New collaboration single by Tor Lundvall & Leila Abdul-Rauf

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Leila Abdul-Rauf & Tor Lundvall : Ibis / Quiet Seaside 7” – Limited 300

Over the past few years, Tor Lundvall has thoughtfully displayed his ambient sound works in connection with Dais Records, releasing two retrospective multi-disc box sets and two full length albums. Apart from his collaboration with Tony Wakeford on Autumn Calls, collaborations with others have been extremely rare. Tor and multi-instrumentalist, Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum / Hammers of Misfortune / formerly of Amber Asylum) first got in touch in late 2011. Their exchanges eventually led to a musical collaboration of both like-minded artists joining in to illustrate their unique and personal visions of nature, life and art.

During a visit to Lundvall’s home in May 2012, Leila wrote a spontaneous track on Tor’s Winter Piano entitled Ibis. Tor recorded and engineered the track along with Leila’s vocals. Later that month, Lundvall added various sounds and ambient washes to the mix. A solo version of Ibis, featuring the original piano / vocals but with additional horn, was released on Abdul-Rauf’s debut LP Cold and Cloud on Saadi Saati Records in 2013 (Lundvall also designed the sleeve and created the cover art for this LP). The earlier, collaborative version of Ibis has remained unreleased until now. It was agreed that a 7″ was the perfect format.

On the reverse, Lundvall has written a new piece entitled Quiet Seaside constructed around Abdul-Rauf’s guitar riffs which Lundvall also recorded during her 2012 visit. The track captures Tor’s signature lush keyboard and ambient whirl. The early mix was sent to Leila who worked in her slow-moving brass performance and textured tone scales to make this work as introspective as it is beautiful.

Limited edition of 300 vinyl copies featuring artwork by Tor Lundvall.  Release due on August 5, 2014.

Listen to Quiet Seaside 

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$8.00 – Click to pre-order now – Available August 5, 2014

New 7” releases by legendary experimental composer Maurizio Bianchi & avant-noise outfit Sissy Spacek

 

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Maurizio Bianchi : Amentest 7” – Limited 300

The late 70′s rejection of punk and rock-oriented music within select underground subcultures was signified by the works of of bands like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Whitehouse. Using their network of record labels and propaganda, these like-minded noise makers created a sound and aesthetic that is known far and wide as something quite English.  But in Italy, a storm was slowly brewing in the works of a lone composer by the name of Maurizio Bianchi.   Starting in 1979, Bianchi formed his earliest sketches of abstract loop composition under the pseudonym Sacher-Pelz.  After only a few months, he felt it was time to start producing more conceptual works under his given name, sometimes shortening his authorship to only MB.  The following years saw some of industrial and ambient music’s most  genre defining works. Rumors surrounded a series of mischievous unauthorized releases only to be contradicted by his humble and earnest willingness to collaborate with other like minded composers coincidentally followed up by his ominous “disappearance” from music during the late 80′s / early 90′s.  His various comebacks always showed MB to be the master of his own device who undoubtedly influenced and inspired thousands of musicians, artists and composers with his creative output.  Most recently, MB has been reflective on his 35 year history in music and the impact he has had on it. His recent works show MB as undoubtedly reflective yet remaining persistently original.

Amentest is Bianchi’s most recent work employing the 7” single format, a medium that MB has only dabbled in briefly. Keeping his abrasive rhythmic sounds, beautiful use of delay patterns and selective subject matters at hand, MB’s genius still shows that he is as relevant today as he was back when he was quietly manufacturing his echoed sound sculptures in the foothills of Italy in 1979.

Limited to 300 copies. Edited by Kris Lapke (Alberich) with artwork by Ryan Martin (York Factory Complaint / Dais).

$8.00 – CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW

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Sissy Spacek : Lead Their Exit 7” – Limited 300

On Xmas day in 1999, the channels of the noise canon received a new entry into its ranks by the name of Sissy Spacek. 15 years later, the outfit, held together by core members John Wiese & Charlie Mumma, has left a littered trail of damaged recordings and countless performances in its wake.  Known for it’s cult output and conceptual performances—each idea folding over the last to create havoc in the way that most would care to avoid, Sissy Spacek takes this all head on.  Their newest 7” shows the band exploring song-based material (see also their live shows), employing it’s newest member Sara Taylor to provide vocal accompaniment to their special brand of furious destruction.  To those familiar with their previous works on PPM, Chondritic Sound, Gilgongo or Wiese’s own Helicopter imprint, one will instantly welcome their signature hybrid of grindcore blasts and avant-garde sensibility and remain captured by the band’s semblance of leftfield song writing.

Limited to 300 copies.

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New black metal onslaught by Los Angeles’ hate thrash trio Harassor

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Harassor : Into Unknown Depths LP – Limited 300

Unrelenting raw black metal fused with punishing death-laced thrash punk, L.A.’s hate fueled trio Harassor drop their newest statement of destruction and apocalypse on Dais Records with Into Unknown Depths.  For the past 10 years, the band’s output has seen releases on Husk, Nostilevo and their own Rising Beast and Universal Consciousness imprints, which lead to the bands arrival on the Southern Lord’s lauded 2011 compilation The Power of the Riff.  Singer Pete Majors blood splattered live performances use black metal tradition but appropriate the bleak landscapes of their own creation to recognize their hellish, bleak dismissal of the human race.  Drummer Sandor GF (a.k.a Lord Time) alongside guitarist James “Roach” Brown III (a.k.a. the infamous Lord Foul / Moonknight) pull together a demonic metal assault of unholy blasphemy and sinister hostility.  Subversive as it is demonic, Into Unknown Depths reeks of true underground blackened hate.

Limited to 300 copies. (50 on “Dirty Snow” Vinyl, 250 on Black vinyl)

ALL “DIRTY SNOW” VINYL EDITIONS COME WITH A LIMITED EDITION HARASSOR PATCH!

Listen to Die Forever by Harassor

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$16.00 – CLICK TO ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE MAY 27

NEW! Cold Showers PTP Cassette, Thee Majesty and Brokaw shipping now! Rarities Auction part 2, more…

All pre-orders of Thee Majesty and the gorgeous new Brokaw LP “Now Forager” have shipped!  Additionally, we are proud to announce a new release from LA’s COLD SHOWERS:

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Los Angeles art rock ensemble Cold Showers came back to their hometown institution, Part Time Punks, with a perfected new session featuring the reworked take of one of their debut cuts, Violent Cries, followed by 3 brand new works that the band has been trying out live over the past year as a preview into the shape & form of their upcoming sophomore album.

Limited to 150 copies.  Shipping now, order here:  CLICK!

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Additionally, we are auctioning off a TON of Dais rarities, including test presses from Youth Code, Maurizio Bianchi, King Dude, Cold Showers, and more!  For the full list of auctions and to bid, check out our official Dais Ebay page here: CLICK!

More great stuff in the works from Dais soon, check here for tour dates, and keep an eye on our facebook page for in-stores, listening parties, and new releases.

Love,
Gibby & Ryan / DAIS

New soundtrack by CHRIS BROKAW (Codeine / Come) and live album from THEE MAJESTY (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Bryin Dall)

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Chris Brokaw : Now, Forager (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP – Limited 500

Chris Brokaw’s resume over the past 25 years reads like a “who’s who” of indie rock alumni.  Starting as the founding member of Codeine and followed up by fronting rock mainstay Come, Brokaw has established himself as a renaissance man of songwriting.  Collaborating with Liz Phair, John McEntire (Tortoise), Rhys Chatham, Evan Dando, Glenn Jones, Thurston Moore and even a brief stint with GG Allin, it is sometimes easier to list who Chris Brokaw hasn’t played with rather than everyone who has crossed his path.  After his time with Come, Brokaw lent his talents to bands such as Pullman, Consonant and The New Year…constantly evolving and changing his pace and rhythm.  Nowadays, Brokaw stays booked by a constant tour schedule and his duties with Dirtmusic alongside Hugo Race (of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds fame).

When the dust settles in the off-season, Brokaw finds himself a more mature career path as a composer of film scores and soundtracks. Previous works for lauded independent art-house films such as I Was Born, But… and Road made Brokaw’s instrumentals a familiar tone amongst the independent film community. After a slew of solo releases from labels such as 12XU, Atavistic, Brokaw’s own Capitan Records and his highly praised acoustic outing on Vin Du Select Qualitite, Brokaw sat down with the award winning film Now, Forager to score it’s lucid narrative outlining the story of two lovers joined in the unusual scenario of mushroom foraging which pushes their unstable relationship to its limits.

Limited edition of 500 vinyl copies featuring previously unreleased songs and bonus tracks not found in the film.

Listen to some excerpts from Now, Forager

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$16.00 CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE APRIL 15, 2014

$30.00 CLICK HERE TO ORDER BUNDLE OF CHRIS BROKAW & THEE MAJESTY

 

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Thee Majesty 
: Live at the Pezner 1999 LP – Limited 300

For the past 20 years, the elusive collaboration between Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle / Psychic TV / COUM Transmissions) and Bryin Dall (Hirsute Pursuit / A Murder of Angels) has taken on various members and formations over the years, always keeping a steady focus on it’s balancing act of ambient sound and cryptic verse.  Considered by most to be P-Orridge’s “sound poetry” accompanied by Bryin Dall’s unusual instrumentation backdrops, recordings of this project has been selectively sparse with only a handful of rare performances to create evidence for its existence.  This unique live document captures Thee Majesty at its most flexible, changing up tone and structure at a moments notice and harmonizing the abstract poetry of P-Orridge’s obtuse wordplay and apocalyptic banter and Dall’s meditative and complex drones.  Recorded live in 1999 at the famed Pezner Theater in Villeurbanne, France.  Featuring a guest appearance by legendary instrumentalist Mark Cunningham of No-Wave pioneers Mars and John Gavanti.

Limited to 300 vinyl copies with reminiscent liners by Bryin Dall.

$16.00 CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE APRIL 15, 2014

$30.00 CLICK HERE TO ORDER BUNDLE OF CHRIS BROKAW & THEE MAJESTY

We now distribute the remaining cassette catalog of Dais co-owner Ryan Martin’s Robert & Leopold imprint as well as the limited cassette releases by York Factory Complaint. Check them out in a cassette store section here.

As well, only a limited supply left of our new Dais tote bags available in our webshop here.

Best regards from the howling hills,
Ryan & Gibby / Dais Records