£16.99There is nothing more beautiful or so alluring than self-deceit. In a World full of dead ends there is little to hold onto. One sees oneself in how one stands in relation to others. That can be a lonely picture. Lies, therefore, dominate. Sedge grows in the fen flourishing in the water burning the blood of everyone who touches it. There is no cure. When all seems lost, something unexpected happens. To taint beyond redemption, The World That Summer.Visit product page →
NERUS, in association with Soleilmoon Recordings, announces the availability of the standard digipak edition of Death In June’s “The World That Summer”. This
edition follows the shock-and-awe carved soapstone box with double CD version released in December 2006. That edition, limited to 1000 copies and now sold out, already commands a stiff premium on eBay.
Death In June is the musical brainchild of English folk musician Douglas Pearce, better known as Douglas P. Death In June was originally formed in Britain in 1981 as a trio, but after the other members left in 1985 to work on other projects, the group became the work of Douglas Pearce and various collaborators. Pearce now lives in Australia.
Over Death In June's two decades of existence, numerous shifts in style and presentation have occurred, resulting in an overall shift from initial post-punk and Industrial Records influence to an overall more acoustic and folk music-oriented approach. Although sometimes considered controversial, Death In June has become very influential in certain post-industrial musical circles. Pearce's
influence was instrumental in sparking neofolk, which his music has subsequently become a part of.
NERUS is Death In June’s new American imprint. The label was launched in 2005 with a collectible T-Shirt (NERUS 1). “The World That Summer - 20th Anniversary Edition”, issued in 2006, was the label’s second release, followed in the first two months of 2007 by “The Phoenix Has Risen” and “Take Care And Control”.
1. Blood of Winter
2. Hidden Among The Leaves
3. Torture By Roses
4. Come Before Christ and Murder Love
5. Love Murder
6. Rule Again
7. Break The Black Ice
8. Rocking Horse Night
9. Blood Victory
10. Death of A Man
11. Reprise #1- Rule again
12. Reprise #2 - Break the black ice
13. Reprise #3 - Blood victory
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Originally released in 1996 as Scorpion Wind's â€œHeaven Sentâ€ CD/LP this album has long been considered the â€˜lostâ€™ classic collaboration between Death In June's Neo-Folk pioneer Douglas P. and Industrial Music's renegade innovator Boyd Rice.
Recorded in Australia prior to the pair starring in the cult film â€˜Pearls Before Swineâ€™, it is a unique, melodic and richly orchestrated ode to modern living, modern loving â€“ and modern hating.
Joined by percussionist John Murphy (ex-SPK, TheÂ Associates, Current 93) for the first of what was to prove many collaborations between the â€˜Unregistered 3â€™ and young Australian group Strength Through Joy (now Ostara), these recordings proved to be the perfect follow up to 1990â€™s ground-breaking Boyd Rice & Friends album â€œMusic, Martinis & Misanthropyâ€. However, due to legal problems with distribution, few were to hear this.
Now for the first time in nearly ten years a digitally remastered CD is available including two extra tracks from the era and stunning new artwork, presented in a red and black foil-blocked 'Softpak'.
1. Love Love Love (Equilibrium)
2. Preserve Thy Loneliness
3. In Vino Veritas
4. Paradise Of Perfection
5. Roasted Cadaver
6. The Cruelty Of The Heavens
7. There Is No More Sleep
8. Some Colossus
9. The Path Of The Cross
12. FUNERAL FOR 3Â
13. A TOAST
£20.49Another in the â€œCleanse The Hand That Feeds Youâ€ Leprosy Discs series, this exercise in exorcism is a sonically double edged ritual.Visit product page →
Whilst the original 2001 release saw the return of the classic Death In June instrumentation of acoustic guitars and trumpet, with the addition of accordion by Andreas Ritter (Forseti), industrial elements also permeate half the album.
Out of print for several years, the reissued CD comes in a foil blocked Softpak.
The vinyl edition is a stunningly unsettling Picture Disc limited to 2,000 copies.
1. All pigs must die
2. Tick Tock
3. Disappear in every way
4. The enemy within
5. We said destroy II
6. Flies have their house
7. With bad blood
8. No pig day (some night we're going to party like it's 1969)
9. We said destroy III
10. Lords of the sties
11. Ride out!
£16.99The soundtrack to the funeral of New Europa imprisoned by its past, an idea originally inspired by Douglas P.'s wartime experiences in Croatia between 1991-95.Visit product page →
This 1996 collaboration with Richard Leviathan (Strength Through Joy/Ostara) continues in a similar musical vein first seen on the Scorpion Wind project released the same year.
This is now reissued in a black foil-blocked Softpak.
1. Wolf Wind
2. Only Europa Knows
4. A Sad Place to Make a Shadow
5. Lullaby To A Ghetto
6. Hero Gallow
7. The Rat and The Eucharist
8. Wolf Wind - Reprise
9. Only Europa Knows (acoustic version)
11. Wolf Wind (acoustic version)
12. Ein Trauriger Ort. Der Einen Schatten Wirst
13. Only Europa Knows (mantra)
14. The Marble Cliffs
£16.99Gone the Totenpop guitar, it's now time to march to the 88 keys of the Lounge Corps Piano Bar; 'PEACEFUL SNOW'!Visit product page →
The latest studio album from DEATH IN JUNE features 13 new 'Totenpop Torchsongs' by Douglas P, accompanied by Slovakian pianist Miro Snejdr.
Never Come In From The Cold - It's too Cool outside in the 'PEACEFUL SNOW'!
£16.99Whilst some people try to re-write history, Death In June continues to reclaim it.Visit product page →
These recently discovered recordings were unknown to members of the group
until 2005. They feature a rehearsal studio recording in 1981 of nine songs, some of which were never named or released.
These are coupled with eight live songs from the seminal performance at Alan McGee's 'The Living Room' club in London, 9th September, 1983. It was on that fateful evening that Mr. McGee introduced Douglas P. to David Tibet. Musical history was never to be the same again.
Via Soleilmoon and NERUS these recordings now get a proper release and represent very rare and unheard archive material.
The CD comes in a black and silver foil-blocked gatefold sleeve 'softpak' which includes a 9.5" x 9.5" (24cm x 24cm) double-sided poster.
1. We Drive East
4. In The Night Time
5. Himmel Strasse
6. Nothing Changes
8. All Alone In Her Nirvana
11. Till The Living Flesh Is Burned
12. All Alone In Her Nirvana
14. We Drive East
15. Nothing Changes
16. In The Night Time,
17. Heaven Street
£38.99‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ are the original guitar/Totenpop versions of the thirteen songs that became the ‘Peaceful Snow’ album.Visit product page →
‘The Snow Bunker Tapes’ were recorded between December 2009 and July 2010 at Big Sound Studios, Adelaide, Australia, and are the original recordings that were given to Miro Snejdr to transcribe onto his piano. They eventually became the ‘Peaceful Snow’ album, which was released on 9 November, 2010.
Although these songs were recorded in a studio setting, no track is as sonically “built” as most Death In June songs are. There are no samples, multi-tracked vocals, effects or even percussion, and studio editing has been kept to a minimum so you can hear talking between some tracks.
Douglas P, in describing the material, said “To paraphrase one of Alan McGee’s favourite lines, ‘It’s pure (Toten) pop!’”
The CD and vinyl editions are packaged in deluxe glossy embossed gatefold covers.
£19.99â€œHigh On Station Yellow Moonâ€ is a new solo album by Edward Ka-spel of The Legendary Pink Dots, and marks the beginning of his collaboration with longtime friend and fellow traveller Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls. It doesnâ€™t get more conceptual than this.Visit product page →
(a) OMG 666
(b) The Flick Of A Switch
(c) The Visitorsâ€™ Lounge
(d) The Leary Cloud
(e) Nowhere To Float To
(b) Layer Cake
(e) Eight Mile Bride
(f) Good Book
BONUS TRACKS (CD only)
1. The Leary Cloud (Slight Return)
2. No-one To Hear You Squeak
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Vinyl and CD come in a deluxe dual-layer green satin bag with fold-over flap. The letters ‘ZF’ are hand-stitched into the flap in white thread, and a two-sided color insert printed on sturdy cardstock completes the package.
The vinyl is limited to 400 copies.
The CD is limited to 600 copies.
Somewhere in the rainy, misty forests of the Pacific Northwest of America, three ladies have the unlikely task of sewing together the packaging for a new album by :zoviet*france::zoviet*france: are releasing ‘The Tables Are Turning’ on compact disc and double LP through Soleilmoon Recordings. The music was composed as the soundtrack to ‘Designer Body’, a dance that toured England from 2008 to 2009. The work explores the transformational relationship between humans and the clothing they wear. Seven dancers, performing on continuously rotating plinths, slowly remove layers of their costumes, revealing the sensuous nude bodies beneath.
The music accompanying the dancers is by turns dense and moody, then lyrical and soaring, underlining the mounting vulnerability of the dancers as they undress. Liv Lorent, balletLORENT's artistic director and choreographer, spoke with Kelly Apter, writer for The List, saying “At the beginning, the body is the most designed it can be. They’re wearing hats, coats, heavy costumes and make-up – all the man-made and artificial things we do to disguise ourselves everyday. Then, over 50 minutes, we take it all away. And because there are several layers, there’s a real sense of metamorphosis.” The members of :zoviet*france:, who prefer to remain annonymous, write “We've known Liv Lorent for a long time.
When she started to conceive 'Designer Body', which she wanted to be a hybrid of contemporary dance and performance art, she decided that an unconventional performance needed an unconventional soundtrack. The composition of the soundtrack and the choreography evolved alongside each other so it became a dialogue between Liv and ourselves.
The main inspiration that we took from the production's concept was rotation; throughout the one hour performance, the dancers are located on turntables that turn continuously, at varying speeds and changing direction. We mirrored this in much of the soundtrack, with circular and rotating sounds.” Both formats (CD and double LP) are presented in a deluxe dual-layer green satin bag with fold-over flap.
The letters ‘ZF’ are hand-stitched into the flap in white thread, and a two-sided color insert printed on sturdy cardstock completes the package. There are 400 LPs and 600 compact discs in the first edition. The LP, with music on three of the four sides of the records, will go out of print when the initial pressing sells out.
1. The Grit In The Clouds
2. Amber Rose Hand
1. Moss Balls On Moss
2. Green Air
3. Prophecy Loved A Child
1. Sweeping Arbor Low
2. The Fire Of Revolution
1. The Fire Of Revolution
2. A Moment Of Film
3. Poured Out Slowly