Our early releases were all hand-made and home dubbed which is why they are/were only available in limited runs, basically until we ran out of “materials” (inserts, tapes, handpainted labels, etc.). We may or may not reissue some of these in the future, but for now we will give preference to new artists/releases.
The new FAB004 STRNGLV Psychotropia C-30 is fresh out of the oven and you should order it now before it is also gone (50 pro-dubbed copies), this is a beautiful release and one of my personal favorites.
FAB003 FACTIONSCold Light Emissions C-44
Wet, murky, bio-luminescent, synthesizer-based minimalist drones. Think Cluster, Tangerine Dream with a twist of early Coil. Limited to 40 copies on 44 minute long black audio cassettes. Great winter listening. This is now sold out on cassette but can be downloaded for free here as Side A and Side B files.
Recorded December 2010/January 2011 in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
FAB001 LUCIERNAGALife Passes Away… C-44 is now down to 2 remaining copies, you can get them here.
FAB002 COVERED IN DIAMONDS AND JEWELS s/t is still available here.
FAB004: STRNGLVPsychotropia C-30
STRNGLV (pronounced Strange Love) fancies himself a collagist in all forms of creation. Using heavy analog and computer processing, STRNGLV strives to create a sonic environment that transports the listener into a beautiful barrage of sound with guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, keyboards, samplers, tape loops, and custom electronics.
Pro-dubbed edition of 50 on chrome audio cassette w/full color j-card.
Distros/Traders please get in touch at fabricarecs(at)gmail(dot)com.
FAB005: ONTARIO WILDLIFE FOUNDATION tbd C-30
Ontario Wildlife Foundation are Al Bjornaa (of the Scotch Tapes label and the Great Slave Lake project) and Char Agnello (Sleepwalker’s Audio). In the winter of 2010/2011, they set out to create a sound unlike anything they had heard previously. Blending ambient beauty with non-music folk doodlings, they may have succeeded. Ontario Wildlife Foundation are a perfect blend of digital wonderment and a complete analog mess. Pro-dubbed edition of 50.
FAB006: A FULL COSMIC SOUND tbd C-30
Fantastic electro-collage weirdness from Santiago, Chile. Featuring a former member of Chilean psych-ensemble La Banda’s.
FAB010: FACTIONS 12″ Lathe-cut
10-minute one-sided 12″ lathe of Factions doing it’s thing… dark synth/ambient. Limited edition of 30 w/lino-cut printed 12″ sleeve and insert. (Late May 2011)
BIANCHI, MAURIZIO Endometrio LP – Vinyl reissue of the highly coveted classic LP by Italian noise composer/ sound visionary Maurizio Bianchi. Originally released in an extremely limited private press quantity in Italy in 1983, Endometrio showcased M.B. at his most crucial turning point, delving into the uncharted waters he aptly titled ‘bionic music’, blending organic electronics with contorted sounds of the human body. Complete with current liners and artwork insert from Maurizio Bianchi, limited to 500 hand numbered editions.
CARTER, CHRIS The Spaces Between LP – Originally recorded between 1974 and 1978 at Industrial Records studio in London, The Space Between was first released as a 90-minute cassette in 1980 on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label. For those who may not know, Chris Carter is one of the founding members of Throbbing Gristle, partners with Cosey Fanni Tutti (knows as Carter-Tutti and formerly recording as Chris & Cosey) who has been working with sound for over 40 years.
C-UTTER/DEAD PENI Split LP – Collaborative split LP between Barcelona, Spain’s C-Utter and Dead Peni from Zurich, Switzerland. Doomed-noise in a silk-screened black on black sleeve. Pretty evil, pretty limited.
C-UTTER Las Hijas del Paramo C-46 – New cassette from C-utter: Five ambient noise tracks armed politically to the teeth. C-utter are one of the best (if not the best) groups of Spain and in this tape you can hear it for yourself. Nick Blinko-tribute j-card-cover printed in black and white on sketch paper. Rusted-blood spray- painted cassette.
EMERALDS Does it Look Like I’m Here 2xLP – This is the third official album by Emeralds and once again, it presents another radical new direction for this Cleveland trio. It sees the group moving from playing single oscillator analog synthesizers to really complex analog and analog/digital hybrids as well as a great deal of guitar synthesizers, not to mention fine-tuning their skills as brilliant tunesmiths.
EMERALDS What Happened LP – One of my favorite releases of 2010. If you don’t know who Emeralds are by now, this is a good place to start. Komische-inspired synth+guitar jams recorded during 2007-2008.
GROSSKOPF, HARALD Synthesist LP+CD – Beautiful reissue of this 1980 album originally released on Sky Records. Haunting and melancholy synth driven krautrock/komische from former Ash Ra Temple percussionist Harald Grosskopf. CD includes re-interpretations of “Synthesist” by Stellar Om Source, Oneohtrix Point Never, etc.. By the way, I’m seeing him play tonight in NYC w/ Emeralds. Awesome!
MOORE, THURSTON Solo Acoustic Volume 5 LP – Subtitled: 12 String Meditations For Jack Rose. “Limited to 1000 copies. Solo, untreated, 12-string compositions in tribute to one of the greats. An album of instrumentals in requiem.”
PULSE EMITTER Spiritual Vistas LP – Incomparable new full-length from Daryl Groetsch’s Pulse Emitter project. The profound development of Daryl’s music is more and more apparent with each release, from the crackly, hollow modular nightmares of his early sides to the heartbreakingly beautiful tonal architecture of Spiritual Vistas, each key and each turn of a knob is a giant stride for the genre as a whole. Bringing to mind some mid-period David Borden at times, or Vangelis’ Blade Runner score, this is truly transcendental, emotive music. No joke, Pulse Emitter solidifies itself as the best of the best with this colossal album.
SCHNITZLER, CONRAD Ballet Statique LP – Yet another essential reissue of komische/krautrock synth madness. Conrad was a founding member of Kluster/Cluster and Tangerine Dream, that should be enough to persuade you to get this. Spacey soundtrack music from 1978.
TOTAL Here, Time Is Space 2xLP – Beautiful 2xLP on Majora (Sun City Girls) from 1994, blistering multi-layered guitar noise-based compositions from Matthew Bower (Skullflower/Ramleh).
Z’EV as/if/when LP – Sub Rosa presents works by industrial music pioneer, Z’EV. The physical vibrations of the objects in his works with both text and sound has been influenced by the Middle Eastern mystical system best known as Kabbalah, as well as – but not limited to – African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian rhythms, music and cultures. He has studied Ewe music, Balinese gamelan, and Indian tala.
V/A Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra LP – The style selections on this limited edition full-color gatefold LP include forms of droning beat pop, early Orkes Melayu songs, Batak Tapanuli, traditional Minang music, and folk drama soundtracks heard by only a handful of outsiders. The recordings are from old cassette tapes; decaying documents of various sound qualities containing some of the most eccentric artifacts ever uncovered from this fascinating island. Assembled and compiled by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) in July of 1989. (Sublime Frequencies)
V/A Ongaku 70: Vintage Psychedelia In Japan LP – Ongaku 70 is the ultimate beginner’s guide to the Japanese psychedelia era. A incredible set of 13 tunes released between 1969 and 1978 including Osamu Kitajima, Stomu Yamash’ta’s Red Buddha Theatre, Akiko Yano, Sadistic Mika Band, Harry Hosono & The Yellow Magic Band, The Apryl Fool, Rabi Nakayama, Karuna Khyal, Kuni Kawachi & His Group, Toshiaki Tsushima, J.A. Caesar & Shirubu, Maki Asakawa and Les Rallizes Denudes. Only deep psychedelic rock with local instruments and native language. Be sure to hear the finest hours of Japanese 1970s music.
V/A Princess Nicotine: Folk and Pop Sounds of Myanmar LP – Here are some of the greatest names from the past 50 years of Burmese musical history from the original recordings featuring Mar Mar Aye, Bo Sein, and the incomparable Tonte Theintan. Listen, and be amazed! Compiled by Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls) in 1993 and originally released on Majora Records (LP/1994). (Sublime Frequencies)
The STRNGLV“Psychotropia” C-30 is now in production, we hope it will become available in the next few weeks. Only 50 copies of this baby, on pro-dubbed 30 min. cassettes.
Also, we are working on a super awesome top secret project scheduled for a Fall/Winter 2011 release, stay tuned.
We will gradually be adding more and more distributed items to our online store, but it will be a very limited affair, small quantities of stuff we like (records we own/or would own ourselves). We’re not trying to make this into a full-on store distro, but we will be adding more and more releases on a monthly basis.
BLUT AUS NORD“Mort” LP – Limited edition of 250 of this legendary French Black Metal/Ambient/Industrial band’s 2006 album previously only available on CD.
EMERALDS“What Happened” LP – One of my favorite releases of 2010. If you don’t know who Emeralds are by now, this is a good place to start. Komische synth+guitar jams recorded during 2007-2008.
GROSSKOPF, HARALD“Synthesist” LP+CD – Beautiful reissue of this 1980 album originally released on Sky Records. Haunting and melancholy synth driven krautrock/komische from former Ash Ra Temple percussionist Harald Grosskopf. CD includes re-interpretations of “Synthesist” by Stellar Om Source, Oneohtrix Point Never, etc.. By the way, I’m seeing him play tonight in NYC w/ Emeralds. Awesome!
SCHNITZLER, CONRAD“Ballet Statique” LP – Yet another essential reissue of komische/krautrock synth madness. Conrad was a founding member of Kluster/Cluster and Tangerine Dream, that should be enough to persuade you to get this. Spacey soundtrack music from 1978.