Thursday, 14 June 2012

Abitacolo Ostile (2006-2011) - CD
Limited to 150

Following his recent work on Porter Records, (etre)’s Abitacolo Ostile (2006 – 2011) melds many years of collaborations into a stunning single form. With many, many different artists gracing the record – from Fabio Orsi, and Gianluca Becuzzi, to Maurizio Bianchi, and Valerio Cosi - the ambience that blossoms is both familiar and a new escape. Walking along the beach at night, the droning crash of the waves takes a welcome seat next to a jazz band improvising in the distance, before they hang up their equipment and let the subtleties of speech take the limelight. The very nature and structure of this piece makes it one that is hard to categorise but no less exciting.
Like a jigsaw, each unique sound and vision joins together to form one complete and beautifully uniformed picture.
Abitacolo Ostile (2006 – 2011) is the perfect swansong for Privileged to Fail records, and is limited to 150 digipaks.
Previous reviews of (etre)'s work:
Paradoxically, this might bring the listener to an extraordinary experience, as the small spaces between the sound-layers seem to open into deep abysses, the effect hitting like a spectral ton of bricks.   - Dusted reviews

More so than any other release I’ve heard recently, Inferno From My Occult Diary is a dense, complex work which reveals much on repeated listens.  I hear different things every time I listen, and it’s all fascinating.  This is a powerful work reflecting on oppression and humanity, and I can’t recommend it enough.   -  Foxy digitalis
It requires a bent mind in a weird mood to become simpatico for these soundscapes from Italian artist Salvatore Borrelli, but at the right moments they can be hypnotic, or disturb your typical listening patterns.   -  emusic

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 (etre) by PTFRecords 

Sunday, 31 July 2011

FAIL 20: Generic - Voices – A Phenomenological Study

Voices – A Phenomenological Study - CD
Limited to 200

Having previously released both full-length and digital releases, Generic returns with a brand new record. Conjuring the oppressive – yet captivating – looped ambience that the project is renowned for, 'Voices' moves towards a dark and claustrophobic domain. With the use of captured electronic voice phenomena, electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings, this unique record demands for the lights to be turned off and headphones to be put on. Hands down, this is PTF's creepiest release to date.
Limited to only 200 copies (no CDr).

"Voices - A Phenomenological Study" is highly recommended for the lovers of dark ambient music and for now it is one of the most interesting albums of 2012, because it fits well in the claustrophobic age we are living in... - Vital Weekly

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

FAIL19: Pine Barrens - Demo

Pine Barrens
Demo - CDr
Limited run

The first release from this Manchester based juggernaut. Described as 'Black Flag meets Darkthrone' - an odd merging - it works much better than it has anyway right too. Blasts, dark passages, sing-a-longs, an English accent and much more.

While sold out here at Privileged to Fail Records, the guys themselves have placed the demo as a free download over at their Bandcamp page. Go check it out.

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Sunday, 13 March 2011

FAIL18: NASDAQ - Dead Peasants

Dead Peasants - CD
Limited to 150

Dead Peasants is the debut release from Manchester's instrumental trio NASDAQ. Comprised of one 27 minute long composition featuring a number of contributors, the final result is a multi-layered beast. Shifting seamlessly from blissful ambience to the guttural depths and back again via angular, precise passages of complex notes and huge mountain-toppling riffs. Add to this a sprinkling of deep, psychedelic synth and vocal passages and you have some insight into the strange world that lies within Dead Peasants.
Recorded by Dave Rowe (PLANK!).

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

FAIL17: Winters in Osaka & Bachir Gemayel - Our War

Winters in Osaka & Bachir Gemayel Our War - Cassette
Limited to 20

The latest cassette release here at PTF Records, and a very limited one too. Originally record over Christmas break in 2009, this is a mail collaboration between Adam Jennings (WIO) and Mackenzi Charmi (Koufar, Disgust, Insurgent). First release was on a limited spray-painted CDr that sold out immediately. This is your second chance to grab some noise before Our War continues. Pure hate, influence by The Incapacitants, Merzbow, Masonna and everything Japanese.

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Winters in Osaka & Bachir Gemayel - Our War by PTFRecords

Monday, 6 December 2010

FAIL16: 21 Gramms – The Music of Erich Zann

21 Gramms
The Music of Erich Zann - CD
Limited to 100

Privileged to Fail Records has always existed to support independent acts. To continue this crusade is the latest release from Poland’s 21 Gramms. Having already put out a long list of CDr and download only releases, this is 21 Gramms’ first pro-CD release. Five brand new movements of depressive, dark sound that lives within the crossing realms of ambience and industrial. String instruments and sweeping drones are cradled in the sounds of chains, inner torment, and piano notes. The perfect accompaniment to those lonely nights in reading H. P. Lovecraft. Welcome to the mind of 21 Gramms.
Limited to only 100 copies (no CDr).

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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

FAIL15: Baylis - Howard - McCallum

Baylis - Howard - McCallum
S/T - CD Digipak
Limited to 250

New release from Manchester-based collaboration featuring the talents of Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra), Paul Baylis (Carmen) & Jon Howard (J. J. Howard). These artists present over an hour of free-flowing, melodic music free from the constraints of traditional composition.

Recorded live in one session during the summer of 2010 at Strangeway Studios, Manchester.
Limited to 250 copies.

Paul Baylis (Alto Sax/Tenor Sax) first began playing in Manchester. He relocated to London and worked with Carmel, Mervyn Afrika, Phil Wachsmann, Dudu Pukwana, Nick Stephen’s Septet, John Steven’s Trio, and many others. During this time Paul released a tape that got a great review in The Wire, which led to a tour for the Arts Council GB. He has also toured with Simon Mulcaster’s The Well. Stuart McCallum's original use of effects and loops combined with his extensive harmonic mastery make him one of the most in demand guitarists on the scene today. He has recorded with the Cinematic Orchestra, Ari Hoenig, Tim Garland, Don Weller and has played to critical acclaim with Kenny Wheeler, John Surman and Mike Gibbs. Jon Howard started playing drums on jazz gigs in Manchester at the age of 17.In the late 90s he began to compose electronic music under the name JJ Howard and hosted and performed a series of experimental electronica gigs at The Night and Day Cafe Oldham St, called Solo.Jon. The Trio wish to thank Martin Hurley of Strangeways Studios for the Recordings.

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Sunday, 25 April 2010

FAIL12: Fabio Orsi - Random Shades of Day - 3 CD Digipak Set

Fabio Orsi
Random Shades of Day - 3 CD Set
Limited to 500 copies

At long last this three CD collection is ready!

Fabio Orsi has been winning the hearts of many listeners over the past few years with both his solo and collaboration releases. It's not often I find a new artist that interests me, and since my first listen to 'before long, before anyone, the stars will be walls in my mind' I've been hooked.

This set includes two CDs of previously unreleased and out-of-print material spanning Fabio Orsi's career. Drones, keyboard, guitar, distant vocals and field recordings can be found over the first two discs. Included are Fabio Orsi's first EP (I'm Here), 1000 Days Red, Faded on the Blowing of Winter, six previously unreleased tracks and more.

CD3 is a brand new full length record entitled 'Random Shades of Day'. This new full length continues on from 'Wild Light of the Moon' with beautiful drones and relaxing ambience. This is easily some of my favourite work that Fabio has ever done, and Part III is also some of his darkest.

Easily the finest release to date.

Previous praise for Fabio Orsi's work:

"Orsi structures a piece of crystalline beauty, embedding the themes of collected worldwide folk music beneath a mire of harmony and emotion"

"Embracing an aesthetic that is as much about patience as it is the journey; each modulation becomes a pair of ankle-wings lifting you at every step"
Die Shellsuit Die

"Fabio Orsi really delivers the goods... some of the purest dream-drones I've ever heard."
Foxy Digitalis

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FAIL11: Proletar / Diorrhea

Proletar / Diorrhea
Split 7"
International co-release // 500 copies

"An overdose of blasting international grindcore, just prepare your ears to destruction!!! Proletar from Indonesia carring 10 years of grindcore career showing us how they can be still violent and fuckin aggressive!!! Diorrhea answers with some killer bulldozing hyper violent grindcore, giving to our brains a storming taste of sonic violence with impressive super fast blastbeats and furious screams!!"

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FAIL10: Jonathan Ross - The BBC Tape

Jonathan Ross
The BBC Tape - Cassette

Limited to 30 copies

This is the second release from this very fast Powerviolence bang from Manchester, England featuring members from loads of other UK bands. Tres fast and very short songs - 20 songs in just over eight minutes! Side B is exclusive to this tape and contains the 'original' early 80's recording in an authentic 10th generation dubbed cassette sound. Oh, and the snare drum sounds is amazing.
Self-dubbed and handwritten blue cassette in a blue case with single-sided insert printed on recycled high-white paper.

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Jonathan Ross - The BBC Tape by PTFRecords

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

FAIL09: Robbie Judkins - A love of Sickness

Robbie Judkins
A love of Sickness - Cassette
Limited to 20 copies

This is the debut release from solo artist Robbie Judkins who has been involved in Fnord, The Day Man Lost, Jonathan Ross and After the Last Sky. Experimenting with sound this release features a scope of different tracks using instruments ranging from electric piano, to pedal loops, to hand percussion.
Self-dubbed, handwritten green cassette in a green case with double sided insert.

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Robbie Judkins - A love of Sickness by PTFRecords

FAIL08: Winters in Osaka – August, 1975

Winters in Osaka
August, 1975 - CDr/Cassette
Limited to 50

This a brand new release from this hard working noise act from Chicago. This release contains one twenty minute track that has a vast amount of variation. This is no standard limited noise release. Hypnotic tribal drumming, pulsing low end frequencies, a wall of noise and the sound of shattering glass can be found during the journey the recording takes. Highly recommended!
Packaged in a black foil bag containing a vinyl-style CDr, yellow cassette tape, printed inlay and two photos from the recording session.
Please Note: The black foil bags vary in their appearance; some have logo's and some don't.

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FAIL07: Jonathan Ross / Paucities

Jonathan Ross / Paucities
Split CDr
Limited to 50

First release from both these bands. Jonathan Ross plays fast Powerviolence with Paucities playing raw Mincecore. The Jonathan Ross material on this release was to appear on a split 7" with Limbic Riot, who unfortunately disbanded.
Hand numbered vinyl-style CDr with double-sided insert printed on 160gsm paper.

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Jonathan Ross / Paucities by PTFRecords

FAIL05: Jonathan Ross - Tshirt

Jonathan Ross
Limited to 30

Even Faster!

Jonathan Ross tshirts featuring a lovely black print on a white high-quality tshirt. Artwork by designvoid.

Support Your Local Fast!

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PTF04: Winters in Osaka - Manifest

Winters In Osaka

Pro CDr
Limited to 100(?) copies

I've recently found a box of these when moving house - grab them whilst you can!

Three tracks of experimental noise/electronics featuring collaborations with Chris Dodge, Shane Ryan, Shenggy, Manuel Spain and Erik Stanis.

This was recorded between 07/06-02/07 and was originally release shortly afterwards.

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PTF03: D-Compose / E.T.T.S / Bangsat

D-Compose / E.T.T.S / Bangsat
Split CD
Limited to 500

D-Compose are an international project from Amsterdam with people from Holland/Cuba/ Uruguay and Poland. Featuring two members of the mighty Mataka Teresa, D-Compose play a mix brutal vocals backed by extreme guitar riffs, hyper-speed drums and sub-bass to give you an explosive international grindcore mix! E.T.T.S play sick, groove based Deathmetal from US, mixing elements of CBT and Dying Fetus. Sick vocals, blasts, grooves and a tongue planted firmly in the world of gore and porn. Bangsat play old-school Grind in the ven of the late 80’s/early 90’s Earache rooster. Political lyrics, straight up songs, grinds and plenty of heart all the way from Jakarta, Indonesia. If you love Unholy Grave you’ll love this!
Pro-pressed CDs in clear jewel case with 4 page booklet.

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D-Compose / E.T.T.S / Bangsat by PTFRecords

PTF02: Midget Parade – Idiosyncratic Obliteration CD

Midget Parade
Idiosyncratic Obliteration
Limited to 500

This discography release contains 38 tracks from this Chicago Grindcore act whose members went onto Winters in Osaka, Noisear, Kill the Client, and Gridlink. This release collects all of their material from the “Soothing Sounds for a Pleasant Evening” CD, split 7” with Disrobe/FJVP, split with Bowels Out and split tape with Shit Dogs of War.
Pro-pressed CDs in clear jewels cases, hand numbered with 4 pg. booklet.

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Midget Parade – Idiosyncratic Obliteration CD by PTFRecords

PTF01: Fuck the Facts / Narcosis / Midget Parade / Archer

Fuck the Facts / Narcosis / Midget Parade / Archer
Split CD
Limited to 1000

The very first Privileged to Fail release, all those years ago!
Fuck the Facts – now on Relapse Records – (CAN) play fast, experimental metal that has seen them run from a one man band doing a full length as well as split tapes with bands like S.M.E.S to a full line-up band. Narcosis (UK), who have done splits with Melt Banana and Swarrrm, unleash five live tracks that are insanely intense and super-humanly fast! Midget Parade (US) plays metallic-influenced, tongue-in-cheek powerviolence. Archer (UK) plays their own blend of dark metal with outbursts of technicality; this was their only release!
Pro-pressed CDs in jewel cases with 4 pg. booklets.

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Fuck the Facts / Narcosis / Midget Parade / Archer split CD by PTFRecords