[dustv038] Limited Edition 3 x 12″ Vinyl
* Limited edition, only 300 units
* 3 x 12″ on heavy weight 180gsm vinyl
* Free digital download of the album from DustStoreDigital.com
* Two free bonus tracks as digital downloads exclusive to DustStore.com
Pre-orders for the Darkhaus Vol 1 EP are now available at DustStore.com.
On the fourth Unterton release The Black Dog present a new sound somewhere between House and Techno that The Black Dog call Darkhaus. The original version of “Council Flat Emptiness” is an infectious, futuristic, disco-tinged version of a progressive dancefloor workout bathed in strings, mellow melancholia and heavy bass. This is preceeded by a straight to the point stripped down version that multiplies the hypnotic elements of the original.
On the B-side a 9-minute-30-something Remix from Luke Slater’s L.B.Dub Corp project drives the original into classic Slater territory where Techno and Groove marry and electrify each other.
The Darkhaus series will be released across four volumes and with different labels, with first released on 25 /03/13 through Ostgut Ton’s sister label Unterton and includes a remix from Luke Slater under his L.B. Dub Corp guise. Volume 02 will follow shortly afterwards featuring a remix from Regis. All the Darkhaus releases feature unique tracks, none are repeated on the album mentioned below.
Tranklements is a body of work created as 16 unique and individual tracks. Each one is its own little object, something we’ve created to externalise, explain and express the world we find ourselves in. It encompasses many thoughts, emotions and desires from the last eighteen months. There is an individual story and internal message behind each. They’ve all been discussed and fought for. However, we really don’t want to explain them, we don’t expect those personal rationals to translate to others. We’d rather you gazed upon the objects yourself and come to your own conclusions. Nobody likes to be told what to think.
In many ways our work with the eSC (http://www.electronicsupperclub.tv) project has helped us to reconnect with many things and each other. The creative talent and desires of the younger generation have never gone away. The real underground is still as vibrant as ever, not lost to false values, over-sized egos and ladder climbing brands. We’ve always respected that energy and individuality that exists beyond the bland compliant mainstream.
The truth is we’ve always felt like the awkward outsiders.
The Black Dog – Darkhaus Vol. 01 – 12″ Unterton 25/03/13
A1: Council Flat Emptiness (stripped)
A2: Council Flat Emptiness
B: Council Flat Emptiness (L.B. Dub Corp Remix)
The Black Dog – Tranklements – 3×12″ and CD – Dust Science 20/05/13
1. Alien Boys Bolt No.6 2. Atavistic Resurgence Bolt 11b 3. Cult Mentality 4. Hymn For SoYo Bolt 3533f 5. Pray Crash I 6. Pray Crash II Bolt 57w 7. Internal Collapse 8. First Cut Bolt 9>3 9. Death Bingo 10. Mind Object 11. Spatchka
Bolts are small bits of music that help or disrupt the transition between tracks.
Title: Leitmotiv – The Remixes
Cat.No: TRESOR 254
A1. Leitmotiv (Terence Fixmer Remix)
A2. Leitmotiv (Petar Dundov Remix)
B1. Spinnenwabe (Cari Lekebusch Remix)
B2. 001A (Bitten by The Black Dog)
Greedy Gutter Guru
Black Chamber Order
The complete collection of all singles taken from the Black Dog’s acclaimed Further Vexations album, plus the Slam remix of CCTV Nation taken from the Slam vs. The Black Dog EP.
01. 0093 [Berlin Mix]
02. You’re Only SQL [BCN Mix]
04. Tunnels Ov Set [Crookes Mix]
05. Tunnels Ov Set [The Bass Soldier's Manor Top Mix]
06. Tunnels Ov Set [ Autechre Remix] 07:39
07. Tripside Syndicate
08. Northern Electronic Soul [Claro Intelecto Snake Pass Mix]
09. CCTV Nation [Redshape Analog Mix]
10. Skinclock [Silicone Soul Mix]
11. Kissing Someone Elses D.O.G [Octogen Nightdrive Mix]
12. CCTV Nation [Slam Remix]
93 Records Only, 9 Releases Only, Custom Sleeve, Hand Numbered & Rubber Stamped. No Represses, No Downloads, No CD Compilations.
CCTV Nation (Slam Remix) – The Black Dog
Azure (The Black Dog’s Corn Beefy Remix) – Slam
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Vinyl Pre-Orders Here (Ships 17/05/2010)
Airports have some of the glossiest surfaces in modern culture, but the fear underneath remains. Hence this record is not a utilitarian accompaniment to airports, in the sense of reinforcing the false utopia and fake idealism of air travel. Unlike Eno’s Music for Airports, this is not a record to be used by airport authorities to lull their customers.
The album is a bittersweet, enveloping and enormously engaging listen. It is ambient, but focused. This is not sonic mush, nor adolescent noise. Nor is it a dance album. Much of the raw material of the album was made in airports over the last three years. While on tour, the Black Dog made 200 hours of field recordings, much of which was processed and combined with new music in the airport itself, waiting for the next flight. This vast amount of content has been slowly distilled into a set of particularly evocative pieces of music.
Composed in large degree of drones there is little in the way of beats until half way through – but rhythm is plentiful within the buzzing synthetic warmth. This record is not necessarily a comfortable listen. But it captures the spectrum of emotions stirred by airports. There is tension and disappointment. But there is also romance and excitement. All this on this record.
The Black Dog ? Music For Real Airports ?
The Black Dog – The Vexing Remixes EP
A1 Northern Electronic Soul (Claro Intelecto – Snake Pass Mix)
A2 CCTV Nation (Redshape Analog Mix)
AA1 Skinclock (Silicon Soul Mix)
AA2 Kissing Someone Elses D.O.G (Octogen Nightdrive Mix)
We are planning to release a free (limited time) 4 track EP to celebrate the relaunch of Dust Science.
[dustv017] In The North EP
A1. The Black Dog – Tesco (Dark House)
A2. Carl Taylor – Walk On By
B1. Grievous Angel – Show Love v1
B2. The Bass Soldier – You Still Live With Your Mum
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This EP will be free to download (High Quality) from our servers from the 19th of October to the 4th of November 2009. Please feel free to spread the word or add to your site. All that we ask is:
1. You don’t change the contents of the .zip file.
2. You link into the Dust Science site.
3. You include the tracklisting/artists/title somewhere in your post.
4. You take the files down (if you host) on the 3rd of Nov.
The Black Dog:We Are Sheffield EP
A1. Tunnels Ov Set (Crookes Mix)
A2. Tunnels Ov Set (The Bass Soldiers’ Manor Top Mix)
AA1. Tunnels Ov Set ( Autechre Remix)
AA2. Tripside Syndicate
Visit the minisite: http://www.furthervexations.com
Check out all the latest reviews and quotes on our new release on this one single post, we’ll be posting the good, the bad and the ugly here for everyone to read.
If you find any reviews or postings please hit us up on Contact or post a link in the comments sections.
Further Vexations is our artistic response to 21st century rat on your neighbour smokefree Britain. It is an attempt to capture and express our emotional frustrations, and the trials and tribulations of living in an un-democratic surveillance society. The seeds of nihilist despair and apathy are well and truly sown amongst the citizens of Airstrip One. We’ve helplessly watched with mounting horror, while the government trashed the country, signed away its sovereignty to Brussels (with a flourish of a specially minted silver pen), sold off precious national industries and assets at next to bargain basement prices, and indulged itself with two utterly pointless wars which it couldn’t afford. We were promised a vote. A referendum. A chance to change things but an unelected politician chancellor man decided not to bother. To say we are pissed off about it, would be an understatement.
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Purchase Further Vexations on CD or Triple 180gram Vinyl – First 100 orders from Duststore come with:
The Black Dog Live At Bozar 21/03/09 CDr. SOLD OUT
This is an exclusive 1hr live ambient set and will never be released commercially or as a free download.
Mastered By The Black Dog. Each copy signed by a member of The Black Dog. Each copy hand numbered.
Limited Triple 180gram Vinyl Edition SOLD OUT
The Triple Vinyl version is something special, pre-mastered at Dogma Towers, Mastered and Cut By Simon Francis and pressed on 180gram vinyl. Sleeve artwork from the fantastic Dust, hand screen printed, hand numbered and limited to 500 copies.
Please note that the album does NOT ship until 27/04/09 but demand will be high so we advise you get your order in sharpish.
We’ve just finished mastering the live recording from BEMF, Bozar and we’re pretty pleased with the results. We’ve only had to edit out two pieces of music out to ensure it fits on a CDr, the total runtime is 73 minutes.
We’ve also ended up making up 110 units as we forgot to turn off the special offer on our website and a few more people put orders in, so rather than disappoint we’ve add 10 more units to the original 100, we hope you lot don’t mind.
Many thanks to all the people that mailed in offering money, kit and their wife’s/girlfriend’s to try and get a copy but we’ll have to turn you down, sorry. Many thanks to all those who have supported us live and purchased things from Duststore, it really does help us pay the rent and continue to spend our time making music rather than doing something we’d rather not.
BEMF, Bozar Tracklist:
1. Ov Mind
2. Kissing Someone Elses D.O.G
3. Bolt 33 Glitch & Chin
4. Biomantric L-if-E
5. Mental Ward Sleep Machine (Beatless Version)
6. 4 3s 555 [Part 2]
8. Witches Ov
9. Lam Vril
10. Stempel (Edit)
11. Ov Magick (unreleased)
12. They Came In The Night (unreleased)
13. Later Vexations (Fragments)
14. Skin Clock
15. Tunnels Ov Set
16. Dada Mindstab
17. Siiiipher (Reworked From Bass Soldier Forgemaster Remix)
18. Short Wave Lies
19. We Are Haunted
20. CCTV Nation
After the cerebral trampoline of last year’s Radio Scarecrow, The Black Dog humped a punishing gigging schedule which has galvanised them into a more floor-friendly follow-up, but with an underlying message attacking increasingly-Orwellian Government tactics and public complacency at how our lives are monitored and controlled. This punk-style discontent manifests in the pressure cooker grooves underpinning piledriving tech-kneesups like ’0093′ and ‘We Are Haunted’, the mix of boiling anger in the complex rhythms and spatial beauty of the strings often recalling Underground Resistance.
Seething emotions soar in tracks like ‘Stempel’ and ‘CCTV Nation’, the pounding grooves and intertwining textures swelling into glorious meteor-storms of rafter-swinging proportions which sometimes manage to enter the realms of avant classical. ‘You’re Only SQL’ carves a monolithic acid-funk path slashed with eerie strings and ‘Tunnels Ov Set’ hammers a slo-mo industrial dub-crash soundscape which closes the album on a suitably-ominous note. The timeless Dog have produced a work of astounding vision, terrible beauty and merciless dancefloor carnage, cocking a leg to techno glory once more but squirting out possibly their most complete work yet. Not mincing words, Further Vexations ranks among the great UK electronic albums.
The vinyl for Further Vexations came early this morning and is now safely stored at Dust Towers, ready to be packed when the sleeves have been hand screened and numbered. Each piece of vinyl will be packed by hand by a member of The Black Dog, the things we do for the love of vinyl
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93 Records Only, 9 Releases Only
Custom Sleeve, Hand Numbered & Rubber Stamped
No Represses, No Downloads, No CD Compilation
Pre-Mastered At Dust Towers
Mastered and Cut By Simon Francis @ Masterpiece
Artwork and Customisation By Dust
Lastest release on our DS93 label, only a few left
Our first release for 2009 (on Soma) and the first tracks to be taken from our new album Further Vexations. Available to purchase soon.
We are pleased to announce that our latest album is being mastered and will drop on 09/04/09 on Soma. More news, website and samples to follow.
The Black Dog – Further Vexations
1. Biomantric L-if-e
3. Phil: Because Ov, indeed
4. You’re Only SQL
5. We Are Haunted
6. CCTV Nation
8. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 1]
9. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 2]
10. Northern Electronic Soul [Part 3]
11. Skin Clock
12. Dada Mindstab
13. Tunnels Ov Set
14. Later Vexations
15. Kissing Someone Else’s D.O.G
A1. Train By The Autobahn (DJ ReMix) – Robert Hood
A2. Train By The Autobahn [Part 3] – The Black Dog
B1. Train By The Autobahn (8 Mile ReMix) – Robert Hood
B2. Siiiipher (Forgemaster ReMix) – The Bass Soldier
Single Of The Month – DJ Mag
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This is a short teaser?video we made from?footage?shot in?Detroit & Sheffield?for?our new 12″ due on the 22nd of Sept featuring tBd, Rob Hood and The Bass Soldier. It’s a Quicktime movie, so you’ll need the player installed and it’s also 15meg, so it may take a while to start, enjoy.
The finishing touches are just being made to a new remix 12″ for Soma, including a remix from Detroit legend Rob Hood. We’ve been fans of Rob’s work since day dot and he’s perhaps one of the only artist we have every single release by. Train By The Autobahn (Part 1) gets a completely new work out from this Detriot master.
Also back on the mix is The Bass Soldier, his second remix for us, Siiiipher gets the full bass treatment from such a talented teenager, watch your bins is all we can say.
More news when we go to masters.
Reviews and Quotes are starting to come back in for Radio Scarecrow, so we thought we’d share what’s coming in with the dogsquad – we don’t have a massive PR machine and do much of the PR ourselves with Don from Soma. We’ll be adding to this thread as things come in.
DJ Magazine – Album Of The Month
The Black Dog – Radio Scarecrow – Soma
If any one UK outfit was responsible for taking the Detroitian templates and blending ? rather than bastardising ? their boundaries into something genuinely innovative, then that would be The Black Dog. Remaining as invigorating as ever, visionary early-?90s works like ?Temple of Transparent Balls? and ?Spanners? might have been tagged ?intelligent techno? but their cutting edges bled influences into d&b, ambient and electronica. Now a reshaped trio (Ed Handley and Andy Turner long departed to continue their Plaid project), original member Ken Downie and kindred underground spirits Martin and Richard Dust have spent three years labouring on this latest sonic masterpiece.
Set To Receive EP
A. Set To Receive
B1. EVP Echoes
B2. Short Wave Lies [Live]
New Single released on 17/03/08 and the final tracks to be taken for the forthcoming album Radio Scarecrow. Already getting charted and played by the like of Louis Osbourne, Laurent Garnier and Claude Young.
Laurent Garnier ? Black Dog as good as ever.
Claude Young ? The Black Dog has done it again! Deep funky electronics presented by the masters of the game. This release is definitely something for the mind body and soul. 10/10?
Denise Breidbach ? Great release, all three tracks are massive ?hits?!!! Absolutely stunning. 10/10?
This is the second part of the interview we did with Jonty Skrufff about the Radio Scarecrow and various other bits and bobs.
1. Starting with the press release: it says ?since the release of Silenced in October 2005 The Black Dog have been working delicately on its successor?: ?working delicately? is an unusual phrase: why ?delicate?: what does the term mean in practical terms?
[Martin] It doesn?t seem that unusual to me, music and the whole creative process is delicate by its very nature. The slightest thing can throw it completely off, even if you are making the most violent kind of music. This is why we created special mixes
[Ken] To me, it means “carefully crafted” and hand stitched with love. This was not the time to say “fuck it, that will do”. A lot of extra tweaking beyond the call of duty went into the album. It took six months to put the tracks into their correct (and final) order, for instance.
[Martin] Jesus, I still have 67 cdr?s in the car with all the different tracks and track orders on them, that was a real quest but it?s something that you have to do if you love music. It has to be right.
Since the release of Silenced in October 2005 The Black Dog have been working delicately on its successor. Two years in the making and the first album to be completed in their new Sheffield Lab.
Radio Scarecrow has been over two years in the making, constantly developing and building, culminating in a masterpiece work that flows delightfully and hits hard. A true progression on Silenced, the trio are keen to note ?the beats are faster and the bass is much heavier ? so much so that it was making us ill working with the low frequencies for hours on end, we could only do 3 hours at a time on some parts?.
The Black Dog – Floods – Soma 231 12″
A. Floods V3
B1. Floods V3.2 ( Surgeon Remix)
B2. Floods V3.1 (The Bass Soldier Remake)
After months of waiting and what seems like a lifetime mastering and mixing , the new single is finally here. We got Single Of The Month in Mixmag and the single seems to be going down really, really well. Anyway here’s some DJ feedback on the release:
Shelley Parker ? This is excellent! Just so great to hear this dubstep/techno sound being pushed to it?s limits. Fave mix Surgeon. Will chart in Nov.
Louis Osbourne ? This Surgeon mix is wicked? it?s got some serious fun in there.
Josh Wink ? Very interesting record, as usual for tBd?Surgeon mix is something that I may try out. Top production as usual.
Laurent Garnier ? looooooove the dubstep remix. Will definitely play that.