Monday, May 26, 2014

Typologies of Objects Across Staggering Links...

Hi All,

Karl Schmidt Verlag update: the HQ laptop is being repaired. Should have it back from the shop no sooner than Friday, no later than midweek next. Orders will thus be tardy. (Duplication of Ruine 1974-2014 had yet to be completed. Sincere thanks for your interest and support!) Apologies to all concerned. I'll have parcels ready ASAP! 



Monday, May 19, 2014

Ruine 1974-2014: Update!


Here's the cover of the book that accompanies the swankier of the two editions of Ruine 1974-2014.

Available now, droogs. 130 minutes of music, 84 works excerpted (only 17 of which have been previously issued), an F5 wedge for your adrenals...


Monday, May 12, 2014

Ruine 1974-2014: ACHTUNG!

Karl Schmidt Verlag new release update: Tom Smith - Ruine 1974-2014. This two-disc stochastic anthology spans the titular timeline and offers the adventurous listener 90-second extracts of 82 works, the majority of which have never been issued in any form. (Each year is represented by three minutes of music.) The teaser poster (included with the deluxe version) was posted on Friday. The album's insert card for the first of its two discs may be admired below.

(Self-portrait by TS at Manse Adel, 2005.)

Demand has been running high. I understand that not every enthusiast can afford the deluxe edition. So, KSV is offering a second iteration: the two discs, no accompanying booklet, but a sweet A3 print of the teaser poster and a hard-stock info card. 

€13 Eurozone, €15 everywhere else, postpaid. Paypal: tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com.

A detailed tracklist follows:

KSV 375 Tom Smith - Ruine 1974-2014

Disc One (67:26)

2005 Sightings Tom Smith - Performance excerpt, No Fun Fest II, Brooklyn (24 Mar 05)
1999 DJ Oborshnrytzaktvyzt (TS) - 05 Untitled (17 Aug 99)
1985 Pussy Galore - "Why Would I Say It to You" (excerpt) (University of Maryland, 12/85, 1st gig)
2006 TLASILA - Performance excerpt, Tarantula Hill, Baltimore (11 Sept 04)
2004 TLASILA - "Mothers Over Silverpoint I" (excerpt) (Noon and Eternity outtake)
1981 Boat Of - Rehearsal excerpt, Night Gallery, Athens, GA (18 July 81)
1983 Boat Of - Live mix excerpt, WABR-FM Studio, Tifton, GA (16 Jan 83)
1991 POI/TLASILA* - Lovely H-Echt (Rogue) (excerpt) (11 Nov 86/28 Jan 91)
1984 Peach of Immortality - Performance excerpt, d.c. space, WDC (30 Aug 84)
1993 TLASILA - "Christian Coalition" (excerpt) (30-mm outtake) (11/93 mix)
1976 TS - Shortwave Experiments Pt. 1 (excerpt)
1990 TLASILA - Original Demos Pt. 3: 01 'Toast To...' (12 July 90)
1979 Prepared Party - Shortwave Sweep: Composites and Loops (Pt. 1)
2008 TLASILA - "The Vietnamese Standard" (excerpt) (WORM Session, Rotterdam, 14 Apr 08) (Tom Smith, Joke Lanz & Sickboy Milkplus)
2002 OHNE - Were Not Beauty Death (dub 02) (25 Jan 02) (excerpt) (OHNE 1 outtake)
2000 TLASILA - New Walking Song for Priya (excerpt)
2012 Tom Smith & Patrick Spurlock - Performance excerpt (from KSV 220 Pitchforks Rumple)
1994 Doris Wishman & Tom Smith - Keyholes Are for Peeping: Live Commentary, Miami Beach (11 Feb 94)
1997 Obliterati - "Playcrete II" (excerpt) (Decatur Sessions, 12/96-1/97) (Recorded, mixed & produced by TS)
Peach of Immortality - Performance and interview excerpt, WREK-FM, Atlanta, GA (22 Feb 89)
2013 Rope Cosmetology - Untitled (excerpt) (from KSV 300 After Paul Died, His Double Married)
1982 Boat Of - Performance excerpt, 40 Watt, Athens, GA (9 Mar 82)
1977 Tom Smith Group - Radio Adel: Loop Construction I (mixed by TS on 21 October 1993 at Telemundo Studio, Hialeah, FL)
2011 Tom Smith - "Ohne Titel" (extract) (from KSV 145 The Protracted and Abstract 'Sex Mix')
1998 TLASILA - Parisian Supplement (extract) (22 June 98)
2007 Tom Smith vs. Crown Now - Untitled #5 (excerpt)
2009 TLASILA - Untitled III (excerpt) from Hybrid EP #320 (27 Apr 09)
1978 Tom Smith - Richard Hell and the Voidoids: "Who Says" (excerpt) (WVVS Dub with TS vocal)
2001 Born in East L.A. - Untitled (excerpt)
Peach of Immortality - Untitled #9 (excerpt) (from The Baptist Hymnal)
1975 Tom Smith & Don Fleming - Untitled Improvisation (excerpt) (Valdosta State College Electronic Music Lab, Valdosta, GA)
Peach of Immortality - Reel One: 23 July 88 (excerpt) (from Sinatra / Xenakis)
1986 Pussy Galore - "Fuck Ian Mackaye" (version 2) (excerpt) (from Oven Bait)
1995 TLASILA - "His-He with Bell Dick" (excerpt) (TS remix from Vedder Vedder Bedwetter for a Beast 666 compilation)
2014 Merkwürdig Riechen - Untitled 02 (excerpt) (Eleonorenstr Rehearsal, Hannover (17 Jan 14)
2003 Memories of Underdevelopment - "Temerosos Escopeteros" (excerpt) (from unreleased El exquisito muerte de Rolando Masferrer EP) (Gerard Klauder & Tom Smith)
2010 Tom Smith - "324" (excerpt) (from KSV 079 Die Frau betreffend)
1992 TLASILA - Performance Template No. 1 (extract)
1980 Pre-Cave - From Writing 'Indifference' (Side A excerpt) (Mike Green & Tom Smith)
1996 Scissor Girls - "Stim+Rspnse" (excerpt) (Recorded, mixed & produced by TS)
1974 Tommy Smith's Coast Guard - "Use Your Zip Code" (excerpt) (remastered 2011 by Don Fleming)

Disc Two (72:03)

2011 Sightings Tom Smith - Performance excerpt (Sonic Protesst 2011, Paris) (from KSV 156 Sot Inspectors)
Peach of Immortality - Untitled #4 (excerpt) (Taxi zum Shoah session, 16 May 89)
Peach of Immortality - "Dope Alley" Composite (excerpt)
Peach of Immortality - Performance excerpt (Jed's, New orleans, 14 Jan 86)
1991 Tom Smith Don Fleming - "Freda's Surfing Board" (excerpt) (from Gin Blossoms EP)
1985 Tom Smith vs. The Beauty Contest - "The Beast (version)" (extract) (from Jack Heard Sings Before Christ)
1995 Miss High Heel - Jim Magas isolation mixes (excerpt)
1975 Tom Smith & Don Fleming - Untitled Improvisation I (excerpt)
2004 TLASILA - Performance excerpt (Tonic, NYC, 18 Sept 04)
1992 POI/TLASILA - "The Other House" (excerpt) (Everything That Arkansas Needs/Vasta Mole Superbus sessions, 30-31 July 92) (Fred Ware III & Tom Smith)
1992 Mike Green - POI/TLASILA Loops and Constructions (excerpt)
1979 Prepared Party - Shortwave Sweep Composites and Loops (Pt. 2) (extract)
1982 Boat Of - Performance excerpt (T.V. Dinner, Atlanta, 24 Apr 82)
2010 Kevin Drumm & Tom Smith - "Mud Keeps Lifting Me Higher" (excerpt) (from KSV 110)
2012 TS Ruinu - Performance (excerpt) (from KSV 276 Swiped Jukestep Violence Stars)
Peach of Immortality - WCVT-FM Session (excerpt), Towson State University, Towson, MD (25 May 87)
1981 Boat Of - Performance excerpt (40 Watt, Athens, GA, 16 May 81)
1993 POI/TLASILA - Performance excerpt (Churchills, Miami, 8 July 93)
1978 Tom, Don & Max - Politics (excerpt) (Valdosta, GA sessions)
1974 Tommy Smith's Coast Guard - "Use Your Zip Code" (excerpt) (it's a very long piece!)
2002 OHNE - Performance excerpt (Bunkr, Moscow, 12 May 02)
2005 TLASILA - "Mothers Over Silverpoint" (excerpt) (Noise Against Fascism, Black Cat, WDC, 27 Jan 05)
Peach of Immortality - Performance excerpt (d.c. space, WDC, 15 Dec 84)
2003 Tom Smith - "Controlled by Fear" (Fear of God tribute compilation)
1977 Tom Smith - Rigid Arrangement Promo D (WVVS-FM, Valdosta, GA)
1997b TS - Dismember Edits (3 Oct 97)
1997c TLASILA - "Leslie Ann" sequence (excerpt) (15 Apr 97)
2007 TLASILA - Session excerpt (from unreleased Horror of Final Losses album, Atlanta, 09/2007)
2013 Tom Smith - "Your Violence (version 6)" (excerpt) (from forthcoming KSV 350 Your Violence)
1976 Tom Smith - Shortwave Experiment 10/76
1990 TLASILA - "U-Waft" (excerpt) (Original Demos, 7/90)
1980 Nest (adj.) - "Kitty Even Foxier" (version 3, 26 Oct 80) (excerpt) (Carol Levy, Tom Smith and Michael Stipe)
1998 TLASILA - Sum Strode Withouten Head (excerpt) (outtake from Wigmaker disc 1 assembly version #1)
2008 TLASILA - "WX" (excerpt) (from TLASILA vs. Sabreteeth single)
2014 T/SMS - "TST 20" (excerpt) (live, Oberdeck, Hannover, 28 Mar 14)
1994 TLASILA - "Tongue and Lips Reclaim" (excerpt) (Churchills, Miami, 22 Sept 94)
2009 TLASILA - "Mungere Ugonotto" (excerpt) (from Ogromno Utegnute compilation)
1996 Duotron - "Po' Po' Pee Poo" (excerpt) (from Duotron vs. Tom Smith LP)
2000 Sightings - "Books for Dummies" (excerpt) (from unreleased Menlo Park album recorded, mixed and produced by TS)
1999 TLASILA - "Hydra-Cheeks" (excerpt) (WFMU, Hoboken, NJ, 4/99)
2006b TS - Oliver Messiaen - "Les sept anges" (excerpt) (from Pull-Outs Vol. 1-2 cassette, 2006)
2006c TLASILA - Performance excerpt (Friendship Cove, Montreal, 31 Aug 06)
1983 Boat Of - Performance excerpt (WREK-FM, Atlanta, GA, 16 Jan 83)
2001 OHNE - "Test 06 (Version 5)" (excerpt) (recorded by TS at Smack Shire HQ, North Miami Beach, 31 Dec 01)

* Thus designated as the music was Shavian while the band (often only Tom) labored under the very soft contract stipulation that required the use of the POI moniker.

Recap: deluxe edition, with 48-page booklet, etc., Eurozone €31, elsewhere €37. (Shipping from Germany becomes rather more expensive when a package includes more weight.) The music for music's sake edition: €13 Eurozone, €15 everywhere else.



Friday, May 09, 2014

New Releases for Your Weekend from Karl Schmidt Verlag...

(Amended 12 May 14. Ruine 1974-2014 corrections: running times adjusted, outer sleeve added.)

Ladies, Germs,

As promised, new graininess, devoid of gesture!

KSV 318 Mic'd Roofers - Hazy Ebonies

01 Untitled  (44:48)

Composed, performed, mixed and produced by Rilu Cochrane
at Citation Plateworks, Dessau, May 2013-Jan 2014.
Mastered by Linda/Viola/Uwe at the Slab in Cluj-Napoca.
Design supervision: Lamotrigine @ Dose, Helmstedt.

"This sparkling cocktail of bergamot, orange blossom, white musk, and leather channels the glamour of a Gucci gown." - X-Plagiarist, Spring 2014


KSV 319 Doombruder - Bekleidete Halbschwestern

 01 Untitled (78:03)

Composed and performed by Doombruder.
Drydock Stalling & Imtiefen Wald: instruments.
Recorded live at Sturmglocke, Hannover, by Karl.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at the Slab, Cluj-Napoca.
Artwork by Repiu @ Perihelion 80 AU, Bremen.

"To children, Venice again, afternoon lies are scenes to be taken back. Necessarily pleasing beaches from her Europe, for another final ocean summer." - Modular Bass, June 2014


KSV 320 Sgnit Hgis - Gab es drei Sichtungen

01 Untitled (54:21)


"That showy eye, highlighted adding a matched line, blended black, the creative double-winged light flicked with blushing edges, touching the directors of corners, giving concerts for white cheeks." 

 - Shadow Philips, Used Velvet (Summer 2014) 


KSV 321 Merkwürdig Riechen - Truckle Smog: Code Chunks

01 Untitled (59:42)


"Merkwürdig Riechen anchor magistrates. Tormented judges re-title misleading notables. Cheap dramatics co-script biases. (They) are foreboding, indeterminate. Stunning, naturalistic gall."

- Slanted (Norway), Issue 67, 2014


KSV 322 The Hard Fence Dreamed - Dresden: Alaunstraße, 9. Mai

01 Untitled (67:23)


"Camera-elegant assumption of Turkish Raphael to accessories of northern identity. Only 37, they led the reborn in portrayals of noblewomen and scholars' headdresses. 'Be a slave dub,' they exort, as Italian social remains wound the eloquent. Sitters contemporaries? Portraits are sometimes mistaken."

- W. Frick, Grey Caste, June 2014


KSV 323 Spandex Innovations - Handcuffed Eight Screws

01 52:10

SI: Théo de Tschudi & ALEXANDRA P.X

Recorded composed performed mixed produced by Spandex Innovations.
Mastered Linda, Viola & Uwe. Sleeve: Geber @ Grosseteste, Oxford.

"Illustrious private watch auction, snake enamel and original O-masters stream private, Horst-inspired diamond shoes..."

- Queen of Tinimbang, Summer 2014


KSV 324 SFTSTPS + Married in Berdichev - Oberdeck, 19. Mai

01 Married in Berdichev (25:35)
02 SFTSTPS (16:59)
03 Version (16:39)

SFTSTPS: Nicholas Houde. MARRIED IN BERDICHEV: Brittany Gould.
Recorded at the Oberdeck, Hannover, 19 May 2013 by Karl.
Version: Paranoid Leather. Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe.
Sleeve: Third Marriage @ Nymphomaniac Sister, Berlin.

"Captures prose girlfriends interweaving vibrant embellishments and violent decor. Petulant, opulent, flattering parchments, tablecloths, jets and spoons."

- Freak Sferra, Volterra #19 (May 2014)


KSV 325 Violence Prostitute Just Business Talk - Death Second 

 01 UNTITLED (71:02)

VPJBT: Crista Olesen, Willem Migration and Amelie Reiter.

Mix: Crista & Paranoid Leather. Recorded May-June 2013 at Glance at Pomp, Leipzig. Mastered by Viola, Linda & Uwe at the Slab, Cluj. Design: Mamo at Selbst 211, Leipzig.

"Hallucinations, holes. Mother feared Carlo died of bodies. Characters' persecutions edited hospitable complexities, butchers' magical sculptures. Severe gouaches shock unearthed Silvana, the least irregular of four. Die for the drawings!" 

- A.R. Poe, Albino (3), 2014.


KSV 326 Dizonom - A Simple Asphyxiant 

01 Untitled (71:28)

Composed performed mixed produced by Dizonom.
Pott: electronics Anders: sound design.
Mastered by Jette at Spyy; København.
Art: Rasmus at RKA 112.

"Eroded red mica, speckling, a reddish-blue beach clay. Sea green there, and red-brown beneath the yellow. Gulls flock in white lake green, a leeward red longing of furious lures and snagged roofs. Red, red, rest down."

- NWW Dialysis, Summer 2014.


KSV 370 Run Dust x T/SMS - Bop Cshack Bootleg Rework

Side A 13:14 Side B 15:10 Version 17:04 Re-edit remix production T/SMS
Original sounds Run Dust.

(This release includes an additional seventeen minutes of material not included on the original KSV Digital version.)

"Blame the little observer. His death touch gathered the murderer. Principles celebrate the structured realism housing a kill. A classic cellar dose of sequestered police culprit. A turbulent win for ugly 'cinema'!"

- Babbitt, Manchester Evening News, May 2014.


KSV 375 Tom Smith - Ruine 1974-2014 (2xCD + 48-page booklet)

101 Ruine (Pt. 1) (67:26)
201 Ruine (Pt. 2) (72:03)

One hundred and ninety-two extracts spanning the 41-year musical career of the famed Protestant cemetery, from 1974's Tommy Smith's Coast Guard (recorded at age 17) to a recently recorded T/SMS live "TST." Each year is represented by 180 seconds of sound, with each disc's 90-second fragments distributed within the mix via custom algorithm. Selection, editing, mix and production by TS. This release is one in a continuing series exploring the depth of Tom's extraordinarily expansive archive (not idle hyperbole - there are thousands of recordings stretching back to the early 70s, only a handful of which have been lost), leading to a more traditional (chronological) anthology.

"Faith deteriorated between the sentence and the conditional. Ashes followed immunity."

- C. Zurvan, Western Proceedings


Editions of 15.

Single-disc releases benefit from our 2008-2009 pricing scheme in gratitude for your continued support. It's KSV's fifth-year anniversary, after all. In the Eurozone, €7.49 postpaid. Elsewhere, €9 postpaid.

The exception is KSV 375, which is a double-disc release accompanied by a 48-page booklet. €31 in the Eurozone, €37 elsewhere.

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

Many thanks, as ever!


Tom / Karl

Thursday, May 08, 2014

New KSV Releases Due to Be Presented Here Tomorrow...

Hello All,

Preparing the Ruine set for release has proved to be extraordinarily arduous - there are 192 separate audio elements alone. We ask that you overlook the slight delay and give the new KSV albums (some of which you've doubtless noticed in earlier posts) a long, passionate smooch when they debut here tomorrow.



A Russian Orthodox priest checks voting machines under the ceiling of a residential house near Seattle...

Any Xiu Xiu fans out there? Loop back to 2006: I was asked to remix a track from their Air Force album for inclusion on a compilation that was issued the following year as Remixed | Covered. For my piece, I opted to rework the entirety of AF. Brought it in at 3:45. Accepted, done. Upon release, the track was credited to TLASILA, perhaps because they didn't want to confuse their indie followers by intimating the lead drooler of REM-lite Brit fops Editors had done the mix. But, yeah, it was all me. I knocked it out over a long weekend at Hnub Ci Vaj and Graham Moore's surburban ATL chateau. (And cheers, Marisa Handren!)
Click the artwork below for the link.

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