Sunday, September 08, 2013

KSV New Releases: Overview

(Amended 10 Sept 13.) 

 Pricing: Single discs: €8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere. Postpaid. Books: €34 Eurozone, €39 elsewhere. Postpaid.
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KSV 094 Tom Smith - Yet Flying I (Coyne Meditation 2006)

Recorded between TLASILA tours after my late father had slipped into an increasingly intractable state of dementia. Herr Coyne had passed only eighteen months before. I loved so much of his music - it just all seemed to fit. A fractured homage.

From the album's inner sleeve:

01 OHNE TITEL (59:04)


KSV 285 Smith Jaspers Stencil - Warzsawa

 Recorded by Karl live at Eufemia,
 Warzsawa, on October 26, 2012.

Prepared for release by Paranoid Leather.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab Alucard, Cluj-Napoca.

01 Soundcheck (18:28)
02 Performance (31:43)

Stan Stencil: analog video generation
Wouter Jaspers: electronics, backing vocals
Tom Smith: voice, text, electronics 


KSV 288 Savor Embryology - Crown Octavo

Recorded live by Borgonovo at Honky Tonky,
Seregno, Italy, 2-3 November, 2012.
Re-edit, mix  and production by Tom Smith Jan 2013 at
KSV HQ, Hannover, with thanks.

Sleeve: Silvia at OSC.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe.

01 Crown Octavo (75:41)

Savor Embryology: Crippa & Bella (tape, modules, distortion tubes)


KSV 289 Paranoid Leather - Test Burst Atoll

01 Test Burst Atoll (69:00)

Edit, remix and production February 2013 by
 Tom Smith & Paranoid Leather at KSV, Hannover.

Sleeve: P. Zurm. Mastering: L/V/U @ the Slab, Cluj.

Recorded Sturmglocke, Hannover 2012/11/02
Paranoid Leather: selection


KSV 290 Wool Letterer - Versus Ass, Between Age

01 VABA (67:03)

 Wool Letterer is Helena Rork. 
Recorded by Waltner Tuong at AoK.

Mix and production by Wool Letterer.

Artwork: Karlie Worm Mosz.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe. 


KSV 291 Adamant Slurs - Stress Tartan Seedbed

01 Stress Tartan Seedbed (45:38)

Composed performed produced Adamant Slurs:
J-L Rylander/H Huhta Dec 2012-Mar 2013.

Sleeve: N Norr
Demastered: LV&U at the Slab


KSV 292 Vat Tong - Potent Topmost

01 Potent Topmost (47:32)

Composed and performed live by Vat Tong
at Kunstmuseum Bonn, October 25, 2012.

Adolfs: electronics, azimuth; Schreier: microphones.

Mastered by Patient 182 at Dubplates, Berlin.

Herzlichen Dank: TS/KSV, KMB.


KSV 294 Ski Anon - vs. Casual Relations

 01 UNTITLED (64:14)

Anon, we ski DE.


KSV 295 Mortgage of Sin - Victoria Winter Diary

A new collaborative venture with Michael from the Berlin-based duo Destroyer Joint Mme. Joint.

01 Victoria Winter Diary (43:59)

Mortgage of Sin are
Tom Smith and Michael Von Dassanowsky.

Recorded in Berlin and Hannover, November 2012-February 2013.
Mixed and produced by Mortgage of Sin.
Sleeve by Björn at Half-Color.
Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe at Slab-Alucard, Cluj-Napoca. 


KSV 296 Holzrelief - Kaput Dampf-Rave

Recorded by Haken at Foam, Paris, Dec 2012-Jan 2013.

Composed, performed, and produced by Louis & Robert Seuphor (Holzrelief).

Art: Werner at Late Work, Berlin. 
Danke L/V/U!

01 Kaput Dampf-Rave(45:16)


KSV 297 Jorge Boehringer / Core of the Coalman - Viola Solos (Suspicious)

01 Viola Solo (It's Her First Time) (16:36)
02 Breakfast Without Roll (8:28)
03 Brown One (8:30)
04 Mit Kafe (9:35)
05 Warm Winter Shower Export (16:21)

Composed, recorded, mixed and produced by Jorge Boehringer.

Sleeve by Maxine at Schoebel, Berlin.


KSV 299 The Illusory Abbé - Nihilists and Slavs

Composed, mixed, performed and produced by
 Zuzka Royová & Janko Ondrejov at
Artex, Bratislava, Dec 2012-Feb 2013.

01 Cielené (50:29)
Prepared for release by Karl at KSV, Hannover.

Design: Mochy @ Kroka.


KSV 302 Veith Elsper - Tröpfchen

Our friend Veith recently celebrated his TENTH birthday. He is for real. 
Disc comes with free wraparound A3 poster.

01 Tröpfchen I (11:17)
02 Tröpfchen II (2:03)
03 Tröpfchen III (1:59)
04 Tröpfchen IV (1:16)
05 Tröpfchen V (1:38)

06 Tröpfchen VI (3:07)
07 Tröpfchen VII (3:28)
08 Tröpfchen VIII (1:26)
09 Tröpfchen IX (2:01)
10 Tröpfchen X (2:37)

11 Tröpfchen XI (3:47)
12 Tröpfchen ´XII (4:14)
13 Tröpfchen XIII (5:24)
14 Tröpfchen XIV (3:33)
15 Tröpfchen XV (13:02)

Recorded, composed and performed by
Veith Elsper on 24 June 2013 at KSV HQ, Hannover. 
Prepared for release by Karl.
Artwork by Veith. 

Mastered by Linda, Viola & Uwe.

Vielen Dank: Andrea Elsper.


(KSV 197) Tom Smith - Victims' Youthquake Style (80-page photo essay)

Victims of restraint: monetary and otherwise. About: the freedom of negative expectations; the necessary vilification of narrative clarity as a response to poverty (intellectual or otherwise) or absence of means; unforeseen triumphs of textual inadequacy; selective analysis of patterns of pragmatism immersed in umbilical lye.

Six pages from the book, sans text:

Compiled, restored, edited and written by Tom Smith, 2011-2013.


That's the update, as promised.

Many thanks, as ever.

Redundancy check:

Pricing: Single discs: €8.89 Eurozone, €11.89 elsewhere. Postpaid. Books: €34 Eurozone, €39 elsewhere. Postpaid.
Paypal to tlasila [at] gmail [dot] com

Sincerely Thine,


Convalescence: Day Ten

Healing apace, can't complain. We finally got round to watching Ingrid Goes West . Brutal, hilarious, brilliant. TS