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Tourist Fashion
+ Jake Wyatt


3 Poems

This was an improvised collaborative release, made in one afternoon on the evening of monday 17th august 2015 via a karaoke boom box that had far too many useful options.

Eliot Humphreys / Jake Wyatt  

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Artist: Tourist Fashion + Jake Wyatt
Title: 3 Poems
Released: 07FEB2016
Catalogue: IHMRXVI
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. Laura 03:59
  2. Poem 1 06:31
  3. My Lovely Death 03:49
     

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WERK


Wk.2

BEHRINGER UB1002FX, UB1202FX, SF300. ELECTROHARMONIX BIG MUFF, BASS BIG MUFF. BOSS DD-3. SNARLING DOGS ADDICTED TO WAH. KORG EA-1, MS-10. ROLAND SP-404. KORG ELECTRIBE ER-1. TOSHIBA KT-4087. SQUARE WAVE OSCILLATOR. GIBSON MELODY MAKER. SQUIER BASS-VI. HH 212. ORANGE TINY TERROR, CRUSH30. SONIX DRUMS. VARIOUS CYMBALS.  ■ More Info

Artist: Werk
Title: Wk.2
Released: 31DEC2015
Catalogue: IHMRXIV
Format: Tape/CD/Digital

Tracks:

  1. Burial Plot 01:31
  2. Nicotine 03:51
  3. Dopamine 01:52
  4. Sea Greens 01:11
  5. Substance P 03:03
  6. H1 Antagonist 07:56
     

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Wk.1

BEHRINGER UB1002FX, UB1202FX, SF300. ELECTROHARMONIX BIG MUFF, BASS BIG MUFF. BOSS DD-3. SNARLING DOGS ADDICTED TO WAH. KORG EA-1, MS-10. ROLAND SP-404. AKAI HEADRUSH. PROPELLERHEAD THOR. GIBSON MELODY MAKER. SQUIER BASS-VI. HH 212. ORANGE TINY TERROR, CRUSH30. SONIX DRUMS. VARIOUS CYMBALS. ■ More Info

Artist: Werk
Title: Wk.1
Released: 22JUN2015
Catalogue: IHMRXI
Format: Tape/CD/Digital

Tracks:

  1. Beed to Dip 03:32
  2. Tradition 05:59
  3. Lump 03:48
  4. 21 4 15 Edit 10:44
     

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SMALL JOY


Joy Sound II

Joy Sound II takes the approaches of Small Joy’s first EP further. The separation between more measured computer arranged pieces and all-analogue squalls is gone. Small Joy (Lois Hopwood) has extended her approach in all directions. The clusters of distortion are more distorted, such as on Stepping through Ice; a move towards more rhythmic elements, for example on Proximity F; crashing waves of sound, which on Wish U were here become wincingly loud until a sudden end; and more varied dynamics, with In Cold Water building to an almost oppressive quiet. At 18 minutes, and dubbed on both sides to reduce interruption, Joy Sound II is overpowering. ■ More Info

Artist: Small Joy
Title: Joy Sound II
Released: 29FEB2016
Catalogue: IHMRXVII
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. Stepping Through Ice 02:24
  2. Familiarity 03:12
  3. Wish U Were Here 04:06
  4. Proximity 05:29
  5. In Cold Water 03:04

 

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Joy Sound I

A visual artist and graphic designer, this is her first musical work. ■ Joy Sound I consists of four tracks of screaming noise, tones like rumbling factories, dialogue fragments, at times edging towards power electronics. Firmly a Noise record, Joy Sound I deliberately avoids melodies and recognisable notes, processing them into harsh sweeps and bursts. ■ The impetus behind the project was her desire to be creative outside of her normal field, and with different approaches - working in a process driven way rather than conceptually. ■ Joy Sound I is split between tracks created digitally (A Deafening Silence, Eulogy), and tracks consisting entirely of analogue sound (Appreciative Gesture,To See You Smile). These two approaches allow Joy Sound to utilise both the complete freedom of digital and the creative limits of analogue to create a release with much more sonic variety than the phrase '18 minute noise EP' conjures up. ■ More Info

Artist: Small Joy
Title: Joy Sound II
Released: 11AUG2014
Catalogue: IHMRVIII
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. A Deafening Silence 05:44
  2. Appreciative Gesture 03:13
  3. Eulogy 03:34
  4. To See You Smile 04:22

 

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RVNES


More Bites

More Bites is the latest release from Berlin based visual artist and musician Malte Cornelius Jantzen, his first on IHMR and his most effecting to date. More Bites sees RVNES’ ambient tendency turn in on itself, the frustrated and endless feedback soundscape and static carries the kind of intensity that Masonna struggles to elongate for more than a couple of minutes over two twelve minute plus cuts. ■ Aoiding recognizable melodies and creating some of the harshest, visceral noise pieces imaginable, RVNES creates an exceptional and bewildering piece of underground art. An aural map of desecrated topography, congruent with his dark, experimental photography, More Bites’ is a discordant experiment perfectly suited to tape. ■ RVNES previously collaborated with MASS on All Men are Prey to the Same Beast, and produced other releases as S ND Y P RL RS.

Artist: RVNES
Title: More Bites
Released: 5DEC2015
Catalogue: IHMRXVI
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. MORE BITES A 12:50
  2. MORE BITES B 12:52

 

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NEWS FROM KOREA


NEWS FROM KOREA

News From Korea is a new project from Manchester based musician Will Tomlinson. This debut release was recorded at IHMR’s Northern Quarter HQ. News From Korea explores and manipulates ideas of perception and representation through trans-formative sounds rendered from images, textured soundscapes, prepared instruments, and improvised guitar. ■ The self-titled CD is an experiment aimed at creating a dialogue between audience and artist. The case for the CD is deliberately left blank for the listener to illustrate as they wish, and using a free app, PhonoPaper (warmplace.ru) [Google Play] [App Store], they can then render these images, or any other images they wish, as their own unique sounds. News From Korea will be performing with these images as part of an ongoing communication between himself and the audience.

Artist: News From Korea
Title: News From Korea
Released: AUG2015
Catalogue: IHMRXIII
Format: CD/Digital

Tracks:

  1. One 08:01
  2. Two 13:44
  3. Six 12:41

 

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COP GRAVEYARD


Senior Mom Is Rock!

COP GRAVEYARD is a semi-solo project of Eliot Humphreys, currently featuring drums and trumpet. The four-song EP, Senior Mom Is Rock! is about self deprecation, mental illness, dysfunctional relationships and humanism. ■ Eliot H and Andrew A wrote the songs, initially under the name A Winning Pair. When Andrew Didn't want to do it anymore, Eliot took the songs, changed the name and redid them (sort of). On this EP, Eliot played guitar, sung and wrote the lyrics / spoken bits. Mike J did the drums. Holly C did the trumpets. The EP was recorded, mixed and manufactured at IHMHQ, Manchester.■Eliot plays around Manchester and promotes shows as Cheesus Crust Records, and is committed to growing, or at least salvaging, a positive local DIY scene in the city.

Artist: Cop Graveyard
Title: Senior Mom Is Rock!
Released: APR2015
Catalogue: IHMRX
Format: Tape/Digital

Tracks:

  1. intro

  2. bury me

  3. there's a parasite inside my brain 

  4. in/out

  5. we need to coexist and take care of eachother
     

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PJARO


Swordface

Pjaro began in 2012 as a two-piece made up of Paddy and Robbie from Sheffield. Two years, six releases, many gigs and a couple of side-projects later they added Adam (from Tye Die Tapes, formerly in the bands Bhurgeist, Collider and Naisian) to the fray. Pjaro became the sole musical focus for all three members. ■ Their first release as a three-piece is comprised of songs written as "Swordface" for a tour in early 2014 as previous band Collider came to a close. The three songs were recorded at Tye Die Tapes HQ in Sheffield and were engineered, mixed and mastered by Pjaro themselves. This 7” prefigures a full length release from the band. ■ More Info

Artist: Pjaro
Title: Swordface
Released: SEP2014
Catalogue: IHMRIX
Format: 7"/Digital

Tracks:

  1. Can I Join Your Slowcore Band? 02:28
  2. xoxo 02:13
  3. Skin Merchant 03:12

 

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SCHWERPUNKT


How To Be Saved And Know It

‘How To Be Saved And Know It’ is the debut release by Schwerpunkt, out on the 28th of July 2014. ■ The name of the project captures both it's impetus and it's aim: Schwerpunkt translates roughly as 'focal point' - pure, focused sound that demands full concentration, for both the artist and the listener. ■ It is a project of Manchester based musician George Rayner-Law — synth and Sampler-er in ‘experimental post-hardcore’ bands Werk and Elk Blood. However, on this release he operates in a very different space, creating music that is meditative and minimal. ■ His interest in process music, drone, Noise, and the early work of Steve Reich is apparent. Indeed, the two tracks are each based around specific processes. A-Side ‘How To Be Saved' features the controlled feedback of multiple microphones. B-Side ‘Free As The Lord Provides' explores reverbs and delays as they interact with a simple tone. ■ Culled from extensive improvisations, this release carries a sense of immediacy - the sound of accidentals and interruptions - doors opening, background dialogue. ■ The packaging is designed around a religious leaflet found in the street, and chimes with the music - minimal but engrossing. The track titles are the first and last phrases found on the leaflet, respectively.

Artist: Schwerpunkt
Title: How To Be Saved And Know It
Released: 28OCT2014
Catalogue: IHMRVII
Format: Tape/Digital

Tracks:

  1. How To Be Saved 08:22
  2. Free As The Lord Provides 08:25

 

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USA NAILS


Sonic Moist

 

Sonic Moist is the latest offering from USA Nails, a London kraut/punk band featuring members of Silent Front, KONG, Hawk Eyes, Oceansize. The ten tracks are full of atonal riffs and pummelling rhythms. The littering of Pissed Jeans references throughout reviews of USA Nails aren’t misplaced; when the band are in full-flow they have the same intense focus, single-mindedness. Oh Caroline gives the first respite of the record, a chugging ditty with lots of love. But in the most part, USA Nails are pissed, and totally brilliant. ■ The tape is a co-release between IHMR and Unwork Records; The vinyl release is courtesy of Smalltown America. ■ More Info

 

Artist: USA Nails
Title: Sonic Moist
Released: 30NOV2014
Catalogue:IHMRXII
Format:Tape

Tracks:

  1. Sonic Moist 02:46
  2. Chain Of Command 02:58
  3. Shite At The Palladium 01:49
  4. Distilled Town 02:14
  5. Oh Caroline 03:23
  6. Sometimes I'd Rather See It All 04:39
  7. Am I A Man Or Not 01:48
  8. Seatlicker 02:49
  9. Push Him Back Where He Is From 03:27
  10. Un-Name Everything 03:37

 

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PERFECT PUSSY


I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling

UK/EU Reisssue of the Demo tape from Perfect Pussy. 
Recorded live at MoreSound. Syracuse, NY

Artist: Perfect Pussy
Title: I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling
Released: 7SEP2013
Catalogue:IHMRIV
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. I 02:00
  2. II 02:41
  3. III 04:19
  4. IV 03:38


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MASS


MASS

Originally from Birmingham, now based in Reykjavik, MASS are drummer Jonathan Baker and Guitarist Clyde Bradford. This debut EP establishes a unique, dark and noisy take on hardcore, with almost indecipherable vocals, powerful crash cymbals, intricate rhythmic riffs and bassy digital processing. The influence of Noise and Black Metal is apparent in their intelligent approach to abrasive volume. The band’s self-described aims are to 'explore the inner extremes of music, aggression and anxiety.' For each of the four loud, aggressive songs, there is an equal measure of space left for noise, drones, loops, ambience and feedback. 
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Artist: MASS
Title: MASS
Released: 7SEP2013
Catalogue:IHMRIII
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. Bellum 06:24
  2. Numbing 07:45
  3. Detached 04:02
  4. Mute 11:21

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ELK BLOOD


Crawl

Elk Blood's debut album is indebted to experimental groups like Wire, This Heat, PiL, Throbbing Gristle, Swans and Xiu Xiu. Incorporating screamed vocals, analogue synths, sound collage, drum machines and vocal processing with the guitars and drums of hardcore punk and emo. With lyrical themes exploring death, loss, sexuality and Catholicism, the Manchester-based band attempt to come terms with the suicide of a friend. The album was recorded in the house where the band lived and their friend died.

Artist: Elk Blood
Title: Crawl
Released: 13SEP2013
Catalogue:IHMRV
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. 1 in 10 04:50
  2. Switchblade 03:20
  3. Hey Hijra 05:05
  4. Evelyn 04:15
  5. Heavy Mecca 08:00
  6. There's Never A Right Time 05:55
  7. Hospital Bed 03:50
  8. FRD 05:49
  9. Sweet As All Hell 07:00
  10. Quit While You're Ahead 03:10

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Castration

 

 

Artist: Elk Blood
Title: Castration
Released: 2JAN2013
Catalogue:IHMRII
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. Honey Vomit 06:30
  2. Only Ends 03:18
  3. 7X3 01:50
  4. Ripper 06:30
  5. Castration 00:52
  6. Floating By Was The Husk Of My Changeling Doppelgänger 04:15

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THE WHOOPASS GIRLS


More Soda

The Whoopass Girls are a 4 piece emo band from Missoula, USA. The second of their releases on IHMR, this 5 track cassette features screamed vocals on top of distorted punk riffs. More lo-fi than a lot of contemporary emo bands, but most importantly 100% catchy punk rock. This EP even features an acoustic closer.

Artist: The Whoopass Girls
Title: More SOda
Released: 22SEP2013
Catalogue:IHMRVI
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. The Plan 01:40
  2. Plan B 03:01
  3. They Kill Gods, Don't They? 02:02
  4. Kornsequence 02:26
  5. (sic) Burrn 02:05

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Headacher

 

Artist: The Whoopass Girls
Title: Headacher
Released: 2FEB2013
Catalogue:IHMRI
Format: Tape

Tracks:

  1. The Scott Scharinger Shuffle 04:06
  2. Summer 2k11 (Pop Song) 01:57
  3. Let's Get Insecure 03:05
  4. Tree Forts 02:48
  5. DJ Wetlab 02:34
  6. Troy + Nathan (2g4 Nicely) 02:46
  7. Failures 02:43

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