Friday, December 31, 2010

Here They Come!

(Amended 31 Dec 10)

Hello Droogs,

Writing backstage from a club in Bremen where Blue Sabbath Black Fiji and I are performing a collaborative (song-based) set in about an hour, just after midnight (i.e., 2011!) our time.

Here's the new KSV attack flank you've been praying for. Details will follow on January 1.

KSV 090 ommyth - Peed Inks: Visualizations of Hemocyte Morphology



Long-delayed, due to Om's penchant for revising the final photo selection every other freaking day, but... 80-page photobook with accompanying CD soundtrack.

KSV 115 Tom Smith - 72 Hours



A seventy-two hour series of interlocked, extended vocal works, contained in an external hard drive with an accompanying 72-page photographic score.

KSV 123 Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson & Tom Smith - Heralds of the New Monumentality



KSV 124 VA - KSV Zwei Jahres-Jubiläum! (3xCD)



KSV 125 Karl Schmidt - 500 Pleas for Territorial Ambiguity



80-page photobook with text.

KSV 126 Patrick Spurlock - Xmassilibations



Brilliant new recordings from the TLASILA stalwart.

KSV 127 R'ed-Up Preths - R'ed-Up Preths



Demonic white power/Nazi rock cut-ups from Berlin's crazed hardcore Commie crew.

KSV 128 TS - Thwarted by Abject Spontaneity (Kurzfilme 2010) (DVD)



A collection of shorts helmed by TS in the last year...

KSV 129 Torstein Wjiik - Analog and Digital Nostalgia



Killer compilation from the mega-tweaked ruler.

KSV 130 Blue Sabbath Black Fiji - Shrinkmen Mirrored



New recordings rudely re-worked by Karl...

KSV 131 To Live and Shave in L.A. - Les poisons délectables (version)


Reissued in a new sleeve with three bonus tracks!

KSV 132 Cthulhu Teenage Desanguination - Lahaie Module X



Beyond witch. Far, far beyond witch...

KSV 133 Pop-Import Bridal Kink - Rheum 1



The Italo Disco is aflame. RUN RUN RUN for your miserable lives!

KSV 135 Poyster, The - Exhalted Golem Cycle



Sick strangeness from KSV's newly signed Sicilian mob...

KSV 136 Jesus Freaks Bremen - Der silberne Planet



Gob-smacked nether-drool from our Herzegovinian neighbors. Way-the-fuck über-gone!

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More, including pricing details, on the morrow. If something looks to your liking, reserve NOW!

Best,

TS/KS

101 Convergences: #100

Continuing...

Dzveli qartuli simgera (Ancient Georgian Songs) (1969, Otar Iosseliani) vs. Deguchi no nai umi (Sea Without Exit) (2006, Kiyoshi Sasabe).



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Until #101,

TS

Thursday, December 30, 2010

101 Convergences: #99

Continuing...

Ejiki (Prey) (1979, Kôji Wakamatsu) vs. La Rupture (1970, Claude Chabrol).



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Until #100,

TS

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

101 Convergences: #98

Continuing...

Five Bloody Graves (1970, Al Adamson) vs. Через тернии к звёздам (To the Stars by Hard Ways) (1981, Richard & Nikolai Viktorov).



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Until #99,

TS

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

101 Convergences: #97

Continuing...

Čovek nije tica (Man Is Not a Bird) (1965, Dušan Makavejev) vs. The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960, Terence Fisher).



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Until #98,

TS

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays! / Frohe Festtage!

Love Love Love and a healthy dose of DISGUST, and then more love, albeit sheepishly, at least until the booze kicks in,

TS

101 Convergences: #96

Continuing...

Blood for Dracula
(aka Andy Warhol's Dracula) (1974, Paul Morrissey) vs. Can Que (aka Crippled Avengers) (1978, Cheh Chang).



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Until #97,

TS

Sunday, December 26, 2010

101 Convergences: #95

Continuing...

Hoffman (1970, Alvin Rakoff) vs. Lemmy (2010, Greg Olliver & Wes Orshosk).



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Until #96,

TS

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Taped to the Furnace Door...

Here's a very lovely post-Christmas gift, courtesy of the Times' ever-prescient Frank Rich...

101 Convergences: #94

Continuing...

Christmas Evil (1980, Lewis Jackson) vs. Santa Visits the Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967, Herschell Gordon Lewis).



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Until #95,

TS

Merry Christmas! > Show Fruit (Série A) 01

Guten Tag,

As we lurch into our seventh year of intermittently lucid publishing, a gift for your patience, loyalty, and perseverance...

To Live and Shave in L.A. - Wigmaker 20101225



(Click above for a larger version of the image. An inversion pattern replicated my father's mum's living room wallpaper, and that grid of murky recognition captures the tone of current reminiscence re Wig...)

Remixed by Tom Smith at KSV HQ, Hannover, on December 24, 2010.

01 Untitled (46:49)

The first in our parallel Show Fruit "A" series of re-worked/reconsidered recordings from the official archive.

Get it here.

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Love to All,

TS

Friday, December 24, 2010

101 Convergences: #93

Continuing...

Female Chauvinists (1976, Jay Jackson) vs. Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark).



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Until #93,

TS

Thursday, December 23, 2010

KSV Update... Wo sollen wir anfangen?

Well, we'll have to begin at the juncture of as-yet-unrealized projects, and move on from there. But, at this late hour, after going mano-a-mano with an ice storm for the last 90 minutes, it's again going to have to wait until tomorrow. Never fear - we have an insane year-end larder for you to rummage through.

Love,

TS

101 Convergences: #92

Continuing...

Danish & Blue (1970, Zoltan G. Spencer) vs. Le Feu Follet (1963, Louis Malle).



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Until #93,

TS

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

101 Convergences: #91

Continuing...

The Ghoul (1933, T. Hayes Hunter) vs. Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920, Carl Boese & Paul Wegener).



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Until #92,

TS

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wait a Little Longueur...

KSV update tomorrow, OK?

TS

101 Convergences: #90

Continuing...

Fekete Kefe (Black Brush) (2005, Vranik Roland) vs. Matka Joanna od aniołów (Mother Joan of the Angels) (1961, Jerzy Kawalerowicz).



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Until #91,

TS

Mammoth KSV End-of-Year, Flood-of-Tears Release Wave Coming!

Hold on to your yarmulkes, droogies - this one's going to slay ye.

Notes and sleeves will be posted later in the afternoon. Apologies for not doing it last Friday, but I was overwhelmed with prep details for the KSV party/concert at the Oberdeck here in Hannover. (And no, I've not forgotten about those pix.)

Santa won't be able to make the drop, but these final wisps of 2010 will surely find their way to your abode sometime after the Silvester/New Year's Eve/Новый год dust has settled...

Orbs pinned? New: Three books, one DVD, ten albums.

TS

Monday, December 20, 2010

101 Convergences: #89

Continuing...

The Defilers (1965, Lee Frost) vs. Who Killed Teddy Bear? (1965, Joseph Cates).



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For Sam.

Until #90,

TS

Sunday, December 19, 2010

RIP Sammy Sam Sam...

Sam Patton may not be known to many of you outside of the Atlanta/Athens 80s/90s nexus, but he was a man of prodigious intellect, astonishing wit, and a rappacious appetite for the finer (psychotronic) things in life. He was the best man at my (ahem, most recent failed) marriage in 1993, a goddamn GREAT human being, and news of his death fills me with incredible sorrow...

Karl in the Flesh...

Hello,

You missed a great party last night... I'll post photos later (still a little light-headed from the libations), but for now, a video, courtesy of the always-cool Hull Curve (aka Karsten Fecht):



Cheers to Karsten!

TS

101 Convergences: #88

Continuing...

Forced Entry (1971, Shaun Costello, as "Helmut Richler") vs. Bolivia (2001, Adrián Caetano).



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Until #89,

TS

Saturday, December 18, 2010

RIP Don Van Vliet...

It goes without saying that Don Van Vliet's legacy - of fractured, childlike wonderment and rigorous poetic abstraction, of kinetic tonalities and suggestive, often violent blurring of all manner of boundaries - will extend far past our lifetimes. Lessons to be learned...



101 Convergences: #87

Continuing...

Stracultsat Horror (RAI TV) (2008, Marco Giusti) vs. Stars in My Crown (1950, Jacques Tourneur).



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Until #88,

TS

Friday, December 17, 2010

101 Convergences: #86

Continuing...

T'ammazzo! Raccomandati a Dio (aka Dead for a Dollar) (1968, Osvaldo Civirani) vs. Darwin's Nightmare (2004, Hubert Sauper).



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Until #87,

TS

And the Vault Slowly Creaks to a Close...

Hi Again,

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the four-day open archive foot-binding contest - your shanks and shivs will be on the wing early next week...

A hot slew of new KSV releases pounding at the gate. More about those next communique!

Lots,

TS

Thursday, December 16, 2010

RIP Jean Rollin...

Sigh...





Obits here and here.

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TS

101 Convergences: #85

Continuing...

Deadhead Miles (1972, Vernon Zimmerman) vs. Datai (Abortion) (1968, Masao Adachi).



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Until #86,

TS

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

101 Convergences: #84

Continuing...

The Rehearsal (1974, Jules Dassin) vs. Ceija Stojka (1999, Karin Berger).



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Until #85,

TS

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

101 Convergences: #83

Continuing...

Brecht die Macht der Manipulateure (1967, Helke Sanders) vs. Trys dienos (1991, Sharunas Bartas).



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Until #84,

TS

Monday, December 13, 2010

KSV Open Vault Week, December 13-17: The Details

Hi Again,

The vault is open until Friday evening. Our printer will be away on a holiday break after the 23rd, so order, if you're so inclined, ASAP. No orders will be accepted after Friday because we'll just have too much goddamned stuff going on to accommodate latecomers.

Here's what's available (again) now:

KSV 051 Crvi - 2 Adaptive Behaviors

KSV 052 Linda, Viola & Uwe - Sniper Fantasy

KSV 053 Panagiotis A. Stathis - Selected Works 2004-2009

KSV 055 Wohlklang: 14. Nov (Tomoko Sauvage)

KSV 056 Alexei Borisov & Olga Nosova - Salon am Lichtenbergplatz

KSV 057 Hussey He Sisters - Karl Schmidt Verlag Master Mix Nov 2009

KSV 058 Gaunt Exes - Schwache Empfangsspannung

KSV 059 Patrick Spurlock- Les Circonvolutions du Cortège

KSV 060 Horseshoe Bob - Willkürlichauswahl #1

KSV 061 What's a qNadsat Word for Tank Jazz? (52xCD/DVD retrospective box)

KSV 062 Soi-même - Let the Clots Come

KSV 063 Screwdriver (sic) - Skewed Plural

KSV 064 Minimal Man / Peach of Immortality - Hardart Gallery, Washington, DC, November 16, 1984

KSV 065 A-Aachen AAL Nevada Jim - Monitor Worm

KSV 066 VA - Aerating Hortatory Trove: The Complete 1996 Tora Tora Tora Festival Recordings (14xCD)

KSV 067 Juror Murk - Jowl Rig Rumor (2xCD)

KSV 068 VA - Silly Art Fick 25 (2xCD)

KSV 069 Three Resurrected Drunkards - Wohlklang, 13. Feb.

KSV 070 Sightings Tom Smith - The Complete Gardens of War Sessions (3xCD)

KSV 071 TS - Aarau Adversarials

KSV 072 TS & Blue Sabbath Black Fiji with Pit and Olaf - Six Resurrected Sabbaths

KSV 073 Academia Riding Rust - I Can't Be Arsed to Be Incensed by Self-Perpetuated Stasis

KSV 074 Katja Fregatte - Venom Zinn Funkapolitan Reynolds Reynols

KSV 075 Factories Empty Evening - Parched Lawns Are Low Sun

KSV 076 Pato & Crystal Plumage - Wohlklang, 17. März

KSV 077 Brenda Harris - The Woman on the Bed

KSV 078 Pécas in Dub: Je suis une (horny penman) (2xCD)

KSV 079 Tom Smith - "Die Frau" betreffend (7xCD)

KSV 080 Little Claw - Sturnglocke 30. März

KSV 081 Wohlklang: 8. April (Bruital Orgasme)

KSV 082 17. April: Auf Wiedersehen Silke (Jacques Palminger & The Kings of Dubrock / Booty Carell) (2xCD)

KSV 083 Pit Noack - Villa Vaudeville, 22. April

KSV 084 VA - 7. Mainzer Kunstzwerg Festival: Police Indian Aydin (2xCD)

KSV 085 Three Resurrected Drunkards - The Transmigration of the Martyr Is the Murder of the Mourner

KSV 086 Königsworther Str. 20, 22. Mai (Frank Apunkt Schneider) (2xCD)

KSV 087 Academia Riding Rust - Congestive Notions Sour (Methane Mothers)

KSV 088 Königsworther Str. 20, 1. Juni (Rafael Toral)

KSV 089 No Sugar - 10. Juni: Oberdeck

KSV 091 25. Juni (Aymeric Hainaux)

KSV 092 Das Publikum und die Hand - Limmerstrasse Vol. 2

KSV 093 Kevin Drumm - The Obstacles of Romantic Exaggeration (2xCD)

KSV 097 Karl Schmidt - Jourdain

KSV 098 Linda, Viola & Uwe - Eine ruhige Nachbarschaft

KSV 099 Tenerife Monitor - Without Compass, I Am Found (2xCD)

KSV 100 Tom Smith - Solo Vocal No. 1

KSV 101 Astrolabe Gill - Gorilla Bleats

So...

Pricing, postage paid:

Single discs are €8.49 for the Eurozone, €11 to all other territories.
Double discs are €12 (EU) and €15 elsewhere.
Three-disc sets are €15 (EU) and €18 everywhere else.
Seven-disc sets are €29 (EU) and €34 for the rest of the world.
Fourteen-disc sets are €44 (EU) and €59 elsewhere.
KSV 061 (a 52-disc set) is €160 to any locale on the planet...

OK? These titles will not be offered again until late 2011, and even then for only a weekend, so get 'em now if you need 'em. We don't want to pimp the older releases endlessly, but after the chaos surrounding KSV 093 we think it only fair to occasionally reduce the collective cranial pressure. Go, go, go, go, etc.

Cheers,

TS/KS

KSV Open Vault Week!

Hi Again,

A very quick note before I bolt for my first class of the day, one that I trust will delight those of you with weak hearts that fairly beg to be toppled into full-blown angina.

KSVs 051-101, excluding the two books (which are always available), but including 061 (the 50-disc box/rucksack set), can be ordered from later today (when I'll post the entire list and prices) until Friday evening, when the vault will again creak to a close (until mid-March). Why? My printer is soon shuttering for the holiday until the beginning of January, so I want everyone to get their desires in line NOW. The sooner I know what all of you need from the mouldering pile, the better.

Many new releases on tap as well. I'll announce those on Friday.

Must run,

TS

101 Convergences: #82

Continuing...

The Black Torment (1964, Robert Hartford-Davis) vs. Van Gogh (1948, Alain Resnais).



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Until #83,

TS

Sunday, December 12, 2010

101 Convergences: #81

Continuing...

Dogtooth (2009, Giorgos Lanthimos) vs. Salto (1965, Tadeusz Konwicki).



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Until #82,

TS

Saturday, December 11, 2010

101 Convergences: #80

Continuing...

Mary Millington's True Blue Confessions (1980, Nick Galtress & John M. East) vs. Uta-andon (The Song Lantern) (1943, Mikio Naruse).



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Until #81,

TS

Friday, December 10, 2010

101 Convergences: #79

Continuing...

Sois belle et tais-toi (1958, Marc Allégret) vs. The Man Who Laughs (1928, Paul Leni).



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Until #80,

TS

Thursday, December 09, 2010

101 Convergences: #78

Continuing...

Werewolf in a Girl's Dormitory (1961, Paolo Heusch) vs. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977 (1977, Florian Hopf & Maximiliane Mainka).



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Until #79,

TS

Bit Sweetness, Bit Vigor Red...

Liebe Freunde,

Aaron Dilloway informs me that the Hanson limited-ed cassette reissue of 30-minuten männercreme, the very first To Live and Shave in L.A. album (recorded 1992-1993, released June 1994) is now available. I believe Aaron has ammended the release with an audio rip of an interview that the early-mid-period iteration (Ben Wolcott, Rat Bastard, and yours truly) gave to a Miami-area cable access host in 1995, but you'd really have to ask him for confirmation, details, etc. Needless, contact Hanson and grab, if you're so inclined, before they're gone.

Love,

Tom

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

101 Convergences: #77

Continuing...

Jeunes filles impudiques (1973, Jean Rollin) vs. Timecode (2000, Mike Figgis).



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Until #78,

TS

Forthcoming: Fetching Domino Riot...

Coming soon on KSV:

Karl Schimdt - 500 Pleas for Territorial Ambiguity



The first of several planned volumes. Due to hit in a week or so on KSV!

Best,

TS

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Spectral Cashiers Await...

Ghouls,

So, here's the KSV December release larder: three books, including Ommyth's Peed Inks, Karl's 500 Pleas for Territorial Ambiguity, and an 80-page photo score accompanying the deluxe edition of my own 72 Hours album, plus: recordings by Sigtrygur Sigmarsson/TS, Patrick Spurlock, and a multi-disc document of KSV's Dec. 18th two-year anniversary party. Dark sickness will swallow your geld...

Love,

Tom

101 Convergences: #76

Continuing...

Édes Emma, drága Böbe: vázlatok, aktok (1992, István Szabó) vs. World Without End (1956, Edward Bernds).



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Until #77,

TS

Monday, December 06, 2010

101 Convergences: #75

Continuing...

Kladivo na carodejnice (Witches' Hammer) (1969, Otakar Vávra) vs. Chatterbox (1977, Tom DeSimone).



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Until #76,

TS

Sunday, December 05, 2010

101 Convergences: #74

Continuing...

Такси-блюз (Taxi Blues) (1990, Pavel Lungin) vs. Chungyo (The Insect Woman) (1972, Kim Ki-young).



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Until #75,

TS

Saturday, December 04, 2010

101 Convergences: #73

Continuing...

Cyborg 2087 (1966, Franklin Adreon) vs. Otoko goroshi onna goroshi: hadaka no zyudan (Naked Bullet) (1969, Koji Wakamatsu).



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Until #74,

TS