Twelve New Releases from Karl Schmidt Verlag!

Hi All,

No need for additional introductions. If you're a follower of this blog, you know that these have been in post-production since late January. Five weeks later, and we're finally ready with the second release fusillade of 2010...

KSV 012 Nevai Myth - Hirtenlieder

Postponed from 2009, now ready for public renunciation. Nandor Nevai's unused vocal (and percussive) contributions to TLASILA's The Wigmaker in 18th Century Williamsburg album, posited within (extremely) sympathetic late 60s/early 70s Christian folk arrangements. As splendid as it sounds...

Edition of 15.


KSV 062 Soi-même - Let the Clots Come

New TS side project with ur-portraitist Liz Peyton 2.

Dilations and recriminations of a far higher order.

Edition of 15.


KSV 063 Screwdriver (sic) - Skewed Plural

Originally scheduled for a 2006 release on The Smack Shire, this exorcism will forever alter your perception of a certain musical group's particular recording. More perfect that even we dare admit...

Edition of 15.


KSV 064 Minimal Man / Peach of Immortality - Hardart Gallery, Washington, DC, November 16, 1984

Minimal Man's Patrick Miller and Peach of Immortality's Tom Smith met via last century's peculiar land post technology (i.e., mail), eventually resolving to bring the former's group to the nation's bleak capital (then under the charred thumb of the fetid cockblocker Reagan) for a performance. This indeed came to pass (at POI cellist Rogelio Maxwell's Hardart Gallery).

Minimal Man performed first, and then Miller joined Peach for a convulsive collaborative set. In your heart you'll know it's right...

Available here for the first time anywhere. There were a few dropouts in the Minimal Man cassette, and they were interpolated as digital glitches during the transfer process. Nothing too distracting, however. It's the only extant recording, so we must be tolerant. The POI recording was made from sound engineer Joe Kennedy's board mix, and it's absolutely fantastic for a 26-year-old chrome bias transcription.

Minimal Man:

Patrick Miller: voice, taped instrumentals (mostly reel-to-reel backing tracks from the Safari album.)
Kristin Oppenheim: tape op and live mix

Peach of Immortality:

Rogelio Maxwell: cello and treatments
Jared Louche: tabletop guitar, motors, clip-on devices
Tom Smith: cassette decks, tapes
Joe Kennedy: live mix, vocal interjections
Patrick Miller: voice

Edition of 15.


KSV 065 A-Aachen AAL Nevada Jim - Monitor Worm (The Complete 1996 Studio Sessions)

The late Brian Cook, Fred Ware III, and Tom Smith sparingly recorded and performed in 1996 as A-Aachen AAL Nevada Jim. Their three sessions at Atlanta's long-shuttered Microgroove Studios have been remastered and collected herein.

I wish that a lot more of you on the, er, "scene" way back in '96 could have seen this trio live. We only played out a handful of times, but those who saw us seem to have gone slack and gimpy afterwards...

A two-disc set.

Edition of 15.


KSV 066 VA - Aerating Hortatory Trove (The Complete Tora Tora Tora Festival Recordings)

A fourteen-disc set comprising every bloody peep recorded during the 1996 three-day festival. Recorded on 16-track digital by the Microgroove Mobile at Atlanta's sleazy-ass Dottie's Club, and mixed and produced by fest curator Tom Smith, this collection is guaranteed to numb both halves of your bifurcated mini-dome.

Artists are arrayed A-Z, as this seemed the fairest, most appropriately (non-)stochastic dogma. Some performances were excerpted for 2003's Tarot or Aorta compilation release on the Smack Shire label. Here, of course, all sets are presented unedited for the first time.

Disc 1

Amoeba (raftboy)

Disc 2

Bobby Conn
Brian McMahon & the Choke Cherries

Disc 3

Davey Williams & LaDonna Smith

Disc 4

Dixie Blood Moustache
Eugene Chadbourne

Disc 5

The Flying Luttenbachers

Disc 6

Harry Pussy
The Hercules
Leslie Q

Disc 7

Loren MazzaCane Connors

Disc 8

Medaglia D'Oro Orchestra
Monostat 7

Disc 9

Original Members of (Electric Eels)
Pagan Holiday

Disc 10

Quim Gremlin
Mr. Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Disc 11

Simeon Coxe & Obliterati

Disc 12

Temple of Bon Matin
Tête á Gifle
To Live and Shave in L.A.

Disc 13

William Carlos Williams
Zeke Scheck Care Co

Disc 14 (studio recordings made during the festival at Microgroove, in Atlanta)

Amoeba (raftboy)
Braid, Cord (Bobby Conn & Friends)
Simeon Coxe & Obliterati
To Live and Shave in L.A.

Edition of 10.


KSV 067 Juror Murk - Jowl Rig Rumor

The latest solo venture from label founder and punishing überlord Karl Schmidt. Location soundings from the depths of the Hannover U-Bahn, twisted and deformed into caustic, twining vistas of screeching steel and slang-inflected teen babble.

Two disc set.

Edition of 15.


KSV 068 VA - Silly Art Fick 25

Strict and unforgiving documentation of a crazed January night at Silke Arp Bricht, with immense thanks to curator Claudia Franke for taking concepts of the possible through an invertebrate wringer.

The line-up: Child Abuse, Jan van Hasselt, Family Battle Snake, and Steve Warwick. The DJ was our very own TS. Perfidy plus predation somehow edges close to (craven claims of) (im)perfection.

Two disc set.

Edition of 15.


KSV 069 Three Resurrected Drunkards - Wohlklang, 13. Feb

The most recent concert performance from the duo of Pit Noack and Tom Smith, and their fourth album to date.

See previous posts regarding the Wohlklang set. Needless to chirp, the juke was disjointed, the paracetamol hastily packed. Members of Kasabian and The Big Pink dropped in to sing backup during the Pierre Schaeffer medley!

Edition of 15.


KSV 070 Sightings Tom Smith - Complete Gardens of War Sessions

Recorded in Brooklyn in 2003 during the sessions of the TSSR release, albeit with a secondary mic and an altogether less organic medium. These digital takes HURT.

Three discs, stuffed with the compositions your great-great-great grandchildren will be interred to...

Edition of 15.


KSV 071 TS - Aarau Adversarials

Turntable experiments and proto-mashups created following Ohne's 2002 of Eastern and Central Europe at the group's headquarters in Aarau, Switzerland.

One contiguous mix, and more than a few insalubrious stabs.

Edition of 15.


KSV 072 Tom Smith & Blue Sabbath Black Fiji with Pit Noack & Olaf Gehrke - Six Resurrected Sabbaths

Chaos at Wohlklang. You know the rest.

Edition of 15.


Pricing: still holding down the former rates, at least for the next few months.

So, single-disc sets (KSV 012 / 062 / 063 / 064 / 069 / 071 / 072) are €8.47 within the EU, €10 elsewhere. Please add €1 for each additional disc.

Double sets (KSV 065 / 067 / 068) are €12.47 within the EU, and €14 elsewhere. Add €1 for additional copies, as always.

The lone triple set (KSV 070) will set you back €15.47 in Europa and €17 elsewhere. Add additional postage where applicable.

KSV 066 is a fourteen-disc package and costs €49.99 in the EU, and €60 elsewhere. Why the discrepancy? Postage, my droogs. In Deutschland, well, believe me when I say that it isn't cheap.

If you buy a copy of the Complete Tora set and any other disc, additional shipping fees will be waived.


I'll post a free promo mix (and video) later in the evening.

Best to All,



bruitiste said…
Check your e-mail...
BTW the Soi-Même sleeve pic is not showing up, as far as I can tell.
ommyth said…
Hello B,

Yeah, I missed the Soi-même cover during my FTP sweep. Cheers for the alert!

Luca said…
Is the Minimal Man/Peach Of Immortality available for download? or to buy?
ommyth said…
Hello Luca,

You can purchase the album during the next open vault weekend, which, coincidentally enough, occurs next weekend, April 29th to May 1st. Send a message via PayPal and it's yours.


Luca said…
I have been trying to find how to contact you on paypal, how do I?

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