Friday, April 29, 2011

Applehead- Applehead de Applehead (Pre-Cert Home Entertainment, 2011)


*Second limited edition transmission from this Demdike Stare / Andy Votel orchestrated boutique imprint. 400 copies for the world*Pre-Cert Home Entertainment return from the vinyl pits of Manchester and much further abroad to present a compendium of clues exploring the semi-fictitious and quasi-symbolic qualities of Applehead. With sublime references to Roman Catholicism, Politics & Agriculture, corruption, fairy-tales, Horrotica, Post-war European Surrealism and fumetti/giallo crime fiction Applehead's first LP is presented within the aesthetic context of cold modernist-pop and Italian and Spanish horror film music featuring randomized spoken word segments and concrete compact tape experiments. It's a seriously absorbing trip. Their sonic seed trails lead to seemingly dead ends which turn out to have secret trapdoors into yet more catacombs of references to the belgian surrealism movement, the films of Lucio Fulci, the outrageous prog ideals of Franco Battiato and a hive of sounds homaging Carpenter, Oram, Massiera, Simonetti and Besombes among them. By the end of the record, when the miasma begins to recede you'll be clearer as to the essence of Applehead's macabre mediterranean folklore and his connections to the industrial North West. Until then, you're in the dark. Album features subtly disturbed artwork from Anworth Kirk and vinyl was cut at Berlin's D&M. Limited to 500 copies and highly recommended. (Boomkat)

Cinematic synth-driven esoterica with a creeped-out library/kosmische stream-of-consciousness flair. 2 tracks / 2 sides. An extremely limited sold-out style 2011 LP release from Mr Andy Votel & Co. Those cats are making big noise, friends....

DL: Applehead- Applehead de Applehead (Pre-Cert Home Entertainment, 2011) @256 kbps. All props to smallpaul- Big ups for the vinyl rip!

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, the file give an error opening with winrar...

nabeel said...

all the unstuffing unzipping softwares tell me that it can't be opened and that it's a damaged archive.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
just wanted to download the APPLEHEAD rip, because I sadly missed the vinyl. But it didn't work ... there always comes a message that it's broken. Anyway, thanks for making such a nice blog.
Cheers
Lubi

Jan Lubahn said...

Hi,
just wanted to download the APPLEHEAD rip, because I sadly missed the vinyl. But it didn't work ... there always comes amessage, that it's broken. Anyway, thanks for making such a nice blog.
Cheers
Lubi

bboy_tru said...

broken archive =(

bored group said...

File corrupt.

red_lipstick said...

For some reason I cannot open this with winrar or 7 zip. Any secrets?
Thank you.

nicholab said...

just fixed the link. sowwy :)

øשlqæda said...

sweet drop. thought eyed chime in about something other than unpacking problems. only been listening since yesterday, but i figure whether these cats are legitly playing these instruments or just sampling the schtuff to create a righteous sound collage of multi-kulti elements, these two sides are more authentically intoxicating & witchy than most any contempo psych band i've heard in the past few years, with the exception of that umberto dood

Murky Recess said...

Fulci and Massiera, huh? This looks dope, dood. Thanks.

eyeball kid said...

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Holly said...

OOhh, thank you, Nick!

captain groovy said...

here's the link to the companion cassette release on Finders Keepers limited to 96 copies.It's really really good & better than the lp i think.If you want to grab the info off the web & post it on your blog that's okay
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?txy9mb4kw4372p5

nicholab said...

@owl- i'm totally with you on that. and thanks for this post's original daps, brover.
@ errybody- thanks yourselves for saying hi. it was nothing: other folks' rips are always the easiest posts. @captain groovy- thank you, thats the jam! mighty mighty kind for sharing that.

musique said...

dude, you made a ridiculous typo in your post, literally ;P *scnr*

nicholab said...

@musique- nice catch! just fixed and laughing about it...

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Anonymous said...

Great blog. Just listened to the download and went online and pre-ordered the album. Thanks! I can't wait to get it in the mail.