Monday, February 17, 2014

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

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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

To Live and Shave in L.A. 25th Anniversary Tour: Updated Poster

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