New Releases

Various Artists | John Barleycorn Reborn 2 x CD (CSR84CD) (August 2007)

A discovery of folk music from dark Britannica. ‘John Barleycorn Reborn’ explores seasonal birth, death and rebirth on this double CD. Our cycle begins at Lammas 2007 (1st August), a day traditionally known for ‘the first fruits of the harvest’. Pre-orders begin on this day. All orders also receive a free complementary thirty-three track download only set of further music. This compilation explores the darker side of British folk music, evoking the mystery of our ancient past and peoples, the strangeness of their beliefs, arcane traditions and the remnants of this carried down the centuries as folklore. The set has an extended booklet with articles, essays and explorations of the album’s concept. Curated by Mark Coyle.

H.E.R.R. | Fire And Glass: A Norwood Tragedy MCD (CSR74EP) (August 2007)

This brilliant new four-track EP from the Anglo-Dutch masters of Neoclassical music relates to the incredible story of the Crystal Palace, an architectural jewel in the heart of Victorian London and itself a tragic metaphor for the rise and fall of the British Empire. Welcome to the Pleasuredome!

Von Thronstahl | Sacrificare CD (CSR82CD) (July 2007)

“Sacrificare” is the all new album by VON THRONSTAHL and contains a total of 14 tracks, with over 70 minutes of music. Von Thronstahl deliver real traditional Neofolk, alternating between intense and powerful, to romantic and orchestral tunes, but always very melodic. This could be considered the most commercial Von Thronstahl release to date, and with the superb song-writing of Josef K, sets a new benchmark for the Neofolk genre. The first limited edition of 3000 copies is presented in a stunning black and gold digipak.

Von Thronstahl | Sacrificare - Collectors Edition CD + 3" CD (CSR82CD3) (July 2007)

Special collectors edition of the new Von Thronstahl studio album! This edition comes with a bonus 3” CD (not CDR) of exclusive mixes from the Von Thronstahl tracks which appeared on the ‘Pessoa – Cioran’ CD. 15 minutes of music. Strictly limited to 1000 copies with no repress.

TenHornedBeast | The Sacred Truth CD (CSR77CD) (July 2007)

From the ashes of Dark Ambient legends Endvra the TenHornedBeast is rising. Cryptic, menacing atmospheres erupt from droning chasms of feedback. On an altar of horn and fire “The Sacred Truth” is revealed. An ultra doom / drone epic! Presented in a matt-laminate, spot-varnished digipak.

SleepResearch_Facility | Deep Frieze CD (CSR72CD) (April 2007)

Ultra deep, glacial Dark Ambient, based around Antarctic co-ordinates. The polar regions are awe-inspiring environments of inhospitable minimalism, and at the same time there’s a beautiful serenity to be found in their uncharted bleakness. There’s a powerful purity and a timelessness to be found there; snow which has lain un-trampled for millennia and ice which formed eons ago; mountain ranges and deserts and rivers to be found if you look. ‘Deep Frieze’ is SRF’s second album for Cold Spring and here deep, resonant, abyss-like drones shine forth from icy chasms below.

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