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WIN: Blackest Ever Black Vinyl
The Quietus , September 10th, 2013 08:46

In advance of the label's showcase night in London in October, we've been given a heap of Blackest Ever Black vinyl to give away to one lucky winner. Plus label announces upcoming Cut Hands 12" release

As we've previously announced, Blackest Ever Black are set to host their third annual end-of-year label party in London on October 12th at Corsica Studios. Presented in association with BleeD, it features most of the label's key artists plus a few extras for good measure. Now, joining the previously announced names, the line-up has been rounded off with a killer trio of artists.

Chief among them is UK techno figurehead Regis (pictured, above), who ended last year's party with a rousing surprise set that included an extreme early hours airing of the Dad's Army theme. Fresh from the release of his Concrete Fence 12" with Russell Haswell on PAN, he'll be playing his Necklace Of Bites set to celebrate 20 years of his label Downwards, a "disordered and resequenced" journey through the whole history of his output, from his brutal earliest releases to the controlled mania of Sandwell District.

Also added is Prurient, aka Dominick Fernow, who's been making waves over the last 18 months with his politically charged Vatican Shadow project. Prurient is the older project, his most well-known and personal, and moved from beginnings in power electronics towards the frosty, synth-led melodic approach of more recent releases. It'll be his first London show since 2009.

The line-up is completed with a DJ set from Raime, the first ever act to release on Blackest Ever Black and who have just released a 12" from their side project Moin via the label. Which means the full line-up looks like a heavyweight affair indeed: Tropic Of Cancer, Prurient, Regis, Dalhous, Shampoo Boy, Dva Damas, AD Jacques, Horsepower Productions, Felix K, Source Direct, Raime (DJ), Helena Hauff, Russell Haswell, Chris Farrell, Luke Younger, Brian Not Brian. It runs from 10pm-6am, and tickets are available from here.

Now, you might recall that in advance of last year's Corsica Studios label showcase, we gave away a rather tasty prize - a heap of vinyl, totaling almost the entire of Blackest Ever Black's 2012 output. Well, label head (and occasional Quietus contributor) Kiran Sande has kindly offered us a similarly impressive haul to give away in advance of this year's party, which gathers together the majority of the label's output from this year. Which means that one lucky winner will be the recipient of the following...

Prurient - Through The Window LP
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Black Magic Cannot Cross Water LP
Shampoo Boy - Licht LP
Dalhous - An Ambassador For Laing LP
Lustmord - The Word As Power 2xLP
Raspberry Bulbs - Deformed Worship LP
Tropic of Cancer - Restless Idylls 2xLP
Dickon Hinchliffe - Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980 LP
Alexander Lewis - A Luminous Veil 12"
Black Rain - Protoplasm 12"
Moin - EP 12"
Cut Hands - Damballah 58 12"

Which ought to be enough to sort out your listening from now until Christmas, really. In order to get your hands on this majestic pile o' wax, just send your answer to the following question to, with 'BLACKEST' in the subject line.

Q: This year, Blackest Ever Black issued a ludicrously limited cassette recording of Regis' set from the label's 2012 Corsica Studios session. Which member of the Dad's Army cast was it dedicated to?

A. Arthur Lowe
B. Clive Dunn
C. John Laurie
D. Bill Pertwee

The closing date is Friday 4th October. To read the Quietus Competition Terms & Conditions, click here.

And finally, to round out this Blackest Ever Black news update, the label have today announced that their next release will come from William Bennett's voodoo music inspired Cut Hands project. Entitled Damballah 58 (you can see it at the bottom of the prize list above, too), it's Bennett's follow-up to his recent Madwoman 12" for Regis' Downwards label and his first for Blackest Ever Black since last year's pummeling Black Mamba 12".

Containing four tracks, for Damballah 58 we're promised "diabolically addictive vaudou rhythms [that] insinuate deeply before uncoiling into an irrevocable reclamation of the consciousness". So, one imagines, something similar to the overwhelming psychological/physical battery of Bennett's other Cut Hands releases. It's set for release in late October, you can pre-order it here, and its tracklist runs as follows.

'Damballah 58'
'Mambu Muntu'
'Belladonna Theme'

And as ever, for any of your Blackest Ever Black needs, click here to visit their website.

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