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HULA Shadowland

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Hula were founded in Sheffield in 1981. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fish and Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians, Clock DVA, The Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt and Chris Brain (Tense, NOS) Hula recorded the impressive debut album Cut From Inside with Mark Brydon (Chakk, Moloko). Ingredients like cut ups, steady rhythms, and paranoia vocals blended together into a unique white funky soun more...

BLACK TAR AND THE CRY BABIES Black Tar And The Cry Babies

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Hardy Fox was the primary composer of The Residents. He created an incredible body of work, using all kinds of names other than The Residents, amongst them Combo De Mechanio, Sonidas De La Noche, Dead Eye Dick, Charles Bobuck or Black Tar And The Cry Babies. The Tar projects were generally created to help raise money for needy projects for poverty, mass destruction in fire, and to fight the evil of Trump uprising. Season Of The Witch was released for Halloween 2015 and was available from October more...

TED MILTON The Odes

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Ted Milton is an English poet and musician, best known for leading Blurt, an experimental art rock jazz group. Milton grew up in Africa, Canada and Great Britain. He published some early poems in magazines like Paris Review and Brian Patten's Underdog. In the mid-sixties he began performing as a puppeteer, participating in numerous international festivals and appearing on So It Goes, the TV show hosted by Tony Wilson. He contributed a short scene for Terry Gilliam's film Jabberwocky. In the late more...

AMY DENIO Eureka

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Amy Denio is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental composer of soundtracks for modern dance, film and theater, as well as a songwriter and music improviser. Often called an unclassifiable avant-garde jazz musician, her main instruments are voice, alto saxophone, clarinet, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, and theremin. Among her current musical involvements are The Tiptons Sax Quartet (formerly The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet) and Kultur Shock, an international Ba more...

REGULAR MUSIC Regular Music

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Regular Music were early instigators of the UK post-systems movement whose work straddles the spheres of rock, minimalism and post-punk. The band was formed in 1980 by composer/performers Helen Ottaway, Jeremy Peyton Jones and Andrew Poppy who met at Goldsmiths College in SE London where they studied music in the 1970s. Rather than wait for commissions they looked to models such as Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars and Michael Nyman who formed their own ensembles to play their music. The f more...

FRED FRITH Woodwork / Live At Ateliers Claus

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Fred Frith is one of the most important musicians of our time. He was born in Sussex, UK and now lives in California, USA. He first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow. He was and is also a member of groups like Massacre, Art Bears, Skeleton Crew or Cosa Brava. Over the past 40 years Fred has collaborated with outstanding musicians like John Zorn, Tom Cora, Bill Laswell, Carla Kihlstedt, Henry Kaiser, Phil Minton, Brian Eno, The Residents, M more...

ETANT DONNES L'Opposition Et Les Cases Conjuguées Sont Réconciliées

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Etant Donnes is a French duo named after Marcel Duchamp's last major work. The group consists of brothers Marc and Eric Hurtado, born in Morocco and working mainly as performance artists and musicians. Their sound can be described as a mix of field recordings, found sounds and sometimes whispered, sometimes violent vocals. They describe their sounds like this: "Through Marc and Eric, it is the volume of each word that becomes an object-sculpture, together with the power of their bodies expressin more...

HARDY FOX Nachtzug Vinyl

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Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents for over four decades. He later released solo albums under the name Charles Bobuck before finally switching to his real name in 2017. After Heart, Nachtzug is his second solo album. In the beginning, this release was intended to become a TOOK release - simply releasing Fox's sketches for The Residents' Ghost Of Hope album. But this idea soon turned out to be not challenging enough, so Hardy started using his original sketches as the basis of an ent more...

VARIOUS The Godfather Of Odd - A Hardy Fox Tribute

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Hardy Fox grew up in Texas. After college he moved to San Francisco reveling in the free love days of 1967-68. He co-founded the much loved cult band, the Residents, where he was primary composer. The Residents recorded such groundbreaking albums as Eskimo, Duck Stab, Commercial Album or Fingerprince and continue to inspire, record and tour until this very day. They aren't only known for their avantgarde music, but also for their multimedia CD ROMs and their DVDs. Throughout the group's existenc more...

MICHAEL CASHMORE The Doctrine Of Transformation Through Love I

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Michael Cashmore is an English composer and musician currently living in Berlin. He has created music under the name of Nature And Organisation since the early ‘80s, and more recently (2006) under his own name. He is widely known as being the composer of some of the most seminal albums of the legendary group Current 93 during a 25 year period, he has also worked with, and wrote music for, Nick Cave, Marc Almond, Anohni (Antony and the Johnsons), Tony Visconti, and Bill Fay, amongst many others.  more...

THE RESIDENTS Pal TV LP

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The Residents are an American art collective best known for their over 60 studio albums that were recorded over a period of over forty years. They also created some outstanding multimedia works, mainly three CD ROM projects and ten DVDs. Working as an anonymous collective, their identitites were kept secret until in 2017 Hardy Fox revealed himself as their primary composer. Hardy died in October 2018, but the group continue to record and perform. The PAL TV LP was an obscure release. It appeared more...

SORRY FOR LAUGHING Sorry For Laughing

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The Sorry For Laughing album was released in 1986 on cassette only. It is a project by Gordon H. Whitlow who is also a member of legendary US avantgarde collective Biota, formerly Mnemonists or Mnemonist Orchestra. Whitlow composed and recorded the album all by himself.The accompanying artwork for the original cassette release was made by several members of Mnemonists, the visual department of Biota. Sorry For Laughing has a different sound though. It is more varied, there are elements of post p more...

CHARLES HAYWARD (Begin Anywhere)

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Charles Hayward is an English drummer and was a founding member of the experimental rock groups This Heat and Camberwell Now. He also played with Mal Dean's Amazing Band, Dolphin Logic, and gigged and recorded with Phil Manzanera in the group Quiet Sun project as well as a short stint with Gong. He was a session musician on The Raincoats' second album, Odyshape, and on one occasion played drums for the anarchist punk band Crass. Since the late 1980s he has concentrated on solo projects and colla more...

THE RESIDENTS RMX

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The Residents are fiddlers. Not fiddle players, just fiddlers. They like to play around and see different ways their songs could sound. They call this RMX. Some say RMX stands for "remix" but with The Residents, who knows? While the RMX concept is mostly associated with two album projects (The King and Eye RMX and WB:RMX), The Residents had also tinkered with individual songs. These were released as free streaming tracks on the band's official MySpace page (yes, they had one). In 2007 most of th more...

HULA Voice

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Hula were founded in Sheffield in 1981. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fish and Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians, Clock DVA, The Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt and Chris Brain (Tense, NOS) Hula recorded the impressive debut album Cut From Inside with Mark Brydon (Chakk, Moloko). Ingredients like cut ups, steady rhythms, and paranoia vocals were blended together into a unique white funky more...

HARDY FOX Hardy Fox

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First solo album by former Residents composer Hardy Fox after the Charles Bobuck era. An album full of minimal love songs, a portrait of the young Hardy Fox. This is what he says about this solo debut: "Here’s a new idea. How about writing a love song? Oh, you say it’s been done, maybe overdone. So why would I be so foolish as to tackle such a subject so fraught with cliches and meaningless sentiment. Probably because I am stupid. But also because I have been led around by love in some form for  more...

DENIS FRAJERMAN Wastelands / Lawrence Of Arabia

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Denis Frajerman started as composer in the French experimental Band Palo Alto. With a strong interest in literature and orality as a musician, he collaborates regularly with storytellers and writers for radio sessions, oratorios, or records.
 Strongly linked to the work of Antoine Volodine, his first solo album, Les Suites Volodine was directly influenced by his writings. They both share a taste for haunting atmospheres, black humor, witchcraft. Volodine and Frajerman also worked on creations, D more...

THE DARKENING SCALE Stuck Bad

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David Janssen aka Ted The Loaf (of Renaldo & The Loaf) started The Darkening Scale in 2006 when RATL took a longer break. It is a purely digital affair and its releases originally came out as downloads only. Over the past couple of years, Klanggalerie has released two DS albums: The Entomology of Sound and Sonic Archeology. We are now happy to present you Stuck bad, The Darkening Scale's cover version of The Residents' Duck Stab album as a beautifully packaged mini-album with Poxodd artwork. Dav more...

HARDY FOX 25 Minus Minutes

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Hardy Fox, primary composer for The Residents, incredible solo musician, and the most lovely human being imaginable, has left this world. His last years were amongst his most prolific ever. Hardy stated on his website that he gave up composing music in 2018, but, believe it or not, only one week before his untimely death, he recorded this good-bye (mini)album to his fans. It is the most personal music ever created, a kind of diary, a stream of consciousness with fractured parts, with emotional a more...

BLAINE L. REININGER Mädchen In Koffer (And Other Results)

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Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer. He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown and, latterly, for a notable music and theatre career, both as a soloist and contributor to other artists' recordings, including The Durutti Column, Snakefinger, Anna Domino, Savage Republi more...

KONSTRUKTIVIST Psykho Genetika

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Psykho Genetika is Konstruktivist's greatest record and one of the best classic Industrial albums of all time. Recorded in 1983 after Last Moments of 1923 and A Dissembly, it came out on Third Mind Records in the same year. Sadly, this outstanding album didn't get the recognition it deserved, due to lack of promotion and funding. The sounds on this record were so extreme that they couldn't be pressed onto a vinyl album, so it was first heard as it should be in 1993 when it was re-issued on the b more...

HARDY FOX Hardy Fox

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Hardy Fox often said CDs should come out with different covers to make their packaging more interesting. He created many different covers for his albums, you can see some of them on the bandcamp versions of his releases. For his self titled debut solo album, also known as Heart, Hardy made around 15 different covers. The second edition of it will come with one of his and our favourites that didn't make it in the end....... First solo album by former Residents composer Hardy Fox after the Charles more...

C CAT TRANCE C Cat Trance

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Start of a reissue programme for this excellent UK band. C Cat Trance were formed by multi instrumentalist John Rees Lewis after his departure from Medium Medium, taking the band's drummer Nigel Kingston Stone with him. The band are seen as members of the post-punk movement, but that's not all that is to say about their sound. C Cat Trance incorporated ethnic music into their compositions before world music became a popluar genre. Their influences come mainly from Northern Africa and the Middle  more...

JEAN-JACQUES BIRGÉ & HÉLÈNE SAGE Rendez-Vous

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French group Un Drame Musical Instantané was founded in 1976. They present an original, unclassifiable, inventive music, which drifts from jazz to electronic sounds and contemporary music. Klanggalerie has started an extensive re-issue programme with these unqiue avantgarde pioneers which will bring back their classic albums but also side projects like this one. "Rendez-Vous" was recorded in 1981 but never released. This is what group founder Birgé has to say about the recording: "I met Hélène w more...

ETANT DONNES La Vue

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Etant Donnes is a French duo named after Marcel Duchamp's last major work. The group consists of brothers Marc and Eric Hurtado, born in Morocco and working mainly as performance artists and musicians. Their sound can be described as a mix of field recordings, found sounds and sometimes whispered, sometimes violent vocals. They describe their sounds like this: "Through Marc and Eric, it is the volume of each word that becomes an object-sculpture, together with the power of their bodies expressin more...

BLURT Bullets For You

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Blurt was founded in Stroud, UK, in 1979 as part of the post-punk movement by poet, saxophonist und puppeteer Ted Milton along with Milton's brother Jake, formerly of psychedelic group Quintessence, on drums and Peter Creese on guitar. After three albums Creese left the band to be replaced by Herman Martin on synthesizers who, after a year of constant touring left the band, and was replaced by Steve Eagles, former member of Satan's Rats, The Photos and Bang Bang Machine. Shortly thereafter Jake  more...

HULA & NORT BUNDLE Cut From Inside / Games Of Dance

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The brand new Hula re-issue of "Cut From Inside" offered as a bundle with Nort's "Games of Dance and Muscleblood" at specially discounted price. Hula were founded in Sheffield in 1981. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fish and Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians, Clock DVA, the Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt and Chris Brain (Tense, NOS) Hula recorded the impressive debut album Cut From Insi more...

HULA Cut From Inside

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Hula were founded in Sheffield in 1981. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fish and Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians, Clock DVA, the Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt and Chris Brain (Tense, NOS) Hula recorded the impressive debut album Cut From Inside with Mark Brydon (Chakk, Moloko). Ingredients like cut ups, steady rhythms, and paranoia vocals were blended together into a unique white funky more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF Long Time Coming (Live in Vienna 2018)

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Renaldo & The Loaf only ever graced a stage once nearly 40 years ago for a 20 minute improvisation. In June 2018 Klanggalerie celebrated its 25th anniversary with a 2 day festival that brought 11 bands from the label to Vienna for an exclusive gig. One of those bands was Renaldo & The Loaf.... a great honour for us and a very special event for a lot of people who travelled from all over the world to see them. It was the first time RATL played a proper set and let me tell you, they were beyond am more...

RAPOON Little Rocket Man And The Planet That Moved

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All-new album by Robin Storey aka Rapoon. Founded in 1992 after Storey left Zoviet France, Rapoon soon became an outstanding ethno-dark ambient project that has gained a cult following all over the world. More than 50 albums have been released over those 25 years, some more beat driven, others more playful and with ambient sounds and ethnic influences. Rapoon has never stopped evolving - think of Cultural Forgeries, an album full of unplugged acoustic music. Or Downgliding, full of compositions  more...

RABBIT RABBIT RADIO (CARLA KIHLSTEDT & MATTHIAS BOSSI) Vol. 3 - Year Of The Wooden Horse

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Rabbit Rabbit Radio is the song-spinning duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. Collectively, they are founding members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava. Drawing on their love of both art & folk song, industrial & improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, their songs are raw, beautiful, sparse and rich. Originally these songs came out on the duo's bandcamp page. Subscribers got new songs as soon as they w more...

RABBIT RABBIT RADIO (CARLA KIHLSTEDT & MATTHIAS BOSSI) Vol. 2 - Swallow Me Whole

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Rabbit Rabbit Radio is the song-spinning duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi. Collectively, they are founding members of Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava. Drawing on their love of both art & folk song, industrial & improvised music and heart-wrenching balladry, their songs are raw, beautiful, sparse and rich. Originally these songs came out on the duo's bandcamp page. Subscribers got new songs as soon as they w more...

ZAHGURIM Live At Klang 25 - Replugged Wien

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Zahgurim was a TOPY-affilated band formed in the mid Eighties by Paul Ackerley and William Vince. They recorded one album, "Moral Rearmament" for Dossier side label Atonal. It was produced and mixed by Paul Ackerley and William Vince with Simon Crabtree and Julian Gilbert (both of Bourbonese Qualk) at The Old Ambulance Station, Old Kent Road, London on October 24 and 25 1984. Their last live performance took place in 1989 - until the band agreed to play at Klanggalerie's 25th anniversary festiva more...

HARDY FOX Rilla Contemplates Love

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Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents. He left the group when he didn't feel fit enough for touring. Since then, he has released many albums under the name Charles Bobuck, switching to his real name Hardy Fox when his albums became more personal. The first, self-titled and also known under the name Heart, is a study of the young Hardy Fox, an album about Love. The second, Nachtzug is about his last days touring with The Residents. After a break from recording, Hardy Fox is now back wit more...

NORT Games Of Dance And Muscleblood

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Nort is a member of legendary Sheffield funk/electro/industrial group Hula. He also played the drums for Cabaret Voltaire's solidarity one-time offshoot Pressure Company and was a member of the short lived Surface Mutants. In recent years, he has played with a new group named Yonni. Like most Hula members, he also recorded a solo album. "Games Of Dance & Muscle Blood" came out originally in 1987 on the Ediesta label in York, a 12" of "Cool On The Loop" followed. Whereas John Avery and Ron Wright more...

OFFICER! Earlier Music

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Officer! was founded by Londoner Mick Hobbs. His roots were in the Rock In Opposition scene of the late 70s and early 80s. Initially he worked as guitarist in The Work, subsequently he became closely associated with This Heat and their Cold Storage Studio in Brixton, working with artists like Family Fodder, Catherine Jauniaux or Zeena Parkins. The band's forst album "8 New Songs By Mick Hobbs" came out in 1982 on casette only. It forms the first half of this CD re-issue. With the exception of tw more...

THE TAPEWORM VESSEL (DAVID JANSSEN & SYLVIE WALDER) Twelve Atmospheres

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David Janssen is best known for his work as Ted The Loaf in Renaldo & The Loaf. When the band split up in 1987 after The Elbow is Taboo, Janssen took a long break from music until his return in 2006 as The Darkening Scale. After the first two solo albums under this name, he started a new collaboration with Sylvie Walder as The Tapeworm Vessel. This project produced three albums, the first one being Twelve Atmospheres which is now available on CD for the first time. It was originally released in  more...

KONSTRUKTIVIST Last Moments Of 1923

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Konstruktivists was formed by Glenn Michael Wallis in 1982 out of the ashes of Heute, a kraut rock influenced trio using electronics as well as conventional guitars and bass. Around this time - in the late 70's/early 80's Glenn Michael Wallis was heavily involved with Throbbing Gristle, the U.K. pioneers of "Industrial". The first Konstruktivists vinyl album "A Dissembly" was issued in 1983. This was quickly followed by their seminal LP "Psykho Genetika" after signing to the newly-formed Third M more...

SECTION 25 Elektra

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Brand new album by the legendary Section 25. The band formed in Blackpool,UK in November 1977. Initially they were a duo, consisting of brothers Larry Cassidy and Vincent Cassidy). In June 1978 they made their live debut with Phil Denton on guitar. Their debut 7", "Girls Don't Count", was released in July 1980 on Factory Records, produced by Ian Curtis and Rob Gretton of Joy Division. Joined by percussionist Lee Shallcross, Section 25 gradually evolved with a more electronic-dance direction from more...

THIGHPAULSANDRA The Lepore Extrusion

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Born in Pontypridd, South Wales to a musical family, Thighpaulsandra developed an interest in modern classical and electronic music at an early age. Whilst still in school he formed an avant-garde rock group incorporating influences from his admiration for experimental music pioneers John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Through experiments with his group The Rachel Dennis Sisters he was offered a job in a local recording studio which eventually led to him becoming the manager and house engineer. more...

THE KLANGGALERIE DRAWSTRING BAG Merchandise

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The Klanggalerie backpack. Ideal for carrying your Klanggalerie CDs and T-shirts. more...

ASMUS TIETCHENS Linea +

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Asmus Tietchens is a sound artist and composer from Hamburg, Germany. He got interested in Musique Concrete by listening to a German radio programme when he was 10 years old. In 1965, at the age of 18, Asmus started experimenting with tape loops and turned them into musical collages. Soon, the use of synthesizers was added. In 1980 his debut album Nachtstücke was released, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream. This was soon followed by a series of albums of electronic pop music for the S more...

KORPSES KATATONIK Oeuvres complétes

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Zos DeWitt is a legend in Industrial music. He started the Nekrophile label in Vienna in 1983 and released music by Genesis P-Orridge, Ain Soph, Sleep Chamber, Coil any many more. In 1982 he recorded his first album under the name Korpses Katatonik. A work full of harsh Industrial sounds in the tradition of early SPK. On this CD re-issue, we present the complete works by this project including material from the Beast 666 compilation. Carefully remastered, this albums sounds better than ever befo more...

ZAHGURIM The Living Room

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An exclusive new track by Zahgurim as a present to Klanggalerie for their 25th anniversary. We'd like to share this with you, you can download the track at the bandcamp link above. Please donate when downloading, we will forward all donations to www.syriarelief.org.uk/donation/. Written by Ackerley-Ackerley Recorded at Maytree, Worthing UK, May and June, 2018. Produced and Mixed by Zahgurim with thanks to Simon Crab. Published 2018 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Zahgurim und more...

THE RESIDENTS RMX

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The Residents are fiddlers. Not fiddle players, just fiddlers. They like to play around and see different ways their songs could sound. They call this RMX. Some say RMX stands for "remix" but with The Residents, who knows? While the RMX concept is mostly associated with two album projects (The King and Eye RMX and WB:RMX), The Residents had also tinkered with individual songs. These were released as free streaming tracks on the band's official MySpace page (yes, they had one). In 2007 most of th more...

HARDY FOX Nachtzug

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Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents for over four decades. He later released solo albums under the name Charles Bobuck before finally switching to his real name in 2017. After Heart, Nachtzug is his second solo album. In the beginning, this release was intended to become a TOOK release - simply releasing Fox's sketches for The Residents' Ghost Of Hope album. But this idea soon turned out to be not challenging enough, so Hardy started using his original sketches as the basis of an ent more...

HERR LOUNGE CORPS & CADAVEROUS CONDITION The Breath Of A Bird

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Cadaverous Condition used to be an extreme metal band from Austria, founded in 1990 by René Kramer and Wolfgang Weiss. Their style ranged from old school death metal to acoustic guitar songs with typical death metal growl vocals the band themselves describe as "Death Folk". In recent years, the band have concentrated on collaborations, this new one combining their sound with the piano and electronic compositions by Miro Snejdr, better known as Herr Lounge Corps. In 2016, the band released a firs more...

HULA Murmur

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Hula were founded in Sheffield in 1981. Three members (Mark Albrow, Alan Fish and Ron Wright) lived with Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire) and Paul Widger (They must be Russians, Clock DVA, the Box) in a villa called Hula Kula. After trying the bass players Alan Watt, Chris Brain (Tense, NOS) and Mark Brydon (Chakk, Moloko), and after the replacement of Alan Fish by Nort (both drummed for the Cabs), Hula recorded the impressive album Murmur. Ingredients like cut ups, steady rhythms, and paran more...

THOMAS LEER 1982

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Thomas Leer needs no introduction. His album "The Bridge", recorded with Robert Rental,and released by Industrial Records in 1979, is a classic of its genre. One year earlier, he put out his first solo single "Private Plane", a classic until today that was the blueprint of what was later to become synth pop. In 1985 Thomas left the indie scene and signed to Arista Records. He released an album called "The Scale of Ten" which is full of beautifully arranged pop music. Two years later he formed th more...

BLURT Poppycock

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Blurt was founded in Stroud, UK, in 1979 as part of the post-punk movement by poet, saxophonist und puppeteer Ted Milton along with Milton's brother Jake, formerly of psychedelic group Quintessence, on drums and Peter Creese on guitar. After three albums Creese left the band to be replaced by Herman Martin on synthesizers who, after a year of constant touring left the band, and was replaced by Steve Eagles, former member of Satan's Rats, The Photos and Bang Bang Machine. Shortly thereafter Jake  more...

SIMON CRAB Demand Full Automation

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Simon Crab has a long history in music. He is anti-capitalist, a practicing anarchist and strongly against material acquisition. Many years ago, he offered the complete back catalogue by his former band Bourbonese Qualk as free downloads. Nevertheless, people like product, so the Qualk catalogue will be-reissued physically, and Klanggalerie are happy to release his second solo album on Compact Disc. Crab considers himself a non-musician, yet is oddly quite good at playing instruments like the gu more...

TABOR RADOSTI Hávamál

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Tábor Radosti is a fantastic band from the Czech Republic. Their debut album came out in 2001 as a self-released CDR that is now totally impossible to find. Tábor Radosti have created a very unique sound that includes drone, voice, samples, but also beats and analogue instruments. Their visuals and lyrics are very much centered around occult themes, if you have ever seen them live you will have been stunned. Klanggalerie is now very proud to start a re-issue program for the first two albums. Man more...

SNAKEFINGER'S VESTAL VIRGINS Night Of Desirable Objects

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Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman performing, in which his finger looks like a snake about to attack his violin. In 1972 Lithman returned to England and formed the pub rock band Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. After the lack of success of t more...

ZEA Crimes Against Pop

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Zea is the alter ego of Arnold de Boer, singer with Dutch experimental group The Ex. Someone described his music once as: "Arnold de Boer deploying guitar and sampler for an almighty bout of crazily high energy songs - urgent lyrics over guitar, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines. Joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers." Breakpop is another term used for the style, and it is a fitting term as Arnold mixes pop tunes with breakbeats and electronics to create a totally unique hybrid of experimen more...

FRED FRITH / HARDY FOX A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth

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"It began in Big Sur. Fred Frith and I, sitting naked on two small wooden blocks, legs crossed, hands resting on our knees. A small clearing on a rise above the Pacific Ocean, waves pounding a steady beat against the rocks far below. I had arrived at the Zen retreat the previous afternoon and Fred was one of the first people I ran into. I’d met him in more formal situations at Ralph Records, but we had not previously hung out socially. Fred was the current artist-in-residence at Esalen, and  more...

UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANE À Travail Égal Salaire Égal

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À Travail Égal Salaire Égal was Un Drame Musical Instantané's third album, originally released in 1982 on the group's own GRRR label. Since its creation in 1976, featuring Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet and Francis Gorgé, the group has decided to promote collective musical creation, co-signing their albums, which they consider as artworks in themselves, or their live shows which they try to renew every time they play. Un Drame borrowed their sources from rock (synthetizer player Birgé and gui more...

ASMUS TIETCHENS Dämmerattacke

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Asmus Tietchens is a sound artist and composer from Hamburg, Germany. He got interested in Musique Concrete by listening to a German radio programme when he was 10 years old. In 1965, at the age of 18, Asmus started experimenting with tape loops and turned them into musical collages. Soon, the use of synthesizers was added. In 1980 his debut album Nachtstücke was released, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream. This was soon followed by a series of albums of electronic pop music for the S more...

HELIOS CREED On The Dark Side Of The Sun

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Helios Creed is a founding member of legendary US avantgarde space rock band Chrome. Chrome was founded in San Francisco in 1975. Their sound wasn't easy to label - being ahead of their time, Helios Creed and Damon Edge created music that featured heavy elements of feedback and distortion. They experimented in mixing synthesized noise with rock instrumentation, therefore they are now seen as part of the post punk movement (even when punk was still in full flow at that time). Their breakthrough c more...

BURIAL HEX Assumption / Ascension with Pentecost

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Clayton Ruby from Wisconsin, USA, had his first releases as Burial Hex in 2007, although he started making music three years prior to that. His sound can be described as dark ambient or industrial. Burial Hex says he performs “horror electronics to prepare for the final mystery in the twilight of the Kali Yuga,” which incorporate influences ranging from Tangerine Dream to power electronics. He has collaborated with artists such as Zola Jesus, Iron Fist Of The Sun, Kinit Her, Sylvester Anfang II, more...

BOBUCK Egg Booty

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"Eggs are much like turds. With one big difference. Eggs have shells. The purpose of the shell is to protect the insides while it is being delivered to the world. The delivery of turds requires much less pomp and ceremony. These Bobuckian eggs do not have shells. They have shall and a bit of should. They pretend to be songs but have forgotten what the modern definition of that word is, concentrating only on what that definition could be. Could be. Should be. Could'a should'a. Bobuck's E more...

THE RESIDENTS I Murdered Mommy!

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The Residents' soundtrack to a never completed CD ROM game. The 1990s saw The Residents release a series of groundbreaking CD-ROMs. Freak Show was followed up by interactive album Gingerbread Man and then role playing game Bad Day On The Midway. All of these stood head and shoulders above the drivel which increasingly clogged the CD-ROM market and all featured Residential music as an integral part. I Murdered Mommy would have been no exception. Inscape, the company which had released Bad Day, ha more...

TOM CORA Live At The Western Front

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Tom Cora made his musical debut as drummer on a local US television programme. In the mid 1970s he played guitar for a Washington, D.C. jazz club house band. He took up the cello while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia and studied with cellist Pablo Casals' student Luis Garcia-Renart and later with vibraphonist Karl Berger. During this time he formed his own group, The Moose Skowron Tuned Metal Ensemble and began constructing instruments for it. In 1979 Cora moved to New York City w more...

THE DARKENING SCALE Sonic Archaeology (with tracks from Langtuhn Hemblu)

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The Darkening Scale is the solo project of David Janssen aka Ted The Loaf of Renaldo & The Loaf. A purely digital affair, DS started in 2006 when RATL was on hold. David days about this album: "Sonic Archaeology was the second Darkening Scale (originally the album was in 3 long chunks and, amazingly, Stuart Maconie played the whole of Part 1 on his Freak Zone radio programme). As with the Klanggalerie version of The Entomology of Sound, this version of Sonic Archaeology is very different to the  more...

THE RESIDENTS & RENALDO AND THE LOAF Title In Limbo + 4 Daze Special 2 Disc Edition

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OK, we know you all waited for this a very long time, but now the wait is over. We are happy to be able to present you a special 2 disc edition of Title In Limbo including the legendary 4 Daze! Many of you have heard about this legendary recording for a long time, now over 35 years after its recording it is made available to the public for the first time. Title In Limbo is an album that was recorded with The Residents in San Francisco in 1981.The bands played a very experimental jam session toge more...

ERIC RANDOM Two Faced

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Eric Random is a British pioneer of post punk electronica. Born in 1961 Eric soon joined the Buzzcocks’ road crew. At the age of 17 he became a third of a group called The Tiller Boys, the other two being Pete Shelley and Francis Cookson. They played their live debut in 1978, supporting Joy Division at Manchester’s Factory club. For Pete Shelley The Buzzcocks were his main concern, so The Tiller Boys soon fell apart. Eric founded Free Agents with Cookson and soon met Richard Kirk and Stephen Mal more...

ASMUS TIETCHENS Eisgang

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Asmus Tietchens is a sound artist and composer from Hamburg, Germany. He got interested in Musique Concrete by listening to a German radio programme when he was 10 years old. In 1965, at the age of 18, Asmus started experimenting with tape loops and turned them into musical collages. Soon, the use of synthesizers was added. In 1980 his debut album Nachtstücke was released, produced by Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream. This was soon followed by a series of albums of electronic pop music for the S more...

JOHN AVERY Nighthawks

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John Avery, a member of Sheffield electro-funk outfit Hula, is an English composer and sound designer for theatre. He has been a collaborator with the theatre group Forced Entertainment since a long time and many of his solo projects fed into music for their performances. John's work has been described as a juxtaposition of melody and noise and is characterised by a sense of narrative. "Nighthawks" forms part of a soundtrack written and recorded for a theatre piece entitled "Nighthawks" by Force more...

BOBUCK Nineteen-Sixty-Seven

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The all-new album by former Residents composer Bobuck. Based on the H. Fox story, “O-bay Scooplaws and the Summer of Love.” O-bay Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands who pilgrimaged to San Francisco in 1967 with hopes of making it big. O-bay Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands whose dreams were smashed like a Peter Townsend guitar. "We planned to leave for California at midnight hoping for lighter traffic and avoidance of the excruciating heat the Southern Route is so famous f more...

CHROME Ghost Machine

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Chrome was founded in San Francisco in 1975. Their sound wasn't easy to label - being ahead of their time, Helios Creed and Damon Edge created music that featured heavy elements of feedback and distortion.They experimented in mixing synthesized noise with rock instrumentation, therefore they are now seen as part of the post punk movement (even when punk was still in full flow at that time). Their breakthrough came in 1977 with their second album Alien Soundtracks. The band largely abandoned conv more...

THE RESIDENTS Dot.Com (with Radio Thoreau)

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Between June 1999 and May 2000 Ralph America posted several Residents MP3s on their website. Shortly afterwards, these exclusive pieces were collected on a limited edition CD entitled Dot.Com. Klanggalerie are proud to present you an updated version of this album, remastered and with new artwork by Pore Know Graphics. In 2013, a new sub label of Ralph was started, Radio Thoreau, on the official Residents website. Radio Thoreau presented a collection of recent Residents tunes "fixed" by Charles B more...

THE DARKENING SCALE The Entomology Of Sound

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The Darkening Scale is the solo project of David Janssen aka Ted The Loaf of Renaldo & The Loaf. A purely digital affair, DS started in 2006 when RATL was on hold. The Entomology of Sound was the first album and came out as digital file and a very limited CDr. David says about it: "Back in 2006, much to my surprise, I found myself making music again after a long gap. Starting at the bottom of a steep learning curve, The Entomology of Sound was the first result, followed by a couple of other coll more...

SNAKEFINGER Manual Of Errors

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Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman performing, in which his finger looks like a snake about to attack his violin. In 1972 Lithman returned to England and formed the pub rock band Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. After the lack of success of t more...

THOMAS LEER 1979

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Thomas Leer is a key figure in the British electronic and Industrial scene. His album "The Bridge", together with Robert Rental, was released by Industrial Records in 1979 and is today seen as a landmark album from that era. Thomas later went on to record more pop influenced music with releases such as "Contradictions" on Cherry Red and "The Scale of Ten" on Arista. In the second half of the 1980s he formed the duo Act together with Propaganda's Claudia Brücken. From time to time, Thomas Leer su more...

BOBUCK Eggs For Breakfast

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"Charles Bobuck is a big chicken. Chickens make for horrible song writers. Their songs are just a bunch of repetitive clucking. The thing they do really good is that they make a lot of them. Almost every morning you can hear them singing, having forced a big song lump out of their vagina, or wherever those things come from. Bobuck doesn’t have a vagina, but you can still hear him singing every morning over some song lump he left on the carpet, or on the stairs. Fortunately Klanggalerie pick more...

UN DRAME MUSICAL INSTANTANÉ Rideau!

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Rideau! was Un Drame Musical Instantané's second album, originally released in 1980 on the group's own GRRR label. Since its creation in 1976, featuring Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet and Francis Gorgé, the group has decided to promote collective musical creation, co-signing their albums, which they consider as artworks in themselves, or their live shows which they try to renew every time they play. Un Drame borrowed their sources from rock (synthetizer player Birgé and guitarist Gorgé, both  more...

THE RESIDENTS Disfigured Night

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Over the years, The Residents have been so prolific that it's easy to see that a year could have simply vanished and gone unnoticed. And one did - 1997! In the early to mid 90's, The Residents were quite active in the creation of CD-ROMs, releasing Freak Show, The Ginger Bread Man, and Bad Day on the Midway from 1992-95. So much time was devoted to writing and designing the CD-Roms that, other than some soundtrack music for the game and a short side project, Pollex Christi, no music was recorde more...

SNAKEFINGER Greener Postures

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Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman performing, in which his finger looks like a snake about to attack his violin. In 1972 Lithman returned to England and formed the pub rock band Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. After the lack of success of t more...

HIROSHIMABEND dddirzzz

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Since 1998, American producer puppy38 has been recording under the project name hiroshimabend. With a range varying from found sounds, field recordings and industrial rhythms to long, dark drones and ambient/avant-noise, listening to the music of hiroshimabend has been likened to the experience of swimming in a milky lake of black ink. Over the course of 19 years based in Austin, Texas, to the last three years residing in Vienna, Austria, hiroshimabend has released a significant body of work on  more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF Gurdy Hurding

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Possibly the thing in the world that you never expected to happen, but luckily you were wrong: Klanggalerie are proud to present you the brand new album by Renaldo & The Loaf. 30 years after "The Elbow is Taboo", Renaldo & Ted The Loaf have created another fabulous record. 13 songs in classic RATL style with an incredible cover by the wonderful Poxodd. All the RATL trademark sounds are there, but of course technology has not passed unnoticed, so there is a 2016 approach to the music, too. This i more...

ERIC RANDOM & THE BEDLAMITES Ishmael

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Eric Random is a key figure in the early Eighties music scene in Manchester that evolved around the Buzzcock’s New Hormones label and later around Cabaret Voltaire’s Doublevision. This is the last album by Eric ecorded with his original group, The Bedlamites. It was originally released by FON Records in 1986 and came with a stunning sleeve design by The Designers Republic. After Time-Splice which was heavy electronics and produced by Cabaret Voltaire, Eric took the Bedlamites into a new directio more...

TABOR RADOSTI Egregor

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Finally, after 5 years, here is the brand new album by the best band from the Czech Republic, Tabor Radosti. Egregor has all the TR trademark sound that you love: heavy rhythms that get cut up and distorted by Industrial noise, ambient soundscapes which are broken up by bits of vocals. Occult Industrial music at its very best. If you need comparison, think of The Devil & The Universe. Tabor Radosti are more serious though and less showmanship. They've been around for 15 years now and are renowne more...

CHARLES BOBUCK Bobuck plays The Residents

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"New arrangement and new vocals crack open altered interpretations of favorite Residents standards. Charles Bobuck mixes a bit of wood with va va room on this surprising non-ventriloquist project. It’ll have you singing with your lips closed while drinking a glass of water." That's what Bobuck says about the album. As you can see in the tracklist, Charles Bobuck is re-interpreting some of the finest tunes The Residents ever made. A very personal album, a lot more introvert than The Residents. Ne more...

PETER HOPE & DAVID HARROW Blue Electric

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In 1985, Peter Hope of The Box teamed up with David Harrow, electronic musician, who had previously worked with people like Anne Clark. Together they recorded an EP of 4 songs entitled Sufferhead. It came out on Ink Records, and can be considered amongst the best in both artists' catalogue. 28 years later Hope and Harrow teamed up once more to record another Sufferhead EP, this time a self-released digital download only. 2 years later, at the 30th anniversary of Sufferhead, Klanggalerie asked th more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF Breadcrumbs

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The final chapter in our Renaldo & The Loaf re-issue series! Breadcrumbs collects all pieces that somehow didn't fit onto the other deluxe CDs. The first section, tracks 1 to 5, gathers up the extra songs from Struve & Sneff '84 and gives them their own space. After an interlude (a new instrumental), the second section is mainly unreleased music. Only "Gone To Gondwana" has been released before as this version on "Olleh Olleh Rotcod". The track "Is This Tradition?" is a song Renaldo recorded wit more...

VARIOUS From Vienna With Love

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A project that was at the back of our minds for a long time is finally being realized. This compilation is an homage to Belgian label Les Disques du Crepuscule and their art of creating unique compilation albums. Their first ever release was a cassette called "From Brussels with Love". Crepuscule released compilations that were works of art, not promotional tools for albums from their catalogue. We would like to revive this tradition with this collection of music from our friends and collaborato more...

THE RESIDENTS Daydream B-Liver

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"Daydream B-Liver" was released by The Residents' Fan Club UWEB in 1991. It's an assortment of music from the years 1971 to 1991. The oldest material is a recording of a live show at The Boarding House in '71. The Residents were assisted by Snakefinger for the event. Then there is three tracks from the "Stars & Hank Forever" sessions that were not used on the original album. "Daydream In Space" was recorded by the band especially for this compilation. It is a nod to Sun Ra and Barry White. "Dog  more...

SNAKEFINGER Chewing Hides The Sound

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Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman performing, in which his finger looks like a snake about to attack his violin. In 1972 Lithman returned to England and formed the pub rock band Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. After the lack of success of t more...

ERIC RANDOM Words Made Flesh

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Eric Random is a multi-instrumentalist from Manchester. He formed The Tiller Boys with Pete Shelley in the late 70s, released a solo album in 1980 and then fronted the group The Bedlamites. At that time, a lot of world music influences appeared in Eric's music. The group was also Nico's band during her last years, and Random the bandleader. Ties were formed with the Sheffield music scene, and soon Cabaret Voltaire worked with Eric, producing the seminal album Time-Splice. In the 1990s Eric refor more...

DDAA Les Ambulants

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Déficit Des Années Antérieures are one of the most important French avantgarde groups ever. "Les Ambulants", their second album, came out in 1984 on the band's own Illusion Production label. It is considered a milestone in DDAA's career, establishing their trademark sound and developing further after "Action and Japanese Demonstration". For this re-issue, the original album has been complemented with bonus material so that playing time is now around an hour. The original artwork has been reprodu more...

CHARLES BOBUCK This

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THIS is the end of an era. Charles Bobuck became visible about the same time The Residents felt the pinch of the popularity of free downloading. They, like many bands, shifted their energy toward live performance. However, Mr. Bobuck did not like touring. He preferred making albums. So he quit touring and made albums instead. Logical. THIS is a collection of music from the many “underground” albums he independently recorded between 2009 and 2016, as well as, pieces he wrote under the nom de pl more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF The Elbow Is Taboo / Elbonus

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'The Elbow is Taboo' was Renaldo & The Loaf's fourth album and was released by Ralph in America, Torso in The Netherlands and Some Bizzare in the UK in 1987. You can hear a great technological step forward immediately. Also, the list of analogue instruments played on this album seems endless. Included is one of their most popular songs, "Hambu Hodo" which was also released as a 12" single, and a cover version of the song "Boule!" by French band Ptose. Sadly, it turned out to be their last album more...

CHAKK Clocks And Babies

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Chakk existed between 1981 and 1987. Their first single, "Out Of The Flesh", was recorded with Richard H. Kirk at Cabaret Voltaire's Western Works studio and mixed and engineered by Alan Cross, a member of the band who had studio training. Chakk's original sound was centred around Cross' four track tape machine, some home built echo and effects boxes and a small mixing desk. They had always believed that the most important instrument a band could use was the studio itself. The first album by She more...

THE RESIDENTS Strange Culture/Rivers of Hades/Haeckel's Tale

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Residents music from 2007: Strange Culture (OST): In 2007, Director/artist Lynn Hershman-Leeson heard of a strange situation of an artist being arrested as a bioterrorist due to the fact that his “art” used harmless mold. She gathered a number of friends to make a film to bring more attention to the artist’s plight. Among the friends were Tilda Swinton and The Residents who had worked with Ms Hershman on her previous film, Conceiving Ada. The Rivers of Hades: An aural art piece, Chaos Is Not  more...

SCATTERED ORDER A Dancing Foot And A Praying Knee Still Don't Belong On The Same Leg

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A Dancing Foot And A Praying Knee Don't Belong On The Same Leg was released in 1984 on Volition Records, Australia. It was Scattered Order's second album 2 years after Prat Culture. Their sound was by then still very much in the postpunk tradition, but more electronic elements kept coming in. Of course, there are also Mitchell Jones's trademark vocals to be heard, and some noisy elements break up the rock sound. As with Prat Culture, there are lots of bonus tracks on this re-issue including four more...

CHARLES BOBUCK What Was Left Of Grandpa

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"What was left of Grandpa was pretty much the same as what was right about Grandpa. He was my namesake and therefore impossible to forget, despite not being particularly memorable. What was right about Grandpa was his love of jazz, and what was left of Grandpa was his collection of 78s. Left to me, at least. He was the one who first pulled earphones over my six year old head while mumbling, "Listen to this." The headphones smelled like cigarettes. The sound, however, immediately flushed Disney more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF play Struvé & Sneff (Original Mix) + Bali Hai 1980

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Renaldo & The Loaf need no long introduction. Often called the British Residents, the duo made some of the most exceptional music ever. Struvé & Sneff was Renaldo & The Loaf first ever album. It came out as a cassette in 1979 and was later re-issued on LP and CD. However, these versions contained a different mix to the one from the original cassette. Klanggalerie are now proudly presenting you the original version of this outstanding debut album for the first time on CD! And if that weren‘t enou more...

THE BOX Live - Muscle Out

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The Box were formed in 1981 in Sheffield out of the ashes of Clock DVA. DVA members Paul Widger,Roger Quail and Charlie Collins recruited new member Terry Todd and tried several vocalists including Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire before deciding on Peter Hope. After two albums on Go Discs they linked up with the Cabs' Doublevision label where they released some EPs in a more electronic style. Peter Hope (Vocals), Roger Quail (Drums), Terry Todd (Bass), Charlie Collins (Sax), Paul Widger (G more...

GRAF & ZYX Programmmusik 2

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Inge Graf & Walter Zyx have been working together in arts, graphics and music for over thirty years now. Their debut music album, released under the name Zyx in 1981, and called "Trust No Woman", is a minimal wave/electronic classic that was re-issued by Klanggalerie years ago and sold out very quickly. In 1985 Zyx released a second album, Programmusik 1 by Graf & Zyx, on vinyl. Klanggalerie are now proud to present you a follow-up to this album, a part 2. It contains over an hour of mostly unre more...

TÀBOR RADOSTI Joycamp

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Tábor Radosti is a fantastic band from the Czech Republic. Their debut album came out in 2001 as a self-released CDR that is now totally impossible to find. Tábor Radosti have created a very unique sound that includes drone, voice, samples, but also beats and analogue instruments. Their visuals and lyrics are very much centered around occult themes, if you have ever seen them live you will have been stunned. Klanggalerie is now very proud to start a re-issue program for the first two albums. Man more...

THE RESIDENTS Snakey Wake

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The Residents met Philip Lithman in 1969. They became immediate friends and began playing music together. Snakefinger participated in many Residents projects with 1986 being a particularly good year for their working together. Plans were made to tour again in 1989, but fate decreed otherwise. While on a European tour, Snakefinger died on July 1st, 1987 in Linz, Austria. He was buried in London, and many of his friends in San Francisco found it difficult to accept a death so far from home. So The more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF Arabic Yodelling / Grain By Grain (For Accuracy)

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Arabic Yodelling was Renaldo & The Loaf's third album and their second for The Residents Ralph Records. It took two years to make and finally saw the light of day in 1983. This collection of songs and tunes describes characters, places and covert observations, although not designed to have a preconceived storyline, the songs seem to lend themselves to a picture show of the mind. Each listener is free to wander through this place, creating (or not) their own interpretation. The title comes from ‘ more...

THOMAS LEER From Sci-Fi To Barfly

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Thomas Leer needs no introduction. His album "The Bridge", recorded with Robert Rental,and released by Industrial Records in 1979, is a classic of its genre. One year earlier, he put out his first solo single "Private Plane", a classic until today that was the blueprint of what was later to become synth pop. In 1985 Thomas left the indie scene and signed to Arista Records. He released an album called "The Scale of Ten" which is full of beautifully arranged pop music. Two years later he formed th more...

THE NEW BLOCKADERS Nonchalant Acts Of Artistic Nihilism (Live in Germany)

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The New Blockaders are merchants of 'anti-music,' they embrace Luigi Russolo's 1913 Art of Noise manifesto and although Russolo is widely credited as being the first major noise theorist, contemporary Noise artists like TNB were the first to progress from the use of noise as assault on tonality to the development of a rich, complex language capable of subtleties of shade and nuance without sacrificing any of its feral power or ability to unlock repressed personae in the listener. Their manifesto more...

THE RESIDENTS AND RENALDO & THE LOAF Title In Limbo

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The fourth step in our Renaldo re-issue programme and this time we have a very special item for you: Title In Limbo is an album that was recorded with The Residents in San Francisco in 1981.The bands played a very experimental jam session together and went back to these recordings 2 years later, in 1983. Title In Limbo finally came out in November of that year on vinyl. 1998 saw the first complete CD release as a numbered limited edition on Ralph America, copies of which are scarce and now colle more...

ZAHGURIM Moral Rearmament

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Zahgurim was a TOPY-affilated band formed in the mid Eighties by Paul Ackerley and William Vince. They recorded one album, "Moral Rearmament" for Dossier side label Atonal. It was produced and mixed by Paul Ackerley and William Vince with Simon Crabtree and Julian Gilbert (both of Bourbonese Qualk) at The Old Ambulance Station, Old Kent Road, London on October 24 and 25 1984. This new and first digital edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of a classic Industrial album. A lot of percussion mee more...

ERIC RANDOM Man Dog

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It's been 28 years since the last album by Eric Random.... born in 1961 in Manchester, UK, Eric started his career as a member of The Tiller Boys, but soon went solo. His early albums were eletronic with a load of guitar noise, he later went purely electro (when collaborating with Cabaret Voltaire) and then moved on towards a more ethnic/world music approach. For 8 years, Eric was also the leader of Nico's band. Now, in 2014, Eric Random is back with a brand new album and it takes him back to hi more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF Behind Closed Curtains / Tap Dancing In Slush / Rotcodism

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So folks.... after the deluxe editions of "Struve & Sneff" and "Songs For Swinging Larvae" we bring you the holy grail for RATL enthusiasts. The first ever release of the 1978 recordings: the "Tap Dancing In Slush" EP and the "Behind Closed Curtains" LP. Both were recorded as Plimsollline, a short-lived entity that just predated the adoption of Renaldo and the Loaf as the band's title. Arguably, the spirit of what would become RATL is very evident in this work but be prepared for some surprises  more...

KULA  Tenement Noise

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Remember Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire had a house named Hula Kula back in the Eighties? Apart from an endless list of guests, members of Hula (who named themselves after the house) used to live there as well. Ron Wright of Hula and Mal of the Cabs recorded a piece of music together entitled "Tenement Noise" back in 1981. Until now, this unique document has never seen the light of day. We are now proudly presenting you this track for the first time ever. And because we want to give you  more...

ROMA AMOR On The Wire

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11-cut new release that ranges from mid-tempo accordion neocabaret postfolk to mid 80's new wave
 and pop. Black painted catchy songs with Roma Amor trademark and more: smoky voice and emotional 
 accordion next to drumbeat, weird percussions, piano and synth sounds. “On The Wire” includes the 
 full SPQR 10 inch from 2012, here remixed and remastered with slighty different vocals and arrangements 
 on some tracks, plus 6 unissued songs of dark-flavoured music brewed with a lot of influences. Co more...

RENALDO & THE LOAF Songs For Swinging Larvae

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The second step in our Renaldo & The Loaf re-issue programme! After Struve & Sneff, we are proud to offer you a remastered and expanded version of "Songs for Swinging Larvae". Originally released in 1981 on The Residents' Ralph Records, "Larvae" is no doubt one of Renaldo & The Loaf's most loved albums. The original vinyl/CD release has been carefully remastered, disc 2 brings you rare material and unreleased tracks from around the time of the album. To be more precise, the second CD, "Songs fro more...

SECTION 25 Eigengrau

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Blackpool’s most famous music export Section 25 are best known for being a legendary band on Manchester’s Factory label. They were labelmates of Joy Division and were produced by Martin Hannett in their early days. We at Klanggalerie think that SXXV are not only known and loved in the postpunk scene, but also in the avantgarde and Industrial genres. So we asked some great bands from those scenes to remix classic Section 25 tracks. The result is an incredible variety of styles and approaches, nev more...

VARIOUS Neonbeats (Austrian New Wave and Post Punk)

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After releasing the Graf & Zyx and Viele Bunte Autos retrospectives on CD, we have compiled a double album of rare Austrian underground tracks from the late 70s to mid 80s, plus some young bands that continue this tradition until this very day. All tracks have never been released on CD and cover a wide range of sounds: from classic New Wave to Avantgarde, from guitar to synthesizer. Influences of the Neue Deutsche Welle and British postpunk meet synth pop and minimal electronics. Trackl list: 1. more...

THE NEW BLOCKADERS / GOSPLAN TRIO Sound Sketch for Raging Flames

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This album is definitely one of the strangest recordings you will ever hear from The New Blockaders. Alexei Borisov's Gosplan Trio add a free jazz touch to the Rupenus brothers' noisy sound collages. The result is a unique hybrid of styles, and something quite unexpected from these British masters of noise and anti-art. Another very limited release, so be quick. Price: € 16,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping. more...