Noise Receptor Journal Issue No.1 – third and final edition now available

Noise Receptor Journal Issue No.1 – third and final edition now available

By way of background, the first edition of Issue No.1 was printed in 200 hand numbered copies, followed by a second edition (unnumbered) of 150 copies. However during the printing process of the second edition, the printer accidentally excluded the inside front cover and inside back covers, with these ‘misprinted’ copies having been sitting in a box unused.

As there has been substantial ongoing interest in Issue No.1, and that the first and second editions have completely sold out, I have decided to use the 150 ‘misprinted’ copies as the third and final edition, where the missing pages have been glued in as ‘fold-out’ pages (refer to images below).

Copies can now be ordered here: http://noisereceptor.bigcartel.com/product/noise-receptor-journal-issue-no-1


 

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Anemone Tube – The Three Worlds: Allegory of Vanity/Forget Heaven/Vanity of Allegory

Anemone Tube – The Three Worlds: Allegory of Vanity/Forget Heaven/Vanity of Allegory 3xCD Box The Epicurean/La Esencia 2017

Anemone Tube has been rather prolific in recent years involving main albums and collaborative splits; however, this triple CD does not contain new material, but functions to draw together a collection of earlier out of print and previously unreleased material spanning the years 1997 to 2013.

With the tracks on CD1 and CD2 dating broadly from the period of 1997 to 2000, they are notably looser and less refined, but do still retain a semblance of structure and direction, rather than being overtly chaotic. Overall there is a sense of the tracks being sprawling in scope, built around atmospheric yet abrasive sonics and fleeting musical moments which are revealed through synth washes, sampled Asiatic strings, clean-plucked guitar, pulsing programming etc. (depending on the track).  An overall impression of this material is that the production sits towards the murkier grey-toned end of the sonic spectrum, which is particularly highlighted when compared to the tonal clarity of current material. Another observation to make is that as the material featured on the first two discs is from the earlier phase of the project, it is perhaps more typically representative of the abstract post-industrial sounds being produced at the time. As such the material on the first two discs is specifically interesting in providing context to the early developmental phase and is equally demonstrative of how far Anemone Tube have progressed with their sound and approach to composition and production on current releases.

With the first two discs providing a history lesson on the project, the material featured on the third disc more readily resembles the current sound and direction of Anemone Tube (six tracks are from the 2007 to 2013 period, with a further three from 1998 to 1999, but only released in 2013). The first unreleased piece, Obscure the Sun, is grim and ominous in tone and expertly blends field recording elements, mid-toned distortion and melodious synth lines; it unites nicely with the following three tracks which are previously unreleased pieces from the Death Over China recording sessions. While these pieces are equally complex and as engaging as the material on Death Over China, they are notably different for their distorted ferocity, junk metal crunch and pulsing structures (it’s then understandable why they were not included on the main album). The following four tracks are broadly similar in that they are short tracks which opt for a looser and sprawling, partly attacking, industrial noise approach. This then leaves the final track From Anthropocentrism to Demonocentrism II to conclude the set with a more recognized (and excellent) piece of heavily-treated field recording elements, invasive distortion, and looped melody-tinged drones.

On the visual side of things, the beautifully designed packaging, highly conceptual imagery and overall slick and refined presentation functions to unite these various recordings under a coherent banner. Available in two editions, including three separate CDs each in six panel digi-file (300 copies) or as a special edition hand numbered edition in a cardboard sleeve including a poster, sticker, and patch with logo.

Noise Receptor Journal Issue No.5 released!

Issue No.5 of Noise Receptor Journal has just been released on 5th October, 2017

Copies can be ordered via: http://noisereceptor.bigcartel.com/

CONTENT: In depth interviews with: Anemone Tube, Armour Group, Human Larvae, Inade, Trapdoor Tapes Young Hustlers. Tower Transmissions VI live report with photos (8 pages). Two ‘visual essays’ by Anemone Tube, spanning 14 pages.

FREE CD: All direct orders will receive a copy of the newly released Cold Spring Records Sampler CD ‘PYRE’, featuring 15 tracks of Industrial, Esoteric, Dark Ambient, Ritual, Japanese Noise, Drone, Power Electronics, Doom, Death Industrial, Experimental. More details here.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS: here.

Pre-orders for Noise Receptor Journal Issue No.5 starts now!

PRE-ORDERS FOR NOISE RECEPTOR JOURNAL ISSUE No.5 STARTS NOW.

The new has just been submitted to the printer, with a target release date of 16th October.

Copies can be pre-ordered here: http://noisereceptor.bigcartel.com/

CONTENT
In depth interviews with: Anemone Tube, Armour Group, Human Larvae, Inade, Trapdoor Tapes Young Hustlers.
Tower Transmissions VI live report with photos (8 pages).
Two ‘visual essays’ by Anemone Tube, spanning 14 pages.
70 in depth music reviews (ambient/ industrial/ experimental / power electronics etc.)

FORMAT
A5 Format.
Professional grey-scale print. ‘perfect bound’ spine, with matt laminate, thick card stock cover.
100 pages in length.

International distribution: TBC, but expected to include:

USA: Malignant Records, Tesco Distro, Alalog Worship, Vacation Vinyl, Heaven Street/ Material World
UK: Cold Spring Records, Unrest Productions
Germany: Tesco Organisation, Deutsche Asphalt, Schattenmann’s ZineZone, The Epicurian, Loki Foundarion/ Deep Audio
Finland: Freak Animal, Aural Hypnox, Filth & Violence
Sweden: Tordon Ljud, Reverse Alignment
Norway: Where Frost Reign
France: La Plaque Noir

FREE CD: All direct orders will receive a copy of the newly released Cold Spring Records Sampler CD ‘PYRE’, featuring 15 tracks of Industrial, Esoteric, Dark Ambient, Ritual, Japanese Noise, Drone, Power Electronics, Doom, Death Industrial, Experimental. More details via: http://coldspring.co.uk/2016/09/va-pyre-cold-spring-sampler-cd/