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Blackest Ever Black: 2013 News Update
The Quietus , January 23rd, 2013 10:50

New releases on the horizon for London label

Kiran Sande's Blackest Ever Black label had a roundly successful 2012, releasing an acclaimed debut album by Raime (which landed in our albums of the year list), a string of 12"s from the likes of Cut Hands, Vatican Shadow and Dalhous, and reissues from Black Rain and Gareth Williams & Mary Currie.

They've already announced that in the pipeline for 2013 is a new album from Dominick Fernow's Prurient project, entitled Through The Window, which was recorded during the same sessions that gave birth to his Bermuda Drain and Time's Arrow releases - for full details you can click here.

Now the label have announced two more upcoming releases this year, a pair of 12"s, one from shadowy newcomer Alexander Lewis, and one from Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, which is a reissue of an ultra limited cassette release on Fernow's Hospital Productions.

Alexander Lewis' A Luminous Veil is his debut release, and is described by the label as "six tracks of heartsore modern industrial and S-M techno created using synth, microphone and pedals." It's due for release in March and you can listen to samples and pre-order via the Blackest Ever Black site.

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement's 12" is entitled Black Magic Cannot Cross The Water, and is the first time their music has been released on vinyl, having previously put out a string of cassettes through Hospital Productions in 2011 and 2012. It consists of two long compositions which were originally released in a typically miniscule run of 79 cassettes last year. According to the label, in suitably enigmatic style, they were "sourced from a box of cassettes found at a market in Port Moresby, and thought to be recorded some time in the 1980s by a group of Christian missionaries shortly prior to their still unexplained disappearance." You can listen to clips of the 12", which again is due out in March, and pre-order it (it's got rather lovely reptilian artwork, which is adorning the top of this page) via the Blackest Ever Black site.

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