last Winter, roofs collapsed across the town under the weight of the snow, and this year, water mains are bursting under the pressure of frozen waters.

Clew Of Theseus starts off this split with a track (“Eve I”) that will remind listeners of some of the eerie droning tracks on “Oran.” Things shift significantly in “Eve II” when the track shifts from electronic buzzes and guitar drones to bowed screeches then give way to a field recording of a storm.

Buckettovsissors of Germany produces two masterful tracks of synth-based drone that will conjure impressions of a more minimalist version of early M.B. A close listening to these tracks that superficially sound static will reveal the multiple shifting dimensions in the tracks.

Whether the climates shift from smokestacks or nuclear winter, these times are cold.

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CP-22 – Haare “Doomsday Sunrise” C-40

Finland’s Haare is known for merging the aesthetics of ritual industrial, psychedelic noise and apocalypticism into something uniquely his own. “Doomsday Sunrise” is a high point in an already stellar career. This release got a unique treatment with a unique oversized case and double-sided full-color printing to highlight this truly stellar tape.

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CP-25 – Death Agonies “Dust in the Lungs of God” C-20

If you’ve noticed, Cathartic Process releases unusually long cassettes. This C-20 is the shortest release on the label, yet this release by the Canadian members of The Endless Blockade covers massive territory. “Dust in the Lungs of God” is excellently composed and paced, and after a quick listen, your left with a powerful impression. I hesitate to use the description “cut-up,” because it lacks the extremely rapid transitions the term has been used to describe. But there is the movement that we came to expect in the mid-90s from such a description, before it was used to describe artists like Sickness, Romance and early Sewer Election. This is quite different, sounding more like the 4-track tape techniques of mid-90′s American noise artists were used. In a time of dilettantes, we’re unaccustomed to artists who simultaneous demonstrate both expertise and passion, but Death Agonies bear the unmistakable mark of our time, while reminding us of a quality long lost in (North) American harsh noise.

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CP-27 – The Teratologist “Cabinet of Curiosities II” C-30

The follow-up to The Teratologist’s first tape on Cathartic Process is heavier, delving into further dark ambient territory. “Cabinet of Curiosities II” maintains the mysterious aura of the first cassette, creating a esoteric feeling generally stimulated by ritual music. DM Turner again brings forward some very dynamic yet subtle sounds that defy categorization. Mastered by James Plotkin.

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CP-29 – Endless Sea “Complotto” C-40

Matteo Castro of Italy is rare in that he is both prolific and consistently excellent in his releases, both on his label, Second Sleep, and in his various projects (i.e. Kam Hassah). “Complotto” reminds us of that indefinable yet unmistakably Italian variety of industrial music. It is broken, raw, and sleazy, yet at once has a rare level of refinement.

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CP-30 – Dajjal “De-Evolution in Simulation Generators” C-90

If I told you this was a re-release of an obscure Italian or German industrial outfit from the late 80s, you might not question it upon listening. If I told you this came out of a basement in Detroit, you wouldn’t doubt me. There is something that transcends geography and time here. “De-Evolution in Simulation Generators” is an example of morphogenesis in action, a psychic tendency more than a material fetish artifact. Dajjal presents the sound of a world beyond digitization but pre-mechanized, a world that is corrosive and elemental, yet knowledgeable of the world that is: a world of degeneration, deprivation and inhumanity, of gears and digits, of pornographic fundamentalism and religious perversion. This album was recorded live to cassette and features some frequencies you’re not accustomed to hearing on a cassette release. This isn’t noise or power electronics – this is industrial music!

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CP-32 – Clew Of Theseus “Live July 3, 2010″ C-60

July 3, 2010, Clew Of Theseus performed twice at Vesica Piscis Cathedral in Flagstaff, Arizona, in 7 channel sound. This C-60 captures both live performances and includes a recording made during the sound check. The material was recorded both at room level and multi-tracked, and later remixed to best represent the material in stereo sound.

The first performance features field recordings, multiple acoustic (bells, chord organ, flutes) and electric instruments (electric guitar, effects, synths). The second performance features looped electric guitars. Other than field recordings, no pre-recorded sound was used.

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Cult Classics Vol. 1: SS Hell Camp CS

What a weird release! Recordings directly from this Nazi exploitation classic film.

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Cult Classics Vol. 2: Oasis of the Zombies CS

An audio-only bootleg of an obscure Nazi Zombie flick?! Yup, pretty much.

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Mother Savage “Big Bang Drum Theory” C-62

Some pieces in this particular Mother Savage drum project are Macronympha/grae.com collborations. 2008 Edition from Rodger Stella.

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Odal “Najis” CS

Odal returns! From Cult Cassettes/Skulls of Heaven.

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One Dark Eye “Transmissions of Fistulae Auris” CS

2008 Edition by Rodger Stella. Credits taken from an insert with the original copies produced 1994.

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V/A “Visions Beyond” CS

Compilation with Genocide Lolita, Moribund, Cloama, Green Army Fraction, Haare, Bjerga/Iversen, Government Alpha, Mania, World Downfall, S.M.S.R., Halthan, and Âmes Sanglantes. Limited to a hand numbered edition of 85 copies. Clear labeled tape comes in a ziplock bag with folding cover, an insert for each artist and an additional insert.

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Yellow Tears / Ahlzagailzehguh “Sitophilic Remorse” C-10

“Sold only the Yellow Tears / Ahlzagailzehguh 2008 Tour in the USA. Layout consists of a pro-printed 5″x7″ full color insert packed in plastic bag. Edition of 132 copies.”

I grabbed a few extra from the artists when they played at the Cabal store back when we were still open.

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