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Broken Britain Cassettes & wannamarchi.club present: La Santa album launch
The Glove That Fits 179 Morning Lane, London, E96LH
Thurs 15 Nov 2018 8pm-1am FREE ENTRY
LA SANTA International Live Debut
IMPERIAL LEATHER (Broken Britain Cassettes)
Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1184047
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1541418412626249/
LA SANTA - PAX MAFIOSA
Out Friday 16th of November - PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY: https://wannamarchi.bandcamp.com/album/pax-mafiosa
CALABRIA, Southern Italy — a landscape of unmarked graves hidden by abandoned construction sites left as monuments to a corrupt state; a code of silence masking a culture of extreme cruelty; age-old folk traditions and occulted religious rites which refuse to acknowledge the passing of time; the secret brotherhoods; the holy bloodline and birthplace of the ‘Ndrangheta - part business, part religious order and part ancient military, now one of the most powerful organised crime groups in the world.
Broken Britain Cassettes inaugurates its World Service imprint with Pax Mafiosa, the first dispatch from La Santa, a native Calabrese, who delivers a concoction of ceremonial death chants, phone tappings and initiation rituals. Based around collaged samples from an inherited record collection, Pax Mafiosa invokes visceral fear and spiritual ecstasy with biting electronics and harrowing field recordings.
In Calabria the sacred and the profane are not mutually exclusive. The name ‘La Santa’ refers to both the Virgin Mary and the highest, most secretive level of The ‘Ndrangheta, a secret society within a secret society which links the top bosses with freemasons and extremist terror organisations. Pax Mafiosa is a sonic mapping of this dysfunctional marriage of mafia and religion.
“Giuro di portare sempre con me questa boccetta di veleno e, se per disgrazia dovessi tradire questi nuovi fratelli di Santa, di avvelenarmi con le mie stesse mani.”
wannamarchi.club radio show with La Santa featuring a special mix with music that inspired the release:https://soundcloud.com/wannamarchi-club/199radio-3rd-november-2018-with-la-santa
PRE-ORDER PAX MAFIOSA NOW: https://wannamarchi.bandcamp.com/album/pax-mafiosa
PRESIDIOMODELO - ВНУТРЕННЯЯ ИМПЕРИЯ
Out this Friday on Cassette + Digital
The Shaman - older than Christ - survives an endless winter of over two millennia as if preserved in permafrost like the mammoths and prehistoric horses littering the bowels of his mother Siberia.
The Shaman - named ‘the priest of the devil’ by dutch explorers - endures the horror of the Soviet labour camps. He has access to the Axis and inhabits more worlds than one.
NKT presents The Inner Empire , the new work from Siberian trio presidiomodelo where misty atmospheres are infused with a murky, industrial aesthetic. Following previous NKT investigations into inner conflict and alienation, The Inner Empire is a meditation on themes of self confinement and interior exile. Originally composed for theatre, here revisited to include the full original recordings, presidiomodelo ’s release is an evocative thirty minute journey that burrows deep like the diamond mines.
Rumbling synths oscillate amongst delicate beds of chimes whilst ghostly chants and guttural tones vibrate around the sound of handmade instruments and hypnotic drums, all immersed into the humid Siberian forest. The soundtrack drifts unbroken throughout sections as if shifting through different thresholds of consciousness, dilating time and projecting images of ancient scenes and archaic practices.
The Inner Empire also reflects the feeling of mismatch between private and public persona in the modern world. It carries a primordial sense of imprisonment and inescapability, a familiar yet inaccessible inner empire.
PRE-ORDER NOW: https://wannamarchi.bandcamp.com/album/the-inner-empire
BBC4 Ravenmaster - In Memoriam
Edition of 50
C11 clear cassette
Poppy Appeal lapel inc.
Available Now at WANNAMARCHI.CLUB: https://goo.gl/s8Pj1N.
Broken Britain Cassettes returns this Remembrance Day with an appropriately sombre debut release from shadowy composer Ravenmaster. In Memoriam is an elegy for those lost to the great wars of the past as well as present day victims of increasingly obscured and convoluted conflict.
A side, War Memorial, is a mournful classical composition where clean orchestral instrumentation recalls the soundtracks of epic war films. Like the sites it is named after, the piece is soaked with the majestic devastation of world scale combat. The more intimate Poppy Appeal moves sideways in composition and concept. Within collaged elements and corroded, vaporous textures, Ravenmaster’s weeping strings swim around a spectral female voice appearing through the mist of radio waves.
Solemn and evocative, the latest missive from Broken Britain Cassettes continues the project whilst pushing at its perimeter and pulling on its heart strings.
Nokuit - Patterns of Instability
Edition of 100
C45 White Cassette
4 Panel double-sided J-card Artwork
Available Now at WANNAMARCHI.CLUB: https://goo.gl/iP4bN2
NKT presents 'Patterns of Instability', a work of freeform experimental electronic music that moves through dense noise textures, visceral sound design and time-stopping ambient suites. Unfolding over 45 minutes, the new Nokuit album is an absorbing soundtrack probing the pervasive bewilderment of society. It’s a relentless journey where blurred melodies and abrasive soundscapes unsettle our most buried dissatisfactions and inner rebellions.
Swirling drones become a sonic lens which drifts and roams through the currents and threads within the contemporary landscape. Mingling amongst the town square demonstration, flipped upside down through the cameras into the news media rooms and editing suites, dragged up into helicopters looking down into streets and homes, then bounced across the globe by satellites floating in the atmosphere. Spam bots and malware, encryption data, analysis of YouTube uploads and text messages. Rather than focusing in on any specific geographical event, ‘Patterns of Instability’ takes a widescreen approach to our contemporary age of discontent and digs deep into timeless feelings of frustration.
Expanding the peculiar set of expressive tools built over precursor works ‘Analysis Paralysis’ and ‘Reality Disappears After Waking’, here Nokuit’s music reaches its most defined and highly evolved form yet. This is an observation on how we deal with and perceive our reality - whether or not we are in control of it - and our level of acceptance of the constant brainwashing that affects our lives. Each time Nokuit’s music faces the struggle from different angles and in ‘Patterns of Instability’ it zooms in on collective, political and individual battlefields.
Will soon also be available at:
Forced Exposure (USA)
+ more to come