Sunday, May 5, 2013


North Carolina's Chad Davis is best known as the multi-instrumentalist behind acclaimed doom band Hour of 13, and was also a member of spacerockers U.S. Christmas. For the last decade, Davis has quietly been performing and recording analogue synth music as Romannis Mötte, but has yet to release any until now. As the album title suggests, the project is primarily influenced by Kosmische pioneers Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching and Tangerine Dream, with the occasional hint of John Carpenter's soundtrack work.

Though undeniably rooted in a late-70s / early-80s style, this is no mere exercise in vintage gear fetishism. Davis' carefully arranged, slowly unfurling pieces reward repeated and attentive listening, and show a musical polymath at ease in a style we might not have associated him with, but for which his passion is obvious.

Kozmische is also to be released on vinyl and CD on other labels, with different artwork and slightly different track listings.

1/1. Molecular Particles (5:20)    1/2. Big City Nights (5:18)    1/3. Cosmosis (5:15) 
1/4. Formations (9:09)    2/1. Dark Matter (6:28)     2/2. The Traveller (3:47) 
2/3. Twilight (7:16)     2/4. Drifter (8:35)

Composition, production and recording by Romannis Mötte during the years 2005-2013. 
Romannis Mötte used on these recordings: Crumar DS-2, EML SynKey, Korg PolySix, Korg Mono/Poly, Korg MS-10, Moog MiniMoog, Moog Sonic 6, Roland JX3P, Roland JX10, Roland Juno 6, modular system, Novation KS4, Nord Modular G2, Jen SX1000, Kirovski RITM-2, Yamaha RS-7000

HAMMEMIT - The Ghastliere Morrowe - FEF13 - SOLD OUT

Michael Morthwork is responsible for English black metal / noise project Emit. The evolution of a more ambient sound necessitated the establishment of a new identity: Hammemit. Releases to date have included the albums Spires Over The Burial Womb (2008) and Nature Mystic (2009).

The self-description "modern music for medieval sensibilities"  (and vice versa) turns out to be evocative, with reverbed guitars enveloping the listener in a murk of olde religion and hermitic ritual from occult corners of a distant dark age.

The two tracks on side one of this cassette originally appeared last year as an 8" acetate on the PseudoArcana label. On this expanded reissue, the stylistic scope is broadened by the addition of a further four-song suite, taking in pastoral flute, harrowing chanting,  and Hainoesque guitar drone.

2/1. Sacred Hidden Spring (3:05)   2/2. A Rusted Key to Hilldeeps (4:02) 

Musick recordynges tooke playse inne the twelthe ande seventhe yeres of thys centurie.
Michael Morthwork play’d gytarre ande Bruder Unknowne H play’d of percussionne. 
Side 1: Musick fyrst to be fownde on asetayte vynell, publysh'd of PseudoArcana.