back in stock as of
september 19th, 2012
first in stock on
may 25th, 2011
|forced nostalgia (belgium) #fn 002 lp|
cicciolina holocaust / sermonizer “albeit albeit b/w sibelius spiders” long playing record
- cicciolina holocaust - zigomar
- cicciolina holocaust - in tempore non suspecto
- cicciolina holocaust - silent killing
- sermonizer - rosalita
- sermonizer - mystery
- sermonizer - acid68 to dica86
- sermonizer - sibelius spiders
- sermonizer - copulator
|may 2011 release ; first title we’ve had in stock from the belgian forced nostalgia imprint, about whom ::|
|we are a record label dedicated to releasing archival material from the analogue electronic underground dating from the post-punk heyday of the late 70s to the mid 90s. our program takes in a wayward selection of often unreleased, mostly unheard and overlooked material from tape music to industrial, from bossa-pop to proto-techno, and from drone to out and out analogue experimentation. the vast majority of the music now being made available on vinyl for the very first time.|
nice aesthetic framework there, which lead me to investigate this particular release ... while i really wanted to say that this thing has “fake reissue” written all over it (oddly hiss-free fidelity, esp. given the time-frame & geography / technology at work here ; discogs listing of the purported “original” cicciolina tape put up the month this went into production by an associate) ; but people tell me sermonizer is a fairly well-known figure in 80’s italian minimal-wave dealings (of which i have little-to-no greater understanding outside of a general enthusiasm ; besides if it weren’t for william bennett, we probably wouldn’t have heard of maurizio bianchi either) ...
anyways, both sides of this kinda slay ; the woozy cornet (cornet !!!), pencil-thin drum-machine & hazy found-audio fragments of cicciolina holocaust are a real treat & the record only gets better with sermonizer’s sea-sick 8-bit digital echo-lines & pulsing, carpenter-ian figures ... very cool record ; hopefully the label will be digging out more along these lines in the near-future ...
|forced nostalgia press release...|
|albeit albeit / sibelius spiders (split lp)|
by cicciolina holocaust and sermonizer
side a performed by florim prishtina and rezart veseli.
recorded 1984, firenze (italy).
instrumentation: guitar, korg poly 61, korg kpr 77, cornet, self-built machines, tascam portastudio (4-track), effect pedals, tapes.
previously released as private cassette edition.
digitally remastered directly from analogue tapes.
florim prishtina and rezart veseli recorded together in firenze (italy) during the late 70s til mid 80s. in 1984 they started using the cicciolina holocaust moniker and released several home-taped cassettes, all small private editions given to friends. their collaboration ended in 1987 when veseli migrated to greece.
using guitar, korg poly 61, korg kpr 77, cornet, tascam portastudio (4-track), effect pedals, tapes and an array of self-built machines, cicciolina holocaust's work covers a wide spectrum of analogue electronics, resulting in oppressive synthscapes and minimal proto-techno experiments.
side b recorded and mixed at agucchi home studios 1983-1986 on 4-track tape recorder.
instrumentation: synthesizer, guitar, violin, drum machines, electric shaver and other found objects.
guest vocals on copulator by meana rozzi.
guest aura by aurelium spitty.
bologna (italy) based sermonizer started experimenting with primitive (field-) recordings and tape manipulations in late '79. from 1984 he recorded numerous avant-garde, industrial and ambient works on to a 4-track recorder. his massive output consists of numerous private tape albums, both studio and live recordings.
over the years he has used many monikers: bas fled, rosalita tormento, the pope sings the requiem, sobillator sisters, burbank terror, korosiva kancerata cenerarium, creepozoids, sibelius spiders, in the bathroom of souls and sermons and the hyper-pope. anno 2011, sermonizer is still active. his themes, inspiration and phylosophy have remained the same for the last 30 years.
forced nostalgia, 2011.
a&r: fré de vos
artwork: radu prepeleac
engineer: roberto napoli