Urashima Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Reissue of ‘Present I, Residuum’, the 1997 LP from Japanese noise project Incapacitants. It’s an album of caustic static and heavy exploration, taking the template of extreme sound to places of unbridled excess. Formed in 1981 by Toshiji Mikawa, he would later rope in Fumio Koksakai to make Incapacitants a fearsome duo. This first time reissue from Urashima is limited to 199 copies.
Maso Yamazaki aka Masonna's first album comes back around to tear your soul apart. Originally issued on cassette on B666 Tapes back in 1989, it still sounds as visceral, unhinged, brutal and psychedelic as it did almost thirty years ago. Harsh, extreme electronic noise and demented vocals from this legendary, Japanese artist. The title and cover art have been obscured on our site to protect the innocent.
More sonic brutality from the ever-reliable Urashima label. Today its a box of material from Atrax Morgue, presenting eleven rare cassettes (including Death-Orgasm Connector, An Expression Of Psychic Masochism and Woundfucker) on five crisp and clean CDs. Relentless, unpleasantly-obsessive power electronics from Italy: you know you want it.
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One of the premium original dons of Japan’s noise music history, brutal screamlord Masonna, here receives a grand comprehensive reissue box: all seven of the big man’s tapes originally released on his own Coquette label. As it's incredibly unlikely that you already own all of this (original editions were as slender as one copy), you should spring on this strictly limited wooden boxset from Urashima quick-sharp!
A very large portion of extreme sonic brutality from Atrax Morgue, the Italian industrial power electronics brutalist. Black Box gathers up reissues of nine different releases, including Necrophiliac Experience, Spasmosynthetics, and Cut My Throat (tantalising eh?), presented over four CDs with new artwork, and even a numbered certificate to certify your acquisition of this audio horror. On Urashima.
Another cheery release from Urashima Records (Merzbow, The Haters) here. Skin Crime are probably the only recording artist currently operating to profess a fascination with ‘the theme of gothic horror as it relates to 18th and 19th century lighthouses’. Righto. Anyway, they bounced their ideas back and forth with Wilt to create the unrelentingly miserable The Horror Of Fang Rock. Drones, field recordings, ‘scarecrow elektroniks’ and a general air of Aleister Crowley-style ghoulishness are all-pervasive here.
If Symphony For The Black Murder is meant to be a pun on ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, then it’s an oblique one at best. Still, Controlled Death - a new project from Japanese noise O.G. Masonna - gets a lot closer than The Stolling Rones did to accurately depicting the sort of music Lucifer might make if he ever moved on from his fiddle. This LP is a nasty riot of power electronics, noisy drones and doom metal incanting. The vinyl comes with a poster.
Necrofilia (originally Nekrophilia) was a short-lived collaboration between Italian industrial / harsh noise dealers Devis Granziera (aka Teatro Satanico) and Marco Corbelli of Atrax Morgue. In a similar vein to Whitehouse, with cadaverous intonations over a thick static bedrock. Initially released as a cassette on Corbelli’s Slaughter Productions in 1996, this is its first appearance on vinyl, with silver screen-printed sleeve.
This looks to be a reissue of the 1996 Slaughter Productions CD by Italian noise brutalist Atrax Morgue. Cut My Throat’s two LP-side-length pieces (now presented on an actual LP in this reissue) are dense, busy torrents of electronic extremity that might totally sweep you away if you aren’t careful. Reissued vinyl release (with bundled CD and poster) by Urashima.
The Rita has always been festishistic, obsessive, harsh and monumental, but I’m not sure we’ve seen such extreme explorations of these themes from the project before. Toe Cleavage (now there’s a direct title for you) is a seven-cassette set of endlessly howling harsh noise wall, packaged in a wooden box with a book, a poster, and some inserts. Don't wait around, only 99 copies!
Sheer brutality from 1990’s Italy. Atrax Morgue was an industrial / power electronics project that only interested itself in the darkest of subject matters, engaging in representations of sadism and violence like a self-proclaimed connoisseur. Harsh synthetic noises and raw threatening vocalisations. Remastered vinyl release from Urashima.
An ominous, synth-powered opus from the distorted minds of Marco Corbelli and Walter Piano. This is a beast of a record—suitably frocked in black vinyl—that uses rasping electronics, discordant vocal effects and throbbing, industrial bass to explore death, decay and alienation. Probably not one for the school run.
M.B. (Maurizio Bianchi)
We're always proud to still stock cassette tapes and REMS/MECAT by M.B. (or even known as Maurizio Bianchi) is possibly a reason why. Limited to 99 numbered copies, this seven tape set is presented in a wooden box and contains a collection of mind melting drones and ambient soundscapes combined with industrial noise.
Wooden box contents:
- 7 cassettes w/silver double body print : Regel, Menses, S.F.A.G. 81, Mectpyo Bakterium, Endometrio, Carcinosi, The Plain Truth- 6 double face colored inserts w/original LP replica artwork - 1 insert w/original tape replica artwork- 3 inserts- 1 insert in ivory cardboard with lettering in silver ink- 1 insert in black cardboard with logo in silver ink - hand numbered of 99 copies
Here’s a massive portion of auditory nastiness from Atrax Morgue, the Italian industrial noise and power electronics project with a specific focus on psychopathic thinking and violence. Early Experiments of Intense Pathological Sounds is a wooden box containing seven cassettes recorded in the mid-90’s, each accompanied by an insert. Only 99 copies, out via Urashima.
The final release of Mauthausen Orchestra’s first go-round is 1985’s Anal Perversions, a record that delves into the usual M.O. themes of extremity. A howl of nihilistic power electronics with themes hidden somewhere in the din about properly unpleasant sex violence. Very narrowly limited reissue edition of 60 vinyl copies, each of them hand-numbered.
Good old fashioned harsh noise from two dedicated practitioners, Dead Body Love and Atrax Morgue. Fierce, full-frequency rumble and distortion cranked to the max. This split LP is released in a silkscreened edition of 199 on Urashima, each copy containing “a sheet from The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology”.
The Rita is a project truly committed to harsh noise, often tending towards harsh noise walls. As with most Rita albums, The Lilac Fairy has an intense and festishistic focus on the female form (here the tutu), though it’s worth noting that The Rita is now a two-piece, featuring an actual woman! Two LPs-worth of fierce howling crackle, released in an edition of 199 on Urashima with lots of inserts.
Edwidge is a harsh noise project themed around the actress Edwige Fenech, with sounds contributed by an all-star noise line-up that includes The Rita, Sewer Election and Kakerlak. If you know those names, you know that this is the hard stuff, a torrent of harsh sounds built around obsessive desire. Edition of 199 LPs on Urashima
Mortal Vision is the twisted solo work of Japanese experimental legend and harsh noise grandfather Hiroshi Hasegawa and Nacht Musik is a berserk blast of manipulated distortion and screaming guitar hiss. Urashima continue their stunning run of pressing the roughest, most abominable noise and drone tapes to gorgeous 140 gram black vinyl. Be sure to play loud.
Hal Hutchinson joins the incredible Urashima label roster with his sheet metal odyssey Mangraft. Somehow this artist transforms a range of scrap metal into a dense, rich, subtle and violent symphony of noise, industrial and ambient music. This is limited to 99 hand-numbered copies on black 140 gram vinyl.
Black vinyl. Black label. Black inner. Black sleeve. The blackest freeform noise about car crashes that you’ll hear this year. Crash at Every Speed aka Texas noisenik Richard Ramirez specialises in high signal feedback. What that means is Vehicular Manslaughter is an abrasive, experimental and unpredictable piece of industrial music.
Remblandt Assemblage, the ridiculously rare 1981 cassette from undisputed icon of harsh noise Merzbow, arrives on 140 gram black double vinyl for the first time ever. This incredible early recording combines found sounds, tape manipulation, bleak drones and, of course, dense pulsing waves of noise. It’s also beautifully packaged by Urashima.
Listen back to the earliest outings of the Japanese noise king Merzbow with this reissue of Lowest Music.2, which dates back to 1982! Masami seems to be mostly working with tape loops here, and he hasn’t quite moved into full-bore ultra-harsh territory yet: so strange to hear a Merzbow album with so little distortion! First time vinyl release for this rare old tape, out on Urashima.
Classic brutalist industrial power electronics from the 1980’s, reissued on vinyl in a deluxe sleeve. Mauthausen Orchestra were Italian luminaries of this grimy scene, and Murderfuck is an album big on the idea of ‘sonic torture’. You know the deal: lots of high grinding tones and distorted tape. Reissued by Urashima.
Remarkable early work from The Haters, the noise / art sonic destruction troupe led by GX Jupitter-Larsen since 1979. Future Cheers has plenty of object smashing on it, as well as grinding electronics and feedback: all the key ingredients of original noise. First released as a super-limited run cassette, Future Cheers is now remastered and reissued on vinyl by Urashima.
Only the harshest of the harsh from Finnish noise-dude Bizarre Uproar. Likainen Ehtoollinen was initially released in a strictly limited cassette edition in 2008, but now gets the premium vinyl treatment. Has it aged well? Well, it still makes for a brutal listen, all feedback and screaming and (presumably) some transgressive subject matter. 199 LP copies on Urashima.
Vidna Obmana is the alias assumed by Belgian artist Dirk Serries. Although he found his feet in the industrial cassette scene of the ‘80s, Obmana has now been a prominent figure in the ambient scene for 20 years releasing a skip load of albums. No Sacrifice sees him returning to his industrial roots by plucking tracks from the infamous 1985 cassette No Sacrifice For The Weakling. The unprecedented, violent and agressive sonic attack also includes bonus tracks from the same period.
Urashima offer up this somewhat deluxe box-set of Atrax Morgue reissues. 3 1990’s albums are represented here, each seething with furious and nasty Italian power electronics, built on the darkest of themes. The Ripper Box is made up of 3 remastered LPs, 2 CDs containing the audio from the LPs, and a booklet containing the original artwork, all lovingly packaged in a screen-printed box limited to 199 copies.
The Necro Box compiles releases from almost 20 years of extreme power electronics, harsh noise and industrial drone from Italian artist Atrax Morgue. Not only was the artist incredibly prolific, dabbling in every imaginable form of intense music, but much of his work is now impossible to find. This incredible set from Urashima includes three white vinyl LPs, a CD of that material, custom silk screened artwork and an A5 booklet, all limited to 199 copies.
Kranivm was a briefly-burning project from the mid-90’s, a dark and stormy delving into industrial ambience with strong overtones of latent violence and general nastiness. The Complete Recordings gives us just that, spread over 3 cassettes in a hand-numbered box. Limited edition of 99 copies, on the Urashima label.
Sexual Depravity and Pleasant Atrocities gathers up some impossible-to-find examples of original 1980’s power electronics / noise by Mauthausen Orchestra. One disc each for Anal Perversions, Host Sodomy, Bloodyminded and 2nd Movement, all containing the most ‘transgressive’ material the creators could muster. CD box-set on Urashima.
Big fat super-box of classic vintage. Originally released as a cassette box-set in 1997, Listen and Die! is a full 4-and-a-half hours of power electronics from Italy and the US: all the transgression and aggression you could possibly hope for. 199 copies of this 6-LP reissue on Urashima, including replicas of the original artwork.
Urashima have embarked on a series of reissues, documenting selected moments from the history of violent Italian power electronics / noise, all in crisply stark monochrome sleeves. Lyoto Music’s self-titled collection throws up a classic industrial pile of screaming feedback vomit, perfect for the heads. Only 199 copies out there!
Urashima here embark on a series of reissues, documenting selected moments from the history of horrifying Italian noise / power electronics, all in crisply stark monochrome sleeves. Maurizio Bianchi made CMRS / OPEA early on, ususing an unconventional set-up, and initially showed it only to close friends. In 2015 though, we all get to hear it!
Urashima have embarked on a series of reissues, documenting selected moments from the history of horrifying Italian power electronics / noise, all in crisply stark monochrome sleeves. Mathausen Orchestra’s Necrofellatio is themed around violent sexuality, channeled, naturally, through feedback and high-pitched shortwave.
Urashima here embark on a series of reissues, documenting selected moments from the history of horrifying Italian noise / power electronics, all in crisply stark monochrome sleeves. Mauthausen Orchestra’s From Homicide To Slaughter was once a tape, but is now a limited edition LP, searing high-pitched noise tearing out of the wax grooves.
Working from deep within the tradition of ‘wow, such transgressive’ power electronics / harsh noise, Bizarre Uproar have been doing their thing for twenty-three years! And Amputaatio is their latest emission. Sounds pretty rough and bleak, naturally. 99 silkscreened vinyl copies on the Urashima label.
Compilation of unpleasant and violent Harsh Noise from Finland (Valkoinen Kohina is Finnish for White Noise of course). Includes such family favourites as Edge of Decay, Unclean, Snuff, and Silence of Vacumn. Exclusive tracks from all six artists! If you are looking, you probably know what you are getting yourself into. 99 LP copies only, in a silk-screened sleeve.
Previously released in an edition of 54 double-cassette sets, Älä Tee Huorin is now being flung into mainstream availability with… an edition of 99 LPs! Well it’s progress… These are two collaborations between Gelsomina and Bizarre Uproar and a solo track from each, and the material runs the gamut of screaming lo-fi feedbacking noise.
‘Ottoman Black’ is 35 minutes of precisely crafted, meticulously executed, symphonic composition of dreadful noise anxiety conceived with a vast depth of experience informed, technological creativity by savant noise artist Jason Crumer. This is a dark and disturbing look inside the blood and guts of a very strange individual, not one for the faint hearted. Highly recommended.
Climax Denial is the brainchild of power electro protagonist Alex Kmet. Kmet is a veteran explorer ten years deep and ‘In The Absence Of Self Control’ is his first full length release under this name. The album features all new material brought to light by the undeniably harsh Italian noise label Urashima. The record is a dark, ambient industrial testament to the delicate balance between restraint and severe perversion with unhinged vocals and creepy yet beautifully crafted composition.
Harsh fucking Noise from The Rita, in a set of works created in response to the sculptural art of Megan Miller. Queen Sheets is thematically inspired by nylon, and the original sound sources beneath the dense walls of noise are of nylon rubbing against brick in Miller’s piece. 199 copies of fancily packaged vinyl.
Densely textured industrial tape experiments from Italian sound pioneer Maurizio Bianchi. Originally released back in 1980 Voyeur Tape consists of two sidelong pieces of abstract noise, field recordings and manipulation. Reissued here by Urashima on vinyl in screen printed sleeve. Limited to 99 copies.
Maurizio Bianchi / M.B
Originally recorded in 1980 Cold Tape gets the vinyl reissue treatment from Italian label Urashima. Featuring two sidelong works of field recordings and electronic play, it’s an immersive journey from Italian industrial pioneer Maurizio Bianchi. It’s dark, buzzy and texturally dense. Out on vinyl LP from Urashima.
The Passion Of Rubbers gets a vinyl reissue in all its noisy glory from Italian label Urashima. If you don’t know what to expect from harsh noise merchant Masonna then here’s as good a place to start as any. Rubbery, abrasive, ear-splitting noise that sounds like the worst trip imaginable. Twenty years on and it’s no less aggressive. Out on vinyl LP from Urashima.
Dark and oppressive experimentation from Maurizio Bianchi. Recorded in 1980, Industrial Tape is one of his earliest releases and shows a desire to pile on the layers of dirt to find something new and unique. Re-released on 140g vinyl with silver on black silkscreen sleeve. Limited to 99 copies on Urashima.
Early experiments with tape loops from the ambient lifer Vidna Obmana. The Ultimated Sign Of Burning Death was the first ever tape from Dirk Serries. Initially released in 1985, it gets the reissue treatment here on 140g black vinyl with deluxe silver silkscreen on black card sleeve. Out on Urashima. Limited to 99 copies.
Mushed, macerated and mangled field recordings from the early days of Italian pioneer Maurizio Bianchi. Recorded back in 1980, Atomique Tape is full of industrialised ideas and as such is a rather dark and oppressive listen. Intriguing nonetheless. Pressed on 140g vinyl with screenprinted sleeve on Urashima.
Slaughter Productions deliver another deeply unsettling one from the cassette archive, this time from Kranium. Hefty set, is this. Spread over three LPs and presented with an attention to detail only someone with a “stunningly perverse fascination with sex, violence, and death” could muster. A death-ambient/industrial orgy limited to 99 copies.
With a screenprinted cover of a woman tied up and gagged (sort of about time the depiction of these type images is stopped isn't it?) this album by John Balistreri and his project Slogun are was originally released on cassette by Slaughter Productions) in 1996. The music is horrific noise with distorted disembodied voices. Limited to 99 copies.
This is a vinyl version of an album which came out in 1994 on cassette which came with a syringe needle signifying that the music was an injection of death. This time you get the needle, a pair of latex gloves and a mini fanzine. Nice. The sound of the album is designed to terrify, a series of scary electronic wibbles, low end hums and repeated loops. A cursory listen to 'Monochrome Man' leads me to not be that scared at all! Bring it on I say.
Now this is terrifying. Sheets of insane white noise. Brutal endless swathes of distortion hammering away at your senses. Originally released in 1995 on tape it has now been re-issued on vinyl with deluxe screen printed sleeve. Thankfully limited to just 99 copies so there's not too much chance of you buying it accidentally.
Here's a 2 track 7" packaged in 12" packaging hand numbered and limited to 99 copies. It's all silkscreened up and packaged in nice black on black packaging for maximum evil affect.
Pathogenesis # one consists of 2 tracks which were include din compilations on Slaughter Recordings (his own label). This is seriously harsh stuff and a bit of a giveaway is the title of the B side which is called "A Practical Use Of Razorblade" (it was originally released on a cassette ages ago called 'Beating The Meat'. Racy!
Not for the faint hearted this fella will both enthrall and disturb. There's also an 8 page booklet which is probably packed with disturbing images.
The mysterious N. What can you say about N.? He hails from Italy and he makes darkside power electronics smothered in evil, violence and chaos. We've no idea but we'd like to assume that no kittens were harmed in the process of making this record. If kittens were harmed then we humbly apologise for stocking this bad boy.
This sexy reissue is packaged in a deluxe silver silkscreen front artwork on black cardboard 4 LP box set with separate covers in a deluxe silver silkscreen back artwork (logo and lettering ‘’edition of 99’’) on black cardboard sleeve and record pressed on 140 gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve, limited to 99 hand numbered copies w/insert in total black 120 gr paper. Each single LP inside box package in a clear plastic sleeve to protect record and cover form dirt, shelf wear and damage.
Only 99 copies people. 99 for the world!
Harsh noise yo! Richard Ramirez’s Black Leather Jesus, known for their dedication to total noise, here team up with doom metallers Blue Sabbath Black Cheer. One track each, and then one track together on the other side of this nicely designed LP. Only 99 copies, so if you want to descend into the depths of this particular basement, best go for it fast.
What kind of band do you think would name themselves after the fictional, highly toxic chemical that causes disaster in Don DeLillo’s post-modern novel White Noise? If you guessed Death Industrial with a hint of Power Electronics, you’d be correct! Latest LP Mouths That Reap The Harvest brings the horror of industrialised agro-chemical disaster to your stereo!
Stalwarts of the Scandinavian underground, Hypnosis is an avant-garde project based around tiny manipulations and affectations on tape. Like the sounds of an empty, uninhabited natural landscape, Moon of Death and Other Recent Works is an unsettling meeting of sound and silence, both chilled and chilling.
Blue Sabbath Black Cheer/Josh Lay/Wilt
Sacher-Pelz (Maurizio Bianchi)
Sacher-Pelz (Maurizio Bianchi)
Sacher-Pelz (Maurizio Bianchi)
Maurizio Bianchi / M.B
Black Leather Jesus / Richard Ramirez