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APSKAFT RECORDS 4. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS by Malabi 8. THE NON-COMMERCIAL ALBUM by Maxim Betmakaev 12. APSKAFT 5th ANNIVERSARY by Gianluca Missero 16. NEW RELEASES by Gianluca Missero IBALAM * JOHN THE FOX & A.K.A. LURHOLM* R.U.D.E. NICK BLESSING * PETER-DAVID SMITH * AER 20-200 TRÄDGÅRDSTOMTARNA * FYDHWS * RES BAND 20. 24. 28. 30.

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Dear listeners, Five years with Apskaft has left us with an impressive collection of homemade music of all kinds. There are 92 artists connected to the group, all of which have contributed to the 22 albums that have been released on The Sound Of Apskaft over these five years. And then there’s another 142 artists connected to the extension group, Apskaft II, and quite a few of those have been major influences on Apskaft as well, even though they’re not on any of the official releases. There is something in common between all these artists, an Apskaftian spirit of sorts. However, it’s not easy to pinpoint exactly what the Apskaftian approach to music really is, since the range of styles, genres and sounds within the group is so extremely wide. What is the connection between a skilled progressive instrumentalist like Hox Vox, and a teenage humouristic crazy band like Trädgårdstomtarna? What is the connection between the eerie sounds of The Anchorites, and the homemade kraut grooves of Drn Drn? What could an electronic pop act like Tjuvar Knarkare & Kommunister possibly have in common with an acoustic combo like Tinyfolk? My guess is as good as yours, but I would say this. The common denominator is a lack of respect for established genres, for any concept that says “this is the correct way to play this or that”, or “this particular kind of music has to sound this way”. The common denominator is a sense of making every little piece of sound your own, and not worrying about how it measures up to already existing music. The common denominator is imagination, a sense of adventure and exploration, and a desire to have fun. That is what makes Apskaft great. We invent. We explore. We have no respect for anything, soundwise. We keep creating our own thing, and we have fun doing it. Personally, I have been very inspired by this elusive Apskaftian spirit during these five years, and I wish for many more years of the same. But different, of course -- as always with Apskaft.

Jonas Lind (a.k.a.. Lurholm) APSKAFTERS 3 N. 04 - NOV 2012


APSKAFTERS APSKAFT PRESENTS:

5 years have passed since Jonas Lindt’s foundation of The Sound of Apskaft collective, in 10 october 2007. It’s a discreet longevity, for a netlabel, we still keep on making music (and occasionally also other media stuff such this magazine itself). Selection was really hard, in these 5 years we released 20 records with 293 songs by 92 bands. We asked members to write down their favourite 10 / 20 songs. On october 31 we counted votes and created the final (chronologically ordered) playlist. First 2 tracks come from first Apskaft release, Apskaft: The Cover Project. Cruising the Volga with Come on Darkness (originally by Camper van Beethoven) proceeds between a Tarantino soundtrack and The Residents. While th APSKAFT 5 ANNIVERSARY Kommunistiska Medlöpares Idrottsklubb - KMIK 2003 with Project started in: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 31, 2012 Girlfriend In A Coma (originally by The Smiths ) instead reminds Release: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 1st, 2012 same time Pere Ubu and Television. Number of tracks: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 From 2nd album Apskaft Presents: Volume 1 Total lenght of record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95:21 we chosen tracks 3 and 4, paintXnumbers Bands involved: with It’s gotta be a rhythm, a dadaist piece Cruising the Volga * Kommunistiska Medlöpares Idrottsklubb - KMIK 2003 of keyboard massacre, and Joe Left with paintXnumbers * Joe Left * The B-Side Project * Apskaft Allrats * Stragula gold mallet treatment, a ionized sounds piece with a slow elusive Tjuvar, Knarkare och Kommunister * Ed Askew * SFIAS * Maurizio B melody invaded by a catty keyboard. MarkerX * Res Band * Tinyfolk * Project Bluebird * Vanny Zero * On Tape S C H M O E * A.K.A. Lurholm * Trädgårdstomtarna * Drn Drn * fydhws awaycaboose * billcarson * Turbogrind Terrorizers * Hold_The_Gun Lurholm * Hox Vox * The Anchorities * The Acousmatics * Peter-David Smith Fröken Smillas Känsla För Snövit Och De Sju Intellektuella Dvärgarna Ditzky * The Creature that Ate Sheboygan * Toffeljagarn * Super Afrikka.

From Apskaft Presents: Volume 2 we took Helpful Monkey Wallpaper Entire Home by The B-Side Project, alt. pop halfway between Beck and Robert Stevie Moore.

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by Gian luc

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From Collageborations, Volume 1 we added a zappian Collageboration #6: We are a bunch of freaks by Apskaft Allrats, name of this virtual orchestra filled with Apskaft members.

From Apskaft Presents: Sheena Is Several Punk Rockers two covers by A.K.A. Lurholm, in exotica/calypso style, and Trädgårdstomtarna with a crooked lo-fi/folk rendition.

5 tracks from Apskaft Presents: Volume 3. From another album of song covers, ApStragula - Verstehen Sie Spass, a joyful skaft Presents: 21st Century Schizoid Men, psychedelic pop track; Tjuvar, Knarkare och Drn Drn - 21st Century Schizoid Man (finnKommunister - Malmö Folkets Park, electroish garage rock) and awaycaboose - 21st reggae; Ed Askew - Windy Days, a melancholy ballad; SFIAS - If Certainly Schizotic Marn (breakbeat/technocore). you only knew what I know says the moon, a quirky tape manipulation of a folk song; Maurizio B - A Casa di Joe, another work of Closing track All against one - will they open sample and noise manipulation. fire? by fydhws (a monster guitar drone) was the choice from Apskaft Presents From Apskaft Presents: Spice, cover album Battleship Potemkin soundtrack project. of Spice Girls debut, we selected the closing track, Spice Up Your Life from MarkerX, From Apskaft Tribute to Daniel Johnston a remake quite in Rammstein style. we selected Hey Joe by billcarson (a beatlesque/Four tet dreamy ballad) and Res Band with Reach Out, I’ll Be There (The Four Some Things Last A Long Time by On Tape, Tops), a zappian version (passing from grind- a track that reminds a lot Landscape and Suicide. core to soul and back); and Tinyfolk - Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry), emotional rendition Apskaft Against Fascism was a strong posiin Iron & Wine style from Apskaft Presents: Rolling Stone 500. tion by our collective, but without (predictable) anger / menacing lyrics. From Apskaft Presents: Popskaft, Project Turbogrind Terrorizers go for a Nintendocore Bluebird with Black Sesame go for an ameri- version of Nazi Punk Fuck Off; Hold_the_gun with Rap Against cana ballad, while Vanny Zero with Shit City Fascism (curiously an instrumental) does an ambient/rnb track, does a blues rock number. In an uncertain while Lurholm with Humanist Twist sounds like a much morbid situation by S C H M O E is instead a slow urban soul/funk track. version of typical Bruce Haack sound. APSKAFTERS 5 N. 04 - NOV 2012


APSKAFTERS APSKAFT PRESENTS: From Apskaft Presents: Chinese Whispers the selection was just one, the post-rock / space rock opening track Chinese Whispers by Hox Vox. From the crazy Apskaft Presents: Musique Concrète we have The Anchorities - Third Mesa Circa 2100, hypnotic backward loops in an endless drone; and the joyful and frizzy toy song Dinosaur Excavation Worksong by The Acousmatics.

4 songs (the largest selection from one of our records) come from Apskaft Presents: They Might Be Giants: Fröken Smillas Känsla För Snövit Och De Sju Intellektuella Dvärgarna with August Strindberg (Meet James Ensor) in pure TMBG sound!; Peter-David Smith - Dallas (Trees) does a space acappella series of ethereal loops, adding new layers ‘til getting to noise; Ditzky - Dr. Worm, crazy toy acoustic music; The Creature That Ate Sheboygan - We’re The Replacements, another track very tight to the original They Might Be Giants’ sound.

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by Gian luc

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And here we come to the end of this huge (95 minutes lenght!) album. Two pretty tiny tracks - curiously they both lasting exactly 37 seconds! - come from latest Apskaft album, Apskaft Presents: The Non-Commercial Album, and close this Anniversary 5th Anniversary tribute record: Mr. Mole and the Ernst-Hugos by Toffeljagarn, an acoustic funny folk piece full of tiny surprises; and Anna sun lauluesta from Super Afrikka, a carillon/tiny bells nightmare cascade of patterns closed with a fading drone chorus.

Of course there are many good tracks missing, but this is a genuine sample of Apskaft style all the same. And also address a listener to follow the evolution derived by new members’ contributes, form the (logical) strongest component of scandinavian style in startup times until the most meltingpotful output on last records. The only common thing in all of the tracks is the willingness to deviate from the main way, even when some of them at first listen they can sound easy or disengaged. You soon discover some quirky jokes are coming.

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Middle of July, 2012 saw the release of the Non-Commercial Album by the Non-Residents Apskaft community. That was not actually a cover project, but the songs with length of not more than a minute without any special concept to follow. Though the artists used their own concepts uniting their series of tracks. The album opens with a minimalistic Unplugged and amplified 5-track-piece by Peter-David Smith. As can be seen from the name, an unplugged guitar plays the dominant role here, but since it amplified, some noises can be heard which add to the tracks. Number 3 is my highlight here, it sounds somewhat of Led Zeppelin to me.

APSKAFT PRESENTS: THE NON-COMMERCIAL ALBUM Project started in: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, 2012 Release: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 15, 2012 Number of tracks: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Total lenght of record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43:40

Bands involved: Peter-David Smith * Hox Vox * Nick Blessing * Ibalam * Toffeljagarn Pariton * Res Band * Pearly Pint * Lurholm * Moses * Drn Drn Super Afrikka * Turbogrind Terrorizers * Ditzky * Weird Bananas.

Next comes the representation of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs by Hox Vox, all tracks are accurately 40 seconds. And I guess the reason is, that, at first, this was one of possible concepts of the project, which than turned out to be NCA. Hox Vox here has a very art-house movie beginning, as the first level in hierarchy presupposes, and he did very well in making me feel disgusted by the animal nature of a human. The Esteem track reminds me of organ works of classical composers of the past, and but for the 40 second restriction, it would be very interesting to see what it would flow into. The 5th track is quite a groovy electronic track and stands out of other Needs .

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Nick Blessing’s works (but Strange memory of a lucid dream and probably Love Song) can all be described as amplified . The first two tracks are similar to Resident’s early works like Meet the Residents and Santa Dog (which is a big plus, if we think of the name of the album again). And New Era sounds very positive and optimistic, vivid and energetic and I always pity the moment it ends. Ibalam’s stuff is rather diverse: if Ghosts’ Opinions Don’t Matter is full of electronic elements and a repeating beat, De Dumezt Doop Ponders just sounds really weird… Jesus… and is rather calm comparing to A good old-fashioned brainwashing session which is noisy and indeed brainwashing. I find next track (Mr. Mole and the Ernst-Hugos by Toffeljagarn) very funny. It has some sounds produced by toys, and this reminds me of Psapp, though the mood of this song is much more elevated than the latter. The structure of the album, the distribution of the (series of) tracks here was random here random here, otherwise I see no reason why PARITON’s ambient odyssey was put between childish track of Toffeljagarn and noise of Res Band. I say nothing against it though, since it conveys lightness in one, and heaviness in other tracks. And Metsämyyrä dub makes sounds bounce inside my headphones and my head.

As for the Res Band, I was very much surprised because I was basing my attitude on my experience of their Cod album, which I quite like. And it was different from these (well, 4) tracks. I would like to see them making stuff like that live , as Res Band is considered a jam band. “Der Name von dem Band?- Pearly Pint“ -- I hate this phrase, though I don’t know why. Probably, it’s because I always imagine a stout lady, a kind of kindergartner, telling that to some kids, and it just does not suit the music at all. Or, it just leaves not too much time for music in that first short track. And what’s more it is unfinished. Another disadvantage is that nothing unites the three songs - neither a small concept, nor the same sound. Though, I should say that Jam for Apskaft is the best out of three. Lurholm in its turn presents some merry songs sounding much like over-amplified (a kind of a trend on the album, huh?) 80’s, sometimes dealing with very essential for Apskaft problems (Deadline Approaching). I keep catch myself that I hear Drugs for sale! instead of Ducks… , and I think that this is what the author wanted the listener to hear. And the dumbsome should interchange with lonesome , I guess.

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APSKAFTERS APSKAFT PRESENTS: Olika nivåer is the only track by Moses here, but it does not lessen its value. This single track actually was overshadowed a bit by the misunderstanding between last.fm and Apskaft, concerning author’s rights. But, in fact, this Boards-of-Canada-ish track is very mellow and airy and is surely worth to stand up for. Bells, a bit of guitar, voices… This makes me imagine some covered yard, wooden floor and some little iron balls rolling on it. Or the same but in a very vast empty room. Super Afrikka presents here a very drony, mu-

sique concrete effect, and it manages to create the atmosphere. I’m not sure if I got it right, well, at least I got something. The heaviest tracks are here by Turbogrind Terrorizers and their usual style does not fail here. Usual electro-grindcore suddenly changes into slower raplike Break into lab and then back to grindcore. And what would you expect, if you have to do breakin, then meet the dogs, then sneak somewhere in the shadows and then got spotted? Only the said plan!

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I have only few words about the last three bands. What I expected from Res Band was done by Drn Drn -- dirty lo-fi, sometimes, even mono sound with eventual bluesy licks and a lot of jam. Ditzky could be called a usual acoustic guitar play, but for the noises and strange samples occurring by the end of the tracks and a sudden distortion again with a mass of noise, all of which make the listening more interesting. And Weird Bananas should not have been put at the end of the album -- they are too vivid, thus prepar-

ing the listener for something further. And nothing further comes. The Non-Commercial Album is a mixture, a compilation of diverse tracks. Are they united according to some aspect? I would not call the no-longerthan-a-minute one. Does it give an impression of Apskaft? Oh, yeah, I would call it a demo album. If one wants to take as much as possible out of Apskaft within 45 minutes -- here is to you, candies of different taste and colour, but of the same size.

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They Might Be Giants are an american alternative rock band that has been providing the world with unconventional and experimental rock music since the early 80’s. Their style is quite silly and quirky. One could describe them as early members of the geek music scene. Since 2004 they have been targeting their music more towards children, with songs explaining literary terms, numerical definitions and scientific theories to educate the stupid americano bastards! Um... I mean... to teach kids important things about life and the world with the help of fantastic lyrics and catchy melodies! Some Apskaft members had been very influenced by They Might Be Giants in their life and wanted to pay tribute to the band. Member JackTehRipper proposed that we make a cover album APSKAFT PRESENTS: THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS in March of 2011. This idea was well recieved and on 1st January 2012 the project began. Almost five months later, 25th April, the Project started in: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 1st, 2012 finished album was released, containing 13 tracks by 8 different Release: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 25, 2012 Apskaft members. Number of tracks: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Total lenght of record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37:29 The first song on the album is a version of Meet James Ensor called August Strindberg by Fröken Smillas Känsla För Snövit Och De Sju Intellektuella Dvärgarna. Bands involved: While the original song is about the belgian painter James Ensor, this version is about the swedish writer August Strindberg. A lot Fröken Smillas Känsla För Snövit Och De Sju Intellektuella Dvär- of the lyrics are simply translated from english to swedish to garna * Peter-David Smith * Hox Vox * Res Band * The Asthmatics show the similarities between the two men’s lives. This cover is (Sweden) * Ibalam * Tomtar på loftet * Perculators * Toffeljagarn very true to the original with it’s poppy sound, while also putting Ditzky * The Creature That Ate Sheboygan * Hox Vox * The Wreck Up it in a new light. APSKAFTERS 12 N. 04 - NOV 2012


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After fast and catchy pop comes slowly progressing experimental singing with lots of reverbation. This is a natural progression in an Apskaft album. The song is called Dallas (Trees) by PeterDavid Smith and is only true to the original in keeping the same lyrics, otherwise it is completely different. The original is quick and rocky, while this cover is almost the polar opposite; slowly progressing singing, becoming louder and louder as the song keeps going. If the original could be an intro to a weird TV-show, this cover could be the soundtrack for a small cult’s blood sacifice ceremony. It’s quite fantastic.

to the rich sound and makes it interesting throughout with much variation.

Hox Vox does what he does best with the third track on the album; Stomp Box. A fast and strong electronic beat with a slightly muffled melody and the lyrics replaced by electronic instruments. The song is full with samples, some more distinct while others blur with the rest of the sound, but all quite spooky. This combined with the fast beat gives me the image of a discotheque full of ghosts dancing their non-existing hearts out. All in all, it is quite different from the original song but still familiar.

After that downer it’s time for a more light-hearted track with Man, It’s So Loud In Here by Tomtar På Loftet. It’s fast, poppy, uses toys for samples and is over all very fun to listen to. Very different from the original which was an electronic dance song. They also change the setting of the story in the song from being about a store-turned-discotheque to being about a kindergartenturned-discotheque, which adds to the humour.

Kind of like Dallas (Trees) by Peter-David Smith, the sixth song is an experiment with spoken word, or rather half-sung-half-spoken word. It’s Older by ibalam (me). There’s no melody or beat from the original, just a bunch of voices with different pitches put on top of another with the noise from a radio in the background. While the original song is both morbidly fun and melancholy, this cover removes the fun and adds some more melancholy.

32 Footsteps by Perculators is next and it is entirely different Boat of Car by Res Band is the fourth track. It is very true to the from the original song. Chaotic and perhaps completely improoriginal and differs mainly in using guitars almost exclusively. vised, it still sounds kind of TMBG-ish. You wouldn’t know it was There’s also bird song samples in the background which gives a cover if it didn’t have the same name. This of course fits comthis version a different atmosphere. pletely with Perculators on-going musical theme, and the song is a great addition to the album. The fifth song is The World’s Address by The Asthmatics (Sweden) and it manages to be true to the original while having a richer The ninth song on the album is Birdhouse In Your Soul by sound, which definitely works in the song’s favour. The combi- Toffeljagarn and it’s also a track that’s true to the original, but nation of quite a lot of different instruments also contributes it’s faster and lighter. It also doesn’t sound as big and grand as APSKAFTERS 13 N. 04 - NOV 2012


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the original, instead it’s more mild and personal. The occasion- of a guitar it’s played on... wine glasses? I’m not sure, but it ally cracking voice also adds to that. sounds cool nonetheless. With a stylophone, some kind of (for me at least) unidentifiable percussion and some musique concréte-like samples, Dr. Worm by Ditzky sounds like it’s being sung (or rather spoken) by an actual worm. It still manages to be true to the original, it even includes the guitar solo from the original song, but instead

The Creature That Ate Sheboygan made the eleventh track on the album; We’re The Replacements. It’s different from yet similar to the original. Their version is more laidback and uses synths, whereas the original is energetic and rocky. They also decided to scrap the shout in the original song and instead use a sample

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from another of They Might Be Giants’ songs; Critic Intro. Ana NG by Hox Vox is the twelfth track on the album and Hox Vox’s second. It is entirely instrumental and uses quite a lot of different electronic and digital instruments. There are also a few samples here and there. It starts out grand, melancholy and slow, but it slowly progresses and becomes less and less melancholy. About halfway through the tone has changed completely

and it has become energetic and happy, while keeping the grandness. It’s true to the original while being very different. The closing song of the record is Letter Shapes by The Wreck Up. A much faster and harder version of the original with layers and layers of sound, some of which sound improvized while others sound very planned. It’s true both to the original and to The Wreck Up’s own style and is a good track to end the album with.

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APSKAFTERS APSKAFTERS RECORDS TURBOGRIND TERRORIZERS - ENTER THE BASE Enter the Base [release: 15th july 2012] is a concept-EP about a terrorist action in a military base, splitted in 5 episodes each lasting 1 minute, and it’s part of Apskaft Presents: The Non-Commercial Album. All songs in Enter the Base were composed and played by Hox (Gianluca Missero). TAGS: cybergrind, grindcore, avantgrind, industrial, hard techno, experimental, avant-rock, soul, funky

HOX VOX - MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation”. Maslow use the terms Physiological, Safety, Belongingness and Love, Esteem, and Self-Actualization needs to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through. This micro EP tries to describe in 5 movements (each lasting 40 seconds) every stage in Maslow’s Theory. TAGS: avant rock, progressive rock, dnb.

IBALAM - GODNATTSAGOR FÖR HEMSKA BARN (GARDINSLYNAN] (Bedtime Stories For Awful Children) A three-track EP with ukulele-based songs sung in Swedish.

TAGS: lo-fi, acoustic

JOHN THE FOX AND A.K.A. LURHOLM - REGGAE IN LO-FI

(MOTORGROUND RECORDS]

Reggae In Lo-Fi is a split album, put together by Apskaft artists John The Fox and A.K.A. Lurholm in an attempt to explore how the lo-fi ethic can be applied to the reggae genre. The results vary wildly, from traditional to experimental, but they remain firmly rooted in the Apskaft soil. TAGS: reggae, lo-fi

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TRÄDGÅRDSTOMTARNA - EFTER 61 ÅR ÄR VI SOM SYSTRAR (GARDINSLYNAN] (After 61 years we are like sisters) The garden gnomes’ fourth album includes 12 songs on such thrilling subjects as a fat prince, tinnitus, Bob Dylan, lies, brown and the afterlife. TAGS: lo-fi, acoustic

PETER-DAVID SMITH - RIFFING ON STANLEY KUBRICK ‘S 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY “Riffing on Stanley Kubrick ‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey” is the soundtrack album of my extended video piece of the same name. The soundtrack of the original Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clark movie “2001: A Space Odyssey” was my favourite album when I was a teenager. I saw it when it was first released in 1969, then I was 16 and Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. The tracks on this album are all inspired by the work of György Ligeti and others used in the Kubrick film. The video similarly attempts to be a new take on themes from a classic movie. TAGS: experimental

FYDHWS - O (NGC 147] Drone flow hypnotic meditations.

TAGS: ambient, drone, psychedelia

RES BAND - COD A bunch of improvised songs from a few years ago. i think most were between 2002-2007 but i cant be 100% sure. The only recent one is A Song for Thomas which was from 2011 i think. A nice variation of tunes though. Not too bad. TAGS: impro, jam rock, avant-rock

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APSKAFTERS APSKAFTERS RECORDS NICK BLESSING - THE END IS NIGH Using a plastic computer microphone and audacity, I recorded these four tracks. I’ve used this same method for many of my other projects. The recordings in the end is nigh mostly involve experimentation with conventional means of creating music mixed with ambient and harsh noise. TAGS: alt. rock, avant rock, noise.

PETER-DAVID SMITH - ON THE DEATH OF THEIR MAJESTIES Nailing my republican colours to the mast I created a 5 track album celebrating the end of the British monarchy and aristocracy. Of course it is a bit premature but I have hopes it will one day be appropriate. The album cover image was created by superimposing a picture of Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (also known to Interpol as “Elizabeth Windsor”) over pictures of her husband and son and then working with the abstract shapes created. You can still see a bit of her hat . TAGS: experimental

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R.U.D.E. - SELECTED The album presents a compilation of works, selected from the 3 albums, which were deleted (dating rom 2009) + some bonus material that wasn’t published. These 10 tracks should give you the whole impression of R.U.D.E. as a project, its versatility and style (probably, the lack of it). TAGS: electronica, ambient, downtempo, idm

AER 20-200 - GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN SULODEXIDE

(SIKO RECORDS]

In AER20-200’s tracks, dark ambient passages and noise give way to glitchy percussions, reverbed creaks and 4/4 bass, pumping in a tempo a bit slower than on an average dance track. The debut EP, Glycosaminoglycan Sulodexide, was pressed on white vinyl in 2010 and it is housed in a glorious laser-cut cardboard sleeve. The 12” record is still available to buy through aer20-200.sikorecords.com, but to make the music spread further, it’s also available as a free download. TAGS: experimental, avant-rock, noise, electronic

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APSKAFTERS EMPIRE COLLAPSE

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APSKAFTERS MONKEY COMIX

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APSKAFTERS EMPIRE COLLAPSE

by Gian luc

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APSKAFTERS 23 N. 04 - NOV 2012


APSKAFTERS MONKEY COMIX Kusikuolema (sons of death)

APSKAFTERS 24 N. 04 - NOV 2012


APSKAFTERS 25 N. 04 - NOV 2012

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Kani (rabbit)

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K 채r

APSKAFTERS APINAN RAVIOLIA

by Tuoma


APSKAFTERS MONKEY COMIX Polttopuita (firewood)

APSKAFTERS 26 N. 04 - NOV 2012


APSKAFTERS 27 N. 04 - NOV 2012

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Laatikkoukko (box of thunder)

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APSKAFTERS APINAN RAVIOLIA

by Tuoma


APSKAFTERS MONKEY COMIX

APSKAFTERS 28 N. 04 - NOV 2012


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APSKAFTERS 29 N. 04 - NOV 2012

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APSKAFTERS RELATIVES, MAN

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APSKAFTERS

BIG-TEETH THE MISUNDERSTOOD

APSKAFTERS 30 N. 04 - NOV 2012


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APSKAFTERS EMPEROR OF NIGHTMARES

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APSKAFTERS THE

OF F IC I A L

Gianluca Missero (a.k.a. Hox)

Malabi

SOUND

OF

APSKAFT

M A G AZ INE

EDITOR, DESIGN, COMICS, WRITER

WRITER - COMICS

Jonas Lind (Lurholm)

WRITER

Maxim Betmakaev (Betmax)

WRITER

Tuomas Kärkkäinen (Simiarbeit)

COMICS

APSKAFTERS - The Sound of Apskaft official monthly magazine Web presence: WEBSITE - BLOG - YOUTUBE CHANNEL - BANDCAMP -BITTORRENT - INTERNET ARCHIVE - FACEBOOK PAGE - FACEBOOK GROUP cover image: “Apskaft 5th Anniversary” - illustration by Gianluca Missero

APSKAFTERS N.4  

The Sound of Apskaft netlabel monthly magazine, issue n.4

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