AV026: daniel t schultz tithe flesh. [C15]
released 3 February 2017.
The sound of being gaslighted.
edition of 5+1.
AV025: Mother Room Rebirth [C27]
released 27 January 2017.
Four tracks of pure minimalistic fury.
edition of 25.
AV024: The Finsterwallies Thranger Stings [C15]
released 13 September 2016.
A secret release exclusively for those who pre-ordered Adulting, each with unique art.
Two noise walls sourced from the theme to Stranger Things.
edition of 8.
AV023: tbi Golden Axes IV [digital]
released 20 April 2016.
The follow-up to 2013's Golden Axes III.
All track titles corwdsourced by social media.
All noise tracks created by converting screen-capped Snapchat images into RAW data files.
AV022: daniel t schultz adulting. [C37]
released 13 September 2016.
Dedicated to longing and turning thirty.
Two long-form ambient-noise tracks featuring processed guitar, keys, and vocals.
edition of 12.
AV021: no its becky//The Finsterwallies James Deen Look//Tepid Plasma [2xC15]
released 16 October 2015.
A noise wall and an ambient swatch each from these two acts.
no its becky takes aim at Swift single "Style," while newcomer The Finsterwallies descimates Carly Rae Jepsen's "Warm Blood."
The offerings from each project are mirrored in process and form, emitting four brief but violent pieces of pop destruction.
edition of 7+1 (sold out).
AVSE02: Conversation Take Care of Me [C43]
part of the spectral//emissions imprint.
released 6 August 2015.
AV020: drowse Soon Asleep [C32]
released 9 June 2015.
drowse is the musical pseudonym of Kyle Bates; a Portland, OR based musician who has spent time in various noise rock and metal bands including Sloths. drowse crafts introverted and cloud covered songscapes inspired by a diverse range of artists such as Duster, Mount Eerie, Slowdive, Weakling, Oneohtrix Point Never and Grouper. drowse released his narcotic debut EP songs to sleep on in December 2013 with a sound to celebrating dark music in all its forms. songs to sleep on was accompanied by a graphic memoir titled 'A Little Pink Pill...' detailing Bates' near-suicide and subsequent year of medication.
soon asleep is drowse's 6-song next development, placing a greater focus on songwriting, the album translates the woozy affects of prescription drugs into sound. The recordings capture processed guitars and synthesizers swallowing each other, detuned, fading drums, wolves, bottles, and kids vying for auditory space and Bates' voice (amongst others) suspended atop it all, whispering in your ear. The haze is alive and it wants to overtake you.
soon asleep addresses forms of self-imposed seclusion, absurd rumination, and the spaces in between dreams and life. The album is accompanied by a short memoir titled 'Mnemonic' which expands the narrative of 'A Little Pink Pill...', but does not serve as its conclusion. Bates' textual work exists as another wormhole into the nightmarish yet lucid realm from where drowse's sonic reflections prevail, swarm and overtake.
edition of 50 (sold out).
AV018: Mother Room Surrogate [C37]
released 24 March 2015.
Collected vignettes of noise fragments and feedback swatches, Mother Room's second LP is a personal testament to sonic violence. "It's like channel surfing through my head" - James Meuleners
edition of 50.
Baltimore, MD’s Naked will be releasing their third full-length album, Hopeless, on March 15th, 2015, their first release on //APNEICVOID//. Delving deeper into the self-reflective process of gloom-bedroom recording, Hopeless could be assessed as the first true concept album for the young solo act, an evolution of style and construct that builds upon and enhances the signature mood and tone of which the project has already come to be known.
Established in December of 2012, Naked’s sole member, 20 yr. old Carl Smith, began the project as a means of assessing emotional melancholy. “Every [song] is about depression,” says Smith. “I write music because it’s the only way I feel I can express myself freely.” The sonic pallet wherein Naked exists, generated with only guitar and voice, reflects these notions of sorrow and despondency. Meandering, looped guitar riffs swirl and crash against waves of feedback, as Smith’s vocals ebb and crest alongside the melody--occasionally clear, but frequently overwhelmed, drowned out by the swarm of guitar.
Over the course of two full-length albums and various splits and EPs, Naked’s aesthetic of gentle agony has become more refined and precise. Hopeless continues the natural evolution of Smith’s prolific project, exploring new sonic territories while building upon the foundations of previous works.
Deviating right away from previous work, Hopeless announces its arrival with the plaintive growl of a didgeridoo before stranding the listener in a thunderstorm, from which the crushing track “Crying” expands and engulfs in a haze of distorted guitar and Smith’s forlorn voice. Subsequent tracks find Smith at his most vocally dynamic (“Give” “Numb”), most stylistically diverse (from the quiet introspection of “Fog” to the full-blown agony of “Hopeless”), while maintaining a dark and sorrowful cohesion throughout the course of these nine tracks. Hopeless may be Naked’s shortest LP to date (with a running time of just over 30 minutes), but it is at no loss for emotional impact nor aural wonder.
C37 in an edition of 50 (sold out).
CD-R in an edition of 50 (sold out).
AV016: no its becky [nineteeneightynine] [2xC90]
released 10 December 2014.
//APNEICVOID// is proud to present the debut release by no its becky, a noise-manipulation project entirely dedicated and sourced from Taylor Swift's oeuvre.
2xC90 in an edition of 10+2 (sold out).
AV015: Lapsed Baptist//Willowbrook split [C52]
released 30 October 2014
a joint release between //APNEICVOID// and Glossolalia Records.
hi-fi home dubbed by Glossolalia Records.
artwork by //APNEICVOID//sounds.
edition of 25.
AV014: Lapsed Baptist An Update From Pastor Mark [C60]
released 29 August 2014
'Your encrusted filth is your filthy sex.
I wanted to clean you up, but you wouldn’t let me.
I’ll make no more attempts at cleaning you up until my anger quiets down.
I, G-d, have said it, and I’ll do it.
I’m not holding back.
I’ve run out of compassion.
I’m not changing my mind.
You’re getting exactly what’s coming to you.
Decree of G-d, the Master.’
[Ezekiel 24:13-14 (MSG; 2002)]
edition of 6 (sold out).
AV013: Lapsed Baptist There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood [CD-R]
released 16 August 2014
The rest of the day was spent in heavy insensibility, and at night he slept as usual; but on waking at three in the morning, he took his penknife and lay with his weight upon it, the point toward his heart. It was broken and would not penetrate. At day break he arose, and passing a strong garter around his neck, fastened it to the frame of his bed: this gave way with his weight, but on securing it to the door, he was more successful, and remained suspended till he had lost all consciousness of existence. After a time the garter broke and he fell to the floor, so that his life was saved; but the conflict had been greater than his reason could endure.
original hymn: written by William Cowper, 1772
source: Aretha Franklin - 'There is a Fountain Filled With Blood' (1956)
edition of 13+1.
AV012: Planning For Burial//troubled by insects Vile Process split [C12]
released 24 June 2014
split cassingle featuring two covers from New Jersey's Planning For Burial on side A (Jesus and Mary Chain, Danzig), and one cover from Portland's troubled by insects on side B (Elliott).
all songs recorded in houses, May 2014.
edition of 100.
AV010: Lapsed Baptist II. The Lamentation of Job [C15]
released 07 March 2014
edition of 6 (sold out).
AV009: Lapsed Baptist I. [C15]
released 21 February 2014.
edition of 12 (sold out).
AV008: troubled by insects minor bloodshed [digital]
released 28 May 2013
lost & unreleased covers and rejected compilation entries.
released 20 April 2013
recorded directly to tape. electric guitar and no-imput noise compositions.
AV006: troubled by insects Blue van Meer [part IV]: 'semantic satiation' [digital]
released 28 March 2013
this is the end.
the 'Blue van Meer Mystery Sequence' concludes with a discourse on loss, loneliness, and the endless pursuit of answers.
"Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then processes the speech as repeated meaningless sounds."
AV005: troubled by insects Blue van Meer [part III]: 'Love Lies Limp (Feigning Stately Dignity)' [digital]
released 31 January 2013
lyrical content inspired by / culled from these works:
"Special Topics in Calamity Physics" by Marisha Pessl
"Chronic City" by Jonathan Lethem
"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy
AV004: troubled by insects boys don't get this pretty w/out drugs (a xmas album) [digital]
released 18 December 2012
december is the cruelest month, ts eliot had his shit backwards
AV003: troubled by insects Ariestocracy [digital]
released 13 April 2012
A four-part ambient/noise suite in honor of Nikk Spadaro's 26th birthday celebration.
The work of Mr. Spadaro can be viewed here: dudewhatever.tumblr.com
AV002: troubled by insects a hundred tubes [digital]
released 31 October 2012
sound collages regarding the first 100 YouTube videos I personally marked as a "favorite."
AV001.5: troubled by insects Blue van Meer [part II]: live/wire(d) [digital]
released 16 November 2012
AV001: troubled by insects Blue van Meer [part I] [digital]
released 19 October 2012
ambient contact-mic noise collages.