Having been a successful video games music producer in early 80’s Japan, Kazuki latterly became a prisoner in the floating castle of his own mind.
Retreating to the tiny island of Matsumae Ōshima to do battle with a series of debilitating psychoses, it took the patience and affections of a young boy, thought to be his long lost son, to set Kazuki free from three decades of mental paralysis and gradually return him to his former greatness.
Sport is the product of this miraculous journey of rediscovery, of one man’s overwhelming struggle with dementia, an ode to the innocence of 8bit characters and a love letter to the halcyon days of when computer games came on cassette.
Let Sport fill your soul with eternal well-being.
“Smile. Shed tears of sadness and tears of joy – there are no rules in the game of life.” Kazuki Sakata 1948 - 2012
Featuring vintage horror synth, the haunting theremin melodies of Miles Brown (student of Russian theremin queen Lydia Kavina), and the powerhouse drumming of Damian Coward (Heirs, Love Like… Electrocution), The Night Terrors offer a mind-melting mix of dark synth magic, thunderous dreamscapes and other-worldly electronica.
Since the release of their debut long-player Back to Zero in 2009, The Night Terrors have taken their theremin-fueled synthscapes across the world, supporting the likes of Goblin, Hawkwind, Lou Reed, Black Mountain, Serena-Maneesh, Black Mountain, Melt-Banana, & Bardo Pond. Upon return to Australia the band retreated to studios in Tasmania and Melbourne to work on tracks for their follow-up album.
Monster / Lasers for Eyes is the first glimpse of The Night Terrors’ new material – moving beyond the post-prog stylings of their earlier work to focus on a broader universe of warped psychedelic electronics and the darker corners of the dancefloor.
The record features remixes by Berlin Italo-disco legend Antoni Maiovvi (repaying the favour for The Night Terrors’ 2011 remix of his single Murderfunk) and Australian synth legend Ash Wednesday (The Metronomes, The Models, Einstürzende Neubauten). Also included are previously unreleased Night Terrors live favourites Meteor Shower and Somnambulist.
He who looks from the sun into another light will not see much, and yet it is different for the ones standing in the shade…
They know all too well what the darkness holds. Melancholy is the hallway before the darkness. The light is vanishing but never out of reach and when you step out of the sun, close enough to the see the shadows, you hear the music of The Cold Hand.
A certain nonchalance in relation to less convenient truths. Over there in the sun you hear them shout that the wonders of love never truly stop. But, back in the shade, you know better. This is the inspiration for feathers on paper, melodies and rhythm. A voice for the path.
A duo from Berlin and Bristol camps at this particular place, documenting the flora and fauna.
Paperships presents a compendium of bitter-sweet ‘Funeral Folk’ songs. For those times when the darkness is closer than the sunlight, a soundtrack until you want to return to the light.
Forced in to hiding as a direct consequence of their meteoric rise to the heady heights of Stardom Guest House and B+B after the success of 2010’s, ‘Space Trumpet,’ (regarded by many as responsible for the assassination of Osama Bin Laden…
…the London Riots, Russell Grant’s return to our TV screens and the passing of Billy Bragg.)
The Dagger Brothers, had to make their latest Magnum opus, ‘Hot Doctor,’ in an RSPB wetland nature reserve using only the orifices of Parus major and other tiny British wildlife of the avian variety.
A treat for hornithologists - it certainly was not, for one Mrs Fanny Wither of 18 Arcadia Road, Canvey Island, who stumbled across the twins playing the tit whilst trimming her bush.
The resultant stroke had its upside, however, inspiring the maestros to compose a canon of potentially chart topping tunes about misdemeanours of a se%ual nature in English class, Jenga and babies riding dogs.
So sit back, relax, and watch any sign of the blues within an earshot of the speakers evaporate as the Brothers of the Dagger take you on a cut-price adventure aboard their hallucinogenic wheelbarrow fashioned out of Twiki’s helmet and powered by the Martin Clunes flavoured bottom bazookas of Dungeon and Dragon’s very own Uni.
“I always f*ck to the Dagger Brothers” – Nicholas Witchell (Royal correspondent for the BBC)
“Me too” – Jimmy Somerville
Special guest appearances include: Enya, 2 Live Crew and Finger Mouse.
The last fated project of the now legendary IIF (Italiano Independente Films) was the remake of the famous 70s TV show with the similar name.
Although more of a homage to the original – ‘Battlestar Transreplica’ – as it became known through internet sci-fi communities, added much needed flair, nudity and lashings of steamy violence to the mix.
Centred around Nexus 6-esque clones, this time designed purely for sexual recreation, an intergalactic cult whose favourite sport was hunting humans and the hosting of the Space Olympics, the camp robots and special effects that would make the producers of Blake’s 7 blush, coupled with often nonsensical plot twists did little to stop the success of the series. But, what really stood out was the queen of the sex clones played to perfection by Italian scream queen, Ania Pieroni, taking time off from her successful TV station GBR. This cursed masterwork was broadcast in its entirety yet the first three episodes fell to the most unlikely and bizarre circumstances involving lightening cutting out most of the transmission, an exploding expresso pot and an escaped murder of crows being kept for Dario Argento’s seminal film ‘Opera,’ invading the control booth. Eventually audiences would simply tune out and the final three episodes received the lowest viewing figures in Italian TV history. Nevertheless, with the birth of DVD ‘Battlestar Transreplica’ was set to find a new audience and be seen by many for the first time. Unfortunately, due to a legal wrangle between the show’s stars and the company’s imprisoned CEOs, the DVDs could not legally be sold until an agreement had been met, but before the discussions could reach some kind of conclusion both producers were killed during a prison break gone awry. Antoni Maiovvi’s soundtrack is once again the last piece available in its entirety remastered from the original tape source for your listening pleasure.
Trial By Bullet is the OST to the short lived Italian TV crime thriller of the same name.
Conceived as a spin off from the unmade ‘Shadow of the Bloodstained Kiss’ film, it in fact used many of the same sets and costumes in a desperate attempt from the producers to claw back some of the money spent when “Shadow’s” production was cancelled. The show itself was about a homicide detective working as part of the galactic police at an unnamed point in the not too distant future. In a radical departure to the times the officer in question was chasing a serial killer who preyed on the swinger, strip and gay clubs of a far off planet mysteriously aping the Jeffery Dahmer crimes at the same time. (The producers were notoriously cagey about answering questions about the similarities.) Even stranger, however, was the role of the detective in question played by Euro-crime legend Maurizio Merli who sadly passed away soon after the first broadcast. Pulled half way through the first episode, due to a controversial scene involving a bisexual orgy breaking out in a government building, Pope John Paul II ordered the remaining footage to be destroyed, a demand that was quickly voiced again by Italy’s prime minister of the time, Bettino Craxi. In the early 90’s the 10 minutes of the original broadcast were swapped between video traders, but due to the nature of the copying process, quality was always varied. All that remains is composer Antoni Maiovvi’s score, remixed and remastered from the original sequencer files.
Ltd to 150 hand numbered 3” CD’s worldwide and each individually wrapped in hand spun wool (woven by the band), The Brambles in Starlight is a 5 track mini-album to precede their second LP out on Seed in early 2011 entitled ‘Lo!’
Societe de Radiodiffusion de l’homme et du fils Francais - Bruit dans l’interet de Musique
Ltd to 65 hand numbered products worldwide, this is a super exclusive release of Mississippi concrete - the finest and most bizarre bootleg material on earth - by the elusive Frenchbloke & Son. It is available in the the following three options:
(10 units globally) 2 x tapes packaged in books & 1 x USB & badge set & leaflet/bits and bobs (40 units globally) 2 x tapes & 1 x USB & badge set & leaflet/bits and bobs (15 units globally) 1 x USB packed in reclaimed wood & badge set & leaflet/bits and bobs