Knock'em Dead Records
M.C. Schmidt "Batu Malablab" LP or CD
Based in Baltimore, M.C. Schmidt is one half of the acclaimed electronic duo Matmos. As half of Matmos, Schmidt has worked with Terry Riley, Bjork, The Kronos Quartet, Peter Rehburg, the INA/GRM, Rrose, Marshall Allen, Horse Lords, People Like Us, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Antony Hegarty, William Basinski and many more. Batu Malablab works a dislocating magic, indulging in a tradition of western fantasy of non-western music. Recalling gamelon-inspired experimental classics such as John Cage's prepared piano work, Can's "Ethnological Forgery Series" and Jon Hassell's "Fourth World" ambient music, Batu Malablab is imaginary global music made in the Baltimore basement studio pictured on the back of the LP/CD. First Solo Album by M.C. Schmidt (Matmos, Bjork) Features appearances by Wobbly and Thomas Dimuzio
Stepmother "Calvary Greetings" CD
Stepmother is Lukas Simonis (Dull Schicksal, VRIL, Coolhaven …), Jeroen Visser (Kazanchis, morFrom …), Bill Gilonis (The Work, The Hat Shoes, Hail …) and David Kerman (5UUs, Present, Thinking Plague, Aranis …). Anglo-American-Dutch post-punk prog rock and experimental soundscapes with a dash of Monty Python thrown in. A reunion of an 80s band that never existed (but should have): twangy guitars, nifty keyboards, zany drumming, vocal histrionics à la The Rutles (well, sort of), lop-sided rhythms, regurgitated spam lyrics. What more could you ask for? The journey we are taken on introduces us to mass murderer Curtis Lemay, Serge Gainsbourg, sex ads, neo-liberal communism, Nigerian online scams, neo-Surrealist blabbering and Dickensian psycho fluff. But the record is much more than a sum of its parts – and it’s beautifully packed to boot, with artwork by Alfred Boland.
MINIATURES (A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited by Morgan Fisher) LP
Originally issued in 1981, "MINIATURES" is a concept compilation album that is certain to delight the listener on a multitude of fronts simultaneously. Its 2014 reissue on MEGAPHONE/KNOCK 'EM DEAD is truly an occasion to celebrate. 180 gram RED VINYL version with a 23" x 23" fold-out poster
THE WORK—“Slow Crimes” LP + 7"
MEGAPHONE and KNOCK ‘EM DEAD are thrilled to present the vinyl reissue of 1982’s Slow Crimes by The Work. Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, GREY MIXED COLORED 180 gram VINYL + Picture Sleeve 7" containing 2 rare tracks.
Officer! "Ossification" LP
Ossification is a rich collection of songs with Mick Hobbs, Feliz Fiedorowicz, Bill Gilonis, Catherine Jauniaux, Tim Hodgkinson, Tom Cora, and Zeena Parkins, plus others.
This was originally released in 1983 and is reproduced on 180 gram vinyl, remastered by Tom Demuziio, with insert. With only 100 copies made of white mixed with small amount of red colored vinyl ONLY available here at Knock'em Dead Records.
Officer! "Ossification" on CD
First time ever released on CD - Officer! Ossification. Comes with an 8-page booklet with lyrics and credits.
Konk Pack "Doing the Splash" CD
Recorded live at London's Cafe OTO, they quietly assembled without announcement, and caught the room's attention with the immediate contrast of Thomas Lehn's analog-synth player, Tim Hodgkinson's lap steel guitar, and Roger Turner's percussion.
R. Stevie Moore "Hearing Aid" Double LP
Our very first release is Hearing Aid by R. Steve Moore. It is a limited edition release on CLEAR double VINYL.
Stevie's music sounds like so many different things yet like no one else. He's been making home recordings since the late 60's as an underground artist and only now is he seeing a much larger recognition of his work. His friend Jason Willett compiled this record over the course of 17 years, digging deep into Stevie's cassette catalog.
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