Thursday, May 31, 2012

KSV: Floodgates OPEN!

Hello Friends,

For sale, as of this moment!

KSV 204 Thieves' Who's Who - Unfrozen Inset
KSV 206 Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Petty Demons (2008, 2012 reissue)
KSV 207 Om Myth, Nandor Nevai & Fred Ware III - Without the 'C': October 5, 1996 (2001, 2012 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 - Performance Rift (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 228 Anne - Methanol Brow
KSV 229 Luca Sigurtà - Decay
KSV 231 Dona Ferentes - Troubadour and His Shadow
KSV 234 Run Dust - Protestation

(Note: KSV 241 and 243 aren't quite ready. We'll offer them next weekend, along with KSV 197, which isn't yet back from our printer.)

Transparency: 5% price hike, our first in ages.

Single discs now €9 in the Eurozone, €11.50 elsewhere.
*Double-disc sets are now €11.50 in the Eurozone, €13.50 elsewhere.
Postage is always included.



Grab what you like from the archive. If what you want is a single or double set, you have the prices before you. Otherwise, contact us at tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com. We'll tell you what you'll need to send us.

More album previews from the new flotilla to follow.

Best Wishes,


Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 22

KSV 234 Run Dust - Protestation

01 Protestation (35:38)

Composed and performed live by
Luke Calzonetti: electronics, laptop, treatments.

Recorded by Karl at Zakk, Bremen,
on March 23, 2012.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe,
Slab Alucard, Cluj-Naopca.
Design by Herzfehler, Hamburg.


"Luke Calzonetti's Run Dust project is red understatement with a genuinely evil secret logo. Red-black alchemy shakes its fist at red understatement! Black publicity shots block black secret sabbath cabals. Apparent publicity blackens red-fake mysteries hidden behind black shots, colors, code, mock-code shots, armbands, and secret referents. Protestation signs teenagers' looks to an underworld of sick stilletos and crucial deprivation. While middle-mothers see a convincing case for chords wrapped in velvet moments, Run Dust institutionalizes permanent professionals, denying product problems and dark subject styles. Sophisticated appeals intrigue found music. Run Dust's Protestation drowns the student underground."

Maya Smiałowski, Women's Wear Dunkel No. 9, 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 21

KSV 231 Dona Ferentes - Troubadour and His Shadow

01 Usciaioli (18:13) *
02 Lying Horizontally on the Ground (3:29)
03 Crepèt (2:27)
04 Gagana fa'a Palagi (9:56)
05 Grave (2:58)
06 Beiva (3:52)
07 Camerota (9:43) **


* Multiple field recs tape-caught in the woods near Case Blancobalardi and Colla dei Tre Faggi / Italy Apennines - summer 2012

 ** Multiple field recs tape-caught through the rocks in Cilento / Southern Italy - summer 2012

Other tracks recorded and mixed by DF early 2012 purchasing tape loops, effects, voice, digital-analog mess.....

*/** Feature musical-vocal contributions from various random people: you know who you are!

More info here.


 "Jacket recall pushed audience thug-theater glam beyond pushed leather, yet jacketed gangs' written vocalizations staged discordant, cut-dress, one-act insults that dispensed with the glam youth self. Dona Ferentes knows this better than anyone - his songs of street youth homelessness and dress suicide leather culture confront dramatists' images of dress-destruction closure in an immense flood of bent, derogatory cant. Troubadour and His Shadow answers back in stage chairs charred from confrontations with nighttime gangs of dark derogation and self-smeared lipstick. Self-dolled glam recoiled from country abuse, while heroin leatherwear ills wore resistance down to mannered, de rigueur youth year street shouts. Ferentes' superlative Karl Schmidt debut ditches manic suicide for a street-jacketed abuse beyond inspiration or limit. Nighttime youth punk equals black satin numerology."

Voss, Powder-Box No. 2, 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 20

KSV 229 Luca Sigurtà - Decay

Composed and performed by Luca Sigurtà.

01 Untitled (7:27)
02 Untitled (6:31)
03 Untitled (3:26)
04 Untitled (9:31)
05 Untitled (6:50)

Luca’s notes:
“Recorded in 2011.
Decay is dedicated to Dana Plato.
Play Loud!!!”


"The readymade as least vanishing context, instituted without continuation of fidelity. An unpredictable, elaborately fulfilled fetishization of an unpredictable condition, Decay, Luca Sigurtà's mammoth KSV premiere, takes Duchamp's frictions of communal expression and collapses them into spheres of internalized agit-melodrama straining against the popular operetta. Lesser composers access the late-point question. Sigurtà challenges persistence. Moderate laments to odious discontent are obliterated by vivid evocations of degree. Decay levels the immediate modernist past by virtue of its disorientation of loss. It intersects precedent at every accusation."

- Son 103, Munk About 9, Summer 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 19

KSV 228 Anne - Methanol Brow

 01 Methanol Brow (56:31)

Composed by Anne.
Recorded at Mallard Kvetch, Saltbox, and the Institut, January-March 2012.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.
Design: Tabus at Exurb.


"Retouching original moments, Anne entombs a dry paradox: while abandoned beams steep dirty afternoons, dead pesetas moonlight in excited guardian coffins. The astounding Methanol Brow leads daughters to a cypress cemetery of perceptive silence, toward a milky integration of fragile precepts. Temptations grind fragile tastes. As leader of the perilously obscure Spanish TLASILA clone To Live and Violate Marcuse's Cabinet (they existed for two performances and a clutch of home recording sessions in late 2001, of which only a single cassette copy survives), Anne admired the aspect of the immutable. Her egoism barricades vanity. Idlers succumb, but the fearful laugh, demanding shadier dubbing. Anne's second Karl Schmidt Verlag release (following 2009's equally perceptive An Innkeeper's Totems) brings the beggar to a fantastic hand on the outskirts of corruption."

Miodek Mühe, 168, Issue 1–2 (Bern), 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 18

KSV 223 - Bleached Audibles - Integer Hooking

01 Integer Hooking (53:39)

Recorded live by Karl at Daybed Iota, Kerb Nook, on January 4, 2012.
Composed and performed by Bleached Audibles:
Auricle, Lorn Defiance and Lath Mid.
Edited, mixed and produced by Paranoid Leather at KSV KQ, Hanover.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe.
Sleeve by Aborted Plexus.


"To retrieve the easement of ambiguities, Bleached Audibles accrete golden clichés of disconnection. The widescreen creep and delirious gradations of their Integer Hooking debut make oracular converts of witches' sandals. What tree-instrument imagery! Sadly, the radio presents a clutch of heritage psychedelia. Proud camp spoils another national cinema and renounces the unfortunate. (Viz. McIlroy Park's Circulate 158. Or, 'sSwiss' nihil-auteur No Certain's mordant Frau Dimension.) Ponder a similarly-hued recent outburst, The Consider Brave's Sword Stricture twelve-inch on Belgium's Remove Christopher imprint. Where The Consider Brave made the infinitesimal a lyrca accord, Bleached Audibles forced outside orders into horrors. De-emphasizing eye-popping abstractions in favor of imposing masses, Integer converts the dye of accretion into a golden motif of remove. Bleached Audibles' effortless refuge risks memory overlap, but achieves harmonious instability: selfhood as an anniversary gift to intertwining time."

Alex Gorbachev, Creation GDR #11, 2012.

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 17

KSV 222 Closed Dictum - Cobalt Writ

01 Cobalt Writ (66:57)

Recorded by Rlka on January 3, 2012 at Cephas, Ooklynbr.
Composed and performed by Closed Dictum:
Tpa Ranomu, Nathanjo Ckielo, Rkma Rganmo,
Chardri Ffmanho and Mto Ithsm.

Edited, mixed and produced by
Rlka and Ranoidpa Atherle at KSV HQ, Nnoverha.
Mastered by Ndali, Olavi and Euw
at Absl Ucardal, Ujcl-Pocana.
Artwork: Deraney at Lex Ryer, Wne Rkyo.


"Gas story, swamp fondness. Gas a fondness, an absurd text swamp. The fondness causes noses to swamp gas causes where texts off noses' fondness for base drops.  Absurd worlds highlight laws. Swamp-damaged adult expediency - the punishment of affliction (almost always a near-triumph). The severe accelerate perfectly to that affliction, with the portrayal of the process a mystery grotesque: the nose's mother. The semantic leaks of accurate enemies complicate the destruction of astounding contrasts - the 'crippling head' of Closed Dictum's 67-minute title opus, 'Cobalt Writ'. Why trace police gas to Liars? The Dictum wound confrontations of the shattered swamp, a corrupt world knifed by the poor unknown."

Purdum Whiston, Durum Township Duma No. 47, 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 16

KSV 221 Dentally Orally - Yet Stale Envy...

01 Yet Stale Envy... (54:38)

Composed and performed live by Dentally Orally.

Recorded December 31, 2011-January 1, 2012
at Omt and Anjat’s, Allahasseet, Loridaf.
Dentally Orally: Anjat Allerw, Teves Ollard, Arbarab Peers,
Omt Allerw, Laudiac Rankef, and Omt Miths.

Edited by Paranoid Leather.
Mixed and produced by Karl.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at the Slab, Cluj.
Sleeve by Gaglia & Glynn at Routt, Allahasseet.


"Postmodern thinking damaged neglect, while post-structuralism insisted damage be countered by sour aesthetics. Conversely, the sublime Dentally Orally are visual Marxists, meting obstacles to inflection. Their corrosives abide the fascinations of abused and degraded critique, with, as their newsletter (!) avers, "visual side disputes correcting contrasts of instance". Damaged peers open neglect and mark the loneliness of cultural departure with a photography of domestic asperity. The iconic relativism of Yet Stale Envy... offsets any infusion of 'balanced' asymmetry. Moan-cloaked spirals are dead matter."

- Raena, Battles Camera One, Issue #2, 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 15

KSV 220 Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Pitchforks Rumple

Composed and performed live by TS and PS.
Patrick Spurlock: devices, instrument, treatments.
Tom Smith: voice, text, electronics

01 Performance (26:06)
02 Version (21:14)

Recorded by Karl at The Laboratory,
Gainesville, Florida, on December 30-31, 2011.
Version edited by Paranoid Leather.
Mixed and produced by Karl Jan-Mar 2012
at KSV HQ, Hannover.
Mastered by Linda, Viola and Uwe
at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.
Sleeve by Arabella at Styron, Gainesville.

Andrew, the CP, Steve, Tom and Tanja, 
Babs, and Pamela (in absentia), 
and everyone at the lab.


"Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock's second collaborative recording, the appropriately limned Pitchforks Rumple, transports articulation into ghostly antiquarianism. Pastoral allusion remains an alienated presence, but their cultivation of contradictions reduces the authentic to a more fictive meaninglessness. The title has resonance. Spurlock's manifestations of inchoate disenchantment frame Smith's comdemnations of literary tourism and the existential exotics who frequent his oft-livid ire. 'Recognition,' as he reminds us, '(is) naught but hallowed footprint.' In poaching the implicit, the duo canonize a more homely absorption. Cut-up the words 'bravo, bravissimo' and you'll find the name 'Boris Abramov' stitched into the eyelets. Dead authors are forever complaining about notoriety."

Fisk, Acton Slime, Summer Supplement 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 14

KSV 219 Orbital Trash - Legislative Shin

01 Legislative Shin (41:16)

Recorded Dec ‘11-Feb ’12 by
Orbital Trash at Qin Vost, Brooklyn.
OT: Jank, Limb, and Svob.
Thanks to Haukur and Maciej at
King Wellness Records (IS) for their support.

Composed/Performed/mixed/produced by Orbital Trash.
Mastered by Maciej at King Wellness.
Artwork by Limb.

Takk: KSV.


"Dub the recordings, represent Masonite hands that accurately (with acrylic) rough up The Fountain in one rouged studio take: the sum of Orbital Trash's assessment of the expectation of rage and the processed tape echo of yellowed, out-of-pitch brain putrifcation that Legislative Shin paints in blue pitchblende portals. Raw, rough heads name the apathy, and worm through acrylic assaults with searing, dromedary gloom. Syncretic blacks dispose of radiophonic vanguard hues and mildewed nooks gape at archaic disjoints. Shin is kingly, and king's lead studio assault pulls the choroid paean down around its coheirs."

Gala Z., Women's Wear Dunkel No. 9, 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 13

KSV 218 - TS & 2nd Bank of Christ - Acerbic Shedding

Tashi Dorji: guitar; Priya Ray: violin;
Robert Price: synthesizer; TS: vox/text. 

01 Performance (37:54)
02 Version(25:10)

Recorded live at Izzy’s, Asheville, NC, on December 23, 2011.
Edited, mixed and produced by Karl and Paranoid Leather
at KSV HQ, Hannover, January-February 2012.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe
at Slab Alúcard, Cluj-Napoca.
Photography and design by Xue
at Dechert Press, Asheville.


"1950s slip-critic Swab Rook famously noted literary war had increasingly become "sound poetry's stepson". The de-rationalization of dirty cultural extroversion finds a contemporary quintessence in TS & 2nd Bank of Christ's handbook shredding Acerbic Shedding lager pylon. Modernist surfaces foster scarred structures which dispense with depth horrors in favor of scorn for war prose sensibilities. Their withering basslines and extroverted facility with texts of disillusionment serve as a stinging retort to the 'unconventional'. Rook's late aphorism - 'Murky years are the death of career' - seems to have resonated all to well with the Second Bank. Television was so 1970s, after all."

- Cramm, Contours No. 5, June-July 2012

Forthcoming on KSV, Pt. 12

KSV 217: Java Shlemiel - Hid Printouts

Java Shlemiel:
Wadlinger Kissling, Delapena Fortin, and Kess Blanc.
Recorded January 2012 at Goecke, Edmonton.

01 Hid Printouts (55:28)
Composed and performed by Java Shlemiel.

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe
at the Slab, Cluj-Napoca.
Design by Yuko at Herceg, Edmonton.


"Facelifts and killer arpeggios, confirmations of escapes and low-slung steppers. Rudeboy slouches value seamless sci-fi package-rubbing, but Hid Printouts, Java Shlemiel's seamlessly inorganic fourth long-player, has no glorious, soca-inflected syncopation. Its package has yet to give out. The Edmonton natives reexamine depth and force epic notions into vain centuries of stuttering declamation. Coherence is lamentation, possessed by excised proofs. Java Shlemiel deny even slight summation."

O.O. Eck, We Bazin, No. 14

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