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FDS85 MARTIN KUCHEN 7”. Limited edition release, representing the fourth entry in the subs series by this incredible improviser from Sweden given to breathy and spacious acoustic sax treatments. Details coming in due course.
FDS84 TABATA MITSURU ‘Uprising 7". The third entry in the subs series by one of Japan's most important and prolific artists, known for his work in Zeni Geva and Acid Mothers Temple besides being a founder of Boredoms and one of the most active mainstays in Japan’s music underground ever since. ‘Uprising’, recorded in honour of his debut tour of Poland in March 2013, combines a pounding rhythm, stratospheric swirl and the kinda industrial-strength psychedelia poised to induce a healthy torment only the more tempered flipside cut, ‘Sky Flowers’, can serve any balance to. This was originally scheduled to be released for the tour, but unfortunately got delayed. As such, a pro-CDr version made it for the tour instead and the spares of this will go with first of the direct orders and to the subscribers to the Singles Club. There were 50 0r 60 CDrs in total. Limited to 250. £6.00 plus postage OUT NOW!
FDCD83 JFK La Bas (1987 – 1992) CD. "JFK is the project of British rock and electronic musician Anthony Di Franco (Ramleh, Skullflower, Ethnic Acid). Originally active between 1987 and 1992 , JFK was conceived as an experimental rock band that could create: 'a total music, absorbing all possibilities' (Di Franco). This exclusive CD compiles rare and previously unreleased tracks, including the 'Temple Of Set'/'Sexodus' 7” (previously released by Fourth Dimension in 1992). The JFK sound is a brain-melting clash of electronic rhythms, blazing guitar riffs, warped vocals and walls of feedback. To quote David Keenan of Volcanic Tongue: 'JFK seem deformed by the first wave of avant-rock coming out of the USA post-Sonic Youth but with an intense/ecstatic industrial overload appeal that is uniquely brain-boggling... combinations of lightning strikes of bass, chainsaw fuzz, pugilistic a-temporal drum machine assaults and warped, urgent vocals – think Suicide, Chrome, the opening chords of Black Sabbath’s 'Iron Man', all reduced to insane gravities of electricity.' In 2012 JFK re-activated to perform at the 'Never Say When: 30 years of Broken Flag' event in London and released a double LP retrospective 'Teenage Fantasy 1987 – 88' on Harbinger Sound. A new JFK album is [also] scheduled for release on the UK label Turgid Animal." This retrospective collection featuring nine cuts by Anthony di Franco, who has formed a valuable pillar in some of the best music to have furrowed post-industrial music's sprawl into the kind of distorto-heavy post-punk psychedelia where something entirely more menacing is the order of the day. Co-released by Moscow's Tiger On Box label, this makes for a timely and long overdue return to part of Fourth Dimension's own background and will go into production very soon. To be released in an edition of 300 digipaks during April/May 2013, this can be pre-ordered now. £11.00 plus postage. NB: The first 50 copies will also include a bonus pro-CDr featuring two unreleased cuts. These are available with direct (pre-) orders only.
FDS82 SION ORGON ‘Into the Dark’ 7”. Representing the second entry in the new Fourth Dimension Singles Club (see details below – only a few subscriptions still available!), this is the latest release from the Welsh weaver of molten electronic sounds, avant-garde sensibilities and, indeed, even versatile pop/rock where surprises are the order of the day. The two pieces here are the first from Thighpaulsandra/Coil affiliate, Orgon, for a few years. The flipside song, ‘Paper State’, features the late Sleazy, Thighpaulsandra himself and Seb Goldfinch. Strictly limited to 250. Released in November 2012. £6.00 plus postage OUT NOW! FEW COPIES LEFT.
FDLP81 BLISCAPPEN VAN MARIA Bliscepen LP. Following several low run self-releases, this is Swiss group Bliscappen Van Maria’s debut album proper, comprising of two side-long pieces merging all from frazzled electronic swirl, drones, ethereal hums, guitars, percussion, banjo and the overall hue of the imaginary psychedelic western movie soundtrack these improvisations actually had in mind from their outset. Lavishly packaged in reversed card sleeve and limited to 500 only, this comes highly recommended to those who enjoyed the Zsolt Sores Ahad 2CD on Fourth Dimension/AudioTONG or for all lovers of interstellar minimalism, motorik rock and the likes of Circle, early Pink Floyd, Ash Ra Tempel, Taj Mahal Travellers, Neu! et al. A blissful debut by this group with roots in a number of others to have emanated from Switzerland’s ‘90s post-hardcore punk/noise/post-rock scene (Equus, Montevideo, Forceed, Knut, etc.). Released in June 2012. £13.75 plus postage OUT NOW!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RICHARD YOUNGS/LUKE FOWLER 7” HAS SOLD OUT FROM US AND THAT NO MORE 7” SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL THEREFORE BE ACCEPTED.
FDCD79 SASHASH ULZ Chtenie CD. Following two now impossible-to-get cassette album releases, Chtenie, meaning 'reading' in English, is set to be Russian artist Alexander Shevchenko's debut on CD. Comprising improvised organ and guitar pieces with field recordings and a warm, natural and earthy feel that falls somewhere between a soundtrack to a lost '60s mystery film and the notion of the lone busker playing mildly jaunty, yet generally disturbed, melodies to the mostly bemused townsfolk. Packaged in a fold-over card cover and limited to 300, this has finally gone into production now and will be out soon. Available to pre-order now. £9.00
FDCD78 MALEGYS Coming Events Cast Their Shadow Before CDR. Another release in Fourth Dimension’s present concern with encouraging new artists. This time, Malegys (pronounced Mahler Haze), a UK musician presently residing in Belgium, delivers Coming Events…, built around the type of shimmering twilight textures, tones and drones encapsulated perfectly by the title itself. Limited to 60 and packaged in special fold-over card cover, with an insert, and mastered by Sion Orgon. Originally scheduled to be a proper CD release on FD, this idea hit some problems outside our control and which, as such, have been partly resolved by this limited edition pro-CDR version that serves as a precursor to another CD on FD due next year. Released at the very end of December 2012. £6.00 NB: OUT NOW! FEW LEFT.
FDCD77 STEVE MARCIANO Binaural Plastic Recordings CD. Debut album by this presently Berlin-based artist from Spain whose work here comprises two lengthy and collaged 'suites' combining improvisation, electro-acoustic composition, jagged and jarred atmospherics, unsettled textures and the kinda broken or roughened melodies found on those early records by The Residents. Filling up almost the entire disc with music, this is not an especially 'easy' listen but fits in with one of Fourth Dimension's strategies in documenting music that drifts in from those more perplexing corners by new or less established artists. Limited to 300 in digipak. Due to some unexpected problems beyond our control, this will now appear soon. Available to pre-order now. £9.00
Other releases scheduled for Fourth Dimension include the debut CD albums proper by Hand of Stabs and 7"s by irr. App. [ext.], Eliot Bates (Current 93), Aidan Baker, Theme with Zsolt Sores & Jean-herve Peron (with Piotr Kurek), Thighpaulsandra and more. News soon.
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