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Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis - Invisible Cities II
Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis
Invisible Cities II
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. Aidan Baker (Nadja, B/B/S) and bass clarinetist Gareth Davis continue their fruitful collaboration with „Invisible Cities II“ five new tracks of finest ambient / chamber jazz / subtle drones of a highly meditative quality.
Nicolas Wiese - Unrelated Clear Vinyl Edition
Nicolas Wiese
Unrelated Clear Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Karl)
25,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. #3 in the Periklas series comes from Nicolas Wiese, a Berlin based electronic and audio-visual artist. “Unrelated” is available as handnumbered limited clear vinyl LP in silk-screened sleeve and download. Wiese’s latest effort “Unrelated” contains seven new pieces, constructed from sonic elements of various compositions, audiovisual works, fragments, remixes and experiments from a time span of 6 years, drawn from different contexts and a wide range of international musicians and collaborators.
Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark - Kozmik Bazaar
Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark
Kozmik Bazaar
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A download code is included. Turkish free jazzers Konstrukt continue their series of exciting collaborations with Ken Vandermark, one of the key figures of Chicago’s vivid jazz scene. “Kozmik Bazaar” is available as 180gr LP and DL.
Benjamin Finger, James Plotkin & Mia Zabelka - Pleasure-Voltage
Benjamin Finger, James Plotkin & Mia Zabelka
Pleasure-Voltage
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. The release comes on 180g vinyl. Benjamin Finger, James Plotkin and Mia Zabelka craft a mesmerizing sonic world that buzzes and drones, glitches and slithers, eventually careening into unexplored musical territory.
Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis - Invisible Cities
Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis
Invisible Cities
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
"Invisible Cities", the first collaboration between AIDAN BAKER (NADJA, B/B/S) and bass clarinetist GARETH DAVIS (OISEAUX-TEMPÊTE), offers finest ambient / chamber jazz / subtle drones of a highly meditative quality. Available as 180gr LP and download.
Be it solo, as member of the drone duo NADJA or B/B/S (his trio with ANDREA BELFI and ERIK SKODVIN / SVARTE GREINER) or in various collaborations with artists like TIM HECKER or THISQUIETARMY: the Berlin-based Canadian is one of the most productive and versatile artists when it's about postrock, drone or ambient and without doubt a true master on his instrument, the guitar. In recent years BAKER also starting exploring new grounds as a composer of contemporary / ensemble music – e.g. his composition "An Instance Of Rising" was commissioned by SPÓŁDZIELNIA MUZYCZNA CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE and SACRUM PROFANUM FESTIVAL for their 2017 edition. "Invisible Cities" marks BAKER's first collaboration with GARETH DAVIS whose eclectic oeuvrespans contemporary classical, free improvisation and orchestral music through to rock, noise and electronica. The bass clarinetist is a steady member of the critically acclaimed post-rock formationOISEAUX-TEMPÊTE and A-SUN AMISSA, interpreted compositions by ALVIN LUCIER with MACHINEFABRIEK, worked with BERNHARD LANG and PETER ABLINGER, performed with musicians likeNY Downtown veteran Elliott Sharp, MERZBOW or ROBIN RIMBAUD (aka SCANNER) and realized multimedia work with artists including CHRISTIAN MARCLAY and PETER GREENAWAY.
Recorded in November 2016 at MUZIEKHUIS, Utrecht, the four tracks create a calm, even meditative atmosphere in their reduced manner that gives much room to the individual instruments / sounds, occasionally spiced up by field recordings that intensify the overall chamber jazz / ambient moods.
Richard Muhal Abrams - Celestial Birds
Richard Muhal Abrams
Celestial Birds
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. The compilation “Celestial Birds” reveals and focuses on the widely unkown electronic compositions of the AACM founder and jazz pianist Muhal Richard Abrams. #5 in the Perihel Series, curated by zeitkratzer director Reinhold Friedl.
G.A.M.S. - Lalaland Symbiose Feat. Felix Kubin
G.A.M.S.
Lalaland Symbiose Feat. Felix Kubin
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
7,64 €* 8,99 € -15%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. This bonus vinyl 7inch with the non album track “ Lalaland Symbiose” by G.A.M.S. feat. Felix Kubin backed with a RMX by Unprofessional!
Ulf Stolterfoht, Iris Drögekamp, Thomas Weber & Kammerflimmer - Ein Strumpf Wächst Durch Den Tisch
Ulf Stolterfoht, Iris Drögekamp, Thomas Weber & Kammerflimmer
Ein Strumpf Wächst Durch Den Tisch
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
16,14 €* 18,99 € -15%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included.

An engaging and intriguing radio drama by the German poet Ulf Stolterfoht (directed by Iris Drögekamp and Thomas Weber) with music by the Kammerflimmer Kollektief. Based on secret messages excha nged by imprisoned Red Army Faction (RAF) members like Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and the rest of the gang, through this radio drama by Ulf Stolterfoht (winner of several literary prizes), the authors explore the power of names and denominations. Guests making surprise appearances are among others, Ludwig Wittgenstein,Herman Melville, and maybe even Rumpelstiltskin. The play unfolds in a highly unusual setting, weaving a tapestry of references. The music for this radio play was created by Kammerflimmer Kollektief, in their unique and uncategorizable blend of sound drawing inspiration from jazz, folk and electronic.
G.A.M.S. - G.A.M.S.
G.A.M.S.
G.A.M.S.
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
16,14 €* 18,99 € -15%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A download code is included. The first album of the new duo G.A.M.S. (Aandi Stecher / drums and Guido Möbius / feedback) - with special appearances by Mick Harris (Ex-Napalm Death, Painkiller Scorn a.o.) and Yuko Matsuyama (Hula Hut & The Seven Seas). Avaliable as 180gram LP & DL.Feedback leads a life of it's own. It is an uncontrollable sonic accident, usually ear-numbingly loud but sometimes also delicately ethereal. The essence of feedback is being released from bonds, its path is always one of intensification and escape. Its a physical phenomenon and hard to predict.
Zeitkratzer - Zeitkratzer Performs Songs From The Albums Kraftwerk 2 And Kraftwerk
Zeitkratzer
Zeitkratzer Performs Songs From The Albums Kraftwerk 2 And Kraftwerk
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
17,09 €* 18,99 € -10%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. This release comes on 180g vinyl. This is the 2nd volume of „modern composition supergroup“ (The Wire) Zeitkratzer's re-interpretations of early compositions by electronic pioneers Kraftwerk.
Hüma Utku - Gnosis
V.A - Ernstalbrecht Stiebler Reworks
V.A
Ernstalbrecht Stiebler Reworks
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The release comes on 180g vinyl and a download code is included. Frank Bretschneider, Bérangère Maximin, Jasmine Guffond, Phonosphere and Kammerflimmer Kollektief celebrate Ernstalbrecht Stiebler’s 85th birthday with exclusive reworks of compositions by the German miminalist composer. Ernstalbrecht Stiebler (born march 29th 1934) is one of the first German composers involved with minimalism and ranks among the pioneers of reductive, repetitive, soundoriented music. Although honored with several prizes (e.g. the “Bach-Preis der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg”), up to the current day only true connoisseurs of contemporary music are familiar with his oeuvre. On the occasion of his 85th anniversary this year, KARLRECORDS launches a series of albums with original pieces by Stiebler who besides his compositional work served as director for new music at Hessischer Rundfunk for over 25 years (where he supervised recordings of Morton Feldman, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Giacinto Scelsi a.o.) and published numerous essays in Musik-Konzepte, MusikTexte and other music journals. The new Stiebler series, however, kicks off with “Reworks” – five artists from different musical backgrounds present their approach to and understanding of Stiebler’s minimalist aesthetics for which he cites “sonority, rhythm, and duration" as his three principal compositional concerns.
LaBrecque / Barakat - Terminal Desert
LaBrecque / Barakat
Terminal Desert
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Karl)
15,19 €* 18,99 € -20%
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included. This release comes on 180g vinyl. After excessive years in rock bands like The Golden Showers or his solo project Boy From Brazil, time had come for the German-Palestinian artist Ghazi Barakat to develop a new aesthetic – the birth of his alias Pharoah Chromium where Barakat creates “meta-music for meta-people in a meta-world”, or in other words: a mutoid blend of post-krautrock, psychedelism, free jazz, ancient rituals, science fiction and electronics. So far the Berlin based sonic performer released a couple of solo albums on labels like Grautag or Tapeworm and a triple LP with krautrock legend Günter Schickert. For his latest output he decided to simply use his civilian name Barakat, as does Paul LaBrecque (Sunburnes Hand Of The Man) who contributes guitar and synthesizer to the two side-long tracks. “Jajouka Pipe Dream” is a clear reference to the Master Musicians Of Jajouka, with lots of flutes and percussion, a very rhythmical, ritualistic track, while “Planet R-101” turns out a spacey trip with elements of krautrock and Kosmische Musik / Berliner Schule.
Hanno Leichtmann - Nouvelle Aventure
Hanno Leichtmann
Nouvelle Aventure
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Distilling sounds from the now 70 years old archive of the Darmstadt Summer Courses For New Music, the Berlin based electronic artist Hanno Leichtmann presents a stunning new album which is remix, collage and homage at the same time. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at D&M.
Audrey Chen - Runt Vigor
Giulio Aldinucci - Borders And Ruins
Giulio Aldinucci
Borders And Ruins
LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Karl)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Repress of Giulio Aldinucci's ambient masterpiece of sublime beauty and sacral majesty which made it onto several year's best list of 2017. Giulio Aldinucci is an Italian sound artist working in the fields of experimental electroacoustic music, field recording and ambient soundscape.
R.A.N. - Seb-i Yelda
R.A.N.
Seb-i Yelda
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Karl)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
A download code is included.

Karl is excited to welcome a new artist on board: R.A.N. is the dark electronic / rhythmic ambient music project by Hüma Utku. “Seb-i Yelda” is available as 12” and download. Hailing from İstanbul and based in Berlin for a couple of years now, Hüma Utku has been a prolific artist lately: as R.A.N. (Roads At Night) she released her debut album ''Her Trembling Ceased'', followed by the remix album 'Remixed: Stories Retold' (both 2015, Partapart Records), and contributed several tracks and remixes to various compilations. Besides studio production, she travels the planet to perform live or as DJ, and in November / December 2017 Utku was Artist in Residency at Yara Mekawei’s Submarine Studio, Cairo. The title of her debut on Karl, “Seb-i Yelda” (pronounced Shab-e Yalda in English), is a Persian term that signifies ‘the longest night’. Inspired by the Ottoman poet Bosnian Sabit Efendi’s verses, R.A.N. created four new, very personal tracks, developing further her musical language by fusing traditional instruments with deep electronic sounds, distortion and dark ambience, in order to create intense atmospheres of anger, anxiety, grief – but also empowerment and hope. These compositions are Utku's personal reflections on the long lasting devastation and turmoil in the Middle East as well as witnessing the individual experiences related to these happenings. The titles translate as:'“Seb-i Yelda” (The Longest Night), “Ay” (The Moon), “Sabah” (The Morning) and “Kul” (The Servant of God).
Yasunao Tone, Talibam! & Sam Kulik - Double Automatism
Creta - Creta
Creta
Creta
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Karl)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Creta is a new trio of artists coming from very different backgrounds: Roberto Zanisi is a finger picking guitar player and a virtuoso on strings of all kinds, including "exotic" instruments like the Turkish Cümbüs, the Greek Bouzouki or the Albanian Cifteli.
Iannis Xenakis - Persepolis
Iannis Xenakis
Persepolis
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Karl)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
After "La Légende d'Eer" in 2016, the PERIHEL series presents one of the milestones of electroacoustic music: IANNIS XENAKIS' mindblowing 54-minutes oeuvre "Persepolis", mixed from the original 8 track tapes by MARTIN WURMNEST and mastered / cut by RASHAD BECKER.
"Persepolis" is the longest electroacoustic composition by IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001) who ranks among the most influential 20th century avantgarde composers. Commissioned by the Persian Shah, the piece was part of a multimedia performance – XENAKIS' so-called "polytopes" – which premiered in 1971 in Shiraz-Persepolis (Iran) as a performance including light-tracks, laser beams, groups of children walking around with torches and 59 loudspeakers to project the music in an open-air situation. XENAKIS had realized "Persepolis" on 8-track analogue tape in the Studio Acusti in Paris and released a stereo reduction on vinyl in the famous Philips series "Prospective 21e Siècle" in 1972, adding the new subtitle "We bear the light of the earth", his most hymnal title ever.
Out of print for decades now, the LP became – especially the Japanese edition from 1974 – one of the most expensive collector's item of electroacoustic music. There were some later CD versions with different durations – too long due to a wrong sample rate, others shortened by 3 minutes due to other reasons. The PERIHEL series now presents a new version: mixed from the original (!) master 8 track tapes by longtime zeitkratzer sound engineer MARTIN WURMNEST and mastered by RASHAD BECKER at D&M, Berlin – the same experts who had already taken care of the 2016 KARLRECORDS release of "La Légende d'Eer", another milestone composition among the works of the Greek-French avant-garde composer.
Zeitkratzer & She She Pop - The Ocean Is Closed
Zeitkratzer & She She Pop
The Ocean Is Closed
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
5,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
THE OCEAN IS CLOSED is a collaboration of music ensemble zeitkratzer with performance group She She Pop.

Play – according to the cultural historian Johan Huizinga – is a free activity carried out within certain fixed boundaries in time and space according to voluntary, but necessarily binding rules. It has no goal outside itself and is accompanied by a feeling of excitement and joy. It creates social alliances that for their part often surround themselves in a secret or set themselves off from the everyday world by means of disguise.
In THE OCEAN IS CLOSED the "modern composition super group" (THE WIRE) zeitkratzer and the performance collective She She Pop observe each other across the limits of their own categories. They look in fascination at their "exotic" colleagues. Outside eyes and ears are interested in different things, ask the right wrong questions, misunderstand the agreements and breach basic laws.

She She Pop and zeitkratzer play a concert: secret, order and ocean. They celebrate music and play per se.
Massimo Pupillo, Alexandre Babel & Caspar Brötzmann - Live At Candy Bomber Studios Volume 1
Massimo Pupillo, Alexandre Babel & Caspar Brötzmann
Live At Candy Bomber Studios Volume 1
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Curtains up for a new power trio: bass player MASSIMO PUPILLO (ZU, LANIAKEA), drummer ALEXANDRE BABEL (SUDDEN INFANT) and CASPAR BRA–TZMANN on guitar.
Laurent De Schepper Trio - Kryptos
Laurent De Schepper Trio
Kryptos
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
5,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Spring 2013 saw the release of LAURENT DE SCHEPPER TRIOs fulminant debut longplayer after the self-released EP "Telemark" a€“ "Aquanaut" gained highest praise in the press: "Here's something emerging that connects the young german jazz scene with the international sound elite of jazz" (Wolf Kampmann), "refreshingly open-minded jazz … great band." (De:Bug) and "finest entertainment at the highest level" (Westzeit) were some of the opinions. ISABEL FISCHER (bass), LARS OERTEL (drums) und THOMAS BÄR (saxophone) concentrate the progressive now-jazz of NILS PETTER MOLVAER, the ethereal art pop of TALK TALK and the structural freedom of SONIC YOUTH into multi-faceted, rapidly moving compositions where the meandering mix of the musical ingredients generates surprisingly new constellations which embrace cinematic soundscapes as well as emancipated dialogues of the instruments. The new track "Kryptos" offers all qualities of this Leipzig based band, guest vocalist PAULA AKINSINDE (IAN SIMMONDS / KLINKE AUF CINCH) blends excellently into the sound cosmos of the tight trio and is way more than just an ornamental attachment.The KAMMERFLIMMER KOLLEKTIEF remix "The Crypt" on side B triggers finest ecstatic moments and is a perfect completion exclusively available on this limited edition of 300 handnumbered 7"es incl. a postcard!
Zeitkratzer & Elliott Sharp - Oneirika
Zeitkratzer & Elliott Sharp
Oneirika
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
14,44 €* 16,99 € -15%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Classical Music
REINHOLD FRIEDL's zeitkratzer proves the perfect ensemble for "Oneirika", avantgarde-veteran ELLIOTT SHARP's composition / soundscape inspired by CAGE-an tradition that premiered at MAERZMUSIK FESTIVAL 2014.
Zeitkratzer - Zeitkratzer Performs Songs From Kraftwerk And Kraftwerk 2
Zeitkratzer
Zeitkratzer Performs Songs From Kraftwerk And Kraftwerk 2
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
DOUBLE BIRTHDAY RELEASE !! KARLRECORDS celebrates its 10th birthday, ZEITKRATZER even its 20th! And the party starts with the necessary re-interpretations of early compositions by electronic pioneers KRAFTWERK. CD on ZEITKRATZER PRODUCTIONS, 180gr LP on KARLRECORDS.

Founded in 1997 by REINHOLD FRIEDL, ZEITKRATZER have since been creating an impressive catalogue of recordings that embraces 20thcentury avant-garde composers (CAGE, STOCKHAUSEN, LUCIER) as well as electronic artists (CARSTEN NICOLAI, TERRE THAEMLITZ) or underground experimentalists like THROBBING GRISTLE or COLUMN ONE. In their 20thanniversary year, the critically acclaimed ensemble will release a series of diverse albums that will explore new grounds in the typical, adventurous zeitkratzer way - the first of these albums is dedicated to KRAFTWERK and their early, kraut-esque albums "Kraftwerk" and "Kraftwerk 2". As KRAFTWERK never re-released these albums, ZEITKRATZER gave its best to cover the first tranche of the songs (second tranche to come...;).

Recorded in Marseille / France in May 2016, the six tracks reveal a bucolic and even psychedelic aspect of the ensemble that's mostly known (or feared) for its interpretatory and aesthetic acerbity. And yet there's no doubt that "Songs From The Albums "Kraftwerk" And "Kraftwerk 2" turned out a true ZEITKRATZER recording in the best and full meaning!
Laurent De Schepper Trio - Into Olymp
Laurent De Schepper Trio
Into Olymp
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Karl)
24,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
After their furious debut "Aquanaut", Leipzig's LAURENT DE SCHEPPER TRIO release a mature follow up that sees the genre-blending jazz / indie formation heading for new peaks.
4 years have been passing since the LAURENT DE SCHEPPER TRIO (who actually became a quartet in the meantime) unleashed their highly praised debut album "Aquanaut": "great band" (De:Bug), "worth listening and important" (Wolf Kampmann / Eclipsed) or "stunning magnificence!" (Subjectivisten) were some of the opinions on the Leipzig-based formation whose sound blends fluidly the progressive now-jazz of NILS PETTER MOLVAER, TALK TALK's ethereal art-pop and the structural freedom of SONIC YOUTH. "Into Olymp" - the title as well as the artwork document an extended band trip to Greece in october 2015 - again turns out a corybantic stylistic balancing act, a brilliant symbiosis of jazz and indie, mature serenity and vital dynamics, sublime finesse and high energy. Complex arrangements, propelled by bass (ISABEL FISCHER) and drums (LARS OERTEL), are the backbone for the multi-faceted guitar play of new member RENE PALFFY and THOMAS BÄR's effect-modified saxophone.
A truly monumental effort, recorded at Ballroom Studios / Dresden, produced by JOHANNES GERSTENGARBE and soundwise refined by REUBEN COHEN / LURSSEN MASTERING (CAT POWER, GEORGE HARRISON, IGGY POP, ELVIS COSTELLO, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) in Burbank, California.
Oren Ambarchi, Massimo Pupillo & Stefano Pilia - Aithein
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