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CINDYTALK 7”. An archive release collecting two ‘lost’ songs by Gordon Sharp’s long-serving Cindytalk, representing the sixth entry in the subs series. More details coming one day…
MAHLER HAZE Riverine CDr. Ultra-linited CDr release featuring four pieces by this Belgium-based artist mostly concerned with kaleidoscopic electronic sounds. More details coming in due course.
SPLINTERED Moraine CD. Reissue of the 1997 album which originally only appeared on vinyl (on a now defunct German label) and comprised two side-long improvisations featuring piano, found sounds and suchlike besides the heady and blissed-out avant-psychedelic-noise the group were known for. News in due course.
WHITE PEE tbc CD. Album from this excellent US duo who sometimes expand to collaborate with others in both a live and studio setting. Their music veers from a kinda contemporary take on intergalactic churn, replete with hypnotic rhythms impossible to ignore, and to realms clearly drawing from ‘noise’, improv and avant-garde tendencies. We are not entirely sure what we’ll get yet, but whatever it is will be pretty incredible. News in due course.
MAP 71 cassette. Ultra-limited tape release. More details coming in due course.
FDCD95 KLEISTWAHR Over Your Heads Forever CD. Eight new solo works from Gary Mundy, whose latest Ramleh album, Circular Time, received a lot of praise when released in late 2015. At times taking on a slightly more tempered approach this album still arrives stamped with Gary’s own take on a descent into a black hole where screaming can definitely be heard. Kaleidoscopic noise has rarely sounded so triumphant or majestic whilst paradoxically resigning to the flaws of the human condition. This album completes the present trilogy of Kleistwahr releases for Fourth Dimension and is once again housed in an oversized gatefold sleeve based on the original Broken Flag style. The album is now ready, following yet another unfortunate delay we were helpless to do anything about, but will finally be out during early June 2016. Apologies in the meantime to all of those who have been patiently waiting for their copy/copies. Shipping is expected during the second week of June. £11.00 + £3.00 postage (anywhere in the world)
NOTE: If you would like a copy of The Return CD as well, or any other back catalogue CD on FD or Lumberton Trading Company, send £19.50 total
Here’s a taster from Over Your Heads Forever, made by Canadian independent filmmaker and video director, Dominic F. Marceau:
Adverse Effect magazine and CD package. Compilation due to appear with Adverse Effect magazine, featuring mostly exclusive contributions from Nick Mott, Richard Youngs, Hand Of Stabs, Tabata Mitsuru, Alice Kemp, Micromelancolie, EXTNDDNTWRK, Ian Middleton, Mahler Haze, Zsolt Sores, The Fields Of Hay and others. This will be released with the mag, which itself features Sleaford Mods, Richard Youngs, Mahler Haze, Michael Begg/Human Greed, Zsolt Sores, reviews and far more besides. The package should be ready for production soon.. It can be pre-ordered now for £9.75 (including postage to anywhere in the world).
FDCD94 KLEISTWAHR The Return CD. Following the 2014 release of Kleistwahr’s latest album, This World Is Not My Home, also on Fourth Dimension Records, The Return is a remastered reissue of a limited edition LP originally on Noiseville Records. Both now long out of print and collectible, Gary Mundy (Ramleh, Breathless, Broken Flag, etc.) never felt completely satisfied with the Noiseville release, hence this revisit to redress the balance being more than justified. Here featuring two previously unreleased bonus cuts, ‘The Storm’ and ‘The Resounding’, the album has been digitally remastered by Gary to capture the intention originally in mind; to render the music at once powerful and dynamic in a setting where volume also plays a significant part of the sound. As with Gary’s long-running group, Ramleh, the music of Kleistwahr stems from a place both angry and anguished. Underpinned to a huge sense of existential despair, a sense of urgency and frustration likewise screams from this music. Long known for his part in creating a music subsequently known as ‘power electronics’, itself copied by hundreds of groups to lesser effect or duly seen as a wellspring of inspiration by countless others often removed from this form, along with Whitehouse and Consumer Electronics, Gary Mundy’s own forays here have always ventured far beyond such convenient trappings. Kleistwahr, his solo enterprise, pays testament to both this and, more importantly, Gary’s place as a progressive and highly accomplished visionary artist deserving far more than his status as a merely cult concern. The Return witnesses electronic music once more teased and reshaped into something highly original by one of the genre’s master craftsmen. Listen to it as loud as your ears can take. Packaged in gatefold Broken Flag-style sleeve. Released in late September 2015. Out now. £11.00 + postage (£3.00 anywhere in the world)
FDTEN93 EXTNDDNTWRK Untld 10″. Limited edition 10″ featuring two sides of mixed cuts, old and new, by Andrew Fearn of Sleaford Mods. With four per side (‘Untld’, ‘Garments Of’, ‘Fuck Off,’ ‘Goes’, ‘Remember Acid’, ‘Sneaker’, ‘Zatoo’ and ‘Nightland’), we are once again taken on a voyage swaying between buoyant yet grizzled electronica, nightmarish hue, post-dancefloor meltdown, acidic squelch, malfunctioning space probes and snatches from the ether in between. If SM can often be described as confrontational, then the music of EXTNDDNTWRK may well be there to help flesh out the hallucinations induced by the sucker-punches. Musically owing, however, more to his own work in Infant (seek out the long o/p LP, released over a decade ago) and an entire background in homespun electronic works, the attitude helplessly arrives from exactly the same place as SM. Released in late August 2015. NB: SOLD OUT.
FDDVDR001 EXTNDDNTWRK Just Films DVDr. Bonus collection of six of Andrew Fearn’s film shorts released alongside the Just Tracks 2CD. Only available with direct orders. 50 only and given away with orders of the 2CD. SOLD OUT
FD2CD92 EXTNDDNTWRK Just Tracks 2CD. Long before the man with the fixed ‘fuck you’ stare, can of beer, e-cigarette and laptop found a home as one half of Sleaford Mods, Andrew Fearn was making music at home comprising samples, loops, frazzled electronic textures, deep bass rumbles, mutated beats, punk snarl, post-dancefloor meltdown mayhem and all manner of other abstract and disparate sounds. Rammed home by the same DIY sensibility that drives Sleaford Mods, Andrew’s (mostly) solo works are where he cuts his teeth on new ideas, fresh sounds and music that sways heavily between that of a chemical-soaked film soundtrack and an obvious passion for all things that filter in from those less obvious edges most people prefer to keep at bay. Just Tracks collects the latest album of the same name alongside a bonus disc which delves into his back catalogue (otherwise to be found residing on Bandcamp and various other spots over the ‘net). It, perhaps as suggested, merely hints at the little sonic dust-storms Andrew kicks up at every available free moment he gets (presumably over rugged and much abused equipment stained by coffee and with overflowing ashtray nearby…). Many of the pieces may at first appear like simple sketches, but there’s a huge emotional scope to them that’s perfectly ripe for throwing like a grenade into the often bland waters passing for today’s better realms of electronic music. And, yes, let’s just see who picks up on that classic Steve Albini ditty of yore very nicely covered here… Released in August 2014. Direct orders also received a bonus DVD-r (limited to 50 copies). £12.00
VIDEO LINK: http://vimeo.com/10154510
FDCD91 KLEISTWAHR This World Is Not My Home CD. The latest album from Gary Mundy (Ramleh), who has been using this moniker since the early ‘80s to further furrow the worlds of intense electronics, harrowing psychedelia and violent or claustrophobic atmospherics he is already known for. Less prolific than Ramleh, Kleistwahr began with several cassette releases on Gary’s own much revered Broken Flag imprint and has subsequently been afforded more releases by labels such as Noise War, Noiseville and Harbinger Sound. This World Is Not My Home collects seven pieces recorded between 2013 and 2014 of mostly instrumental sprawling guitar & electronic works. Released in an edition of 300 in a Broken Flag-type sleeve. Released in August 2014. SOLD OUT
FDCD90 RICHARD YOUNGS Primary Concrete Attack CD. Whilst in Krakow for his appearance at the re:source festival I co-organised, in December 2013, Richard Youngs started telling me how he would rise to the challenge of any music idea put to him. Accordingly, I asked if he would try his hand at a dub album and, after pointing out how much he hated reggae, he agreed. A month or two later, he told me he’d commenced recording this, too, with the help of some equipment loaned to him by (I think) Luke Fowler. Now completed, the results form this album, which (naturally) sounds little like dub and more like Richard Youngs simply playing around with the effects one might hear on such recordings. Far from easy listening, the eight pieces here pull one’s insides out as they venture towards a black hole where sonic debris assumes new shapes. Limited to 300. Released in July 2014. SOLD OUT
FDS89 MARTIN KUCHEN & SEIJIRO MURAYAMA untitled 7”. Limited edition release, representing the fifth entry in the subs series, by this incredible improviser from Sweden, given to breathy and spacious acoustic sax treatments, here collaborating with the Paris-based Japanese new music/improv percussionist, Murayama. Edition of 250 in special packaged sleeves. Going to the plant when money allows (and, if it doesn’t, an alternative format will have to suffice). Due one day…
FDS88 SLEAFORD MODS ‘Mr. Jolly Fucker’/'Tweet Tweet Tweet’ 7″. Due to demand, a fourth edition of this single by this UK duo who strike out against modern mediocrity with full-on punk attitude, smart hip-hop beats, skewed electronics and samples, plus a fiery lyrical swagger rarely heard since Mark E. Smith scratched down his whizzed-out observations. Both songs here are different versions of tracks featured on the current Sleaford Mods’album, Divide and Exit, on Harbinger Sound. This time pressed on snazzy orange vinyl and in a ‘proper’ (orange themed) sleeve, featuring art by Alex Solman (Demdike Stare, Helena Hauff, etc.). Released in April 2015. £7.00 + postage. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD EDITIONS (IN WHITE OR BLACK, CLEAR, AND BLACK OR RED VINYL, RESPECTIVELY) HAVE ALL SOLD OUT FROM US.
FD2LP87 JFK La Bas: 1987-1992 2LP. “JFK is the project of British Rock and electronic musician Anthony Di Franco (Ramleh, Skullflower, Ethnic Acid). Originally active between 1987 and 1992 , JFK was conceived as an experimental rock band that could create: ‘a total music, absorbing all possibilities’ (Di Franco). This collection, itself forming a companion to the CD of the same name released in June 2013, compiles rare and previously unreleased tracks, including the ‘Temple Of Set’/’ Sexodus’ 7” (previously released by Fourth Dimension in 1992). The JFK sound is a brain-melting clash of electronic rhythms, blazing guitar riffs, warped vocals and walls of feedback. As one reviewer said: ‘JFK seem deformed by the first wave of avant rock coming out of the USA post-Sonic Youth but with an intense/ecstatic Industrial overload appeal that is uniquely brain-boggling… combinations of lightning strikes of bass, chainsaw fuzz, pugilistic a-temporal drum machine assaults and warped, urgent vocals – think Suicide, Chrome, the opening chords of Black Sabbath’s ‘Iron Man’, all reduced to insane gravities of electricity.’ In 2012, JFK re-activated to perform at the ‘Never Say When: 30 years of Broken Flag’ event in London and released a double LP retrospective ‘Teenage Fantasy 1987 – 88′ on Harbinger Sound. A new JFK album is scheduled for release later in 2013.” This retrospective collection featuring twelve cuts (three per side) by Anthony di Franco, who has formed a valuable pillar in some of the best music to have furrowed post-industrial music’s sprawl into the kind of distorto-heavy psychedelia where something entirely more menacing is the order of the day. Co-released by US based Dripping Dust Records, this makes for a timely and long overdue return to part of Fourth Dimension’s own background. Released in an edition of 325, one disc on white vinyl and the other black, during December 2013. £13.00 + postage
FDCD86 KAKOFONIKT Kaktuus CD. Debut album ‘proper’ by this group from Poznan, Poland, who mesh all manner of psychedelic textures together from electronics and various instruments in order to reinterpret an experience, from the very beginning to the end, concerning a highly potent cactus. Limited to 300 in digipaks and released in late February 2014. Co-released by Poland’s excellent BDTA label. £9.00
FDCD85 RICHARD YOUNGS Calmont Breakdown CD. New solo album by the highly prolific yet always captivating Richard Youngs, whose music can waver healthily between new forms of singer-songwriter material, lo-fi drones and all manner of avant-garde forms/non-forms. Here, his music sways towards the difficult and embraces organ drones and swells, frazzled electronics, a voice that is at once unnerving and unnerved, and more besides. Anybody expecting a comfortable listen should be prepared. This is challenging music at its best; something Richard Youngs has been adept at since the very beginning. Limited to 300 digipaks. Released in mid-September 2013. SOLD OUT
FDS84 TABATA MITSURU ‘Uprising’ 7″. The third entry in the subs series by one of Japan’s most important and prolific artists, here offering a salubrious slice of psychedelia-tainted avant-weirdness seemingly beamed in from somewhere outside our humble planet’s atmosphere. The flipside track, ‘Sky Lantern’, likewise accompanies the proceedings perfectly. Limited to 250, with the first 50 or 60 including a CDR version of the songs that was produced for Tabata’s tour of Poland in March 2013 due to the records themselves not having been ready. SOLD OUT
FDCD83 JFK La Bas (1987 – 1992) CD. Please note that this album, released in July 2013, is now sold out from us directly. The first 50 also included a bonus CDr featuring two extra songs, ‘Waterfall’ and ‘Custom’, but the labels were incorrect and noted them in reverse order. A further 15 CDRs were pressed with the correct label. SOLD OUT
FDLP81 BLISCAPPEN VAN MARIA Bliscepen LP. Following several low run self-releases, this is Swiss group Bliscappen Van Maria s debut album proper, comprising of two side-long pieces merging all from frazzled electronic swirl, drones, ethereal hums, guitars, percussion, banjo and the overall hue of the imaginary psychedelic western movie soundtrack these improvisations actually had in mind from their outset. Lavishly packaged in reversed card sleeve and limited to 500 only, this comes highly recommended to those who enjoyed the Zsolt Sores Ahad 2CD on Fourth Dimension/AudioTONG or for all lovers of interstellar minimalism, motorik rock and the likes of Circle, early Pink Floyd, Ash Ra Tempel, Taj Mahal Travellers, Neu! et al. A blissful debut by this group with roots in a number of others to have emanated from Switzerland’s ‘90s post-hardcore punk/noise/post-rock scene (Equus, Montevideo, Forceed, Knut, etc.). Released in June 2012. £13.75
FDCD79 SASHASH ULZ Chtenie CD. Following two now impossible-to-get cassette album releases, Chtenie, meaning ‘reading’ in English, is set to be Russian artist Alexander Shevchenko’s debut on CD. Comprising improvised organ and guitar pieces with field recordings and a warm, natural and earthy feel that falls somewhere between a soundtrack to a lost ’60s mystery film and the notion of the lone busker playing mildly jaunty, yet generally disturbed, melodies to the mostly bemused townsfolk. Packaged in a fold-over card cover and limited to 300. Released in December 2013. Available now. £9.00 OUT NOW!
FDCD77 STEVE MARCIANO Binaural Plastic Recordings CD. Debut album by this presently Berlin-based artist from Spain whose work here comprises two lengthy and collaged ‘suites’ combining improvisation, electro-acoustic composition, jagged and jarred atmospherics, unsettled textures and the kinda broken or roughened melodies found on those early records by The Residents. Filling up almost the entire disc with music, this is not an especially ‘easy’ listen but fits in with one of Fourth Dimension’s strategies in documenting music that drifts in from those more perplexing corners by new or less established artists. Due to some unexpected problems beyond our control and, in the meantime, the artist lost the masters. Out one day…
FDCDR78 MAHLER HAZE Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before CDr. Four pieces of electronics and interstellar mulch by this solo artist based in Belgium. Released in December 2012 in an edition of 60 in oversized packaging. SOLD OUT
FDCD75 TABATA MITSURU Mankind Spree CD. Seven cuts by this prolific Japanese artist whose place on the underground map there is compounded by virtue of his involvement with Boredoms, Zeni Geva, Leningrad Blues Machine and Acid Mothers Temple. Collaborators here include Tatsuhisa Yamamoto and Hiroshi Higashi, and between them the cook up an avant-strained psychedelia beamed in from the universe’s most outer reaches that also combines electronics and folk-sh elements. Released in mid-2010. SOLD OUT
FDCD72 THE FIELDS OF HAY Songs for Nine Ladies CD. Debut album by Stuart Carter (Theme, ex-Heroin/Splintered), from 2007, comprising five pieces of setting sun psychedelia, textural murmur, loops, field recordings and a general feeling of ambivalence where things are never quite as they seem. Includes Sonic Boom (E.A.R, Spectrum, ex-Spacemen 3) and Richo (Theme, Splintered, Husk, etc.) guesting on a couple of the tracks. £9.00
FD2CD70 MERZBOW F.I.D. 2CD. Six pieces spread over two discs by Masami Akita in full-on sub-bass-driven digital attack mode. Released in August 2006. £8.00
FDCD68 ANDREW LILES In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions CD. Remix album featuring a selection of Liles’ pieces reworked by Nurse With Wound, Darren Tate, Colin Potter, Bass Communion, Band Of Pain, The Hafler Trio, Aaron Moore, irr. App. [Ext.]* and others. Released in 2006 in an edition of 500. SOLD OUT
FDCD65 VARIOUS ARTISTS fdsixtyfive CD. Featuring mostly exclusive tracks from C.O. Caspar, Zenial, Stylus, Ektroverde, i:Wound, Will Sergeant, Band Of Pain (with a Theme remix), Storm Bugs, srmeixner, Freiband and Dual. Released in 2003 with Adverse Effect magazine (Volume III) #1. SOLD OUT
FDCD62 THEME On Parallel Shores Removed CD. Debut album by this group who began after Splintered reached a standstill in 1998. Combines a more electronic approach with textures, atmospherics, beats, cut-ups, improvisation and a generally filmic hue designed as a reaction to the more ‘rock’ trappings of the former group. Released in mid-2001 (co-released by Tremor Recordings). SOLD OUT
FDCD61 A.M.P. STUDIO Unconscious Country CD. Album comprising two lengthy pieces of nebulous shimmer, tone & drone by the AMP side-project. Released in 2000 in an edition of 500. SOLD OUT
FDTEN57 THURSTON MOORE Not Me 10″. Two improv pieces by the Sonic Youth founder/guitarist, also featuring Tom Surgal on drums on one of them. Released in 1996 in an edition of 2500. SOLD OUT
FDS55 VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Surface of the Earth’ 7″. New Zealand artist compilation featuring Omit, RST, Surface of the Earth and Sandoz Lab Technicians. Co-released by Fisheye in 1998. Edition of 500. SOLD OUT
FDS54 STEFAN JAWORZYN ‘Lick My Pussy, Will Motgomery’ 10″. Three cuts of volcanic improv guitar, recorded by Steve Pittis at The Red Rose Club in 1996. Released mid-1996 in an edition of 400. SOLD OUT
FDDLP49 NULL Ultimate Material II 2LP. Double-album by Kazuyuki K. Null, in fantastic gatefold sleeve. Co-released by Dirter (Promotions) in mid-1995. SOLD OUT
FDCD45 CON DEMEK Happy Ordeal CD. 1994 album by this US post-industrial duo featuring Damian Catera. Co-released with Dirter (Promotions) in an edition of 500. SOLD OUT
FDS42 THE GEROGERIGEGEGE ‘Life Documents’ 7″. Two pieces comprised of disco beats, electronic noise and onanastic grunting separated into two channels the listener can balance however s/he feels. Released in an edition of 600 in 1994. There was a second edition of 200, too. SOLD OUT
FDS36 RICHARD YOUNGS & SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH Worried About Heaven 7″. Two incredible collaborative pieces. Released in an edition of 400 in 1993. SOLD OUT
FDS32 SLUGBAIT Smell is the Strongest Sense for Fond Memories one-sided 7″. Splintered side-project featuring Steve Pittis, James Machin, Kerry White and Richo. Released in an edition of 50 in 1995. SOLD OUT
FDS31 HUSK ‘The Abattoir’ 7″. Two studio improvisations by Richo (Theme, Splintered) and guests/collaborators from or associated with Splintered. Released in a numbered edition of 500. Co-released by Dying Earth Records. Mid-1991. SOLD OUT
FDS30 Grim Humour Presents… RAKE/CON DEMEK split-7″. Another release that arrived with Grim Humour ‘zine, this time featuring a track each by these two US groups. Rake furrowed kinda lo-fi and improv scuzzed-rock, whilst Con Demek merged industrial clunking and electronics. Released in an edition of 750 with Grim Humour Volume III #1 during mid-1993. SOLD OUT
FDS26 SPLINTERED ‘Pigmeat (Remix)’ 7″. Two cuts from the group’s early recordings. Released in an edition of 650 in 1991. SOLD OUT
FDS25 Grim Humour Presents… SPLINTERED/CINDYTALK split-7″. Splintered appear with a different version of ‘Mouth Clamp’ to the one that appeared on their debut album and Cindytalk appear with ‘In Sunshine’. Released in a numbered edition of 500 with Grim Humour ‘zine in 1991. SOLD OUT
FDS21 FILLER ‘Goodbye To All That’ e.p. 7″. Four cuts of post-hardcore punk from this Nottingham-based group. Released in an edition of 500 in wraparound covers and with stickered plain labels, including an insert. Later reissued in a standard single sleeve by Vinyl Solution. Released in mid-1988. SOLD OUT
FDLP14 VARIOUS ARTISTS Tearing Down the Barricades (Volume 1) LP. Features Splintered, Voiceless, Sofa Head, JFK, Brainstorm, Identity, Hotalacio, Filler, Instigitators, Poltical Asylum and Crane. Came with Grim Humour #15 magazine, stickers, postcards and various other odds and ends. 1000 pressed. Released in 1990. SOLD OUT
FD06 VARIOUS ARTISTS Fatal: The Grim Follow Up CASSETTE. Features The Dave Howard Singers, Clair Obscur, Furyo, Scrapheap, Head Of David, Iron In The Soul, Feast Of Friends, Mustard Kestrels, Passion Of Ice, Kevin White and Shockheaded Peters. Released in an edition of 250 in 1986. SOLD OUT
FDFS05 AUSGANG Bad Hand 7″ flexidisc. Released with Grim Humour #8 in mid-1985. 1000 pressed. SOLD OUT
FD04 VARIOUS ARTISTS Life Would Be Grim Without Humour CASSETTE. With Portion Control, Manifesto, The Fifteenth, Playground, The Veil, Stress, Inca Babies, Mel-O-Tones, Ausgang, Bushido, And Also The Trees, Brigandage, Blyth Power, The Underlings, Beat Of The Beast and Sonic Youth. Released in an edition of 250 in 1986 with an A5 booklet. SOLD OUT
FDS02 PERSIAN FLOWERS ’Somebody Else’s Sin’ 7″. Two tracks of post-punk psychedelia by a group featuring the ex-keyboardist from Wasted Youth (here on vocals). Edition of 1000. This was released by Gary Levermore of Third Mind Records, as Fourth Dimension was his label at the time. Released in 1984. SOLD OUT
Other releases scheduled one day for Fourth Dimension include 7″s by Cindytalk, irr. App. [ext.], Eliot Bates (Current 93), Aidan Baker, Theme with Zsolt Sores & Jean-herve Peron, Hannis Brown, Ramleh, Thighpaulsandra and more. Plus albums by Kleistwahr, Tabata Mitsuru and JFK. News in due course. ALSO: Please note that the mail order wing is being given a complete overhaul. If interested in seeing what is presently available there, email us directly for a list or visit Discogs at: http://www.discogs.com/seller/Richo Additionally, releases from our sister label, Lumberton Trading Company, can also be purchased via us. Go to www.lumberton-trading.net for information concerning the latest MLP release by Nick Mott and many other great releases besides.