New online release on AN OUT RECORDINGS,
the NOUVEAU SHAMANIC LP
From Portugal, one review posted today is found here:
And featured in October 2015’s MRR (interview written by me)
On US tour now.
Playing in Portland Sept 24th with my band Hreinn.
An Out Recordings
Stickers are in ! Black on chrome!
AOR017 ANNA VO – SHE CONTINUES TO FAIL
My new album finally got pressed and released on cassette, and recently came across this video I knew nothing about that a video artist/musician made:
You can get gold and bronze A0 screenprints of the cover art on black card sent from Berlin:
Anyway, it was recorded near the Berlin Wall in the building Bowie recorded his Berlin trilogy, and Eno and David Byrne and a bunch of other rad doods recorded. So that was pretty cool.
AOR018 FATPL ASTIK – ST4TIK
The cassettes finally arrived in the mail!! A few months after their release date, but better late than never. Jett, queer artist from New Orleans releases their debut album on An Out recordings, and hell yesss. Beautiful textural ambient awesomeness. Can’t wait to see them play live 🙂
AOR019 RVNES & MASS collab 12″ LP
MASS from Northern England is the shit, and so is RVNES from Berlin. Here they are together in a freakin beautiful package.
AOR020 ABSTRACTER – WOUND EMPIRE cs
Monster of an album in absolutely stunning packaging.
AOR021 MOLOCH – DIE ISOLATION cs
Moloch is from the Ukraine, and as a result I can’t mail physical copies of his own album to him at the moment, unless it is with Global Express. If people haven’t heard about what is happening on the border of the Ukraine and Russia, look it up. Anyway, Moloch is a wretched black metal feast for the senses. I’m excited to be able to give this a US release and distribution.
AOR022 EXPURGATORY – X cs
Librarians from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, inspired by the likes of Wold, Urfaust, and Bone Awl. They are proudly left-wing, and wholeheartedly embrace the lo-fi DIY freedom that black metal provides, despite its various communities trying to hide it beneath a veil of elitism.
The launch in Melbourne, Australia is https://m.facebook.com/events/1380925798875593/
AOR023 RAGANA 12″ LP coming in June!!!!!!!!!!
Ragana are a mindblowing queer lady doom band from Oakland, CA, USA.
12″ LP will be released for their Summer Tour of 2015.
AOR024 HREINN – s/t cs soon after. Will be ready for shows later this year.
(my doom band from Portland, OR – http://hreinndoom.bandcamp.com)
order at http://annavo.bandcamp.com
Cover art by Echos Oratos:
With love to Kate Vinen and Huck Spin For Adam D. Mills and my Bà Nội
This record is about intention, purpose, family and legacy.
Recording – Felix-Florian Tödtloff, Berlin, Germany
Recording and Mixing – Mike Moschetto, Massachusetts, USA
Front cover art – Echos Oratos
Back cover art – Rafał Karcz
“A Plinth Beyond Years” accompaniment – David Coen
Ukelele – Philip Hölldobler
“Lilith” voice – TJ Copello
12-string, percussion, lapsteel, words/voice, field recordings, samples, arrangement – Anna Vo
A Plinth Beyond Years
Crowning of Your Comfort
The Fearlessness Will Flicker Out
From The Feet You Were Thrown
Continues To Fail
My junior volunteer gear team, with their impromptu band, The Distortions, with their song, Jaden Smith, made up entirely of abstract sentences from his Twitter, such as “The Human Consciousness Must Raise Before I Speak My Juvenile Philosophy.”
Trained an epic junior volunteer team, did instructional workshops, been mixing lunchtime bands, and playing tomorrow on the last day of camp!
Showcase this Sunday 🙂
This badass junior volunteer team gave workshops yesterday about setting up a PA, and used the phrase “stereo field”… So stoked/proud!
AN OUT RECORDINGS, along with being an ethical, anarchist label, has always made an effort to release more projects from women, people of colour and queer people, which has meant releasing projects that are sometimes less well-known, or less established than others on the label roster. AN OUT tries to curate a rotating mix between doom, black metal, harsh noise and drone, and asks fans to check out stuff from the label that they might not have heard before, to support upcoming artists. Feel free to ask any questions about any of the roster. Always open to submissions from thoughtful, brutal, political projects.
AOR018 FATPL ASTIK cass (queer witchscape from NOLA)
AOR016 ANNA VO : THE CONDITION cass (qpoc sadsack folk drone from Seattle)
REPRESS of AOR013 SUN WORSHIP/UNRU split LP (black metal aus Deutschland)
AOR015 HEXIS : XI cass – US Tour Limited Edition (black metal from København)
AOR009 ENCIRCLING SEA – ÉCRU CD (black metal from Melbourne)
AOR007 SPACEBONG : THE DEATH OF UTOPIA CD (doom from Adelaide)
REPRESS of AOR012 SUN WORSHIP : SURPASS ECLIPSE 12″
AOR017 ANNA VO : SHE CONTINUES TO FAIL cass (harsh folk from Seattle)
AOR020 SVARTVIT LP (harsh noise from Netherlands)
AOR021 AIRES / RUI P. ANDRADE collab cassette (drone from Portugal)
AOR022 RAGANA LP (doom from Oakland)
… and a transcontinental doom compilation LP (if I’m still alive then)
This was improvised at home… for my second solo rekkid!
Be mixed by June, artwork and everything done by
july August hopefully!
29.05. @B32, Maastricht, Netherlands
03.06. @ uebersehcontainer, with UNRU, Bielefeld, Germany
13.06. BLACK FRIDAY, BERLIN, with MOURNING STAR, Berlin, Germany
15.06. BROKEN SHIPS, ANNA VO, at Rauch Haus, Berlin, Germany.
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Cheap rent / “Rundown” >>
POC / Poor communities move in and build infrastructure
Perceived threat and racist/classist stigma >>
Creatives / students / activists move in for “ethnic” or “edgy” vibe>>
Interest / influx >>
Disposable Incomes and “underground” media hype >>
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Rising property prices / Displacement.