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Acid Mothers Temple

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Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O were formed in 1995 and celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2005. Originally the Melting Paraiso was intended as just one of various offshoots of the Acid Mothers Temple Soul Collective, albeit th...

Mitchell Akiyama

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Toronto born, Montreal based Mitchell Akiyama in a few short years has carved a niche for himself as one of Canada's premier avant-garde electronic musicians. Originally trained in classical music and jazz on piano and guitar, Akiyama began compos...


Artificial Memory Trace / Brume

An electroacoustic masterpiece which unites the talents of France's Christian Renou (Brume) and Belgium's Slavek Kwi (Artificial Memory Trace). Each artist has constructed and deconstructed the other's original material, and through this process t...

Aube

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AUBE is a solo project, begun in 1991, by Akifumi Nakajima. Taking a minimalist approach for his recordings, Nakajima uses simple source sounds which are fed into his system, then heavily processed into a vast, dimensional, landscape of sonic text...


AUN

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Aun aka Martin Dumais creates a blend of ambient doom that the artist refers to as "Blight Metal". The sound of Aun takes influence from the fields of classic ambient music as well as the outsider metal movement and shapes it into his own unique t...

Aidan Baker

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Aidan Baker is a musician and writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Classically trained in flute, he is self-taught on guitar, drums, and various other instruments. A regular performer in and around Toronto, he has also performed in New York,...


Aidan Baker and Tim Hecker

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Aidan Baker is a musician and writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. As a solo artist, Baker explores the deconstructive sonic possibilities of the electric guitar as a primary sound source, creating music that ranges from experimental to post...

Bastard Noise

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In the works for nearly a year and a half, Bastard Noise's The Analysis of Self-Destruction marks our second release with an American artist. We are the first Canadian label to document this super unit, featuring multiple members of the almighty...


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Black Feelings

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Black Feelings was founded by Drummer Owain Lawson and bassist Brian Mitchell in January 2007. Soon after, they released their debut effort, a CD-R recorded by David Bryant of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Set Fire to Flames at his Montreal studi...


Blessure Grave

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Since September of 2008 Reyna Kay, T Grave and a revolving cast of bass players and drummers have played scarce amounts of shows usually going down in spurts. But on a recording level they've achieved some sort of poor man's prolific reputation w...

Books on Tape

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Raised on punk rock and related products, Todd Drootin got turned on to electronic music and hip-hop in the nineties. With Matt Dennebaum, he forms the duo Subverse, whose sole, self-released cassette Nobody Likes You (1998), although a fairly obs...


Loren MazzaCane Connors

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"Outside of Derek Bailey and John Fahey, I've never heard such purity in guitar playing." - Jim O'Rourke - Taken from the liner notes of Loren MazzaCane Connors' Long Nights released by Table of the Elements. Loren MazzaCane Connors is a gifted...

CPC Gangbangs

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"cpc made it seem like permanent midnight at 10pm. they're like dennis hopper in blue velvet when he says 'now it's dark', and you know some ugly shit is going to happen. actually, they are that ugly shit. it made me drink whisky." - pestilentsple...


Dreamcatcher

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Dreamcatcher are a Montreal based duo comprised of Blake Hargreaves and Katherine Kline and together they blend loops with an arsenal of home spun electronics. The band has quickly become one of the crowned jewels of the Montreal experimental/nois...

Duchess Says

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Duchess Says was created in late 2003 by four influent members of the Church of Budgerigars who decided to collaborate together in a common musical project. Their goal was to insure a faithful representation of the message of the Duchess (or spiri...


Duchess Says and Red Mass

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Duchess Says was created in late 2003 by four influent members of the Church of Budgerigars who decided to collaborate together in a common musical project. Their goal was to insure a faithful representation of the message of the Duchess (or spiri...

Ensorcelor

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Ensorcelor is a relatively new band coalescing from a number of dissolved Montreal projects that blends elements of doom, post-rock and black metal. Currently the bands only recorded offering is this digital offering that has also seen the light o...


Et Sans

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Et Sans is Roger Tellier-Craig (Le Fly Pan Am, set fire to flames and ex-godspeed you! Black emperor) and Alexandre St-Onge (Shalabi Effect and Klaxon Gueule). They often incorporate other players into a full band, adding Felix Morel (Le Fly Pan A...

Adam Frank and Sam Shalabi

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Adam Frank writes criticism and drama, and teaches in the English department at the University of British Columbia. His research areas include nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, science and technology studies, and theories and ...


Grand Trine

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Montreal's Grand Trine live together; not unlike a cult or street gang in a comfortable dream home apartment/jamspace/studio, this is where they exist as a band continuously 24 hours a day. The majority of their sound is comprised of heavy psych a...

Keiji Haino

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Keiji Haino (灰野 敬二 Haino Keiji) born 1952 in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese musician whose work has included rock, free improvisation, noise, singer-songwriter, solo percussion, psychedelic, minimalism and drone style...


Hall Ranaldo Hooker

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Alien8 Recordings presents "Oasis Of Whispers": a journey in free improv performed by a trio comprised of Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) on guitar, audio collages and effects, free jazz legend William Hooker on drums, and multi-instrumentalist Glen Hal...

Tim Hecker

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Tim Hecker is a Canadian-based musician and sound artist, born in Vancouver. Since 1996, he has produced a range of audio works for both international and Canadian recording imprints such as Mille Plateaux, Alien8, Staalplaat, Fat Cat and most re...


Hrsta

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Fancy and Alien8 Recordings are pleased to present the debut of Montreal's Hrsta. Hrsta (pronounced "hursh-tah") is Mike Moya, founding member of both godspeed you black emperor! and Molasses, as well as a member of set fire to flames and the Lone...

Tomas Jirku

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Tomas Jirku is a 21 year old electronic musician, originally from the Czech Republic and now living in Canada. He comes from a visual arts background with no musical training to speak of: despite that he's shown an uncanny mastery of minimal techn...


Zbigniew Karkowski and Daniel Menche

Karkowski and Menche came together in 2007 to create the first of a two-part collaborative project, Unleash.

Kiss Me Deadly

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Kiss Me Deadly is a Montreal-based quartet that has progressed from an early Dischord influenced emo/math-rock sound to an epic, deeply melodic, danceable style of music. Kiss Me Deadly consists of Emily Elizabeth on vocals and guitar, Adam Pouli...


Knurl

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Knurl, a.k.a. Alan Bloor is one of the premier noise artists in Canada. Using contact mics and scrap metal Knurl creates incredibly powerfull harsh noise. At times reminescent of the likes of Daniel Menche and Haters, Knurl has released 2 efforts ...

David Kristian

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David Kristian is one of Canada's premier experimental/techno artists, who has released material on labels like Discreet/Indiscreet, Suction, Drop Beat, Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings, Schematic, Worm Interface, Law and Auder, and Interchill. For the l...


David Kristian / SIAN

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge/Someday Anywhere is a split release on Alien8 Recordings between David Kristian and Sian, the collabotative duo of Akifumi Nakajima and Shohei Iwasaki.

Kristian, Shalabi, St-Onge

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Up until now only a few hundred people have ever heard this Montreal improv supergroup on the two occassions they performed live. Composed of David Kristian on synth, Sam Shalabi on oud and Alexandre St-Onge on double bass, the trio recorded ...


Les Georges Leningrad

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Les Georges Leningrad are Montreal's most notorious post-punks and are much beloved for their over the top stage shows and unique take on various genres including no wave, punk and electro sounds.

Lesbians on Ecstasy

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The Lezzies On X are a plunder music project, taking inspiration from the lesbian back catalogue by referencing folk artists and punk bands alike, re-writing lesbian history for the dance floor. They use the source material in a musical collag...


Francisco López

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Francisco López is internationally recognized as one of the major figures of the experimental music scene. Over the last twenty five years he has developed an astonishing sonic universe, absolutely personal and iconoclastic, based on a profound li...

M.S.B.R. / Kengo Iuchi

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M.S.B.R. (Molten Salt Breeder Reactor), aka Koji Tano, is one of the most respected noise artists to emerge from Tokyo's vibrant noise/experimental music scene of the 90's. He has played with countless other musician's and has toured 4 continents ...


Masonna

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Maso Yamazaki a.k.a. Masonna is undoubtedly the most over the top player in the field of extreme noise. He has been dominating the Japanese underground since 1987 with his barbaric mix of vocals and noise. During this time Mademoiselle Anne Sangla...

Mecha Fixes Clocks

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Mecha Fixes Clocks is Michel F. Côté, a veteran of Montreal's thriving experimental scene. On "Orbiting with Screwdrivers" he has assembled a carefully chosen ensemble from the city's vibrant Musique Actuelle community. Coté laboured over countles...


Menace Ruine

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Hailing from the frozen north of the province of Québec comes the duo cloaked in mystery, simply known as Menace Ruine. Since the release of their blazing self-produced demo, In Vulva Infernum, they have allowed themselves to perform live and over...

Daniel Menche

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Daniel Menche has established himself as a musician with a sense of focus and determination uncharacteristic in a genre known for its randomness and chaotic structure. Rather than creating "noise," he strives for order and cohesiveness. His presen...


Merzbow

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Merzbow is one of the of the pioneers of the extreme scene, alongside the likes of Hijokaiden and London Ontario's Nihilist Spasm Band. During this time he has released an insane amount of noise documents, including four on Alien8 Recordings. It i...

Christof Migone

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Quieting is the fourth solo recording from conceptual sound artist Christof Migone, released on Alien8 Recordings. Quieting is a fine example of the artist's ability to pay attention to minute detail.


Molasses

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Molasses has become well-known locally over the past couple of years for intimate, elaborate live performances, with seven core members playing more than a dozen instruments: guitars, banjos, oud, organs, piano, upright bass, cello, violin, drums,...

Monstre

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Monstre is a vocal aritst from Montreal who has been playing live and release recordings of his unique take on noise and pop using his voice and electronics. Monstre is one of the most interesting live acts currently operating in the bustling loca...


Nadja

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Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker (guitars, vocals, strings, woodwinds, drum machines) and Leah Buckareff (bass, vocals) currently based in Toronto, Canada. Nadja came to life in 2003 as a solo project of experimental/ambient musician & writer Aidan B...

Neige et Noirceur

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Neige Et Noirceur was founded as a solo side by Spiritus, member of the now defunct progressive black metal band Mor Phose, in 2002. Since the band's demise Neige et Noirceur has become the main focus for Spiritus and is heavily inspired by Quebec...


Picastro and Nadja

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Picastro and Nadja team up for the their split release, _Fool, Redeemer_.

Polmo Polpo

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Alien8 Recordings and its sub-label Substractif will release the debut full-length, "The Science of Breath", by Toronto producer Sandro Perri, a.k.a. Polmo Polpo, who blends deep, murky techno with rich layers of feedback and densely orchestrated ...


Set Fire to Flames

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set fire to flames are a collective of thirteen musicians from the musical community of Montreal. They performed live once in 1999, and then recorded their sings reign rebuilder release in the summer of 2000, mixing it in the spring of 2001. Davi...

Shalabi Effect

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Shalabi Effect is free improvisation. This does not mean atonal noise, although atonality and beautiful noises are ever present; it also doesn't mean that there is no melody, but the melodies are rarely if ever known ahead of time. The base sound...


Sam Shalabi

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Sam Shalabi is a central node in Montreal's free improv scene. One cannot count the many projects he is a part of. He is best known as a founding member of Shalabi Effect, who have recorded three albums on Alien8 Recordings which have earned the b...

Soft Canyon

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Soft Canyon is the coming together of rock and roll's journey. This is rock music which is timeless, aesthetically beautiful, texturally and sonically extraterrestrial. The group's debut recording, "Broken Spirit, I Will Mend Your Wings" is a hurr...


Alexandre St-Onge

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We are very pleased to announce the debut solo release from one of Canada's most exciting free music/experimental artists, Alexandre St-Onge. The three track debut experiments with extremely subtle changes, with great importance being placed on th...

Tanakh

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Tanakh is the name for music written and improvised by a collective of musicians; music that is focused towards beauty and experimentation within structure instead of towards a particular musical genre or style. In the last five years this revolvi...


Think About Life

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Think About Life have been causing panic on Montreal dance floors since just a little before they were personally invited by Wolf Parade (Sub Pop) to be their support act during last year’s North American autumn tour. Montreal’s best-kept secret i...

thisquietarmy

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thisquietarmy is the ambient/drone project of Eric Quach, from Montreal's post shoegazer band *Destroyalldreamers*. His guitar-based sonic experimentations challenge the boundaries of the conventional guitar-drone mould by combining both non-frigi...


Torngat

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Torngat is an instrumental trio from Montreal that has been in existence since 2001, French horn, keyboards and drums create texture based improvisation, melodic composition, simple yet intricate energy music. Influenced by all music and sound.

The Unicorns

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Nicolas "neil" Diamonds and Alden Ginger are The Unicorns; high school friends-for-life from a sea-side town. Since the summer of 2003 they have been joined by Jaime Thompson on drums. But can the following words bring The Unicorns to justice? ...


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