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01/03/2017

Restive Plaggona track with video by the29nov

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01/03/2017

Black Swords´track premiered by self-titled

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21/01/2017

Noiztank x Potnia Theron Showcase in Arena Club, Berlin - January 21st 2017 EVENT

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NTK009

Noiztank NTK009 Black Swords - The Future Of The Sun

Black Swords - The Future Of The Sun

“In this apparatus all limitations as to electric force and the quantity of electricity transmitted have been removed” - Nikola Tesla

Moving around a particularly powerful blend of noise, technoid rhythms, synths and sparse vocals that is always kept in a state of high tension, “The Future Of The Sun” presents two pieces that project the listener into a frenetic urban journey. Black Swords is the result of a spellbinding collision between Black Rain and Brussels-based industrial enfant-terribles Orphan Swords. In late 2013, Orphan Swords sent an email to Ike Yard proposing a vocal featuring for their track Vassago. That track - later featuring a vocal part written and recorded by Ike Yard - was released by Desire Records on the “Risk In a New Age” EP (2014). It was the beginning of a long term collaboration between NYC-based Black Rain and the Orphan Swords, from Brussels. Later on, Orphan Swords was invited by Desire to remix an Ike Yard track for a compilation around the reissue of their 1983 classic album “A Second”. Orphan Swords then invited Black Rain to remix Asmoday from their EP “License To Desire”. Black Rain is BR Argabright’s project with Shinichi Shimokawa - rebooted in 2012 on Blackest ever Black. The three musicians connected quite well and became good friends over time, not merely sharing interest in music but also in the arts in general and the philosophies that relate to them. In april 2016, after Black Rain performed at Rewire Festival with Pete Swanson and Vessel, they spent a night in Brussels at Orphan Swords’ HQ “New Terminal Studios” and recorded hours of music in the most spontaneous and direct fashion. This raw material has then been simmered within the following weeks. The two tracks that figure on “The Future Of The Sun” EP are the pith and marrow of what occurred that night. Mastering & cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, London. Artwork by RAUM

A1. The Arc Light Murders

B1. Death By Wire

NTK008

Noiztank NTK008 Zosima - The Brighter The Light, The Darker The Shadow

Zosima - The Brighter The Light, The Darker The Shadow

The part of unconscious that contains memories and ideas that were inherited from ancestors. A deduction from the alleged ubiquity of archetypes over space and time. Being unconscious. A self-destruction exercise. Deductions by examining behavior, images, art, myths, religions and/or dreams. Inherited potentials which are actualized when they enter consciousness as images or manifest in behavior on the interaction with the outside world. A self-reflection exercise. Autonomous entities and hidden forms which are transformed once they enter consciousness and are given particular expression by individuals and their cultures. Written & Produced by Zosima Drone samples on B2 processed from Sephiroth - Dark Father 1999 Artwork based on D. Slavinsky' drawings Mastered by Analog Cut, Berlin

A1. Anima Animus

A2. Dark Father Rework feat. Sephiroth

A3. Collective Unconscious

B1. Synchronicity

B2. Psychological Complex

B3. Extraversion Introversion

NTK007

Noiztank NTK007 Zanias - To The Core

Zanias - To The Core

Nothing lasts but nothing is lost – Terence McKenna

First solo EP by Zanias after her Keluar and Linea Aspera projects. This evolution culminates in a mature but radical project. Radicalism has never relied completely on the means to deliver it. It also requires a relationship to society, to culture, at any given time. A solid background must be included in the formula as well. Once certain stability is reached, there is no other way more than taking additional risks in order to produce new work of interest. Finding different mechanisms to corrupt the methodical linearity that underlies artistic production. Corrupting means finding possibilities to create an accident, possibilities to contradict; to prove anomalies within the frame of reference of that new thought is actually possible. Written and produced by Alison Lewis and Alex Akers in Australia at the beginning of 2016. Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering. Photography by Catherine Yule. Design and edition by Zosima.

A1. Follow The Body

A2. Through This Collapse

B1. In Eternal Return

B2. To The Core

NTK006

Noiztank NTK006 Kareem presents Ligeia / Huren presents MRTVI - le 17 janvier Los Angeles, USA

Kareem presents Ligeia / Huren presents MRTVI - le 17 janvier Los Angeles, USA

The fear of death follows from the fear of live. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time - Mark Twain

Music is about discourse: it’s about ideas, about the intellectual project. Anyone can build a “beat”, but not everybody can produce an interesting argument for it. This implies the idea of romanticism as a notion of tradition and respect for certain rules. Romanticism understood as virtuosity in the manipulation of art production tools. Virtuosi of their own methodology. Certain pedigree of virtuosity is definitely needed…but in many regards it also remains an extremely conventional formalism, which is at the core of every artist. It doesn’t matter if you have to piss around in the subterranean electronic music trenches for over two decades. A true pioneer simply has to live with that sort of dichotomy. Here there are two good examples. Mastering & Cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering. Artwork & Design by Zosima

A1. Kareem presents Ligeia - The Borromeos Arrival

A2. Kareem presents Ligeia - Meyrink

B1. Huren presents MRTVI - Rituel Sonore

B2. Huren presents MRTVI - Partial Deletions

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Noiztank NTK005 Zosima / OAKE rmxs - Metamorphosis

Zosima / OAKE rmxs - Metamorphosis

I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself – Franz Kafka, 1915.

What we know as avant-garde seems to look back every time more to the past. An aim of finding new reinterpretations produces deeper and deeper researches into the most primary roots of electronic music, but actually that conflict between old and new is gone. Then, what does it mean a radical idea versus the image of a radical idea? Whether something is genuinely radical is so only if it hasn’t been done, or is difficult to do, or the results are uncertain, which is different from reproducing years later what the discipline learned to do in former times. The struggle to implement and to understand new work, as a valued act of conduct is very different from repeating a learned image. This dichotomy founded the basics of Zosima's original tracks. The sequence continues with two OAKE's remixes and it is closed by a narrative of divine ectasy. A monstrous sensuality, that takes you to the end without noticing it. "Metamorphosis" shows the birth, life and death of a musical body. Mastering & cut by Alain Paul at Calyx Design & edition by Zosima

A1. Embryo

A2. Larvae

A3. Pupae

B1. Embryo (OAKE Excludere Remix)

B2. Pupae (OAKE Maturitas Remix)

NTK004

Noiztank NTK004 Ontal - Pieta

ONTAL - Pietà

“Nothing remains but to hope the end will come to extinguish the unrelenting pain of waiting for it” – Pier Paolo Pasolini

Ontal´s work excites many conflicting emotions. Exuberant, convoluted and theatrical plots define the watchwords attached to the Serbian duo. They represent one of the most paradigmatic examples of how industrial/techno can still offer a wide range of pleasant surprises. A visceral understanding of the scenic rhythm space vs. void establishes a metamorphic composition in short of an almost Baroque sensitivity. Always moving around an unstable fringe of intuition-rules-over-eclecticism, together with an attitude of total irreverence against the old aphorism, but keeping at the same time an incredible discipline of sophistication, produce a situation where anything touched by them have to be immediately placed at the top of the evolution line of the electronic music. “Pietà” simply shows this feeling at their best. Mastering & Cut by Alain Paul at Calyx Mastering Artwork & Edition by Zosima

A1. Pietà

A2. Seven Sorrows

B1. Lamentation

B2. Mater Dolorosa

NTK003

Noiztank NTK003 Damaskin - Ancient Communications

DAMASKIN - Ancient Communications

“Anti-social behaviour is a trait of intelligence in a world of conformists” - N. Tesla

Under a permanent commitment of self-challenge and a continuous attitude of nonconformity against the banal, Damaskin presents two of his multiple faces under a single pack. Bucolic and grotesque tendencies meet aggressiveness in order to melt in a disparity conversation within the unconventional. Framed as a story, "Propaganda" and "Entrance" define the protocol of a progressive formalism only interrupted by the massiveness of the overwhelmed "Ancient Communications" and "Catacomb". Mastering & cut by Alain Paul at Calyx Mastering. Edition, artwork & design by Zosima.

A1. Propaganda

A2. Ancient Communications

B1. Entrance

B2. Catacomb

NTK002

Noiztank NTK002 Zosima - A Lady From Siberia

ZOSIMA - A Lady From Siberia / Kareem Remix

The Vienna based imprint Noiztank delivers the second statement of his design sound-manifesto. Label head Zosima supplies three original tracks accompanied by a remix of industrial-esque pioneer Kareem of Zhark Recordings. “A Lady From Siberia“ moves around the cutting-edge agenda of current techno aesthetics. Driven by an aura of melancholy and depression, only fragments of drama and uncontrolled violence break the stimulus of chaotic stubbornness. Subliminal strokes of Situationist Derive and early Russian Realism are decoded in a message of multidirectional sequences, vocals and noisy atmospheric lines. Not easy to understand, nor to listen to, but personal tastes are nothing else than an oppressed satire. Mastering & Cut by Alain Paul at Calyx Mastering. Artwork by Zosima

A1. Siberia

A2. Siberia (Kareem Remix)

B1. A Lady Of Little Faith

B2. The First And Rightful Lover

NTK001

Noiztank NTK001 Zosima - Tears of Black Powder

ZOSIMA - Tears of Black Powder

NTK001 is the final product of a musical immersion that combines different faces of techno. In order to stimulate a response able to move away from banality/indifference, the 5 tracks moves in-between dark and hypnotic elements together with industrial and experimental textures. Violent, tumultuous, evocative, distorted, grotesque.

A1. Tears of Black Powder

A2. The Material of Nothingness

A3. Return

B1. Midnight Transitions

B2. In Such Places

BLACK SWORDS

Black Swords portrait for Noiztank

Orphan Swords Collide With Black Rain on New Black Swords Project “Collaboration in the time humans call the twenty first century. They come and some go. Some stick together due to ease of mode, likemindedness, a certain outlook. Whatever it is, you know it when you feel it working.” SA In late 2013, Brussels based industrial music renegades Orphan Swords invited Ike Yard to do a vocal featuring for their track Vassago (Risk In A New Age EP, Desire Records 2014). It was the beginning of a long term collaboration between NYC-based electronic pioneer Black Rain and the duo. Later on, Orphan Swords was invited by Desire to remix an Ike Yard track for a compilation around the reissue of their 1983 classic album “A Second”. Orphan Swords then invited Black Rain to remix Asmoday from their EP “License To Desire”. BR project with Shinichi Shimokawa - rebooted in 2012 on Blackest Ever Black. The three musicians became close friends over time, not merely sharing interest in music, they kept on exchanging on many topics on a regular basis. In April 2016, after BR performed at Rewire Festival with Pete Swanson and Vessel, they spent a night in Brussels at Orphan Swords’ HQ “New Terminal Studios (NTS)” and recorded hours of music in the most direct fashion. This raw material has then been simmered within the following weeks. The two tracks that figure on “The Future Of The Sun” EP are the pith and marrow of what occurred that night.

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DAMASKIN

Damaskin portrait for Noiztank

techno / experimental

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HUREN

Huren portrait for Noiztank

ϟ/HUREN/ϟ/ is a solo project of David Foster, one half of the legendary Canadian techno project Teste. Pissing around in the Subterranean electronic music trenches for over two decades, /ϟ/HUREN/ϟ/ output ranges from dark minimal techno, rhythmic noise, and harsh industrial. Current /ϟ/HUREN/ϟ/ operations are characterized as low-rent IMPURE FUCKING $CUMTRONIC$. CONFLICT + NIHILI$M + CATHAR$I$

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KAREEM

Kareem portrait for Noiztank

Founder of Zhark Recordings Berlin, has been presenting heavy armoured track material for 2 decades with numerous releases. His definition of the Zharkesthetic lies in conveying a claustrophobic state and an atmosphere of threatening sound architecture. His Live Sets are a 2-3 hour tour de force of percussive hostility with relentless precision unifying all the core elements of his approach.

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OAKE

OAKE portrait for Noiztank

OAKE is emerging Berlin duo Eric Goldstein and Konstanze Bathseba Zippora, who together alchemize their own variant of dark, atmospheric techno inspired by British post-Industrial acts and the occult. OAKE’s ominous, decaying soundscapes are cut through with stuttering, hypnotic percussion and sibylline vocals. Their debut EP Offenbarung was released on Downwards in April 2013 and followed later that year was a second 12" Vollstreckung. In December 2014, the duo unleashed their first full length LP Auferstehung ("resurrection") on Downwards. Auferstehung has been received as a grand and mysterious work of art, despite working in an industrial lineage, it also "recalls the ethereal beauty of Cocteau Twins or Julee Cruise's work for David Lynch much thanks to Bathseba's otherworldly vocals, resulting in a dense, atmospheric album of real cinematic tension, one that leaves you painting the scenery in your mind (RA review).”

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ONTAL

Ontal portrait for Noiztank

Ontal is an industrial/noise/experimental techno project consisted of Boris Noiz and Darko Dekode who are both based from Subotica, Serbia. Formed in November 2011 and influenced by numerous music genres, their sound could be described as uncompromising, hard and intense.

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ZANIAS

Zanias portrait for Noiztank

Zoe Zanias, currently based in Berlin, is known as the voice of darkwave bands Linea Aspera and Keluar, and now performs solo under the name Zanias. Born in Australia, raised in South-East Asia and educated in archaeology in London, Zanias channels her unusual life history and interests into music that acts as her own personal experimental analysis of the mind, and provides the perfect method of sharing the fundamental struggle of being born sentient, self-aware, and imperfect products of biological evolution.

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ZOSIMA

Zosima portrait for Noiztank

Zosima is the final product of a musical immersion that has been moving around the electronics since the late 90s. A non-always-logical evolution has produced a riotous musical personality. The most underground faces of techno define the preliminary basics of his distorted message. Always moving around the fringe of speculation. Constantly looking for new ways of developing techno aesthetics. He is the founder of Noiztank.

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DATES

March 17th 2017. AU, Vienna

Noiztank #6: Pasajera Oscura (CHRA and Irradiation), Dankwart, Zosima

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February 25th. Sala Caracol, Madrid

Trauma: OAKE live, Zosima live, Domenico Crisci

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21st January 2017. Arena Club, Berlin

Noiztank x Potnia Theron presents Huren, Kareem, Oake, Ontal, Zanias, Zosima

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23th Sept 2016. Das Werk, Vienna

MASCHINENRAUM x NOIZTANK Label Night

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17th Sept 2016. AU, Vienna

Noiztank #4: Martina Claussen (WMD), Irradiation (Temp~records), Schwartz (Maschinenraum), Zosima (Noiztank)

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23th July 2016. Trauma, Sala Siroco, Madrid

Zosima LIVE

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11th June 2016. AU, Vienna

Noiztank #3: Codex Empire (aufnahme+wiedergabe), Dino Spiluttini (Sacred Phrases), Mushroom (Maschinenraum), Zosima (Noiztank)

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DISTRIBUTION Ready Made Distribution | alessandra@readymadedistribution.com

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ABOUT Vienna based electronic music label. Noiztank is the platform for uncompromising artists, who dictate their own rules and move away from the (pre)established standards. Music is understood as one of the highest ways of expression and communication. A tool for changes. Techno is the channel that operates as an autonomous discipline within the electronic music and in such a way, it is able to evolve under their own principles. Techno is an entity of complexity ruled by self(dis)organized processes. Grotesque, provocative, indefinable, violent. Music capable of accommodating the unpredictable. Founded in 2014 by Zosima, R.C. and M.H.

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