new CD releases 22.2.22

Freak Animal new CD’s and related stuff is out now! Shipping starts instantly, but label & mailorder is closed for holiday during 26.2-6.3.! During that time, orders can be made, but shipping starts following week. For most titles, there are now previews. Information below!

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CONTORTUS “Reality is hidden for a reason”-cd
Contortus 4th album returns to the finest of the Finnish heavy electronics. Each song presents different soundscape of heavy synthesizers, physical sounds, aggressive vocals, rhythmic patterns. Freak Animal records 2022.
https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/contortus-4

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HUMAN LARVAE “Pure Sex”-cd

At this point Human Larvae barely needs introduction. Freak Animal put out the previous full length LP Behind Blinding Light (2016). In 2020, double tape called “Fifteen Years” collected various live shows. Pure Sex is too long to fit on LP and album comes on CD only. Back in the day, one used to name drop other bands. In 2020 Human Larvae could be rather compared to his own former works. On this album, we can get both, the composition and creative variety of former albums, but also the dirt and fierce angle known from his smaller edition tapes. 

Freak Animal records 2022.
https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/human-larvae-pure

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DECONDITION “Not Even The Universe Remains”-cd

Already back in 2007 Decondition did its first release on Freak Animal. During the years, there was releases on other labels. Low profile of band did never meant it would be over. Lately Decondition appeared on Terässinfonia compilation series and this new full length CD marks projects return on physical CD format. Opposed to his more known approach, here we have two long electronics drone pieces. Icy cold and sharp. Full color digipak.

Freak Animal records 2022.
https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/decondition

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KOVANA “club catharsis”-cd

Finnish duo KOVANA on their debut CD. Fresh take on industrial-noise, power electronics, rhythmic punishing sounds. Female vocals and tasty graphics on digipak sleeve.

Freak Animal records 2022.

https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/kovana-club-catharsis

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CONTROL “Algolagia” CD
CONTROL “World Of Lies” CD

For years I have been thinking of re-issuing two Control albums on Freak Animal. Both albums hold the special place for me. First Control album was decent, but as said, it was Algolagnia what really set the tone for Control. It may be hard for newbies to travel back 20 years, and hear how advanced and unique material was then. It set the standard of American power electronics / industrial to unheard level of composition, technical knowhow etc. Also being so unique, that you will recognize Control in few seconds when it starts to play. That can’t be said about countless projects. This album has been sold out so long, that while FA has been reissuing selected items from past discography, this was always in my mind as necessary to get reissue.

Control “World of Lies” album, that came out c. 15 years ago. There was couple albums between this and Algolagnia. I suggested artist, that what if he would intentionally break the template a bit, of course not completely abandon his style, but my suggestion was to make first vinyl LP of Control, and my hopes was that it would be a bit noisier, a bit less complex, more harsh and direct, a bit more upfront mix of vocals. Kind of capture the aggression we could see in live settings during these years. It felt like LP format would be ideal for it, as it would benefit from more stripped down approach and less massive sub-bass levels and stereo efx that work best on CD.

As a result, World of Lies happened. It was certainly all Thomas Garrison’s vision, and 100% Control, but indeed mentioning possibility that what I would hope for, resulted Control doing one of his most aggressive and fierce albums!

https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/control-algolagnia

https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/control-world-of-lies

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IOPS:

GRUNT “Hehku” CD
Grunt 2022 first release is almost purely instrumental harsh noise piece. From cut-up to massive chaotic metal-junk orgy, to forceful throbbing of feedback dominated electronics hammering. Compositionally and sonically different from Kraniometria 3″CD, but far more into that direction than song oriented previous full length albums. Some spoken pieces and screams appear throughout the album. Packaged in c. dvd sized hard cardboard folder with booklet.¬†All covers individually handmade.

https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/grunt-hehku

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New issue of Special Interests fanzine! 48/A4 pages!

https://www.nhfastore.net/freak-animal-records/special-interests-13

Order info:

Up to 500g (depending on items, usually up to 4 CD’s or 2 zines or 1 zine + 2CD’s or similar combination) international letter mail 7 euro!

500g upwards, 15 euro EU, 25 euro rest of world. Includes tracking number!

Retail order placed via store and automatic checkout lets you choose the payment method, system will send you email when order is shipped.

Distributors can be found around the world. If place where you like to buy noise/industrial items does not carry FA titles, suggest them to get in touch.

Wholesale orders via Freak Animal Records. Send e-mail to fanimal at cfprod dot com