ELM-12 Jon Eriksen “Shadowanthems” LP


Muffled, shapeshifting noise is at the center of Jon Eriksen’s sound, with melodies bleeding and breaking through walls of breathy, warm distortion. On Shadowanthems, Eriksen slowly pushes and manipulates fragments of electronica through waves of fuzz and feedback, letting them rub up against undulating strings and power-starved synths.

Mastered for vinyl and digital by James Plotkin, and released by ELM Recordings (US) and Norwegian Megatrends (NO)Shadowanthems is Eriksen’s most fulfilled work to date.
Available as 12”white vinyl with digital download

"Demonstrating a similar interest in the biomechanics of Menche, and without the totalizing experience of overt Noise worshippers, Eriksen’s rescaling of harsh patches within the rhythmic grid evokes the new generation of electronica on the Invada label, where the maturing technology of noise is returned to a rediscovered context of musicality." —Animal Psi

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Jon Eriksen “Throwing” from Jon Eriksen on Vimeo.


ELM-11 Chris Goudreau “Ultranegative”

Longtime CT-based noise musician Chris Goudreau (Sickness, OMEI) offers a personal narrative through words and sound. Side A features harsh but intricate cut-up feedback and static, while side B offers a melodic counterpoint to that approach. Underneath a layer of static a melody fights to the surface, but it’s never completely free. 41 minutes, original artwork, comes with postcard-sized art print

ELM-7 Phemale “Everything’s Haunted”


Since 2008 prolific mixed-media artist Michael Donahue has been creating unconventional sounds under the name Phemale. Everything’s Haunted features an unsettling soundtrack of intricately arranged sound collage loosely based on the life and times of supermodel Gia Carrangi. Raw, industrial textures are contrasted with carefully crafted melodies and pulsating un-beats. Always personal, Phemale engages with a dialogue of manipulated voices. 20 minutes, original artwork, comes with art zine

I was immediately transfixed by Phemale’s peculiar pop music, unbound by genre or pretension.”  — Jane Chardiet, Impose Magazine