Monday, September 16, 2013

Peach of Immortality - Unreleased: 1984-1987

Hi Again,

Peach of Immortality: "Unreleased 1984-1987," a mix containing excerpts from four of our unissued albums (there was neither scene nor context back in the day, believe me - we operated in a vacuum), a remix of a track from REM Is Air Supply that usually resides in the vault, and the bonus track from the out-of-print 1996 CD reissue of Talking Heads '77. Listen, bitte.




Sunday, September 15, 2013

Dadaist Toil Denial!

Dear Droogs,

As promised, here's a bit more info about the two new releases on KSV:

KSV 300 Rope Cosmetology - After Paul Died, His Double Married


01 Untitled (61:12)

Ropecosm:

Balazs Pandi
Feri Kovacs
Tim Lane Seaton
Ryan Parrish
Tom Smith


Edited, mixed and produced by Tom at KSV, Hannover, July-Sept 2013.

Sleeve: Eine Sinfonie, Budapest.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

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KSV 303 To Live and Shave in L.A. - Contracting the Void with Premonitions of the Other


Recorded live by Dave Phillips at Cinéma Oblò, Lausanne, on May 14, 2008.
Composed and performed by Gaybomb, Balazs Pandi and Tom Smith
(with the exception of “War,” composed by Anthony Moore and Peter Blegvad).

01 Performance (30:18)
02 Version (31:24)

(Version mixed by Paranoid Leather at KSV HQ, August 2013.)

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€8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere. PayPal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com

Grüß,

Tom / KSV

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New from Karl Schmidt Verlag...

We are ready.

KSV 300 Rope Cosmetology - After Paul Died, His Double Married


KSV 303 To Live and Shave in L.A. - Contracting the Void with Premonitions of the Other


€8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere. PayPal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com

Additional details in the morning.

Toujours,

TS




Friday, September 13, 2013

Apologia

Droogs,

We'd best wait until tomorrow to begin flogging the new TLASILA and Rope Cosmetology discs. Things are too crazy here. Paranoid Leather is DJing tonight, wet bags of cement are tumbling from the skies, etc. Saturday is better.

Tomorrow, then!

Cheers,

TS

KSV Bandcamp Revision!

Revised KSV BANDCAMP alert! I've uploaded four additional releases from the autumn of 2009, including the long-unavailable bonus soundtrack to my "Naturally Occurring Black Metal λόγος" book. 


(Click the image. Don't be shy.)


KSV 037-044 are available for free until next Thursday evening. Don't forget to like this post or share / embed / support the albums you download, as etiquette must be observed. Most importantly, as any serious freak can tell you: future music, now. Go.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

KSV: New Bandcamp Uploads!

Just uploaded five more albums to the Karl Schmidt Verlag Bandcamp site. Each is free through next Thursday evening (September 19th), so if you're of a mind, pick a format and open the fuck up. What's new? KSV 037-041.

http://tomsmithksv.bandcamp.com/

Coming Friday via KSV!

Many thanks to everyone who helped the latest KSV release sortie (almost) sell out in record time. Pretty much stunned. To spoil the feelgood vibe, we have two new releases for your perusal on Friday.
 KSV 300 Rope Cosmetology - After Paul Died, His Double Married. The entirety of Ropecosm's forthcoming Lisp of the Asphyx double LP on Magic Bullet, albeit thoroughly disfigured via remix by our new discovery Weremeth Wollf. Sixty copies should suffice each of you, ja? Alas, we're only burning 20. 
 
KSV 303 To Live and Shave in L.A. - Contracting the Void with Premonitions of the Other. Recorded live (by Dave Phillips) on May 14, 2008 at Cinema Oblo, Lausanne, Switzerland. Two card readers, a snare drum and cymbal, and a voice. And say goodbye to everything that came before or dares follow. That fucking good.
That's all for now.
Cheers,
TS

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Orders Shipped! Shoddier Preps! Herded Piss Pro!

Dear Accomplices,





Please note: falling prey to an unpleasant seasonal cold has its advantages. One has time to sit around in one's pajamas. About 60% of the orders thus far received for the most recent Karl Schmidt Verlag release volley have been shipped. The remainder should go out tomorrow in the early afternoon. We were ready for you.

Copies remain of each of the titles, but be warned that we've only three left of the following: 094, 285, 292, 295, and 297. Many thanks for your support, especially of Victims' Youthquake Style.

We'll have three new albums for sale on Friday. Sleep never resorts to rust analogies.

Yours,

TS

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cuxhaven, in the shroud...

Flatworms and Hilary Duff Stalkers,

Pictured: yours truly, atop a jetty on a beach in Cuxhaven, the soporific but no less interesting enclave on Germany's North Sea coast. Last day of Summer, September 7th. I was pretty chilled. Pic by Claudia Franke.


Ciao for the nonce,

TS

Monday, September 09, 2013

TLASILA Hybrid Mixes: 20130910

Some people just need help. (And I don't mean AToH).



The latest in the occasional series of hybrid mixes from To Live and Shave in L.A.

Take and eat at the link provided.

Here.

Yrs,

TS

Sunday, September 08, 2013

KSV New Releases: Overview

(Amended 10 Sept 13.) 


 Pricing: Single discs: €8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere. Postpaid. Books: €34 Eurozone, €39 elsewhere. Postpaid.
Paypal to tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com

KSV 094 Tom Smith - Yet Flying I (Coyne Meditation 2006)


Recorded between TLASILA tours after my late father had slipped into an increasingly intractable state of dementia. Herr Coyne had passed only eighteen months before. I loved so much of his music - it just all seemed to fit. A fractured homage.

From the album's inner sleeve:

C/E/M/P TS WESTERNBLOT ADEL 2006
RESUSCITATED KSV HANOVER 2013
01 OHNE TITEL (59:04)
SLEEVE: 7TM NÜMBERG. M: LV&U, CLUJ. 

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KSV 285 Smith Jaspers Stencil - Warzsawa


 Recorded by Karl live at Eufemia,
 Warzsawa, on October 26, 2012.

Prepared for release by Paranoid Leather.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

01 Soundcheck (18:28)
02 Performance (31:43)

Stan Stencil: analog video generation
Wouter Jaspers: electronics, backing vocals
Tom Smith: voice, text, electronics 

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KSV 288 Savor Embryology - Crown Octavo



Recorded live by Borgonovo at Honky Tonky,
Seregno, Italy, 2-3 November, 2012.
Re-edit, mix  and production by Tom Smith Jan 2013 at
KSV HQ, Hannover, with thanks.

Sleeve: Silvia at OSC.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe.

01 Crown Octavo (75:41)

Savor Embryology: Crippa & Bella (tape, modules, distortion tubes)

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KSV 289 Paranoid Leather - Test Burst Atoll


01 Test Burst Atoll (69:00)

Edit, remix and production February 2013 by
 Tom Smith & Paranoid Leather at KSV, Hannover.

Sleeve: P. Zurm. Mastering: L/V/U @ the Slab, Cluj.

Recorded Sturmglocke, Hannover 2012/11/02
Paranoid Leather: selection

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KSV 290 Wool Letterer - Versus Ass, Between Age

01 VABA (67:03)


 Wool Letterer is Helena Rork. 
Recorded by Waltner Tuong at AoK.

Mix and production by Wool Letterer.

Artwork: Karlie Worm Mosz.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe. 

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KSV 291 Adamant Slurs - Stress Tartan Seedbed

 
01 Stress Tartan Seedbed (45:38)

Composed performed produced Adamant Slurs:
J-L Rylander/H Huhta Dec 2012-Mar 2013.

Sleeve: N Norr
Demastered: LV&U at the Slab

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KSV 292 Vat Tong - Potent Topmost



01 Potent Topmost (47:32)

Composed and performed live by Vat Tong
at Kunstmuseum Bonn, October 25, 2012.

Adolfs: electronics, azimuth; Schreier: microphones.

Mastered by Patient 182 at Dubplates, Berlin.

Herzlichen Dank: TS/KSV, KMB.

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KSV 294 Ski Anon - vs. Casual Relations


 01 UNTITLED (64:14)

Anon, we ski DE.

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KSV 295 Mortgage of Sin - Victoria Winter Diary


A new collaborative venture with Michael from the Berlin-based duo Destroyer Joint Mme. Joint.

01 Victoria Winter Diary (43:59)

Mortgage of Sin are
Tom Smith and Michael Von Dassanowsky.

Recorded in Berlin and Hannover, November 2012-February 2013.
Mixed and produced by Mortgage of Sin.
 
Sleeve by Björn at Half-Color.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab-Alucard, Cluj-Napoca. 

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KSV 296 Holzrelief - Kaput Dampf-Rave


Recorded by Haken at Foam, Paris, Dec 2012-Jan 2013.

Composed, performed, and produced by Louis & Robert Seuphor (Holzrelief).

Art: Werner at Late Work, Berlin. 
Danke L/V/U!

01 Kaput Dampf-Rave(45:16)

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KSV 297 Jorge Boehringer / Core of the Coalman - Viola Solos (Suspicious)



01 Viola Solo (It's Her First Time) (16:36)
02 Breakfast Without Roll (8:28)
03 Brown One (8:30)
04 Mit Kafe (9:35)
05 Warm Winter Shower Export (16:21)

Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Jorge Boehringer.

Sleeve by Maxine at Schoebel, Berlin.

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KSV 299 The Illusory Abbé - Nihilists and Slavs



Composed, mixed, performed and produced by
 Zuzka Royová & Janko Ondrejov at
Artex, Bratislava, Dec 2012-Feb 2013.

01 Cielené (50:29)
 
Prepared for release by Karl at KSV, Hannover.

Design: Mochy @ Kroka.

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KSV 302 Veith Elsper - Tröpfchen



Our friend Veith recently celebrated his TENTH birthday. He is for real. 
Disc comes with free wraparound A3 poster.

01 Tröpfchen I (11:17)
02 Tröpfchen II (2:03)
03 Tröpfchen III (1:59)
04 Tröpfchen IV (1:16)
05 Tröpfchen V (1:38)

06 Tröpfchen VI (3:07)
07 Tröpfchen VII (3:28)
08 Tröpfchen VIII (1:26)
09 Tröpfchen IX (2:01)
10 Tröpfchen X (2:37)

11 Tröpfchen XI (3:47)
12 Tröpfchen ´XII (4:14)
13 Tröpfchen XIII (5:24)
14 Tröpfchen XIV (3:33)
15 Tröpfchen XV (13:02)

Recorded, composed and performed by
Veith Elsper on 24 June 2013 at KSV HQ, Hannover. 
Prepared for release by Karl.
Artwork by Veith. 

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe.

Vielen Dank: Andrea Elsper.

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(KSV 197) Tom Smith - Victims' Youthquake Style (80-page photo essay)



Victims of restraint: monetary and otherwise. About: the freedom of negative expectations; the necessary vilification of narrative clarity as a response to poverty (intellectual or otherwise) or absence of means; unforeseen triumphs of textual inadequacy; selective analysis of patterns of pragmatism immersed in umbilical lye.

Six pages from the book, sans text:


Compiled, restored, edited and written by Tom Smith, 2011-2013.

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That's the update, as promised.

Many thanks, as ever.

Redundancy check:

Pricing: Single discs: €8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere. Postpaid. Books: €34 Eurozone, €39 elsewhere. Postpaid.
Paypal to tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com

Sincerely Thine,

TS/KS/KSV

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Victims' Youthquake Style: First Look at Exterior Sleeve

Hi Again,

Just returned from Cuxhaven on the North Sea coast. A very curious locale, but no less enjoyable for its vanilla patina...

Here's the outer sleeve of my new photobook on KSV, Victims' Youthquake Style. More info, as promised earlier, tomorrow.



Best,

TS

Friday, September 06, 2013

Finally... Thirteen New Albums and One New Book from KSV!

Hello Friends,

We're back after a late summer hiatus with the hot atomic secrets you crave. As the title above indicates, we have thirteen new discs and an 80-page tome for your delectation.

Quick rundown:

KSV 094 Tom Smith - Yet Flying I (Coyne Meditation 2006)


KSV 285 Smith Jaspers Stencil - Warzsawa


KSV 288 Savor Embryology - Crown Octavo


KSV 289 Paranoid Leather - Test Burst Atoll


KSV 290 Wool Letterer - Versus Ass, Between Age


KSV 291 Adamant Slurs - Stress Tartan Seedbed


 KSV 292 Vat Tong - Potent Topmost


 KSV 294 Ski Anon - vs. Casual Relations


 KSV 295 Mortgage of Sin - Victoria Winter Diary


KSV 296 Holzrelief - Kaput Dampf-Rave


KSV 297 Jorge Boehringer / Core of the Coalman - Viola Solos (Suspicious)


 KSV 299 The Illusory Abbé - Nihilists and Slavs


KSV 302 Veith Elsper - Tröpfchen


KSV 197 Tom Smith - Victims' Youthquake Style (80-page phototome)


 
So, this is the overview. Some have been delayed (KSV 094 since 2010!), and the others are new, albeit long in development or lazily sprawled atop the post-production veranda.

Prices and info on Sunday, when these will be made available for your orders (or exclamations of disgust).

Editions of 20 on all the discs; KSV's books are printed to order and have no expiration date.

Great thanks for your continued interest and support...

Love, as always,

TS/KSV