Cohort Releases

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CRCD 144  'kirchenkampf' "The Ever-Present Question" (download) $4 - Very spacey tracks all done in the new style of live-only recording, no overdubs. Think sf movie sound track. All tracks are fully reviewable on Bandcamp. Take a listen and leave reactions if you like.

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CRCD 143  'kirchenkampf'  "The Syntax of Mercy" (download) $4 - The last 'kirchenkampf' release using the layered methology of previous releases. The usual nods to the fevered psychedelia.

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CRCD 142  amptext + bass/Blk w bear (CDR) $5 - newest split release in the series between amptext + bass (Daniel Barbiero on bass, Gary Rouzer on amplified textures), which gives us five tracks of abstract musings mixing various articulations of a string bass accompamied by myriad found sound and micro-percussive treatments. Quiet and pensive, always with something new to say. Blk w bear (aka J.S. Adams, Doug Poplin, P.D. Sexton, Renee Shaw) is a nice contrast presenting a bigger sound using loops, cello, bass and effects to all. Four tracks of droning chaos and timbre massacre incorporating elements of glitch and sonic corrosion. The sound of things falling apart. Comes in the usual split release art paper covers in vinyl sleeves.

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CRCD 141  'kirchenkampf' + Pixyblink  "Nevermore and Nevertheless" (CDR) $5 - A new collaboration between 'kirchenkampf' and ambient artist Pixyblink. Seven tracks mixing machine nature and human nature. A hybrid not quite beautiful but fascinating just the same. Released in art paper slip case and painted disk.

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CRCD 140  Moljebka Pvlse & Cría Cuervos  "Vid vägs ände" (Road's End) (CDR) $5 - A collaboration between Sweden's Moljebka and Italy's Cría Cuervos bringing us two tracks of sonic psychedelia. Available in hand-folded art paper cover and sleeve.

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CRCD 139  Knurl  "Halometh" (CDR) $5 - The Canadian noise project by Alan Bloor is back with six more attempts at irritating your eardrums. Be warned! In hand-folded textured paper and hand-stamped enclosures.

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CRCD 138  The Oratory of Divine Love  "ARCHangel" (CDR) $5 - two long tracks of spiritual testosterone. Not your cute, chubby cherubs here. Hand-folded paper enclosures and full color disk artwork.

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CRCD 137 'kirchenkampf' "lowland" (CDR) $5 - seven tracks of dark ambient creating their own sense of place. Hand-folded, hand-painted, hand-stamped gatefold enclosures in vellum sleeves.

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CRCD 136 The Oratory of Divine Love (CDR) $5 - the reissue of the first ODL release originally on EE Tapes of Belgium. The form is a bit different (shorter tracks) but still the same creepy/dreamy psychedelic vibe.

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CRCD 135 >wirewall< "Terminal Man" (CDR) $5 - 8 tracks of the buzz, whirr, snap and hum of the man/machine interface.

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CRCD 134 'kirchenkampf' "Dark Planet" (CDR) $5 - this is a space travelogue starting with the sound of the ship as the crew slumbers. It moves to feelings of homesickness as the crew realizes just how far away home is. They finally arrive at the planet and experience a magnificent eclipse. They land on the planet and explore its often frightening landscape. The moon rises and bathes the planet with reflected light. Now they sit and wait for the first sunrise.

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new CRCD 133  'kirchenkampf' "Well of Souls" (CDR) $5 - three long tracks of cavernous ambience depicting the subterranean in us all, spiritual or otherwise.This is available in hand-folded, hand-painted, hand-stamped covers in a vinyl sleeve.

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CRCD 132  N.strahl.N/Metek "Drowning Devices" (CDR) $5 - five tracks of subtley menacing, creepy combination of pulsing electronics, droning vibration, and field recordings evoking a claustrophobic, lysergic-fueled fevered dreamscape. Comes in a DVD case, the disk is pro burnt and printed.

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CRCD 131  Thomas Dimuzio & Andre Custodio/Conure "Street of Errs" (CDR) $5 - split of two live performances. Thomas Dimuzio has been in operation since the Cassette Culture days. Here he gives us a track recorded live with Andre Custodio (aka, Nihil Communication, Say Bok Gwai) in San Francisco, CA, who use live sampling, processing, and synthesizer. Conure (aka, Mark Wilson, 15 Degrees Below Zero) uses processed sounds from the streets of Manhattan, recorded live at the Pussycat Lounge in NY. A very bi-coastal release in the split series.

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CRCD 130  Caress of My Fist  "Etudes in Violence" (CDR) $5 - free acoustic duo set by prolific violinist Michael Khoury and Sax/flutist Fred Bergman, supplemented by rotating third member on various tracks, Curtis Glatter (percussion) or Chris Riggs (guitar). Eight abstract tracks with just enough rhythm and tonality present to give us something to hold on for this wild ride.

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CRCD 129  Jeph Jerman/AMK (CDR) $5 - tenth release in the split series, a treat for the ears if you like abstract sound. Jeph gives us one long track of layered noise, primarily from a 22" gong, the overtones rising and falling, sometimes sounding like bells, other times a bit angrier like feedback. The action is in the details here. AMK presents us with two shorter tracks, the first using cut-ups (or is that turntablisms), the second using processed records (or so it seems to me) as source material.

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CRCD 128  JDG "Living Underground" (CDR) $5 - the new project by Cohort label owner John Gore using urban field recordings as the only source material - take a trip into the subterranean regions of your mind.

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CRCD 127  The Infant Cycle/Dronaement (CDR) $5 - a split pairing the German sound artist Dronaement who uses a combination of field recordings and electronics, and the droney abstractionist Canadian artist The Infant Cycle.

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CRCD 125  Michael Gendreau "Voûtes" (CDR) $5 - Les Voûtes (Paris, France) 16 June 2004 - This installation performance integrated the unique layout of this group of arch-shaped vaults (photographs at lesvoutes.org) located under the rue Tolbiac in Paris. Due to the thick masonry, the vehicles on the road above are generally not audible in the performance space below, but they cause micro-vibration which is not perceivable without sensitive instruments. Several seismic accelerometers were installed in the brickwork to sense and then amplify the vibration to audible levels. Furthermore, the shape of the structure alters the frequency content of the vibration so that the amplified vibrations take on various characters depending on the measurement location within an arch. Vibration recordings were made throughout the day of the performance from different points in the structure, which were then organized and combined with a live feed from the (stereo) vibrations from the vaults on either side of the performance vault.

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CRCD 124  Fred Lonberg-Holm/Brekekekexkoaxkoax (CDR) $5 - eighth in the split series of  disks we have the feedback acoustic sounds of Fred Lonberg-Holm a longtime artist in the avantgard of sound making. Here he uses his cello as a vibration source for his feedback sounds. There is the sense that Fred really listened to what he was doing rather than just letting the instrument squeal away in abandon. Brekekekexkoaxkoax takes a more acoustic path using various instruments in a playful free form expression.

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CRCD 101x  Art Simon "More of the Same +" (CD + bonus CDR) $6 - A reissue of the original CD with a bonus CDR disk of new material with redesigned packaging. Comes in a slimline double DVD case. This is Art's avant-guitar sounds from CA - "living in the gray boundary between self-indulgent noise and artistic expression" (ND Magazine)

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CRCD 123  Embracing the Glass/Haslam (CDR) $5 - seventh in the split series we have two artists who take the ambient minimalist route. EtG's use of guitar, electronics and wordless vocals give us a dreamy mental landscape that encourages a relaxed state of mind - a bit sad and a bit creepy at times, it won't put you to sleep, but it won't bang you on the head either -  Haslam's work follows in the same steps as EtG but is all electronic - the difference is in the sustained sense of awe and foreboding - his work is much darker in tone - limited to 100 copies.

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CRCD 122  'kirchenkampf' "Island of the Dead" (CDR) $5 - single track taking us through the geographic variations of the island. What you see is up to you. Pro burnt and printed in vinyl gatefold sleeve and paper inserts. Can you see the little dancing man?

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CRCD 121  PBK/Adam Mokan (CDR) $5 - four tracks by longtime sonic artist PBK sure to push your senses over the edge - Adam Mokan, a lesser known artist holds his own with two long tracks of noisy, grity sonic mayhem - limited to 100 copies

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CRCD 120  Yagihashi + Sato + Higo  "The Temple of No Power No Virtue" (CDR) $5 - avant free jazz from Japan by this trio - Yagihashi plays alto sax, Sato, electric guitar and electronics, and Higo, electric bass and electronics - no big jazz blows here but rather the studied presentation of sound - limited to 100 copies pro burned and printed in a standard jewel case

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CRCD 119  Andrew Duke/Akumu "Organic/Structures" (CDR) $5 - two Canadian sound artists: Andrew Duke of Cognition Audioworks of Nova Scotia presenting his cutup glitch compositions and Akumu (aka Deane Hughes) three tracks of deep drone - limited to 100 copies

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CRCD 118  Stormhat "Vindspejl" (CDR) $5 - Danish sound artist Peter Bach Nicolaisen weaves a creepy atmosphere combining location recordings and electronic tones to paint a specific sense of place, but a place you might not necessarily want to visit - sleeves made from orange art paper - CDR is pro printed and burnt - limited to 100 numbered copies

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CRCD 117  Joshua Dippold/Toktela "Two-bit Argument (Rehearsals I & II)/... and Who Keeps moving the Moon" (CDR) $5 - the fourth split in the series with a nice contrast between Dippold's cutup, dry heave followed by Toktela's deep space drone - comes packaged in art paper covers in vinyl sleeves - limited to 100 copies

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CRCD 116  Arturas Bumsteinas/Antanas Jasenka "Johnny, One Note Drone and Polydrone Tone/ Sonic Machine" (CDR) $5 - the third split release featuring the drone of Arturas Bumsteinas and the sonic experimentation of Antanas Jasenka - comes packaged in art paper covers in vinyl sleeves - limited to 100 copies

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CRCD 115  Shifts/Vertonen "Vertonen 17/Six Layers to a Masquerade" (CDR) $5 - the second release in the split CDR series featuring the drone and spark of these two sound artists. Shifts is the project of Frans de Waard of Vital review ezine, and Vertonen is Blake Edwards of Crippled Intellect Production label of Chicago, IL. - comes packaged in art paper covers and vinyl sleeves - limited to 100 copies

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CRCD 114  omnid/John Kannenberg "Entrophy and Incandescence" (CDR) $5 - first in the new split CDR series - omnid (aka Albert Casais) presents us with seven tracks of Sound Hack rhythmic cutup/drone mayhem, while J. Kannenberg sounds off with a single 30 minute track inspired by the sound of dry heat, like a hot day in the desert - packaged in textured art paper and vinyl sleeves - limited to 100 copies

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CRCD 113 gorehallreider "A Blow to the Head" (CDR) $5 - three way collab between John Gore of 'kirchenkampf', Steve Hall of Yen Pox/VOS, and C. Reider of the Vuzh Music label - a real head trip! - released in hand-painted paper gatefold sleeves

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CRCD 112 'kirchenkampf' "The Secret Life of Machines" (3" CDR) $3 (full size colored slimline jewel cases available in five colors!) - the buzz, whirr and drone of the machine - 19 minutes of the first new material in over five years!

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CRCD 111 >wirewall< "erg"  (CDR) $5 (wallpaper & paint inserts in DVD box) - new side project of the label founder - the snap, crackle and hum of the electron.

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CRCD 110 pholde "The Extent of Signification" (3" CDR) $3 (hand painted fullsize digipacks) - almost 20 minutes of reverberant metal joy

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CRCD 109 Bad Sector  "Survival Tools" (3" CDR) (hand painted fullsize digipacks) - almost 19 minutes of major circuit-bending! Awesome stuff! Limited to 200 copies.

 

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CRCD 108 'kirchenkampf'/Celestial Research  "Erewhon" (enhanced CDR) $8 - three video tracks, one using the Erewhon track from 'kirchenkampf''s "The First Circle" CDR by Celestial Research, and four new audio tracks by 'kirchenkampf'. [deleted]

 

CRCD 107 Neboysha Rakic "Winter Light" (CDR)  [deleted]

 

CRCD 106 'kirchenkampf'/The Implicit Order "M103: A Cosmic Peregrination in Four Parts" (CDR) $5 (painted jewel case) - one long track of space exploration in four parts - very trancey. Now with pro-printed and pro-burnt disk.

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CRCD 105 Knurl "Exotosemia" (CDR) $5 (enclosed between sandpaper discs, the abrasive surface facing out away from the CDR) - six tracks of ear-channel trauma from this Canadian noise artist.

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CRCD 104 Rautavaara "Andromeda" (CDR) $8 - crazy combination of non-blues slide guitar, loungey combo organ and extended space jam that only Germans can pull off right - mostly instrumental - I hear some definite spiritual connection with the Faust "Tapes" lp on Virgin.

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CRCD 103 De Fabriek/M.Nomized "Hopeless" (CDR) [deleted]

 

CRCD 102 'kirchenkampf' "The First Circle" (CDR) $5  (painted jewel cases) - more space/industrial ambience from the label founder - darker and more intense than the first CD. Now with pro-printed and pro-burnt disk.

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CRCD 101 Art Simon "More of the Same" (CD) see above

 

 

CRCD 100 'kirchenkampf' "Lazarus Rising" (CD) $5  (art-paper covers) - space/industrial/ambience - "expansive, edgy, spacious, and almost indescribable"  (ND Magazine)

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CRV 001 'kirchenkampf' "Probe" (7") $4 (one-sided, hand-painted black vinyl) - space, the final frontier! - "it sounds like the inner workings of some alien spacecraft, operated by robotic insects. the tone reminds me of Phaedra-era Tangerine Dream" (ND Magazine) A 300 copy limited edition. 

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CRV 002 Yen Pox "Hollow Earth" (7") [sold out]

   

CRV 003 Troum "Daur" (10" lp) [sold out!]

 

Here's some of my music released by other labels for sale. All prices include shipping.

The Oratory of Divine Love  "Meditatio" (CD) [Diophantine]

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The Oratory of Divine Love "Purgatorio" (CD) [Waystyx] reviews

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'kirchenkampf' "Transmissions" (CDR) [Diophantine Discs]SOLD OUT!!! There are still some available at Self Abuse.

 

 

'kirchenkampf' "Nebula/Parasite" (7") [Fever Pitch] almost gone!

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'kirchenkampf' "Babel" (2CD) [Diophantine] reviews

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Caul/Kirchenkampf "Sleep-Night-Death" (CD) $10.00 [Malignant]

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Check out our distributors from around the world.

Drone (Germany)

Zhelezobeton (Russia)

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Systemic Audio (US)

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