Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Hi Again,
Pivoting for a moment from Sandy to Samhain: don't know about you, but my favorite Halloween film - from the same-named franchise, at least - remains 1982's Halloween III: Season of the Witch. An occultist toy manufacturer, pissed off at the secularization of the holiday, imports inherently demonic slivers of Stonehenge, imbeds them into microchips which are sewn into jack-o'-lantern masks and triggered by calliope music (and wildly oscillating, mimetic 8-bit graphics) to crush the skulls of children and turn their bodies into seething clumps of crickets and garden snakes. A great bloody HUH? of a movie.
So, put on your Silver Shamrock masks, kids, and good luck!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ready for Emergency Crash Landing!

Hi Again,

Three new KSV releases are out the door! Reeling ourselves in after unleashing 27 albums last month - that was madness. October's more restrained schedule begins with a two-disc archival collection from To Live and Shave in L.A.'s 2008 Eurozone tour, Chorea Vinyl (KSV 263), my tenth solo vocal album, Isolation Suites (KSV 272), and a new live album from Diamond Terrifier, Oberdeck, Hannover, 18. September. Limited to 25 copies each; two (Isolation and DT's alb) come in wraparound poster sleeves. The first orders have already been bagged - cheers to those who've taken the leap!

Yours Faithfully,


Three New KSV Releases Available NOW!

Guten Morgen Droogs!

Three new Karl Schmidt Verlag releases await your verdict:

(KSV 263) To Live and Shave in L.A. - Chorea Vinyl (2xCD)

(KSV 272) Tom Smith - Isolation Suites

(KSV 273) Diamond Terrifier - Oberdeck, Hannover, 18. September

The latter two are caressed by a wraparound poster sleeve. Limited editions of 25.

Slight downward price adjustments: single discs €8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere, with double disc sets now €12.89 in the Eurozone and €15.89 elsewhere. Sales were brisk last month but I thought we'd gone somewhat overboard with the pricing. You'll always get top quality and serious value for your money here, however. Almost all future releases will come with poster sleeves. Postage paid, as always.

PayPal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

Many thanks and oodles of lurve,


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TLASILA Hybrid Mix 2012_291: Salut!

Hi All,

To celebrate Dave Buddin's and Weasel Walter's victories in the just-published Village Voice Best Of NYC 2012 derby, our CEO has whipped out a hybrid composition in homage to a pair of worthy, grumpy-ass teen titans...

SoundCloud link here.



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bag Day...

Note to fellow label comrades: releasing 27 albums in one month is probably completely fucking insane and requires an ABSURD amount of work, but... When the last poster is folded and the final order is ready to be bagged and shipped, a rare calm descends. I purvey music from the furthest reaches of the bleeding edge in order to explore zones of beatific purity. So endeth the day at Karl Schmidt Verlag...

(Click for larger versions.)



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

R.I.P. John Tchicai...

Another titan who walked the high-wire to infinity...

"He borrowed some of the heart-rending wail of Albert Ayler, possibly the most passionate and noisiest of the new players. But whether in ballad whispers or jagged bursts on any of the saxophones and wind instruments he played, Mr. Tchicai produced a delicate sound."

(The late John Tchicai.)

Read the complete Times obituary here.



Saturday, October 06, 2012

KSV 263 Preview!

Hello Droogs and Dirigibles,

Coming soon on Karl Schmidt Verlag: To Live and Shave in L.A. - Chorea Vinyl (KSV 263, 2xCD).

Radical deformations of the Shavian canon, recorded live (by Nicolas Clair) in both analog and digital formats live at Sonic, Lyon, on 13 May 2008. The group: Gaybomb (magnetic card readers), Balazs Pandi (drums and electronics), and yours truly, unspooling, on vox and electronics. Listen to the exclusive SoundCloud remix here.

Best Wishes,


Kryptic Minds' New Stunner...

Hi Again,

It's always good to awake to new vinyl from Kryptic Minds. Their latest twelve-inch, a collaborative split with Paul Mac on Osiris Music (OSMUK022), is murdering the cobwebs. Fucking excellent.

You know what to do, etc.


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

KSV 272 Preview!

Hi Again,

Karl Schmidt Verlag issued twenty-seven albums in September. This month, we're going into full Astavakrasana Eight-Angle mode and slowing it down to a quiet plasma storm. First up, a new solo alb from yours truly: Isolation Suites, aka KSV 272. 

Crane your neck over to SoundCloud for a three-minute preview: here.

Not for sale until Friday. Limited edition of 20.



Monday, October 01, 2012


Gig or gigs in Poland, late October, with Wouter Jaspers as Thieves' Who's Who; November (re-)introductory tour through a swath of Europe with Tim Lane Seaton, Ryan Parrish, Balazs Pandi, and Feri Kovacs as Rope Cosmetology; cutting the debut single for Merkwürdig Riechen with Andreas Brüning, Boris Iko and Luke Calzonetti; touring another chunk of Europa in March 2013 with Kev Drumm and Aaron Dilloway as Psychotic, and, before that, visiting the States in late December to celebrate my Mom's 90th birthday and maybe do a few gigs. 

If you want to host a performance, lemme know. Perhaps you'll know not to expect whatever it is you might expect.



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