Memoirs Of An Aesthete releases by other artists:
WEYES BLUHD – SHATTERED MIRROR b/w LIQUOR CASTLE
vinyl 7″..limited to 300 copies
wholesale price £3 each plus postage
Memoirs of An Aesthete and Smokers Gifts are very excited to be collaborating on the release of this 7″ by an up-and-coming talent from Philedelphia,USA, Weyes Bluhd, aka Natalie Mering.
Whilst still in her teens she’d already feathered her cap touring with Jackie O’ Motherfucker and Axolotl. Her impromtu Leeds show on a 2007 UK tour had everyone spellbound, and we just couldn’t wait to release something by her.
Playing all the instruments (including some contraptions of her own design), Weyes Bluhd conjures up two classics of eldritch pop on this fine biscuit. With a superbly home-made analogue feel (the master was sent on a cassette! yes, in this day and age), Natalie’s skewed ballads drenched in feedback may remind us old folks of the Xpressway “sound” from way back.
XENIS EMPUTAE TRAVELLING BAND – THE PYROGNOMIC GLASS
vinyl LP plus chapbook…limited to 250 copies
wholesale price £7 each plus postage
The Xenis Emputae Travelling Band is Mr. Phil Legard of the hallowe’ed borough of Yorkshire, England. He has been hard at work since 2001 making psychedelic folk-concrete inspired by the psychogeography and mythology of various secret regions of the British countryside. XETB has released plenty of CDRs and tapes over the years (all limited editions, long sold out etc etc) but, aside from one track on a Cold Spring Records CD, nothing at all in a “posh” format – something we at Memoirs thought we should do something about. We are, after all, classy folks and that.
Mr. Legard is also a writer on various occult and esoteric matters, his most recent publication being a contribution to the new translation of “The Consecrated Little Book Of Black Venus” (Waning Moon Publications). He also has several other music projects, most notably The Neon Death Slittes and Pneumonic Consort. He is also, for his many sins, a frequent collaborator in Ashtray Navigations.
“The Pyrognomic Glass” was originally released by us as a ltd. ed CDR back in 2005. By popular demand it is back, this time on vinyl, and including “Abital - or Conferences with the Genii of Nocturnal and Diurnal Dew in vii Chapters”, a beautifully-printed 28 page chapbook by Mr Legard, most profitable to students of Natural Philosophy.
NACKT INSECTEN – A SITE SPECIFIC PIECE OF AVANT-GARDE SOUND ART, NOTHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT / CORRIDOR VOYAGER (QUANTUM ODYSSEY II)
vinyl 7″ & CD…limited to 200 copies £8.99
Mr. Ruaradidh Sanachen has been getting a name for himself recently with his one man kosmische metal space ritual project Nackt Insecten, releasing plenty of limited edition “stuff” on a whole bunch of labels. In February 2008, as part of Glasgow’s wonderful Instal festival, he was seen cradling a suitcase full of howling drone/noise aboard Glasgow’s tube trains, and what a show it was – check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V5nrb6NLlo for a glimpse of the fun.
As Nackt Insecten’s relentless sounds meshed in perfectly with the locomotive rumblings, I thought to myself what a fine 7 inch single it would make. And sure enough, over a year later, here it is. An explanation made by a member of the “audience” to a worried fellow traveller provides the title.
This package also contains a CD of new Nackt Insecten studio concoctions, a conceptual sequel to the recent LP on Blackest Rainbow Records. A real CD too, not a CDR! Cover art by Goldenlab’s Fliss Horrocks and the inclusion of a genuine Glasgow tube train ticket completes this handsome package.