Monday, April 16, 2012

Forthcoming on Karl Schmidt Verlag...

(Amended 16 April 12.)

Hi Again,

Still piecing it all back together following last night's galvanic Child Abuse performance at Sturmglocke. Norway's Staer drilled admirably in support. Great, great gig...

Here's an advance list of the albums (and lone book) we'll be offering when the next KSV death clump is loosed from the holding pens here at HQ. Yours truly will be represented in relative profusion, so apologies in advance for the avalanche.

(KSV 197) Tom Smith - Victims' Youthquake Style (80-page photobook with semi-explanatory text); (KSV 204) Thieves' Who's Who - Unfrozen Inset; (KSV 205) Smith, Dilloway & Morgan - The Brute Heart of Passivity; (KSV 206) Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Petty Demons (2008, 2012 expanded reissue); (KSV 207) Om Myth, Nandor Nevai & Fred Ware III - Without the 'C': October 5, 1996 (2012 expanded reissue); (KSV 209) Rope Cosmetology - Disunion Strips; (KSV 210) Linda, Viola & Uwe - Kein Empfang; (KSV 211) Katja Fregatte - NARAS 1916; (KSV 212) Dahlia Nylons - Yeah Wont (Hatter Typo); (KSV 213) Elterlicheslaster - Valiance Strep; (KSV 214) Merkwürdig Riechen - Rehearsals & First Performance (2xCD); (KSV 215) Mod Norther - Thoracic Spat; (KSV 216) TSRP - Anonymity Mosh (2xCD); (KSV 217) Java Shlemiel - Hid Printouts;
(KSV 218) TS & 2nd Bank of Christ - Acerbic Shedding; (KSV 219) Orbital Trash - Legislative Shin; (KSV 220) Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Pitchforks Rumple; (KSV 221) Dentally Orally - Yet Stale Envy...; (KSV 222) Closed Dictum - Cobalt Writ; (KSV 223) Bleached Audibles - Integer Hooking; (KSV 224) Disgusting Chemists - Jackpot Marmot; (KSV 225) Reabsorb - Anvils, Bikers; (KSV 226) Dynastic Harrow - Amid Follicle; (KSV 227) Lutheran - Beloved Mouton; (KSV 228) Anne - Methanol Brow; (KSV 229) Luca Sigurtà - Decay; (KSV 230) Academia Riding Rust - Unlaced Straw (2012); (KSV 231) Dona Ferentes - Troubadour and His Shadow; (KSV 232) Leakier Rivulet Unit - Airfoil Ordeal; (KSV 233) An Atlas of Acupuncture - Eight Extraordinary Vessels; and (KSV 235) Theee Cropp - Raga Provost.

That's what we're working on.

At least three more pseudonymous works this cycle. Great to have new releases from Anne, Katja and our mastering Wunderkinder Linda, Viola & Uwe...

More info soon,


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Now You're Gonna Do OURS!

Rest in Peace: Jamaa Fanaka, the insanely imaginative director of the aggressively brutish Penitentiary trilogy, the sullen character study Emma Mae, and the supremely over-the-top Welcome Home Brother Charles, which most of us who rummaged through rural VHS barn bins in the mid-80s first met as Soul Vengeance. Completely berserk film... Fanaka was hopelessly unsung, but Penitentiary, released in 1979, made a huge impact at the box office - he connected with the grindhouse audience time and again. Farewell, cult super-god!

The respectful and informative New York Times obituary may be found here.



Occluded Mists Scold Mute Disc...

Update: Our lovely pedo pals Child Abuse storm Hannover's Sturmglocke tonight! (I'll be bartending, should anyone need an order completely mixed-up.) (Update to update: no need to fret, boozehounds - I'm off the hook for this evening.) Tomorrow, my newly trio'd duo Merkwürdig Riechen rehearses for our next performance (28 April, at Forum S15). We'll be playing with Berlin clamor commandos Kellerschläger. Later in the week (if the scheduling goes well) Í'll be tracking vocals for the new, in-progress, soon-to-be-completed Rope Cosmetology album at the Institute in Nordstadt. Nice to leave the home recording at home for a change and luxuriate in a luxe studio setting. And, just sent the liner notes and text info for the forthcoming three-disc TLASILA remix set, The Grief That Shrieked to Multiply. I'm amazed that it'll actually be out soon. (It's been a very convoluted pregnancy...)

All March-April KSV orders have been sent. We'll have the next batch available for ogling in less than a week...

Until Later,


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Last Orders!

Last call for the most recent swarm of albums from Karl Schmidt Verlag! Alert: two of the releases went out under (easily sussed) pseudonyms. The response to those mystery items, and the fourteen other new albums, has been gratifyingly wanton. Long-time enthusiasts will receive a free copy of KSV 234, Run Dust's forthcoming Protestation. Killer, killer, if I do say so mice elf... LAST CALL!


Left to right, top row: KSV 090x ommyth - Visualizations of Hemocyte Morphology (soundtrack to the 2011 book Peed Inks); KSV 171 Rev. Mink Mud - Defacer: Unisex Rim; KSV 178 Christian Galarreta & Karl Schmidt - Tomb Out of Phase (2xCD); KSV 190 Astma Tom Smith - Notation Forces Notation (2xCD, in wraparound poster sleeve); KSV 191 Underrated Close-Ups - Bodies Screen with Shrugs (2xCD); KSV 192 Eneidi Pándi Duo - A Hint Traumatized. L to R, middle row: KSV 193 Born Opting - Wrenching Droves; KSV 194 Poseur Baby Massacre - Serial Vat (2xCD); KSV 195 Evil Moisture - Waxing Your Hearse; KSV 196 Doombruder - 6117511; KSV 198 Feigned Only Rubber - Telephone Tin; KSV 199 Thieves' Who's Who - A Moan Unbent (with wraparound poster sleeve). L to R, bottom row: KSV 200 To Live and Shave in L.A. - La réprimande (with free bonus DVD); KSV 201 Or, Kurt Wolff - Ich steh auf Neuwied; KSV 202 Academia Riding Rust - Parallel Apertures; KSV 203 Peach of Immortality - Succumbs (Restored) (DVD compilation), and KSV 234 Run Dust - Protestation.


Sincere thanks, as ever.

Love to All,


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Re Geburtstag #5-6

Hello All,

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Vielen Dank,


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