Various Artists
2011-10-20
[bleak037] / free
Free audio release in MP3 and FLAC formats

The Wroclaw Industrial Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with more than 20 bands performing in some of the most beautiful venues. Almost all of them contributed to promote and celebrate this year's edition. Amongst them Thighpaulsandra, Clock DVA, Absolute Body Control, Minamata, Sieben, Thorofon, Geneviéve Pasquier and many many more. In the last years, Wroclaw has proven to be one of the most innovative and interesting festivals in the Industrial scene, especially because the selection of artists goes into so many diverse directions. Discover this year's line-up, and see you in Wroclaw - Nov. 10-13th 2011. industrialart.eu/festival

01. Der Blutharsch And The Infinite Church Of The Leading Hand - ...Of The Sounds From Hell 
02. Thorofon - Stunde Null (Live) 03. Skrol - Dei Irae II
04. GS - Untitled
05. kakofoNIKT - Untitled
06. Minamata - George W.TC
07. 7JK - Sieben Vs. Job Karma - Krau
08. Pete Hope's Exploding Mind - White Light
09. Astrid Monroe - Sunglasses
10. Absolute Body Control - Waving Hands
11. Clock DVA - Phase IV
12. Geneviéve Pasquier - Bouge (Live)
13. The Magic Carpathians Project - So Transparent
14. Fjernlys - Silence
15. Kaleka - Distance
16. Amber Asylum - Perfect Calm
17. Sieben - Jack In The Pulpit
18. Hybryds - Silence (Live)
19. Thighpaulsandra - The More I Know Men, The Better I Like Dogs

See you in Wroclaw!

Various Artists
2010-10-31
[bleak029] / free
Free audio release in MP3 and FLAC formats

"Why be Blake when you can be Bleak?" is a compilation featuring not only netlabel artists, but also contributions from renowned artists from the Industrial/Experimental genres, and plain legends from the early 80's Industrial scene.

The compilation strives to provide a "cause and effect" overview of Avantgarde art, especially from the viewpoint of Industrial/Experimental and Electronic music.

All artists have agreed to provide their tracks for free download, which is very uncommon these days, given the fact that non-mainstream artists probably suffer the most from illegal file sharing, and usually hesitate to give away albums for free.

The result is a download package in the size of a 3CD-compilation, containing early unreleased tracks as well as exclusive versions of new material.

The list of contributing artists is a mixture of Industrial dinosaurs and young or new obscure artists from all over the world.

Proving that original, or "old school" Industrial is still as influential and exciting as it has been since the very beginning in the late 70's and early 80's, The Bleak Compilation continues the tradition of compilations like "The Elephant Table Sampler", "Three Minute Symphony" or "Ohrenschrauben/Ohrensausen", presenting a mixture of difficult, at times disturbing and confusing music, totally apart from any mainstream intentions.

The painting on the cover is by Jonathan Canady (best known for his power electronics outfit Deathpile) - an artist whose work is so close to what Bleak stands for that we couldn't resist asking him, and we are happy he agreed!

The list of artists who agreed to contribute is nothing less than amazing:

Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words (Thomas Ekelund of Trepaneringsritualen), Konstruktivists, Attrition, Mushy, Cultural Amnesia, SLEEPCHAMBER, The On/Off Corporation, Wave Tank, John Zewizz, Perikomo, Josco, Das Fleisch, FRzO, MRT, Portion Control, The Altai Chamber Orchestra, Coil, Choronzon, r.A.C.K, Cultural Amnesia, Red Chamber, Bath feat. OROBL, 53, Nocturnal Emissions, Background Projection, Paluch Y, Josco, Critical Theatre, Pure, Josef Nadek, Job Karma, Firnwald, Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt, Cezary Gapik, Stormhat, Doc Nachtstrom

We hope that with this compilation we also draw attention to our own Bleak artists, who deserve to be presented to a wider audience.

Bleak would like to thank everyone involved.
No single track downloads, please download the complete album.

CD1
01 Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words (SWE) - Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows
02 Konstruktivists (UK) - Thrice Is Just As Nice
03 Attrition (UK) - The Internal Narrator (Alternate Version)
04 Mushy (IT) - Le Ultime Ore
05 Cultural Amnesia (UK) - Little Blue Grains
06 SLEEPCHAMBER (USA) - Into The Crypt (Alternate Version)
07 The On/Off Corporation (FR/AT) - Think Dark
08 Wave Tank (GR) - Let's Go (Get Cruel)
09 John Zewizz (USA) - 2012 (Inner-X-Musick Mix)
10 Perikomo (UK) - Keskitalvi
11 Josco (IRL) - Proboszczewice
12 Das Fleisch (AT) - The Final Beauty
13 FRzO (NOR) - Sinkhole
14 MRT (SRB) - Forest
15 Portion Control (UK) - Sex Drive
16 The Altai Chamber Orchestra (AT) - Law (International Audio Losers Version)

CD2
01 Coil (UK) - Manifesto

02 Choronzon (USA) - Formula
03 r.A.C.K (AT) - We Will All Be Pvnished
04 Cultural Amnesia (UK) - Brand New Day
05 Red Chamber (AT) - Coming Forth By Night
06 Bath feat. OROBL (USA) - Pooled OX
07 53 (AT) - The Art Of Self Deceit
08 Nocturnal Emissions (UK) - Revolutionary Industrial Trance
09 Background Projection (GR) - Labioveral Ectoplasm
10 Paluch Y (AT) - Maldoror Is Ded Ded Ded (Live)
11 Josco (IRL) - Denial/Realisation
12 Critical Theatre (USA) - Robot Flesh
13 Pure (AT/GER) - Mladost

 

CD3
01 Josef Nadek (AT) - Carrion Angel, Sing Me A Song
02 Job Karma (PL) - Hydroxizinum City 2
03 Firnwald (GER) - Invasion (Remix)
04 Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt (USA/GER) - The Benefits Of Being A Burrnesha
05 Cezary Gapik (PL) - #466
06 Stormhat (DK) - I Den Polykrome Grusgrav
07 Dr. Nachtstrom (AT) - The Second Coming

Various Artists
2010-10-22
[bleak028] / free
Free audio release in MP3 and FLAC formats
This is a co-release with our friends at Dark:Scene (D:S), the main dark/obscure netlabel from Serbia. Araneum is a movie the D:S mastermind Mihajlo Obrenov created, a post-apocalyptic drama located in a near future. War survivors live in a rusty old building, without light. The protagonist, Adam, is one of the young boys there, hungry for the outside world and his inner self. Check out the trailer:


This album is the soundtrack for a movie directed by Serbian based Mihajlo Obrenov, who is also a very active musician and artist. Obrenov runs the Dark:Scene label and community (http://darkscene.blogspot.com), which provides underground music from the former yugoslavian countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro). The soundtrack comes from some of the most interesting bands, of which surely there will be heard more in the next year - the underground music scene in these regions is extremely vivid and diverse. This is the second re-release from a D:S album, and Bleak is very proud to be granted permission to have it released. Bands like Tamerlan, MRT, Third I, Erekta or Youth A.D. created soundscapes and drones, songs and audio journeys, which perfectly fit into the atmosphere of the movie. Obrenov, also lead singer of his band, dreDDup, has created a couple of films and videos already, we hope there will be more to see from him.
Various Artists
2009-02-22
[bleak015] / free
Free audio release in MP3 and FLAC formats
DS:vol.1 is a compilation of ExYu industrial/gothic/darkwave bands. ExYu is a region in Balkans (Europe) where former Yugoslavia was. This compilation is the first DS established and there will be more releases. Dark Scene is an organization calibrated to deal with underground music scene in Serbia and ExYu region. The main orientation is industrial, noise, gothic, death rock, experimental, electronic, darkwave, synth-pop, post-rock... and all bands that have dark sence. We will post announcements about some underground art, film, concert happenings and give you the links for rare music material. At this point we are working as a D:S blog and DIY record label followed by D:S blog. Enjoy, and hope to see you post something interesting too! Dark Scene managment meet us at our official forum: darkscene and at our official blog: blogspot. this first compilation features some of the most representative artists from this sizzling area, bands like Figurative Theatre, dreDDup, Tamerlan, SOK, Neurotica, Sixth June and a lot of others. DarkScene on MySpace
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