Silken Tofu 2006-2014

 

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Jones Van den Bossche & Benne Dousselaere - The Multiverse Ennui Can't Last Forever

Tape + download
Limited edition of 70 copies
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stx.33

Onrust - Tagore/Luthuli

12" + download
Limited edition of 250 copies
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Onrust is Dutch for unrest, turmoil, agitation, disquiet.
Wendy Mulder, the sole member of ONRUST has been succesfully exploring the wondrous world of analogue synths, drum machines, strange pedals and cable spaghetti for a while now. She describes her music as spherical electronic industrial but that just doesn’t do her work justice. Think of a hypnotic yet minimal and old-school sounding mixture of Orphx, Esplendor Geometrico and Pan Sonic instead, combining cold industrial beats with a distinct feminine sublety and attention for detail.
Tagore/Luthuli is her first vinyl release, after having released the 3” cdr Nelson/Marquez (Usain Bolt Records) and a split tape with Belgian droner Monnik (Wool-E Tapes/Consouling Sounds) and having been featured on 2 compilations.

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stx.33

All Shadows And Deliverance - Partus

LP + download
Limited edition of 250 copies
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New album by this drone/noise project from Kortrijk (BE). A trip through a cold and loveless world with subdued and repressed fears and demons. It takes you back to the classic Swedish death industrial sound that many loved and loathed in the 1990s (think Cold Meat Industry). The added field recordings, razorsharp feedback, machinery noises and vicious vocals (courtesy of Jenci Vervaeke of VVOVNDS) only add to the hellish and dark atmosphere.

With this new album, All Shadows And Deliverance firmly puts itself in the same filthy corner of the musical spectrum where people like PRURIENT, PHARMAKON and BRIGHTER DEATH NOW reign supreme.

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stx.33

Barchan - Soliton

CD digipack
Limited edition of 500 copies
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BARCHAN is James Welburn (Miasmah, Tony Buck, Transmit and more) on drones and Tomas Järmyr (of Zu, Yodok, The Void of Expansion and more) on drums. Both musicians share a fascination with testing musical boundaries. Together, they create a uniquely thick tapestry of sound engendered by both organic and chaotic drums in unison with ambient landscapes of noisy bass-drones, spiraling between searing intensity and delirious waves of calm. This is percussion-driven industrial drone music that is generated entirely in live performance. Shards of electric bass noise enhanced by real time software processing provide a harsh electronic element, which combined with the hypnotic free drumming, is reminiscent of intense guitar music.

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stx.33

Bruital Orgasme - Experiment In Functional Background Music

LP + download
Limited edition of 200 copies
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The first full album on vinyl for Belgium's favourite experimental/noise couple Fil & Nat Cavaleri. Using frequencies & sounds recorded during their many concerts and tours, home made sounds generators, modified devices, lost and found sounds from many sources (as old vinyls, turntables without records, radios, tapes…), they manage to create an atmosphere that was described by the pressing plant's manager as 'very Stanley Kubrick'... which can obviously only be taken a compliment.

From pure electro-acoustic sounds over field recordings and sampled old records to blistering noise, this album is far from 'functional background music' but an interesting whirlwind of sound and an engaging listen.

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stx.33

Instinct Primal - Dazzling Darkness

CD, packaged in a silkscreened A5 folder
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Debut solo album by Czech photographer and sound sculpturer Jan Kruml. Cold ambient, industrial structures and weird field recordings.

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stx.33

Kollaps - Heartworm

Tape + download
Limited edition of 100 copies
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Debut EP by this Australian post punk & noise threesome.

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New releases - August 14th 2015

Bruital Orgasme - Experiment in functional background music (LP - 200x)

Instinct Primal - Dazzling Darkness (CD - 300x)

Kollaps - Heartworm (Tape - 100x)

stx.33

Köhn / Filip Gheysen - Tussen De Platen En De Ijskoffie

Tape + download
Limited edition of 50 copies
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Recorded on July 25th, 2014, at Consouling Store (Ghent, BE) as part of the ‘Tussen De Platen En De Ijskoffie’ concert series organised by Consouling Store and Wool-E Shop

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stx.37

dB/Mz - The Light To Come

CD packaged in a 6-panel ekopack
Limited edition of 300 copies
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dB/Mz is seduction / contemplation / gritty yet accessible / light and darkness entwined / the pulse of a heart that stops beating / Lustmord, Deathprod and Thomas Köner combined

dB/Mz is what you should hear if you’re into moody contemporary electronic ambient music with a dark twist.

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Mix for Horae Obscura radio by Silken Tofu on Mixcloud

stx.37

TZII - The Black Pile

CD packaged in a luxurious 6-panel A5 folder with silk touch finish
Limited edition of 300 copies
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An intense 37-minute trance, starting of as a slowly progressing meditative soundscape that radically changes into a raw ritualistic inferno fueled by social criticism and discontentment. Without a doubt one of TZII’s best recordings, it will leave you bewildered, forcing you to rethink your life and habits, who you are and what you should be.

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B°Tong - Prostration Before Infinity

LP + download, splattered vinyl in a reverse printed 300gr cardboard sleeve
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Experimental drone music using field recordings, sounds from outer space, toys, kitchen utensils and more, aiming to stimulate your fantasy and enter a state of mind where you can see.

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stx.18

Conure - Interpretations

Tape + download
Limited edition of 69 copies
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New album by Berlin-residing American Mark Wilson; a vicious & powerful droning noise recording with a raw live-feeling.

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TraumaSutra

Tape + download
Limited edition of 50 copies
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With this first chapter of the TraumaSutra, you're taken from one atmosphere to the other; sometimes very quiet and minimal, other times noisy and and extreme. However, It’s always a reflection of this own chaotic mind. In his music, using broken cymbals, iron plates, bricks, elements of nature, toys, plastic bags, construction site materials. The list is endless, as are the possibilities.

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Pacific 231 & Bardoseneticcube - The Traditions Of Changes

CD packaged in a luxurious 6-panel A5 folder with silk touch finish and UV varnish
Limited edition of 300 copies
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Collaborative composition in 6 movements, a modern re-interpretation of Francis Bacon's "New Atlantis". Psychedelica, field recordings and abstract electronics create a 'New Language' by dint of colliding utter chaos and with a slippering affect from quietness

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GUNFIREORCHESTRA - Unstable

Pro-duplicated tape with 4-colour insert
Limited edition of 200 copies
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Three musicians with a background in jazz embark on an experimental guitar and feedback improvisation, ranging in sound from subtle and sparse minimalism to full-on noisy dissonance

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stx.32

Last Dominion Lost - Towers Of Silence

LP (140gr black vinyl) with an A4 insert. Limited edition of 300 copies
CD jewel case. Limited edition of 300 copies
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Ten years after “The Tyranny Of Distance", finally the 2nd album by this Australian old-school industrial ensemble consisting of Jon Evans, John Murphy & Julian Davis Percy with brand new recordings from 2013/2014

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stx.23

Various Artists - Epicurean Escapism I

CD + DVD + 24-page art catalogue, packaged in a luxurious 6-panel A5 folder printed on matt image paper with dispersion varnish
Limited to 350 copies
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Including a CD with new and exclusive tracks by IRM, JARL, ANEMONE TUBE & HUMAN LARVAE and KRANK, a DVD with selected video work by MARTIN BLADH and a 24-page catalogue with essays & artwork by MARTIN BLADH

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stx.31

CON-DOM - We Who Were Living Are Now Dying

DVD in a digipack with high quality 400 chromolux paper
Includes woven patch with Con-Dom logo
Limited to 222 copies
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A collection of super-8 short films and experimental movies created by Mike Dando from the 1980s to early 1990s, digitally restored in 2013.

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kinky star

Live at Logos Foundation - September 18th, 2015

Barchan
James Welburn (bass drones) & Tomas Järmyr (drums)
Drums carving paths through transitory atonal bass drones. Official release of their debut album 'Soliton' (Silken Tofu - stx.41)

Filip Gheysen & Jonas Van den Bossche
Filip Gheysen is a musician and audio artist, living and working in Ghent, Belgium, with a passion for sound and experimental music. Using only a tabletop guitar, effects and the occasional autoharp, he creates abstract droning soundscapes, stripped of all unnecessary elements, focussing solely on the timbre and tone of his instrument.
Jonas Van den Bossche is a Belgian multi-instrumentalist based in Ghent. He tends towards minimalism (in life and music) and tries to use as few pedals as possible. His music is about pushing through conflict to create peace while turning beauty on its head. As such, he has been exploring noise, free jazz, and improvised music on guitar for well over a decade.

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23 august

Nocturne Atlantikwall- August 22nd, 2015

Nocturne of the Atlantikwall, where 60 bunkers and artillery positions and two kilometres of trenches from the Second World War have been preserved. On the domain you will be entertained by musicians, artists and poets. Guides tell you more about the history of this place. Silken Tofu is curating the experimental music part of the nocturne.

- Bruital Orgasme
- Plurals
- Sequences

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kinky star

Silken Tofu presents: TZII & Onrust - January 23rd, 2015

TZII
Since 1996 TZII has been spreading his magickal corrosive frequencies all over the world by touring from Europe to Australia, passing by the USA, Canada, Japan and Africa, where he played hundreds of shows, spreading cinematic ambient and raw electronic anger. A mountain of multiple figures...
Based in Brussels, he co-founded the V-ATAK collective/dvd label; a crew limitlessly raping your eyes and ears at multimedias festivals worldwide. He is one half of Solar Skeletons and several other bands such as MS30 (“T.I.A.” 2lp/cd, Silken Tofu).
As a multi-skilled artist he works also for dance companies, living performances, movie soundtracks and any other mediums with sound inside.
With his recently released new album ‘The Black Pile’, TZII presents his 2nd release for Silken Tofu, after the ‘Individualism’ EP (2009).

Onrust
Onrust is Dutch for unrest, turmoil, agitation, disquiet.
Wendy Mulder, the sole member of ONRUST has been succesfully exploring the wondrous world of analogue synths, drum machines, strange pedals and cable spaghetti for a while now.
She describes her music as spherical electronic industrial but that just doesn’t do her work justice. Think of a hypnotic yet minimal and old-school sounding mixture of Orphx and Pan Sonic instead
Her first release will be a 3" cdr on Belgian label Usain Bolt Records, hopefully available at the show.

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23 august

Hipp Hipp Hurray #7 - January 17th, 2015

Trepaneringsritualen
Religion, magick and occult realms of consciousness, accompanied by old school ritual ambient & death industrial, giving a creeping sense of desolation and mesmerizing visions of the end-times.

Dave Phillips
Audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics and sonic rituals. Sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics. Sound as a means to activate emotions hidden by civilised experience.

B°Tong
Experimental drone music using field recordings, sounds from outer space, toys, kitchen utensils and more, aiming to stimulate your fantasy and enter a state of mind where you can see.

Svartvit
Abrasive harsh noise/performance act delivering thick bleak walls of distortion, highly violent feedback and throat-wrecking vocals.

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kinky star

Silken Tofu Night - November 7th, 2014

- Conure
- Joran Laperre

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nk

Live @ NK, Berlin - October 30th, 2014

- Troum
- Tzii
- Filip Gheysen
- TraumaSutra

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phonophon

Live @ Phonophon, Frankfurt - October 29th, 2014

- Tzii
- Filip Gheysen
- TraumaSutra

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24 august

Live at CinePalace - August 24th, 2014

Another Silken Tofu event in Kortrijk, this time again with our close friends and collaborators at CinePalace. Good vibes, excellent sound and a cozy atmosphere!

- Joke Lanz
- 1000schoen
- Onrust

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23 august

Experimental sounds on the Atlantikwall - August 23rd, 2014

Nocturne of the Atlantikwall, where 60 bunkers and artillery positions and two kilometres of trenches from the Second World War have been preserved. On the domain you will be entertained by musicians, artists and poets. Guides tell you more about the history of this place. Silken Tofu is curating the experimental music part of the nocturne.

- Joke Lanz
- 1000schoen
- Hellvete

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