Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Karl Schmidt Verlag: New Release Packet Delayed 24 Hours... OK?

Hi Again,

Kinda swamped here at HQ, so I'll probably need another day before the next seven (two new, new albums, and five of the holdovers from December 2013) can be flung from the launch site.

What you can look forward to (dreading):


Alright?

Until then,

TS

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"A Further Dimension of the Construction..."

https://soundcloud.com/tom-smith-tlasila-ksv/to-live-and-shave-in-l-a-an
 
(Click above image for link.)
 
To Live and Shave in L.A. - An Integral Material (for Carolee Schneemann)
 
Previously unissued piece from August-September 2008, featuring Gaybomb, Graham Moore, and yours truly. 2014 VIP by Tom at KSV, Hannover. Cover photo: Karl.

Best,

TS

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

KSV: New Releases Out Now!

KSV 308-312. NOW!


As promised. For your edification, the next five of the aforementioned five-and-fifty...

Preview mix here.

(KSV 308) ASTMA & Tom Smith - Vodka, Beer, Tobacco and the Church (2xCD)

 

101 ASTMA (LIVE) (22:56)
102 ASTMA & TOM SMITH (LIVE) (22:45)
201 ASTMA & TOM SMITH (SESSION) (40:34)

DISC ONE RECORDED BY KARL AT THE OBERDECK, HANNOVER, ON MARCH 1, 2013.
DISC TWO RECORDED BY KARL AT SILKE ARP BRICHT, HANNOVER, ON MARCH 2, 2013.
EDIT AND MIX BY PARANOID LEATHER.
DESIGN: D. DOROKHINA, MOSCOW.
MASTERING: LINDA; VIOLA & UWE

OLGA NOSOVA & ALEXEI BORISOV:
ELECTRONICS; DEVICES, INSTRUMENTS, VOICES
TOM SMITH: ELECTRONICS, VOICE

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(KSV 309) Alexei Borisov & Karl Schmidt - The Collective Subjective



01 The Collective Subjective (66:38)

Recorded by Paranoid Leather at
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 3 Mar 13.
Conversation: AB & KS.
Sleeve: Annalee @ Cadillac Assault, Berlin.
Mastered at Slab Alucard, Cluj, by Linda, Viola & Uwe.

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(KSV 310) Katherine Young x Jessica Pavone - Dominance and Independence



01 Katherine Young (32:37)
02 Jessica Pavone (29:36)

Composed and performed by the artists.
Katherine Young: bassoon and electronics.
Jessica Pavone: violin, voice, electronics.

Recorded by Karl at the Oberdeck, Hannover,
on April 18, 2013. Prepared for release by
Paranoid Leather at KSV HQ, May 2013.
Sleeve by Kolanuß, Bremen.
Mastered by Linda, Voila & Uwe.

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(KSV 311) Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson x Hexeneichen - Non-Public Modes



01 Leilani x Steffan (27:35)
02 Sigi (43:37)

Composed and performed by the artists.
Hexeneiche > Leilani Trowell & Steffan de Turck: electronics, devices.
Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson: voice, laptop.

Recorded by Karl at the Oberdeck, Hannover, on March 31, 2013. Sleeve by Zeres @ Granite Mews, Cosham. Mastered by LV&U, Cluj.

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(KSV 312) Krakkkbot & AMFJ - Withering Gists of Gray



01 Krakkkbot (21:06)
02 AMFJ (23:59)

Composed and performed by the artists:
Blaldur Björnsson (Krakkkbot): laptop, electronics;
Adalsteinn Jorundsson (AMFJ): electronics, devices.

Recorded by Karl at
the Oberdeck, Hannover,
on October 12, 2013.
Artwork by Alli @ AM, Reykjavík.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at
Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

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Editions of 15.
2008-2009 pricing, re KSV's fifth-year anniversary.
Eurozone, €7.49 postpaid. Elsewhere, €9 postpaid.
Paypal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

NOTE: KSV 286, and KSV 304-358 (all of 'em), regardless if they are multi-disc sets, will be priced as noted above. No price greater than €9 until we've flushed the 55 albums from the queue! Even worse - all of these recordings are EXCEPTIONALLY FINE. It's our way of saying thanks for supporting the efforts of the Verlag for the last five years... Merci!

Best,

Tom

Karl Schmidt Verlag: Prohibitive Favorites

Hi Again,

If you missed them in late October, here are the first five of the 55 new KSV releases in the queue.

(KSV 286) Smith Jaspers Stencil - Torun


01 Untitled (55:01)

Stan Stencil: live analogue video generation
Wouter Jaspers: electronics, treatments, backing vocals
Tom Smith: voice, electronics, text

Recorded live by Karl Schmidt at NRD, Torun, Poland, on October 28, 2012.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.
Sleeve: Bogusławski @ Studio Górska.

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(KSV 304) Academia Riding Rust - The Danger of Paralysis 


01 The Danger of Paralysis (60:30)

Edited, mixed and produced Sept-Oct 2013 by ARR.
Sleeve by Pompiliu @ Minoy, Bucharest.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe @ Slab Alucard, Cluj.

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(KSV 305) Merkwürdig Riechen - Cantilever Joinery 


01 REHEARSAL ARC (45:13)
02 LIVE AT STURMGLOCKE, HANNOVER (30:47)

RECORDED KARL. ARC EDITED MIXED TS. COMPOSED PERFORMED MR.
BOCKER: BS LUKE: ELCTRNCS TOM: VX FX
SLEEVE EMER @ LM, HAMBURG. MASTERED LINDA VIOLA UWE.

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KSV 306) Small Thuringian Mother - Production Sample 


01 Production Sample (65:28)

STM: Mara Pujol & Octavio Roque

Recorded by Octavio at Goethe Institut, La Habana, on 10 Feb 2013.
Mix and production by Small Thuringian Mother.

Art: S. Cortázar @ NPS, La Habana. Mastering: Linda, Viola & Uwe.
Muchas gracias: Tom Smith & KSV.

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(KSV 307) Disaggregation - Dwarf Argument 


01 DWARF ARGUMENT (55:41)

Disaggregation is BF Cross and CQ Rothkopf.
Recorded by Jep Servillo at 285 Kent, Brooklyn, on Jan 12, 2013.
Design: Kono @ Hiroku, NYC. Unmastered.

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Pricing: Still want to keep levels nearer to 2008. So, €7.49 postpaid, Eurozone. €9 postpaid, elsewhere. Paypal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

Vielen Dank,

Every errant voice at KSV

Monday, February 17, 2014

KSV 286/304-307: One Last Preview Before the Seedier Side...


Listen here.

KSV: Something Akin to Enriched Uranium...

Re KSV as life diary: the time prior to my December trip Stateside was fraught with difficulty. Probably shouldn't have devoted so many hours to T/SMS tour planning. Didn't leave much for the swarm of releases I'd spent months sweating over. Thought I could finish everything on the other side, but I bit off far more than I could ever hope to stuff into the mouths of the poor schmucks who chew my food. There was no Internet in my Mom's hometown, and no cell tower close enough for me to use my smartphone / local SIM card as a server. I was truly off-grid. Then, the tour, archive transfers, lurking about with friends, etc.

I suggest we start where we last left off We'll trot out the first ten of the 55, and whip the remainder through the blog every Monday until the enamel dust has settled. For this week, however, I'll probably need an extra day. So, see you Tuesday at the latest for five late 2013 and as many new 2014 releases from Karl Schmidt Verlag...




Merkwürdig Riechen: EXTISPICIUM

Droogs, we're back to announce the release of Merkwürdig Riechen's debut EP, Extispicium, on KSV-distributed imprint Belgian Home Optimisation. It's here, it's ready to ship, and it's been described by scribe Michael Bruns (German quarterly culture tome Testcard, et al) as

"...determined to embark on a journey into uncharted territory of ecstatic energy, which relentlessly self-destructs through an act of grinding pop-cultural paranoia. Or just picture this: Suicide meets DAF without singers but with Billy McKenzie on their minds, who realized that the ill-fitting Mark Stewart suit actually looks much better on him than previously thought."

I honestly don't know if any of that has a relation to what Merkwürdig Riechen have been doing for the past two years, but it may help the uninitiated conjure a vague outline.



Eight tracks, 32 minutes in length, full-color sleeve, blood-red shell, texts of loathing, stark analog backdrops, splintered bass accompaniment. Edition of 50. Snap-front bag, A3 poster.



 €10 worldwide, postpaid. Paypal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com. Ships immediately.






Many thanks,

Tom / KSV / BHO / Merkwürdig Riechen

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Merkwürdig Riechen: Extispicium Preview!

Merkwürdig Riechen - "The Struggling Inch." Belgian Home Optimisation releases the Extispicium EP tomorrow! MR: Andreas Brüning, Luke Calzonetti, and Tom Smith (c'est moi).

Listen to the Soundcloud preview here.


The eight-song BHO cassette is distributed through Karl Schmidt Verlag and will be offered for sale on these very insect-splattered pages tomorrow morning!

Limited edition of 50 C-40 chrome cassettes in a full-color sleeve, housed in a snap-front bag with A3 poster.

€10 postpaid globally; PalPal via tlasila [at] gmail [.com].

Lydia Kommt!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

T/SMS "TSTS 25-28" Preview...

T/SMS: TSTS 25-28. Preview mix available now at Soundcloud.

Click below for access.

https://soundcloud.com/tom-smith-tlasila-ksv/t-sms-tsts-25-28-preview

(Unused cover design for TSTS 25-28. Sleeve by Karl.)



Friday, February 14, 2014

T/SMS: TSTS 25-28 (Available Now!)

Happy Valentine's Day, loveless ones...

We have something new for you today. Very limited edition (10), four newly-recorded T/SMS tracks housed in honking red corporate USB cards (presented in flac/wav/mp3 formats), ready to go go go! Please message first for availability, alright?


Once you have confirmation, the usual drill: €10 (postpaid worldwide) to tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

Kiss someone you're uncertain of today!

Liebe,

TS / KSV

Sunday, February 02, 2014

PSH...

My favorite of Mr. Hoffman's film roles was that of Phil Parma, the nurse who cares for the ailing Earl Partridge (Jason Robards, Jr.) in Paul Thomas Anderson's sprawling 1999 feature Magnolia. Rigorous restraint.


Sad that he is gone...