Closing the Distro/Shop

Feeling a bit schizoid as of late. One day I’m super excited about new music making its way to my ears and in planning future label releases, and the next I want to just throw everything out the window. The business/promotional end of things is something I just can’t keep up with, having a day job is definitely part of it but also my inability to “sell” and to behave like a cop towards folks who o…we us money. So in that spirit, Fabrica Online Distro will be no more as of December 2013.


I’m closing it down. So get what you can from the shop before December 1. We will only sell label releases which from now on will be in very limited editions ranging from 100 to 300. This will also mean a much smaller and infrequent output. This of course will only serve as a test for 2014, if things continue to drag on the label will simply come to an end. Fabrica is a labor of love and not a profit-making venture, but there comes a point where losing money is just an unsustainable model. Thank you all for your support.
In the spirit of saying goodbye to the distro, order 3 items or more and get 15% off your total, just use the discount code: ByeByeDistro when you check out. Sale ends at 12:00 am on December 1, 2013.
Visit the Fabrica Online Shop at http://fabrica.bigcartel.com

2 New Fabrica Tapes

Hi Folks,

After some unfortunate delays, FAB013 BRIZBOMB 1107 C-42 and FAB011 ADRIANVARALLYAY/STRNGLV C-45 have now arrived and are available for sale at the Fabrica Store. Also, all other in-print Fabrica titles are on sale for $3.00.

FAB013 BRIZBOMB 1107 C-42
New 6 track 40 plus minute recording from Vancouver, WA one-man synth-rack project BRIZBOMB. 1107 is BRIZBOMB’s follow-up to the mind-blowing 0909 LP from 2010, and is a continuation of the drone-synth explorations of said album, yet the 6 tracks contained herein stand on their own as the even heavier, intense, and forward-thinking children of its predecessor. All tracks were recorded using an 1.8 meter tall, 147 kilo (5’10″, 325+ pound) rack (click here for complete gear listing) and all audio was generated live with no edits, no overdubs, no computer, no keyboards, no sequencing, no samples, and no pre-recorded material.

Mastered at Stereophonic Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk. Edition of 100 on pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette.

Get it Here

Audio Sample:
110721W2300 by BRIZBOMB from “1107″

Video:

FAB011 ADRIANVARALLYAY/STRNGLV Split c-45

New collaborative split cassette between mysterioso noise-maker ADRIANVARALLYAY and psychotropical ambient sound collagist STRNGLV. ADRIANVARALLYAY is a Brooklyn-based experimenal musician and is the mastermind behind COVERED IN DIAMONDS AND JEWELS whose self-titled cassette was Fabrica’s second official release. Using an astounding amount of analog effect pedals, contact mics, bass guitar and other resonant objects like metal pipes, he makes heavily delayed psychedelic ambient noise. STRNGLV is the child of NJ-native Sean Keane, a collagist of both sound and image (check out some his prints here), and this is his second release with Fabrica (and definitely not the last). On this occasion, STRNGLV provides us with a single-side track of post-industrial ambient drenched in tribal, komische and sound cut-ups created by synth, circuit bent effects, and tape loops.

First edition of 50 on pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassettes with amazing cover art by Sean Keane (STRNGLV).

Get it Here

Excerpt from “Cosmic Trenches Before The Chatoyant Sky” by ADRIANVARALLYAY:

Excerpt from “An Optimistic Apocalypse” by STRNGLV:

 

Fabrica Records Sampler – Podcast

Sean Keane (STRNGLV) recently contributed a Fabrica-themed guest podcast to radio-alternator.com. You can listen to tracks and excerpt from recent and upcoming Fabrica releases  here.

Tracklist:
1. Factions – „Haze” from Cold Light Emissions cassette FAB003
2. Earthmasters – „New House” from Dwellings cassette FAB009
3. A Full Cosmic Sound – „Mediacion” FAB006
4. Covered in Diamonds and Jewels – „Sauntering Past Shackled Wedding Bands” FAB002
5. STRNGLV – „Standby…” from Psychotropia cassette FAB004
6. Orbless – „Oram Bell” from Spinning Liquid Mirror cassette FAB008
7. Luciernaga – „Fuente” FAB007
8. ADRIAN VARALLYAY – „Peeling Plaster Never Seemed so Sweet” (excerpt from unreleased demo)
9. Arid Hunter – Excerpt from the digital album Arid Hunter (aridhunter.bandcamp.com)
10. STRNGLV – „An Optimistic Apocalypse” (excerpt from upcoming split tape with Adrian Varallyay) FAB011

In Progress…

Now in production are two new upcoming Fabrica Releases. One is a new recording from Vancouver, WA’s own BRIZBOMB and the other is a split cassette  of new music by STRNGLV and ADRIANVARALLYAY (aka COVERED IN DIAMONDS AND JEWELS). We expect these to become available in early November. Both releases will be professionally dubbed on high-bias chrome cassettes.

Also in the works is a limited edition split 90 minute cassette of new recordings by INSECT FACTORY and LUCIERNAGA, expect some cool/unusual packaging for that one. This is one will serve as a preview of sorts for the upcoming INSECT FACTORY full length LP coming out on FABRICA/INSECT FIELDS this winter. Speaking of INSECT FACTORY, we have copies of the split 7″ with RST at the Fabrica Store.

On the Distro/Store front… we’re scaling it down to focus more on the label, but we will still try to stock interesting and cool releases by other labels when possible.

Right now we are offering 15% off all orders of 2 items or more, all you need to do is enter “CLEANUP2011” when you checkout. Help us clear up space in our tiny cramped apt. and help us continue to fund our label while you’re at it.

Thank you.

 

Le Fabrique

3 New Releases on Fabrica Recs

After some delays, the following releases are available for sale at the Fabrica Store.

SEPTEMBER 2011:

FAB006 A FULL COSMIC SOUND s/t C-30
A Full Cosmic Sound (AFCS) is a constantly rotating improvisational ensemble from Santiago, Chile.The inspiration to form AFCS was born during the equatorial summer of 2007 in Carlos Barbosa, Brazil after Alvaro Daguer (a frequent collaborator of Chilean psych-jammers La Banda’s), Felipe Mantovani and Clovis Barbosa (both members of the experimental/dub franco-brazilian project Du O des Etoiles) shared a casual psychoactive-inspired UFO sighting.Since then, and with varying lineups, AFCS has been a natural and spontaneous union of bodies and souls on a cosmic trip. On this, their debut release for Fabrica Records, AFCS deliver a total of 5 tracks which conjure up the sounds emitted by playing dusty early “easy listening” electronic music records on your turntable, the psych/sonic explorations of Throbbing Gristle, Sonic Youth and Experimental Audio Research, and the echoes of Santiago’s busy urban sound-scape. AFCS features current and former members of Chilean psych-ensemble La Banda’s and Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane.
Pro-dubbed edition of 100 (only 50 copies will be available for distribution in the USA).
Add to Cart


>FAB008 ORBLESS Spinning Liquid Mirror C-30
Spinning Liquid Mirror is a suite of deep journeys through modular synthesis. Influenced by research into planetary harmonics, phenomenological frequencies, and zero point energy systems, Orbless has delved headlong into closed system frequency modulation and self generated looping patches. With SLM, Orbless has pushed further into new realms of synthesis based composition.
Pro-dubbed C-30, edition of 100.
Add to Cart


FAB009 EARTHMASTERS Dwellings C-20
EarthMaster’s compositions and improvisations produce submerged and cavernous sound environments. Heavily influenced by psych, drone, and slowed down 80′s new wave, EarthMasters taps into zonked out lo-fi psych pop, ritualistic chanting, and lush synth/vocal drones to create an ethereal sound-scape.
Pro-dubbed C-20, first edition of 50.
Add to Cart

Watch a promo video for “Dense Lifting” from EARTHMASTERS Dwellings C-20 – here. The video was created by EARTHMASTERS’ George De Moura.




FALL 2011:

FAB011 ADRIANVARAllYAY/STRNGLV Split C-45

FAB012 INSECT FACTORY / LUCIERNAGA Split C-90

FAB013 BRIZBOMB 1107 C-40

FUTURE:

FABREC015 INSECT FACTORY tbd LP

FABREC020 ROBERT TURMAN Beyond Painting 2xLP

STILL AVAILABLE:

FAB007: LUCIERNAGA s/t C-47
Second release by one-man guitar noise/drone project. 40+ minutes of improvised guitar music/sounds. Limited edition of 30 cassettes on home-dubbed C-47 white shell cassettes packaged in lino-cut printed and hand stamped 18pt. brown 100% PCW recycled chipboard brad pack.

Listen to an excerpt here.

Get it here.

FAB004: STRNGLV Psychotropia C-30
“As the name suggests, STRNGLV’s Psychotropia is a highly trippy concoction of psychedelic electronic sounds set in a tropical jungle. The tape, released on a young Brooklyn label Fabrica Records, begins with a series of pulsing, sunlit drones descending from the canopy. The cassette insert lists an impressive list of both synthesizers and computer software. And for a good reason – the tape is amazingly multilayered and rich, almost pregnant with sound, existing more or less in the same dreamy equatorial headspace as High Wolf or Dolphins Into the Future. Psychotropia is scorching hot, well produced and incredibly trippy. ” Pro-dubbed edition of 50.

Read more reviews here.

Listen to an excerpt here.

Get it here – here

New Fabrica Titles Coming Soon

A lot is happening and will be happening around here. We’re looking at a very busy schedule for 2011 and 2012, not complaining, but sometimes it seems as though things happen slower than we would like them to. Whether it’s interruptions created from our parallel lives as “9to5 professionals”, financial difficulties, or a sometimes understandable overall lack of energy, things always move forward, albeit at a slow pace.  We are very excited about what the future holds for this label, and feel honored to be working with such friendly and talented people. Here is a list and some info about some of our upcoming releases, all of which will be available from the Fabrica Store:

AUGUST 2011:

FAB006 A FULL COSMIC SOUND s/t C-30
A Full Cosmic Sound (AFCS) is a constantly rotating improvisational ensemble from Santiago, Chile.The inspiration to form AFCS was born during the equatorial summer of 2007 in Carlos Barbosa, Brazil after Alvaro Daguer (a frequent collaborator of Chilean psych-jammers La Banda’s), Felipe Mantovani and Clovis Barbosa (both members of the experimental/dub franco-brazilian project Du O des Etoiles) shared a casual psychoactive-inspired UFO sighting.Since then, and with varying lineups, AFCS has been a natural and spontaneous union of bodies and souls on a cosmic trip. On this, their debut release for Fabrica Records, AFCS deliver a total of 5 tracks which conjure up the sounds emitted by playing dusty early “easy listening” electronic music records on your turntable, the psych/sonic explorations of Throbbing Gristle, Sonic Youth and Experimental Audio Research, and the echoes of Santiago’s busy urban sound-scape. AFCS features current and former members of Chilean psych-ensemble La Banda’s and Psychedelic Schafferson Jetplane.
Pro-dubbed edition of 100 (only 50 copies will be available for distribution in the USA).


FAB008 ORBLESS Spinning Liquid Mirror C-30
Spinning Liquid Mirror is a suite of deep journeys through modular synthesis. Influenced by research into planetary harmonics, phenomenological frequencies, and zero point energy systems, Orbless has delved headlong into closed system frequency modulation and self generated looping patches. With SLM, Orbless has pushed further into new realms of synthesis based composition.
Pro-dubbed C-30, edition of 100.


FAB009 EARTHMASTERS Dwellings C-20
EarthMaster’s compositions and improvisations produce submerged and cavernous sound environments. Heavily influenced by psych, drone, and slowed down 80′s new wave, EarthMasters taps into zonked out lo-fi psych pop, ritualistic chanting, and lush synth/vocal drones to create an ethereal sound-scape.
Pro-dubbed C-20, first edition of 50.

Watch a promo video for “Dense Lifting” from EARTHMASTERS Dwellings C-20 – here. The video was created by EARTHMASTERS’ George De Moura.




FALL 2011:

FAB011 ADRIANVALLARAY/STRNGLV  Split C-45

FAB012 INSECT FACTORY / LUCIERNAGA Split C-90

FAB013 BRIZBOMB tbd C-?

FUTURE:

FABREC015 INSECT FACTORY tbd LP

FABREC020 ROBERT TURMAN Beyond Painting 2xLP

STILL AVAILABLE:

FAB007: LUCIERNAGA s/t C-47
Second release by one-man guitar noise/drone project. 40+ minutes of improvised guitar music/sounds. Limited edition of 30 cassettes on home-dubbed C-47 white shell cassettes packaged in lino-cut printed and hand stamped 18pt. brown 100% PCW recycled chipboard brad pack.

Listen to an excerpt here.

Get it here.

FAB004: STRNGLV Psychotropia C-30
“As the name suggests, STRNGLV’s Psychotropia is a highly trippy concoction of psychedelic electronic sounds set in a tropical jungle. The tape, released on a young Brooklyn label Fabrica Records, begins with a series of pulsing, sunlit drones descending from the canopy. The cassette insert lists an impressive list of both synthesizers and computer software. And for a good reason – the tape is amazingly multilayered and rich, almost pregnant with sound, existing more or less in the same dreamy equatorial headspace as High Wolf or Dolphins Into the Future. Psychotropia is scorching hot, well produced and incredibly trippy. ” Pro-dubbed edition of 50.

Read more reviews here.

Listen to an excerpt here.

Get it here – here