Bis Aufs Messer Weekly news 02 October 2021

Weekly News -

Bis Aufs Messer Weekly news 02 October 2021

hi. Welcome to another newsletter for October. A bunch of exciting stuff arrived like like restock of the TAQBIR 7“, both CHISEL 7“, MOLCHAT DOMA - Etazhi LP (clear vinyl) and more - also the new KOMA - Internment Failure LP, KEVIN MORBY - A Night At The Little Los Angeles (Sundowner 4-Track Demos) LP, SHANNON LAY - Geist LP, SUBURBAN LAWNS - s/t LP, das neue WIRE - #452 | October 2021 MAG, NANCY SINATRA - Boots LP, TANGENTS - Timeslips & Chimeras DLP, DOMINGAE - AE LP, Brutus restock and much more … 


Also we printed the first ever ADAGIO830 - coffee saves my life Longsleeve in 4 different colors, got a bunch of BAM Tote Bags back in stock and also the ADAGIO830 


We are still waiting on the REMEMBERABLES - Breath LPs - so I hope we have them next week. We keep you updated!!



Thank you for your support in those difficult times


We are also back on the store MONDAY TIL FRIDAY from 11 °° - 19°° and SATURDAY from 11°° - 18°°


Norman & Robert





THE CHISEL - Deconstructive Surgery 7“ (la via - Repressed with blue cover. Explosive new music from The Chisel bringing the edifying and restorative powers of the great British folk tradition back to the table for a staggering next pint. Just when you thought you were fucking full, your mouths been winched open and gallons of shards of broken glass guitar, thick bass, and burning howling bilious guts gets poured down your maw. The speed of UK82, the terror of punk, the solid mass of Oi!. Like a bar stool breaking through a bus stop, there’ll always be THE CHISEL. (Jonah Falco) Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Jonah Falco) 10.00


THE CHISEL - Come See Me/ Not The Only One EP 7“ (la vida - Chisel this, Chisel that" -- it's on my phone, it's on my hard drives, it's on my turntable, it's on my t-shirt, it's on my Instagram, it's on my blogspot, it's tattooed on my forehead, my own parents renewed their wedding vows to "Rat Running Scared." I pressed stop. I unplugged my headphones, turned down the volume, and snapped that god forsaken single in HALF. Enough was enough! But see me, yeah. Once the music stopped only one thought rang through my head: What Have I Done? Where once there was explosive energy there was now a void. Lucky for me, the 5 loveable lads from Blackpool, Croydon, Acton, Chingford, and Guildford KEPT IT MOVIN, and just when I thought all was lost they brought me back in. Three more blasts of full fat extra saturated deep fried limb swinging confrontational uplifting chisel chiselling punk for that special space in your life. Enough said? No. Cos they've done it again. (Jonah Falco)) 10.00


NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP / CLOSET WITCH / RACETRAITOR / HAGGATHORN - 4 way split 2x7“ (moment of collapse - Political hardcore & metal powerhouses Neckbeard Deathcamp, Racetraitor, Closet Witch, and Haggathorn have joined forces for a menacing four-way split EP.) 14.00


TAQBIR - Victory Belongs To Those Who Fight For A Right Cause 7“ (la via - back in stock - February 21st saw the digital release of TAQBIR’s first outing. Released via bandcamp and YouTube this enigmatic recording turned many heads and got many people speculating about this absolute rager of Moroccan origin. Four months later the physical version of this recording sees the light. Simply put, it was just too good to be a digital only endeavour. The four tracks of “Victory Belongs To Those Who Fight For A Right Cause” are four short vomits of anti-religious sentiment made music. Sang in Moroccan Arabic TAQBIR’s lyrics are irreverent, careless outburst of anger towards an extremely patriarchal oppressive place. Musically TAQBIR walks a thin line joining some of my favourite qualities in punk music. The aggression of fuckwave originators DISKOLOKOST, the nastiness of THE COMES vocalist’ Chitose and the raw reverb-drenched heavily-distorted non-production of THE SEXUAL or DESTINO FINAL. An amazing example of primative world Musik and hopefully part of a new wave of Taqwacore bands. The record comes with a double side A4 poster with lyrics and band’s graphic.) 10.00





ALGARA - Absortos En El Tedio Eterno LP (la vida - News from the front: ALGARA's first LP is here. From Barcelona, the land where the CNT-FAI shined in 1936, now the anarchist bombs explode again through the twelve tracks of "Absortos en el Tedio Eterno". Ever wondered what would have happened if the RONDOS and CRASS had joined forces at the Conway Hall or if AVIADOR DRO and ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO never had a couple of judo kicks and the four started a new band? Well, then you are close to imagining how ALGARA sounds. At times sparse militant punk a la CRISIS/ FALLOUT filtered thru the KGB/ SINIESTRO TOTAL machine. At times minimal synthetic idealist anthems, but always revolutionary, forward thinking, and making the sound their own. The anonymous collective self recorded "Absortos en el Tedio Eterno" in a Barcelona squat while engaging in their agitprop campaigns. With songs about poor working conditions, the constant evictions, youth unemployment, and a city consumed by tourism and other forms of gentrification, the LP is a cold call to arms for today’s political punk. The LP sleeve shows members of the collective at one of their rendezvous point looking cool. Comes with an A2 double sided poster, 14 page Manual for Sound Guerrilla booklet and a sticker.) 20.00


DIRECTIONS - Echoes – Anniversary Edition LP (Ken Brown (aka Bundy K. Brown) is a storied producer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, and professional food enthusiast. In a musical history that spans nearly four decades, he was a member of noise-rock trio Bastro (along with David Grubbs and John McEntire) and a founding member of that group’s evolution into Gastr del Sol – whom he left after forming the iconic Chicago band, Tortoise. In 1995 Brown departed Tortoise to pursue a number of projects, including remixes for Yo La Tengo, The Sea and Cake, Coldcut, and Calexico. He also formed a new trio with Codeine/Rex/June of 44 drummer, Doug Scharin and guitarist James Warden, which they called Directions. After releasing one album on Thrill Jockey, the band went inactive, with Brown completing one final Directions release on his own before retiring the moniker. That record – a scarcely limited 12” on the influential UK imprint, Soul Static Sound – would prove to resonate long after it disappeared from shops. It influenced a diverse array of artists and producers, most notably Kieran Hebden, who would call Echoes “the blueprint for the Four Tet thing,” explaining to prominent UK broadcaster Gilles Peterson, “it’s basically where I got the idea for everything from…it changed my life, this record.” ) 25.00


DOMINGAE - AE LP (sacred bone s- Musician and filmmaker Domingæ is probably best known as the founder of experimental psych band Föllakzoid. After the release of Föllakzoid’s latest album “I”, Domingæ travelled to Japan in preparation for a world tour with Föllakzoid and to play a handful of shows for the release of DJ Nobu’s remix LP. During her stay she was commissioned to create the score for the new collection of Japanese designer Kozaburo. Once there, she was also invited to stay in an artistic residence in the city of Yamaguchi where the composition of Æ started. Whilst residing at a minka (Japanesetraditional farmhouse) in Yamaguchi she devised the structure and recorded the foundations of her debut solo EP.The spiritual retro-futuristic vibe resonating from the land awoke certain unused softwares in Domingæ. With the start of the global pandemic Domingæ had to make the decision to move to Mexico where she continued the recording process and has been residing ever since. Written and recorded across different locations, her new debut solo album Æ has taken the decompositional system she devised for the band and added the depth of inner exploration and a symbiotic relationship with musical craft.

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KEVIN MORBY - A Night At The Little Los Angeles (Sundowner 4-Track Demos) LP (dead oceans - Friends! I am so pleased to announce A Night At The Little Los Angeles - the 4-track version of Sundowner. Recorded at home and in my back shed - aka The Little Los Angeles - in suburban Kansas during the summer and winter seasons of 2017 and 2018. This is quite simply the sound of me alone in a room with a four-track to catch my songs as they fell out of my mouth. When I later went into a proper studio to make Sundowner my goal was to capture the essence of these initial recordings, and here you will now have access to the very essence I was chasing. In many ways, this feels like a proper album to me, as it's my initial attempt to capture the Kansas sunset and put it into sound, where as Sundower was an attempt of an attempt. I love and am proud of them both, of course, but am happy to - for the first time - share this vulnerable side of my songwriting process with the public. Many of my favorite recordings have been made inside of an artist's home without regard of the outside world, but instead deep in their own world that they're creating in real time. And with that - I'd like to invite you into my own little world here and now and ask you to please....step inside of....and spend A Night At The Little Los Angeles! - Kevin Morby) 23.00


KOMA - Internment Failure LP (la vida - Leeds/London band KOMA deliver their debut LP "Internment Failure": 12 tracks of brutal, unrelenting, constantly contorting and mutating hardcore - perfectly encapsulating the desperation of living in the final generations of a failed state, watching the life of the planet ebb away. Frantically written and recorded across 2 cities within the band's first 12 months of existence, KOMA casts a wide net of global influences but refuses to be indebted to any one singular band or scene. At times recalling the classic Finnish & Swedish hardcore of MELLAKKA and CRUDE SS mixed with the raw distorted brute power of VOĈO PROTESTA and BASTARD; echoes of the unhinged mayhem of ATAQUE FRONTAL and CHAIN REACTION subside to moments of gothic tension like TOŽIBABE and PYHÄKOULU. KOMA makes a bold and ambitious statement of intent, a wholly-realised vision and fully-formed sound of pummeling riffs and powerful vocals that will remind of SACRILEGE's debut.) 20.00


LIMPE FUCHS - Solaia LP (streamline - Limpe Fuchs’ first solo record came about by accident. Initially, Christoph Heemann invited the famous Anima duo to do a studio record in his home-town Aachen, but Paul Fuchs decided not to join in, so Limpe went on her own – and the recording sessions taking place in late 1986 and early 1987 turned out to become “via”, Limpe’s first solo-record and the (visible) starting point of her ongoing exceptional career as an internationally performing, independent female improviser. Besides a plethora of (partly self-built) acoustic instruments that can also be heard on her legendary Anima (music) records, such as violin, saw blade, chimes, wood block and limpe’s unmistakable unique vocals, “via” featured a korg-synthesizer, that drew Limpe’s attention in the studio and she decided to give it a try and recorded a lot of electronic music for “via” – and in all the years to follow since then she never got near the instrument again; neither for studio recordings nor live performances . Fast forward to 2015: after not having met Christoph Heemann for many years, they got in contact again and performed selected dates (as Macchia Forest together with Timo van Luijk) when he proposed to Limpe another korg-synthesizer recording. not having touched the instruments in decades Limpe was reluctant at first but warmed up to the idea eventually and improvised a wonderfully meditative and soulful electronic piece of music.) 26.00


NANCY SINATRA - Boots LP (lita - “Dumb stuff, as Lee used to call it. Dumb doesn’t mean stupid. It means human and understandable. It was the sound of three guitars, drums, and bass. It was simple, very, very simple. I can still see the room, the studio. With Carol Kaye, Glen Campbell, Donnie Owens… I can still see them all sitting there and chunking away. I guess simple was the best way to explain it, uncomplicated.” – Nancy Sinatra Light in the Attic is proud to present the next installment of the Nancy Sinatra Archival Series with a deluxe reissue of Nancy’s first album, Boots. The 1966 debut million-selling debut LP, introduced the sassy, blonde, go-go booted icon. Built around her Lee Hazlewood-penned hits, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” and “So Long, Babe,” the folk-rock era milestone album features songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Hazlewood and more. The catchy and jangly pop hooks performed by the famed Los Angeles session musicians, The Wrecking Crew and Billy Strange’s innovative arrangements provided the perfect sound to help Nancy capture the attention of the world. The new reissue includes two bonus tracks recorded during the album sessions, the non-album b-side “The City Never Sleeps At Night” and the previously unreleased “For Some.” Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin, the reissue is complemented by a new Q&A interview with Nancy and GRAMMY®-nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea.) 40.00


SHANNON LAY - Geist LP (col. vinyl) (sub pop - Geist feels like a window - or a mirror - into possibilities of the self and beyond. Shannon Lay’s new album is tender intensity, placeless and ethereal. It exists in the chasms of the present -- a world populated by shadow selves, spiritual awakenings, déjà vu, and past lives.  “Something sleeps inside us,” Lay insists on the opening track, and that’s the guiding philosophy throughout. A winding, golden, delicate thread of intuition that explores the unknown, the possibility. Its title, Geist, the German word for spirit, is rife with an otherworldly presence, the suggestion of another. The promise that you are never alone.  Lay tracked vocals and guitar at Jarvis Tavinere of Woods’s studio, then sent the songs out to multi-instrumentalists Ben Boye (Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) in Los Angeles and Devin Hoff (Sharon Van Etten, Cibo Matto) in New York; trusting their musical instincts and intuition. She then sent those recordings to Sofia Arreguin (Wand) and Aaron Otheim (Heatwarmer, Mega Bog) for additional keys, while Ty Segall contributed a guitar solo on “Shores.” ) 24.00


STRAW MAN ARMY - Age Of Exile LP (D4MT - Debut by New York postpunk band Straw Man Army. Are they a Crass soundalike band? No not at all, they're not really anything like them (except maybe in spirit). But they are collecting loads of well deserved compliments for their Age Of Exile album.  The band say this about Age Of Exile; "This is one small attempt to make something of the bewildering history of these 'united states,' and the long age of exile that follows in the wake of this colonial project. An attempt to become better students of the land we occupy, and the long resistance of its stewards to cultural and ecological decimation. A vehicle for histories that won't sit still." ) 20.00


SUBURBAN LAWNS - s/t LP (superior viaduct - If your brain has a shortlist of bands that instantly evoke New Wave, Suburban Lawns deserve a slot right next to the likes of Devo, Talking Heads and the B-52's. After putting out two singles on their own Suburban Industrial imprint, the Lawns signed to I.R.S. Records and released their debut LP in 1981. While the band gained cult status thanks in part to a Jonathan Demme-produced music video which aired on Saturday Night Live, their self-titled album would sadly be the five-piece's only full-length statement. Suburban Lawns' asymmetrical aesthetic is personified by co-vocalist Su Tissue, whose mesmerizing stage persona was at once childlike and terrifying. Her unique style embodies the awkward/arty female singer of the Reagan era, while the group's male vocals – courtesy of Frankie Ennui, Vex Billingsgate and John McBurney – maintain the satirical themes of Southern California's postwar mirage of limitless sprawl.) 25.00


TANGENTS - Timeslips & Chimeras DLP (temporary - Australian improvising ensemble Tangents return with a ‘twin’ release that sees 2020’s Timeslips complemented with a second album, Chimeras. The Timeslips tracks, which were released in digital-only form under the subdued circumstances of the first COVID wave, are remastered and reissued in the newly merged Timeslips & Chimeras package, receiving a full release on 2xLP, CD, and all digital platforms. Timeslips & Chimeras marks the third Tangents release issued through the iconic Brooklyn label Temporary Residence Ltd. (home to Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky, MONO, William Basinski and more). The two albums were created in tandem, with much of the material recorded in one day at Sydney’s Free Energy Device Studios in 2018. Timeslips leans towards more literal takes on the studio-improvised material, with Tangents’ usual blend of ambiguous post-production treatment. Chimeras expands into more constructed passages of iterated overdubs, lo-fi electric jams, additional studio takes and splintered extracts from the Timeslips sessions, offering more extreme twists, turns and stylistic variation through doomy rock and dub drones, ecstatic superjazz and abstract collages. ) 28.00


TOPS - Picture You Staring LP (arbutus - Delivering a raw punk take on AM studio pop, TOPS’ new record, “Picture You Staring”, is a lush array of timelessly crafted songs. Singer Jane Penny gives a new voice to the silent girl at the edge of the circle, disillusioned but honest and unpretentious, a tone complemented by David Carriere’s seamless guitar playing and the measured drumming of Riley Fleck. TOPS’ subtle arrangements are delivered with a cool restraint that blend with the individuality and self-assured desire of their female lead.) 20.00


WOLFREDT - Tides LP (moment of collapse - Started as a one-man-project by Margus Voolpriit, Wolfredt released two albums in 2013 and 2016. With expanding the sound for the third album Margus realized that additional bandmembers could even be more helpful to bring more melodies, dynamics and ideas into the project. So the four-piece Wolfredt was born now and worked from the start on the upcoming third album. „Tides“. The album follows the eternal way of the „tides“. The coming and going of fl ood and ebb, the up and down of the endless circle of life, where past, present and future mix and always repeat.) 16.00





WIRE - #452 | October 2021 MAG (Inside this issue: Faust: On the eve of a new box set chronicling their 1970s music, the German band’s members and crew discuss their contrarian art of falling apart that has kept them going over 50 years. By Daniel Spicer. Plus, a survey of Faust’s often equally fractious contemporaries including: Amon Düül: A Bavarian psychedelic legacy. By Edwin Pouncey. Klaus Dinger: La Düsseldorf and other Neu! adventures. By David Elliott. Dieter Moebius: Clusters of collaboration. By Matt Krefting Mary Lou Williams: Taking in vaudeville, bebop, gospel-inflected hard bop, free jazz and beyond, the late composer’s career is littered with gems of a prescient modernity. By Alexander Hawkins Invisible Jukebox: Theresa Wong × Ellen Fullman: The Bay Area experimental musicians tackle a mystery record selection. Tested by each other) 8.00





ADAGIO830 - coffee saves my life Longsleeve (First ever ADAGIO830 long sleeve - available in WHITE, BROWN, GREEN AND GREY in S/M/L/XL) 21.00