MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Aeternum Aevum

(Peripheral - PR013) CD $17.50

Two long, slowly whirling pieces of ambience dedicated to the Conrad Schnitzler. Edition of 250.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Aktivitat

(Kubitsuri - S;E;X59-041CD) CD $17.50

Second CD reissue of the original cassette (Tegal 1983), considered a high-water mark of early industrial. Aktivitat went against the grain prevalent at the time; rather than pushing the boundaries of volume and pummeling rhythm (for example), the album goes for lo-fi murk, where dour restraint is the tool of depressive darkness.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

A M.B. Iehn Tale

(Small Voices - SVR04012) CD $17.50

Eight decomposed tracks from 2005 with cold atmospheres and reverberating piano. Dissonance and soothing tones interplay constantly, so that it never gets too harsh nor too sugary sweet.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Apokalypsis XXIII

(Nitkie - PATCHSIX) CD $17.50

Four long tracks inspired by verses from The Book of Revelation using synthesizer and loops. Chaotic but mild, MB’s final electronic music album. Gold-foil embossed jacket. Edition of 500

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Armaghedon

(Officina Fonografica Italiana - OFI001) CD $17.50

CD reissue of this historic work originally released on vinyl in 1984, a cornerstone of the MB discography. Conceived as a soundtrack for a movie by Bianchi himself, Armaghedon’s noisy, long, minimal dreamscapes include physical addictive sounds. The most intellectual, hallucinatory sequences of Phaedra, suggests SoundOhm, crossed with “the destructive, destructured sounds of Whitehouse and the sacred electronic music of Ramon Sender.”

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Atholgog

(Stridulum - STR012) 3-inch CDR $14.25

“A martyered detumescence is restraining our average affliction in this cumuliform damnation,” proclaims the insert preface to this three-track EP from 2007. “And the indolent deconsecration of the egotistic aestheticism radicalizes our judicial barbarization against liquescent brains. This is the circumspect prevention of Atholgog.” Numbered edition of 100.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Blut Und Nebel

(Slaughter Productions - SPCD60) CD $17.50

Remixes and decompositions of early 1980s tracks from MBs first ten LPs that demonstrate il Maestros’ skills at dadaistic collage, free-form improvisation, abstract sound-sculpting, and noise employed like an electric guitar to produce solos of manic intensity.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Carcometrio

(Simple Logic - SIMLOG036) CDR $15.75

Necrotic rhapsody for concrete segmentations and electronic tissues, originated and spread during the decay of the 2005. Edition of 100.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Celtichants

(Alone At Last - AAL3) CD $17.50

An hour-long excavation that brushes away thick layers debris and reveals ancient drones that emerge from the ether. Fragments of chants are agonized screams in the far distance, only in the closing minutes forcing their way through with any great clarity. Packaged in custom-made textured paper with three photos of miocenic basalts made by Siegmar Fricke in Maspalomas (Gran Canaria Island).

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Computers S.P.A. / Com.SA

(At War With False Noise - ATWAR077) 2xCD $18.00

The second in At War’s series of CD reissues of early tapes by noise legend MB features very primitive use of synthesizer, tape loops and tape manipulation. Lo-fi, otherwordly. Edition of 500.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Das Platinzeitalter

(Incunabulum - INC002) CD $17.50

“Dark ambient” barely describes Das Platinzeitalter “These tracks are from the history of dust,” remarks Insound, “Ancient as the catacombs and spectral, like the last rays of hope…. [The] eerie calmness [is] as timeless and inevitable as the setting sun, as if this music has always been here…. This recording captures the never-ending decay of beauty at the point when it is realized that resistance is futile and the metamorphosis has begun.”

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Das Testament

(Backwards - BW05, BW05-7) LP + 7-inch $45.00

The two Das Testament suites were recorded in 1982, released by Mectpyo in 1983, and can be included among the most extreme and uncompromising MB recordings; Bianchi’s synthesizer parts and tape loops create an incredibly oppressive soundscape. Remastered for the Backwards edition, his bleak, dark electronics, rhythms, and neutronic effects reach the avowed goal: “to produce technological sounds and in such a way to work on [the] complete realizing of the modern decadence.” The bonus seven-inch on white vinyl includes two previously unreleased tracks: “Defected Piano (Part One)” and Defected Piano (Part Two).” Includes insert. Edition of 100.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Das Testament

(Backwards - BW05) LP $26.00

The two Das Testament suites were recorded in 1982, released by Mectpyo in 1983, and can be included among the most extreme and uncompromising MB recordings; Bianchi’s synthesizer parts and tape loops create an incredibly oppressive soundscape. Remastered for the Backwards edition, his bleak, dark electronics, rhythms, and neutronic effects reach the avowed goal: “to produce technological sounds and in such a way to work on [the] complete realizing of the modern decadence.” With insert. Edition of 300

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / FREQUENCY IN CYCLES PER SECOND

Der Abgrund

(Silentes Minimal Editions - SME0719) CD $17.50

“An opus of metasonic metamorphosis in seven movements,” says Rockerilla about this 2007 collaboration by MB and Sandro Kaiser. “[S]eductive [and] impenetrable under … blankets of granulous droning eclipses.”

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Elisionem

(Klanggalerie - GG115) CD $17.50

Dark and droney album from 2006, considered by the label as a true sister to Neuro-Habitat or Symphony For A Genocide.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Endometrio

(Dais - DAIS013) LP $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

Reissue of Bianchi’s self-released LP from 1982, representing a turning point toward what he calls “bionic music,” aka “prerecorded sounds that are electronically generated and then treated through the use of nucleic echo-machine.” Insert includes contemporary notes. Numbered edition of 500.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Escape To Bela-Zoar

(L.White - LW040) CD $17.50

Three long tracks full of curdling, pulsating drones, unsettling tonal washes, and strong, black undercurrents. Minimal, but penetrating, palpably bleak and grim. Based on Genesis 19:15-23. On a DVD amaray case

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Evidences Vol. 1 - Final Industrial Music 1980

(Vinyl on Demand - VOD38) 5xLP $97.50

Deep, nihilistic, and depressive psycho-electronics / noise / drones by The Master. No Nazi speeches or samples. Includes Mectpyo / Blut 1 and Mectpyo / Blut 2, Atomique / Murder, Gene-P (a never-released Industrial Records album), and Nervo / Hydra, all officially unreleased material on vinyl. Limited edition, imported from Germany.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / FREQUENCY IN CYCLES PER SECOND

Final Signal

(CPS Private Releases - CPS0506) CD $17.50

Episodic fermentation submerged in mysticism, reverberating between isolationist industrial brutalities and more environmental traditions. Acoustic-noise foundation by MB, electronics by Sandro Kaiser, new frequencies from MB, more effects and loops by Kaiser.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / MUSEO DELLA TORTURA

Genologic Technocide

(Spatter - SPCD3) CD $17.50

Strong industrial noise opera by MB and Davide Femia. A rollercoaster of tension. Primordial.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Habitats

(Kubitsuri - S;E;X59-033CD) CD $17.50

A flood of repeating harsh noise fills the space with a desolate landscape. Siegmar Fricke of Pharmakustik guests on electronics.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Industrial Murder / Menstrual Bleeding

(R.O.N.F. - CDO002) CD $17.50

An early work of Maurizio Bianchi recorded at Mectpyo Studio in 1981. Originally released by Banned Productions in 1992 on LP. CD packaged in five-color screen-printed arigato packs. Two tracks, fifty minutes. Edition of 300.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Inexistence

(Cold Current Productions - CCCD09) CD $17.50

Four tracks of minimal, cryptic and static neo-Futurism.

AUBE / MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Junkyo

(Noctovision - NCVCD11) CD $17.50

Four long tracks of drowsy noise ambiance from 2005 by MB (piano and feedback) and Akifumi Nakajima (electronics).

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / FRANCISCO LOPEZ

KRMN

(Important - IMPRPEC322) CD $17.50

“Over a background of sputtering, noxious static, MB lays down seven- to nine-second blasts of a grimier, harsher sound” for forty-four minutes, marvels Dusted. “There is something trance-inducing [the] utterly relentless repetition, which also forces the brain to hear every varied facet of that blast.” Meanwhile, Lopez immerses the listener in digital silence, low bass presence, and “a multi-layered spray of bright, pixilated frequencies…, like a sped-up film of light playing off of clouds…, ranging from feather-light to medicine ball-heavy without ever lapsing into anything so mundane as a tune.”

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Men's True Hated

(Menstrual Recordings - LH01) CD $17.50

Dysmenorrhoeic dissonances for floating keyboards, diagnostic modulations and absorbent strings, discharged during the autumn of 2005. Handmade tri-fold cardboard sleeve with three pasted photos and handstamped MB logo. Numbered edition of 278

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

M.I. Nheem Alysm

(Silentes Minimal Editions - SME0502) CD $17.50

Decompositive triad for reverberating piano and osmosized keyboards that dives into minimalist, hypnotic, and complex patterns.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / SPARKLE IN GREY

Nefelodhis

(Musica Di Un Certo Livello - MCL06) CD $17.50

In which the Italian noise legend gets his shoegaze on with an experimental post-rock boy band. String sections and bassy atmospherics swell in the background behind streaks of violin. Noise and electronics merge instead of obliterating. Nefelodhis has its unnerving elements, too: sustained. detuned piano and subtle tinkering portray skies darkening and storms getting ready to break.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Nervo / Hydra

(Kubitsuri - S;E;X59-034CD) CD $17.50

Originally released on cassette in 1981, Nervo / Hydra churns through “carcinogenic electronics … deadly, corrosive atmospheres… and electro-shock dronings” that crawl through cycling variations, according to our friends at Aquarius, “punctuated with frigid divebomb squeals and slabs of flickering melodies erupting from MB abused Korg synth.”

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Niddah Emmhna

(Silentes Minimal Editions - SM0504) CD $17.50

Two long tracks from 2005 based on the book of Leviticus, chapter 15, verses 19-33, and dedicated to all the ransomed mankind. The thirty-eight-minute “Niddah” is a plasmatic symphony for electronic particles, erythrocyte frequencies and menarchal viola, while “Emmhna,” at a mere thirty- seven is a hemolytic decomposition for neurologic piano, coagulant clangs and leucocyte sonances.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Oidiconeg

(Kubitsuri - S;E;X59-036CD) CD $17.50

Nazi speech collage and violent corrosion noise decomposed in the early 1980s, originally titled Genocidio 20, and self-released on cassette in the 1980s, and then reissued on CDr by W.M.O./r in 2006.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Pharmelodies

(Silentes Minimal Editions - ME1254) CD $17.50

A colossal and epic post-ambient symphony in three movements, where echoes of string instruments, deep drones of indecipherable origin, layered synthetic waves, slowed-down and distorted masses challenge time with a para-immobility in constant turmoil, in an unpredictable, progressive and sometimes cyclic combination of statuesque forms whose physiognomy is often known and familiar, while at the same time elusive, disturbing, arcane and mysterious. Edition of 300

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Regel

(FinalMuzik - FM08) CD $17.50

Two twenty-three minute untitled tracks originally released on LP by Mectpyo in 1982, plus “Acido Prussico” from the Neuengamme comp (Broken Flag 1982). Brutal noise stabs, cold and deranged machine-like loops, and dismal synth patterns with vague melodic hints collide and give birth to a monstrous wall of sound.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / E.D.A.

Regolelettroniche

(Baskaru - KARU8) CD $17.50

Four tracks of systematic sonorous assemblage for electronic instruments, axiomatic waves and essential reverberations, developed between 2004 and 2006 by MB and Emanuela De Angelis. Quiet austere drones, in other words, made of processed textural loops layered into vast cyclic suites.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

S.F.A.G. 81

(Recursion - STRANA1) LP $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

A year and a half after the initial release of Symphony for a Genocide (Sterile 1981), Broken Flag reissued it on cassette, along with entirely new recordings drawn from the audio of the original LP. S.F.A.G. 81 is a radically different work comprised solely of two side-long tracks signaling the desolate introspection that would come later on The Plain Truth and Armaghedon. Remnants of the relentless mechanical rhythms and synthesizer churn of the original Symphony remain, though as if heard from a distance, lost in the midst of a massive blizzard. Strains of recognizable sound drift in and out of earshot like hallucinations, echoing across the bleak stretches of grayed-out sound. Recursive’s remastered and fully authorized reissue is the first time S.F.A.G. 81 has been available on vinyl complete and unabridged. Edition of 500

PETER ANDERSSON / MAURIZIO BIANCHI / HENRIK NORDVARGR BJÖRKK / ERIK JARL

S.F.A.G. / S.F.A.G. De-Composed

(Old Europa Cafe - OECD134) 2xCD $23.00

The full-length work as heard in its original form on Broken Flag’s 1983 cassette, digitally remastered. The second disc contains three de-compositions by Nordic sympathizers using extracts of the original S.F.A.G. recordings.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Spiritualis

(Kubitsuri - S;E;X59-025CD) CD $17.50

Synth-processed field and location recordings, with misted-out chamber and choral music.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / SIEGMAR FRICKE

Stroma~Konkret

(Monochrome Vision - MV07) CD $17.50

Three long tracks that fuse industrial noise and musique concrete. Extra heavy mechanical aggression, clinical obsession and uncompromising psychic attack. Dedicated to Pierre Schaefer.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Symphony for a Genocide

(Hospital - HOS183) CD $17.00

Originally released in 1981, this debut album followed numerous tape-only releases by this Italian industrial legend. MB's bleak, chilling drones contain plenty of well-constructed brutality with hallucinatory blasts of electronic noise, grinding rhythms of hand-cut tape noise, and overblown synthetic distortion.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Teban Slide Art

(Menstrual Recordings - LH40) 3xCD $42.00 (Out-of-stock)

Disc one: both tracks from Triumph Of The Will LP (Come Organisation 1981), plus the previously unreleased thirty-one-minute “Ygolonhcet.” Disc two: all four tracks from Weltanschauung LP (Come Organisation 1982), plus “Zyklombie” from a 1990s bootleg reissue of the same LP, and “Plutoniumetrio” from Für Ilsa Koch (Come Organisation 1982). Disc three: two untitled tracks from a 1990s cassette issued by the Italian label Murder Release, plus “Examples Of Cannibalism” from a split cassette issued without permission (Come Organisation 1981). Insert includes essay by MB of early ’80s vintage. Packaged in a DVD case. Edition of 413

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Technology 1 & 2

(At War With False Noise - ATWAR048) 2xCD $16.00 (Out-of-stock)

First in a series of early recordings by one of the noise originators. More ambient than some of his legendary work, with strange machine beeps and mechanical sounds.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI / HITOSHI KOJO / KASAHARA NOBU

The Epidemic Symphony No. 9

(Octpia - 08) CD $17.50

This “thoroughly amazing blur of noise, drone, acoustic tumult and electronics” by the Italian master, the Japanese sound artist who also records as Spiracle, and another obscure Japanese sound artist who has collaborated with The New Blockaders. “Precisely placed sounds,” according to our friends at Aquarius, “growl, rumble, vibrate, and bristle…. [T]he first lengthy track steadily builds up to a crashing crescendo that abruptly cuts to silence, the second track … return[s] to the Sacher Pelz techniques of varispeed tape and crushed turntable clatter…. [T]he finale … blurs … source material into an industrial chorale marked by a surprisingly elegant two-note melody.”

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

The Industrious Tubal-Cain

(TIBProd - TIBCD129) CD $17.50

Norwegian reissue of an album based on Genesis 4:22 (Sasha 2009), combining the old, harsh sound of M.B. with his newer, more experimental and often more minimal approach. In a slim DVD case with insert. Edition of 150

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

The Plain Truth

(Officina Fonografica Italiana - OFI007) CD $17.50

Two long tracks of layered synthesized sounds, originally released by Broken Flag in 1983, treated with vintage effects, departing from the aggression of earlier works into the realm of desolate, dark electronics, and claustrophobic, ghostly droning sequences with long, immersive synth lines.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

The Valley Of Deep Shadow

(Menstrual Recordings - LH08) CD $17.50

Bleak sonic atmospheres based on the 23rd Psalm. Synthesizers that sound pale, cold and distant.

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Voice Studies 15

(My Dance The Skull - VS15) Cassette $9.50 (Out-of-stock)

Phonetic voice, noise emissions, no electronics. c50

MAURIZIO BIANCHI

Ynohpmys

(Tourette - 013) CD $17.50

Six tracks from 2010. “Ortni” is reverb-battered drone, with layers of deep tremolo’d scrapes. “The Inflammatory Sesor” adds more compelling church-organ-like textures. A bit of the old MB shines through “Oigada,” where overtly flanged, rudimentary rhythms, and complex layering match with sci-fi beeps and tones in the background. “Ogral” pushes deep mournful tones into slow reverb, which swells in volume to reach a stride that is harsh but spare electronic noise. “Evarg,” with its decaying tape recordings of symphonic music, leans into the higher frequencies and pushes into grinding harsh noise territory. Music-tinged tones swirl up to the surface of “The Plain Elanif,” which is otherwise an industrial swamp.