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Jan 23, 2015
Aural Nirvana Awaits You



































* Greetings! New release on the label now available: Armchair Migraine Journey "Magnet Coupling Blood" CD/Record*. This EP is a sneak peek into the forthcoming studio album "Blood Coupling Magnet" CD/LP to be issued early 2015. *This CD has digital audio but also audio playable with an included adapter on your turntable. Issued as an edition of 100 numbered copies in a custom bookbound gatefold sleeve, blood insert and guitar/synth/mix from Peat Bog Earthmonkey and mastered by Randall Frazier of Orbit Service. Artwork by Jesse Peper. Magnet Coupling Blood

* Hot off the press: Edward Ka-Spel "The Victoria Dimension" CD.

* BlRR is proud to have been the manufacturer for the printing part for The Legendary Pink Dots "The Maria Dimension : The Complete Recordings" 5xLP boxset. A superb, heavy set with just stunning vinyl and packaging. 2 Double Gatefold Sleeves, Single Sleeve, poster, inserts; this simply is an amazing document to a great album. Limited to 300 copies, we can offer some copies for sale. But this will sell out fast obviously.

* Mnemosyne "The Air Grows Small Fingers" LP. Part 3 of 7 in the DRONE COMPENDIUM series curated by Aidan Baker (Nadja). Limited to 200 copies each.

* Released early Feb 15th. We finally received test pressings so a couple of weeks until we get the release out.. Un Festin Sagital "Kosmodynamos" LP / LP+7+CD" art. The vinyl edition now includes the CD edition. 10 year anniversary Lp with bonus 7" with original art and contributions from ex LPD members and remix/deconstruct by Armchair Migraine Journey.

* Available Now: "Music for Music's Sake" available as a CD sampler or a free download at Bandcamp. Tracks by: Edward Ka-Spel, Armchair Migraine Journey, The Red Masque, Un Festin Sagital, The Sevens Collective, Orbit Service, The Legendary Pink Dots. Free over at BlRR Bandcamp along with past Beta-beat samplers available too. Share. Spread. Seed.

CJ Boyd Tour Dates.
Legendary Pink Dots tour dates.
Seven That Spells tour dates.
The Red Masque tour dates.
Nadja/Aidan Baker tour dates.
La STPO tour dates.

And as always, thank you for your continued label/artist suppport! If you already have a pending order and want to add on any item(s), just reply to musicnerd@blrrecords.com with your order and I will add it and invoice you direct with NO extra postage.
best to all, chris

Artist: Armchair Migraine Journey
Title: Magnet Coupling Blood
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD+CD/Record
Catalog #: mt259
Condition: new
Price: $20.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Magnet Coupling Blood (edit)

Description:

Issued as numbered edition of 100 copies in a custom made gatefold sleeve, insert and CD-Record. 20 minutes of CD audio and 3 minutes of audio playable on your turntable

Guest Peat Bog of Earthmonkey guitar, synths, masterful mix; Ty Hodson: melted rhythms; AMJ: devastated drones. artwork by jesse peper : jessepeper.com design and layout by amj mastered by randall frazier at helmet room : helmetroom.com

Artist: Ka-Spel, Edward
Title: The Victoria Dimension
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt268
Condition: new
Price: $15.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Limburgia
2 Red Highway
3 The Border of Beyond
4 Night Terrors
5 Victoria
6 Shine + Bones
7 I'll Come to You _ Continuo
8 Conclusion

Description:

"Issued in a bookbound gatefold case and numbered insert via the label or direct from Edward's mail order.  D’Archangel rises. And yawns. Wiping the crust from his eyes, he stumbles from his cryogenic coffin and makes his way to the head, the dull thrum of machinery his only companion. Disturbed by the cracked and worn face staring back at him from above the washbasin, he wonders if something went wrong in stasis. Surely there shouldn’t be stubble! No matter, it’ll be good to be back home. Making his way to the cockpit, he spins the dial on the subspace radio, flipping past caterwauling clockwork orchestras ticking off by-the-numbers covers of White Noise and The Incredible String Band. Oldies again! As he fumbles through his 8-track collection, he catches a glimpse of the vast world hovering in the inky blackness beyond the cockpit window, it’s landscape pitted and scorched. A knot forms in his stomach as he punches in his descent pattern. That’s the trouble with these long business trips - you never know what nightmares await you upon your return."

Artist: Legendary Pink Dots
Title: The Maria Dimension • The Complete Recordings
Label: Soleilmoon
Format: 5xLP
Catalog #: solv13
Condition: new
Price: $148.34


Description:

No Discounts! BlRR is proud to have been a part of the manufacturing of the printed sleeves, inserts and slipcase for this release, and it goes without saying, it is of the highest quality and recommended. It will sell out very fast. We will have a very small amount of copies available and we will be able to ship Feb 13, 2015. Please note it weighs almost 5 pounds for shipping purposes. Limited to 300 copies. Two gatefold double LPs plus bonus album, poster all packed inside a gorgeous slipcase.

"25 years after the Dots' classic psychedelic masterwork was recorded, this set marks the first time the entire ‘Maria Dimension’ album has been released on vinyl. In addition to the original album, remastered and presented here as a double LP in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, the box includes another gatefold double LP and an additional single LP from the same Maria sessions. Limited to 300 copies, this slipcase box edition comes with notes, rare photos, a poster and previously unreleased recordings."

 


 

THE MARIA DIMENSION
A1. Disturbance
A2. Pennies for Heaven
A3. Third Secretbr> A4. The Grain Kings
B1. The Ocean Cried ‘Blue Murder’
B2. Belladonnab
B3. A Space Between
B4. Evolution
C1. Cheraderama
C2. Lilith
C3. Fourth Secret
D1. Expresso Noir
D2. Home
D3. Crushed Velvet
THE MARIA SESSIONS
A1. The Maria Sessions (Part One)
B1. The Maria Sessions (Part Two)
B2. The Maria Sessions (Part Three)
B3. The Maria Sessions (Part Four)
C1. Lysverket
C2. Yogi Talks To Betty
C3. 1001 Strings
D1. The Right Setting
THE MARIA BONUS
A1. I Dream Of Jeannie
A2. Little Oyster
A3. She Gave Me An Apple
A4. Stirred But Not Shaken
A5. Where No Man
B1. Maria Snapshots

Artist: Legendary Pink Dots
Title: Come out from the Shadows Vol. 1
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Digital Download: Available Here
Catalog #: mt149
Condition: new
Price: $18.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Stitching Time (1st version)
2 Improvisation 01
3 On The Boards (long version)
4 Improvisation 02
5 Window on The World (1st raw version)

Description:

Edition of 499 numbered copies available and packaged in a six panel tri fold CD case and insert with artwork by Jesse Peper on French Black board stock with Pantone white ink.  Available from BlRR or direct from the LPDots Mailorder for those outside of USA. "1992 saw The Pink Dots anxious to find a new path. The pain of losing their inspirational guitar player Bob Pistoor to cancer, yet simultaneously enjoying an unexpected taste of success with the album "The Maria Dimension" saw the band plunged into a spin. Resisting the temptation of rushing a new album together and perhaps capitalising on the Maria momentum, The Dots instead decided on a long sojourn in the studio. Guests were invited - namely former LPD violin player Patrick Q. Wright and old friend Steve Stapleton (Nurse With Wound), while the band also gained a new member in Ryan Moore who was a blistering bass player and a fabulous drummer. He was also bursting with new musical ideas. Ryan was the perfect foil for new guitarist Martijn de Kleer who had the unenviable task of stepping into Bob's shoes. Marty also played bass and had his own style of drumming. Sessions sometimes lasted for hours over a period of 9 months. Engineer Vincent Hoedt oversaw the first workouts while Ray Steeg took over in the last months. The result saw 2 albums emerge - "Shadow Weaver" and "Malachai", and tragically the band's record company at the time saw no potential in either album. In retrospect, both of these records occupied a place as left as it gets in so-called Alternative Music, but 20 years on they still have something truly fresh about them. Even so, what about the remains of all of those sessions? Much found it's way on to the double cd "Chemical Playschool 8/9" and "Chemical Playschool 10" yet STILL it felt like the Dots had merely scratched the surface. "Come out From The Shadows" addresses this quandary through the first two volumes. The music presented here is pretty much untouched from the original improvisations in the studio…there has just been an amount of very necessary editing (anyone for 43 minutes of "On the Boards/Swords?"). There is also material from the other Dots album which largely emerged from long studio sessions - "9 Lives To Wonder". Cevin Key flew in from Los Angeles to be the special guest on that one."

'Stitching Time (1st version)' originally appeared on the Beta-lactam Ring Records " A Bell is just a Bowl Until it's Struck" V/A release in 2000. Those responsible: The Silverman: keys, percussion, floorboards, devices; Ryan Moore: bass, drums; Martijn De Kleer: guitars, bass, drums; Niels Van Hoorn: electric and acoustic horns, flute; Edward Ka-Spel: voice, keys; Patrick Q. Wright- violin; Cevin Key: drums (on track 04); Vincent Hoedt: engineering; Ray Steeg: engineering. A big thank you to Chris for rescuing this from the virtual vault and to Alena for unending support. Recorded at Studio Klaverland

Artist: Legendary Pink Dots
Title: Come out from the Shadows Vol. 1
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt149slip
Condition: new
Price: $30.00


Description:

Art edition of 50 copies packaged in a six panel tri fold CD case and insert with artwork by Jesse Peper on French Black board stock with Pantone white ink.  Includes a handmade art slipcase, numbered and signed insert.  Available from BlRR or direct from the LPDots Mailorder for those outside of USA.

Artist: Mnemosyne
Title: The Air Grows Small Fingers (Drone Compendium Three)
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalog #: mt251
Condition: new
Price: $25.00

Tracklist Samples
1 The Air Grows Small Fingers
2 Anameisaname
3 NameReprise
4 Aqualisp

Description:

Vinyl editions of 200 copies with the subscriber editions limited to 150 copies on 180 gram vinyl and custom made book bound sleeves and signed and numbered certificate for the bonus 7th subscriber LP.

Artist: Beta-beat
Title: Music for Music's Sake
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD Sampler
Digital Download: Available Here
Catalog #: bb13
Condition: new
Price: $0.01

Tracklist Samples
1 The Dark Salt Sea
2 Red Highway
3 These Heavy Wings
4 Stitching Time (1st version)
5 Bajo un Sol Inclemente
6 Don't Dig So Deep Now
7 Vita Nova (Version Sampler)
8 The New War
9 Rorschach Color Abstraction (blue) P. 6

Description:

Available as a CD sampler or a free download over at BandCamp or the above mp3 links. Mutant Sounds for Mutant People label sampler August 2014 of new and recent recordings. Artwork by Jesse Peper. jessepeper.com. Tracks by: Edward Ka-Spel, Armchair Migraine Journey, The Red Masque, Un Festin Sagital, The Sevens Collective, Orbit Service, The Legendary Pink Dots.
1 The Red Masque - The Dark Salt Sea 07:36
2. Un Festin Sagital - Devoci˘n 03:00
3. Edward Ka-Spel - Red Highway 04:41
4. The Sevens Collective - These Heavy Wings 06:32
5. Legendary Pink Dots - Stitching Time (1st version) 09:51
6. Un Festin Sagital - Bajo un Sol Inclemente 17:26
7. The Sevens Collective - Don't Dig So Deep Now 03:25
8. A Star Too Far - Vita Nova (Version Sampler) 07:26
9. Orbit Service - The New War 02:52
10. Armchair Migraine Journey - Rorschach Color Abstraction (blue) P. 6 02:10

Artist: Armchair Migraine Journey
Title: Rorschach Color Abstraction (blue)
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: CD
Catalog #: mt279
Condition: new
Price: $25.00

Tracklist Samples
1 Rorschach Color Abstraction 1
2 Rorschach Color Abstraction 2
3 Rorschach Color Abstraction 3

Description:

Available as an art edition of 125 numbered and signed copies each with an original Rorschach ink painting. Packaged in a full color custom bookbound gatefold sleeve and insert. This album is a collection of new and older works inspired by INA GRM related artists recorded between 2000 to 2013. File under musique-concrete, electroacoustic.  LP edition of 100 copies forthcoming.

Artist: Un Festin Sagital
Title: Kosmodynamos
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP+7"+Artwork
Catalog #: mt171 (art)
Condition: new
Price: $30.00

Tracklist Samples
0 La Procesión de la Noche Solar
0 A la Deriva. El Jardín de los Delirios
0 El Vuelo de la Medusa
0 Bajo un Sol Inclemente

Description:

New studio album by Un Festin Sagital as an edition of 50 numbered copies(delay) to late Jan. This edition includes original artwork by UFS and Armchair Migraine Journey plus a bonus 7" of  UFS with guest Patrick Wright (ex Legendary Pink Dots) on two tracks and two collaboration tracks with UFS meets Armchair Migraine Journey and AMJ meets UFS.

Artist: Un Festin Sagital
Title: Kosmodynamos
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalog #: mt171
Condition: new
Price: $18.00

Tracklist Samples
0 La Procesión de la Noche Solar
0 A la Deriva. El Jardín de los Delirios
0 El Vuelo de la Medusa
0 Bajo un Sol Inclemente

Description:

New studio album by Un Festin Sagital as an edition of 150 numbered copies (delay) issued late Jan 2015. Slowly the great ashen dynamo surges, spilling molten droplets of plasma and cosmic waste, each taking shape, coalescing into stars, planets, entire galaxies, drifting ever further away from the throbbing energy and boiling gasses that lie at the crux of all creation. A massive, disembodied heart that beats out a rhythm so impossibly slow - each pulse separated by an epoch, each quaver a thousand thousand lifetimes, burning and fuming with dark energies. This is power on an unimaginable scale, machinery vast and magnificent, spinning entire realities into existence. This is Kosmodynamos.

Egregore (Drone Compendium Six) LP
Artist: Adoran
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalogue Number: mt254
Status: Pre order
Price: $25.00

First LP to start shipping late Feb. 2015. Vinyl editions of 200 copies with the subscriber editions limited to 150 copies on 180 gram vinyl and custom made book bound sleeves and signed and numbered certificate for the bonus 7th subscriber LP. More Info. Here)

 
Somewhere There (Drone Compendium Two)
Artist: ARC
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalogue Number: mt250
Status: in stock
Price: $25.00

There is a tribal element to Arc's 2 long suites that feel somewhat like being stoned in Cologne in 1971. The trios of Aidan Baker, Christopher Kukiel, and Richard Baker return to the quiet with hushed tribal timbres, however, these ambiences... (More Info. Here)

 
Pure Drone (Drone Compendium One)
Artist: Baker, Aidan
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalogue Number: mt249
Status: in stock
Price: $25.00

The album title certainly does not deceive. But there is something absolutely worthy about Baker's approach to drone composition. He employs a subtle, patient counterpoint that offers an appealing spaciousness when played loud. The music is... (More Info. Here)

 
Terza Rima II (Drone Compendium Four)
Artist: Baker, Aidan/Baker, Thomas/Bloor, Alan
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalogue Number: mt252
Status: Pre order
Price: $25.00

First LP to start shipping late Jan. 2015. Vinyl editions of 200 copies with the subscriber editions limited to 150 copies on 180 gram vinyl and custom made book bound sleeves and signed and numbered certificate for the bonus 7th subscriber LP. More Info. Here)

 
The Air Grows Small Fingers (Drone Compendium Three)
Artist: Mnemosyne
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalogue Number: mt251
Status: Pre order
Price: $25.00

First LP to start shipping late Nov. 2014. Vinyl editions of 200 copies with the subscriber editions limited to 150 copies on 180 gram vinyl and custom made book bound sleeves and signed and numbered certificate for the bonus 7th subscriber LP... (More Info. Here)

 
Longjing (Drone Compendium Five)
Artist: Whisper Room
Label: Beta-lactam Ring Records
Format: LP
Catalogue Number: mt253
Status: Pre order
Price: $25.00

First LP to start shipping late Feb. 2015. Vinyl editions of 200 copies with the subscriber editions limited to 150 copies on 180 gram vinyl and custom made book bound sleeves and signed and numbered certificate for the bonus 7th subscriber LP. More Info. Here)


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