So, the distro folded. A very big “thank you” to everyone who placed orders and helped clear a lot of the distro stock during its last two weeks of existence. We’re now simply going to focus on promoting and selling Fabrica releases and the occasional “friends of the label”-related releases.
Visit the new online shop here – http://fabrica.bigcartel.com
In other news, while doing a clean up and sorting out the distro stuff we ran into a few stray copies of out of print Fabrica cassette releases. We’ve just listed them in the shop, there’s only 1 or 2 each of:
STRNGLV Psychotropia C-30 (FAB004)
EARTHMASTERS Dwellings C-20 (FAB009)
ADRIANVARALLYAY/STRNGLV Split C-45 (FAB011)
DEREK ROGERS Hex Illumination C-30 (FAB014)
We’re also working on a new website and our 2014 schedule of releases, expect some awesome news very soon.
New on Fabrica Records:
FABREC030 CULVER Gateshead Graves LP
In the crowded field of guitar droneworks, UK musician Lee Stokoe could be said to be hidden in plain sight. For two decades, his solo project Culver and in-house tape label Matching Head have produced a consistent stream of releases without approaching anything near household-name status. This is due in part to a workmanlike, low-profile approach to recording and releasing music, despite time served in the mighty Skullflower. And then there’s the music itself: unpolished, unsettling, a history of textures divorced from any linear notions of progress. Prolific as Culver has been, “Gateshead Graves” marks only the third instance of Lee filling 24 inches of grooved real estate on his own (after the obscure “Route of Aesthetic” lathe cut and the oddly elusive “Dead Winter Blood” LP). It features two side-long tracks that put the listener first in the hold of a ship bound nowhere good and then in an aircraft headed in roughly the same direction. Volume and isolation recommended for an appropriately immersive experience.
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering (Grouper, Sublime Frequencies, Mississippi Records).
Limited edition of 200 on black vinyl with hand-numbered insert.
FAB023 ROBERT TURMAN Macro C-30
Brand new 30 minutes of music by american ambient/noise/industrial pioneer Robert Turman (NON/Z.O. Voider). Recorded in 2012, these new tracks by Turman deliver heavy pounding tape loops and machine-like rhythms that cycle and flow like clockwork, while the sound of hot steam rises from the factory floor. Industrial music for the post-industrial age done by one of the pioneers. Limited to 100 pro-dubbed copies with full color j-card. Buy Now
FAB022 A FULL COSMIC SOUND Chemtrails C-40
Second official release by this improv. experimental pysch collective from Santiago, Chile on Fabrica.
Murky spacey distorted fuzz-drenched jams with a hint of Spacemen 3 and a pinch of Joy Division-ish bass-lines thrown into the mix. Play Loud! Buy Now
FAB021 AERONAUT Coronal Mass C-36
Aeronaut is Steve Fors, a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Brooklyn, NY. Also member of the Chicago-based drone/noise outfit, The Golden Sores, he’s been experimenting with long-form song structures since 1995. In his current work, he is interested in exploring the relationship between sound and time; specifically how sustained fields of sound can alter our temporal perception and physical awareness. He says of his work/process, “It’s that moment–when everything around you ceases to exist, or rather you become everything around you, or rather still the boundaries of skin and self and earth and air are shattered; when you’re acutely conscious but completely powerless and everything turns to white–when that split second turns timeless, there is nothing else but crushing joy.”
Two 18 minute side long tracks of ear blazing epic drone contained in a 36 minute pro-dubbed cassette secured in a black wooden box. Each and every box was painted. printed and hand-assembled by the artist himself. Includes digital download. Buy Now
FABCD024 LUCIERNAGA Plays Propaganda Songs CD-R
Luciernaga’s CD-R debut (after 2 cassettes and a split with Insect Factory) consists of 35+ minutes of disintegrating loops, slide-guitar drones, modified vocals and processed samples.
Although there are no lyrics, the sounds on this CD are very much a political statement for human rights, the right to self-determination and against violence. Each CD comes in an hand-stamped and hand-numbered 100% PCW recycled chipboard arigato pak, with full-color art on the front an back, and each copy includes a different card with islamic art on one side and a section from the “Mathnavi”, an extensive poem written in Persian by Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, the celebrated Persian Sufi saint and poet, on the other.
Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies.
AVAILABLE & SHIPPING NOW!
Available now for sale! All 3 are pro-dubbed on high-bias chrome, come in tinted colored shells, and are limited to 50 each. All are available in the Fabrica store at – http://fabrica.bigcartel.com
FAB016 – LAZURITE s/t C-36
Fluorescent night dystopian city music.
This is the second full-length release by hyperactive Brooklyn-based experimental musician and visual artist Megan Moncrief. Her first release was a self-produced, self-packaged (each cassette was hand-painted and was one of a kind) cassette whose eerie ambient sounds captured our imaginations. A message offering to release more of her music was promptly sent via the world wide web. Lucky for us, she accepted, and now we are able to offer 36 minutes of amazing new sounds extracted from the ukelin, synths, drum machines, medicine balls, drums and voice processed through a diverse link of effect pedals.
Edition of 50 pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette. Buy Here
FAB018 – SOUND OUT LIGHT Bloom C-30
Music like the sound of a power generator in the middle of a vast desert where the escaping ions affect the landscape, creating unusual lifeforms that grow out of the cracked ceramic floor after an acid-rain storm. Sound Out Light is David Doyen on digital synth.
Edition of 50 pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette. Buy Here
FAB019 – HAKOBUNE The Still Life of Reverie C-32
Hakobune aka Takahiro Yorifuji uses layers of guitar to create meditative hypnotic sonic landscapes. We are very proud of this release. Yorifuji is from a small town in Hyogo, Japan and currently resides in Tokyo.Edition of 50 pro-dubbed high-bias chrome cassette. Buy Here
FAB016 LAZURITE s/t Cassette
FAB018 SOUND OUT LIGHT Bloom Cassette
FAB019 HAKOBUNE The Still Life of Reverie Cassette
FABREC020 TURMAN, ROBERT Beyond Painting 2xLP
FAB021 AERONAUT Coronal Mass Cassette
FAB022 A FULL COSMIC SOUND Chemtrails Cassette
FABREC025 RAMBUTAN Inverted Summer LP
Pre-Orders Coming Soon…
The new Fabrica Recs batch is finally HERE. 3 new tapes, all in editions of 50.
FAB017 – WOLF FLUORESCENCE We’re So Glad You’re Home C-36
Wolf Fluorescence is the solo project of experimental musician and NY-native Ross Devlin. On We’re So Glad You’re Home he conjures long summers, nostalgia for youth, and time spent with family and loved ones. Dream-like ambient music with a warmth that seems to be a missing from a lot of the very precise and clinical-sounding experimental music out there.
Edition of 50 on pro-dubbed high-bias chrome and full color j-card + insert (made by the artist).
FAB014 – DEREK ROGERS Hex Illumination C-30
Six new dark electronic tracks from this distinguished and extremely prolific gentleman currently residing in the city of angels. Hex Illumination is the perfect soundtrack for a late night drive through post-recession America’s once thriving cities.
FAB012 – INSECT FACTORY/LUCIERNAGA Split C-80
New sounds from Silver Spring, MD’s own guitar-drone project INSECT FACTORY and Gowanus Brooklyn’s LUCIERNAGA.
INSECT FACTORY provides two extended guitar-based drones of sounds and textures that meld into haunting yet-tuneful melodies. These two tracks are an excellent companion to the recently released full-length INSECT FACTORY LP on FABRICA/INSECT FIELDS.
LUCIERNAGA, normally a guitar-only project, this time around includes acoustic and electric guitar, mbira, buddha machine, and looped field recordings. LUCIERNAGA is accompanied by Sean Keane (STRNGLV) with additional sounds generated by circuit-bent synth and effect pedals.
First edition of 50 packaged in 1/4″ reel-to-reel box.