July 3rd, 2012

Just uploaded! An oldy-but-a-goody d.b.s. album. Scroll all the way dooooown.


Vancouverites
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Scratch Records
1 East Hastings St.

Zulu Records
1972 West 4th Ave.

Red Cat Records
4332 Main St.

Audiopile
2016 Commercial Dr.

Zoo Zhop
223 Main St.

Dandelion Emporium
2442 Main St.

Div/orce Series
Each of these Ache 7”s is a small, limited run split between an experimental electronic artist & a band. Over six years, they have been revealing a painting. The final piece will be unveiled in 2011.

Intentionally pairing bands and artists playing sonically different styles, the series highlights the common spirits of freedom and individuality found in music created by people unrestricted by a desire to fit into any existing template.

 
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Secret Mommy
The Mall
ACHE042

Vancouver electro-acoustic artist Secret Mommy returns with a sprawling, revelatory collage of field recordings and rhythm. Exploring the nuanced space of our culture's great cathedral, The Mall is a playful, subtle remix of the living world.

 

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$4.00
 
 
         

Caving
U.S. Caves
ACHE041

Caving is the overbearing brother of Andy Dixon’s Secret Mommy. This goon indulges in world music, samples the heaviest rap verses, then drops the bass and collects cheques.

 
Healthy Students
L.A. Woman
ACHE040

Ten songs careen through this 11-minute debut. Pure old school hardcore not just for hardcore purists. This supergroup boasts members of The Red Light Sting, WPP and even more.

  Andy Dixon
Weird Weight
BOOK
ACHE039

100pg, full color, 6.5" x 8.5" perfect bound book of Andy Dixon's visual art. Basquiat and Twombly in a punk rock duel. Exposure of process, mistakes and typos married with an effortless sense of composition and typography.

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FREE
 
 
  Download
$4.00
 
  Book
$40.00
         
Secret Mommy Quintet / Basketball
Split 7"
ACHE039

Secret Mommy's only recording as a 5 piece band! less digital mayhem, more pop gem with focus on vocal & guitar-work. Side B: Basketball’s debut. They pluck from the world many geographical influences: Tome’s vocals in his native tongue, Croatian; Iranian scales; gypsy-esque spirit.

  Andy Dixon / Montag
Husbands
ACHE038

Limited to 300! Hand made covers! Side A: one track written by both artists via digital ping-pong. Side B: exclusive tracks by both artists. Free digital download! These guys are almost gone, so, you know, hurry!

  Winning
Could We Believe
in Magic?
ACHE037

Andy Dixon Paul Patko and Gregory Adams. One part Radiohead-like claustrophobia, one part free jazz influenced skronk, all parts Winning. Tragic melodies unchained from every musical convention.

7"
$5.00
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$2.00
 
7"
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$2.00
 
CD
$8.00
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$4.00
         
Andy Dixon
The Mice of
Mt. Career
ACHE036

A concentration of thick pop, live instrumentation and world music samples. Sometimes anthemic, sometimes clautrophobic and dour. Always unexpected, always gorgeous.

  Bulbs / Wobbly
Split 7"
ACHE035

Wobbly paves a wiggly road, teeming with wet noodle guitar waver, elastic drums, and cartoon vocal manipulation. Bulbs, a two piece of live-processed guitar and drums (although you’d never guess it), assemble a marvelously composed mélange of harmonious static.

  Baby Control
Best War
ACHE033

Fuzzed-out Sonic Youth-inspired noise-rock (with a heavy emphasis on the rock). Catchy female vox blast through a broken PA. Members of The Red Light Sting and North Of America.
Download comes with FREE EP!

CD
$8.00
Download
$4.00
 
  7"
$5.00
 
CD
$8.00
Download
$4.00
         
The Winks
Birthday Party
ACHE032

An elegant blend of modern fervor with an old-world charm, The Winks’ only full-length glistens with timeless yet hip, pop-panache. Primarily cello, mandolin, vocals and percussion. Hanging with hooks.

  Uske Orchestra / Gorge Trio
Split 7"
ACHE031

Belgium’s Uske Orchestra steamrolls through an slapstick cartoon landscape. Bay Area's Gorge Trio (Containing members of Deerhoof and The Flying Luttenbachers) elaborates on their distinctive concoction of melodic, syncopated free-jazz rumble.

  Secret Mommy
Plays
ACHE030

Widely considered Secret Mommy’s warmest and most welcoming effort. Made entirely of manipulated acoustic instruments played by friends. "Plays is a masterpiece." - Streethawk

Limited double LP with hand silk-screened packaging. Gatefold city!

CD
$8.00
Download
$4.00
 
  7"
$5.00
 
2LP
$18
CD
$8.00
Dwnld
$4.00
         
Winning
This is an Ad
for Cigarettes
ACHE029

A complete mind-fuck. Prickly free-jazz-influenced dark rock incessantly coming together then exploding.

  Greg Davis / Of
Split 7"
ACHE028

Duo field recording acousticism. Water trickles, harps swell, and winds howl, while traditional instruments contemplate their natural surroundings.

  2UP
Teenage Mondo Trash
ACHE027

Tokyo outsider-thrash! This duo juxtapose stripped down instrumentation (guitar and drums) with polyrhythmic splatter and artful overload. Face melting. You’re warned.

CD
$8.00
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$4.00
 
  7"
$5.00
 
CD
$8.00
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$4.00
         
Jab Mica
Och El

ABC Hej I'm Cola
ACHE026

Adorable electro-folk from Denmark. It could be a cartoon soundtrack, were it not played with bent and broken woodwinds, banjo and brass. Three-year-olds go nuts for this.
Hand Silk Screened LP Jackets!

  V/A: Project Bicycle
ACHE025

A compilation of experimental electronic’s best musicians from around the globe, each celebrating the bicycle in their own way. All artists were given the same recording of a bicycle as the only ingredient to make a track . Featuring Jason Forrest, Greg Davis, Secret Mommy, and many more!
Hand Silk Screened LP Jackets!

  Rauhan Orkesteri / Lauhkeat Lampaat
Sylissain oot
ACHE024

Free-improv folk-jazz from Finland. Liberated from academic pretension, immersed in innocent play. Little and peaceful.

LP
$10
CD
$8.00
Dwnld
$4.00
 
LP
$10
CD
$8.00
Dwnld
$4.00
 
  CD
$8.00
         
Kid606 /
Kid Commando

Split 7"
ACHE023

Volume Four of our DIV/ORCE series! A new song by both artists - the last one ever written by Kid Commando. Limited to 1000!

  Secret Mommy
Very Rec
ACHE022

An experimental electronic album made almost entirely of sounds recorded at recreational centres. This album spastically celebrates the sound of doing.

  Konono No1
Congotronics
ACHE021

Congolese street performers accidentaly tap into art-punk by DIY amplifying their likembes and drumming on garbage. No wonder Björk and Timbaland had to play with them. This is an instant classic.

  7"
$5.00
 
LP
$10
CD
$8.00
Dwnld
$4.00
 
  LP
$10.00
         
Sightings / Hrvatski
Split 7"
ACHE019

"Div/orce is a seven-inch series devoted to exploring the similarities between underground electronica and noise rock through direct juxtaposition. The series's third volume offers proof that drum 'n' bass and droning noise rock are kissing cousins." - Splendid Limited to 1000!

  Death From
Above 1979

You're a Woman
I'm a Machine
ACHE018

DFA1979’s breakthrough album of pop-grunge anthems. Cheeky and hip distorted bass and drum rock. A Canadian must-own.

  Piers Whyte
S/T
ACHE017

Vancouver’s mystery man, Piers Whyte debuts with a stunning digital collage diary of his journey from Cuba to Prince George. Manipulated field recordings of storms, snow, and tropical birds. A personal and contemplative odyssey.

  7"
$5.00
 
  LP
 
CD
$8.00
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$4.00
         
Matmos /
Die Monitr Batss

Split 7"
ACHE016

The second volume of our split 7"s dedicated to the demise of trivial genrefication features SF's academic sampling duo, Matmos, and free-art noise ensemble, Die Monitr Batss. Limited to 1000!

  Flössin
Lead Singer
ACHE015

Improvised music by Zach Hill (Hella), Miguel Depedro (KID606), and Christopher Willits. Live drums, manipulated guitar and laptop. Dizzying and beautiful chaos.

  Secret Mommy
Hawaii 5.0
ACHE014

A digital wink to the tropics, this EP shows a glimpse of Secret Mommy’s laid-back side. Fun, sunny electronic music made of sampled oceans, birds, and fruit!

  7"
$5.00
 
LP
$10.00
CD
$4.00
 
CDEP
$5.50
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$3.00
         
Hella /
Four Tet

Split 7"
ACHE013

The first of our Div/orce series finds math / noise / improv duo Hella teamed up with UK's beat hound / melody genious, Four Tet. Gold.

  Secret Mommy
Mammal Class
ACHE012

Digital, acid-soaked mania. Vancouver’s Andy Dixon samples everything from Britney Spears to children’s birthday parties, manipulating them into sonic shotgun blasts.

  Kid Commando
Holy Kid Commando
ACHE011

Some next level shit from Sweden. Sideways “rock music,” stripped to shreds and teetering on the brink of collapse. This unknown rarity is highly recommended.

  7"
$2.00
 
LP
$10
CD
$8.00
Dwnld
$4.00
 
LP
$10
CD
$8.00
Dwnld
$4.00
         
Death From Above 1979
Heads Up
ACHE009

The Canadian duo’s classic debut release. Raw as hell bass and drum pop anthems from these defunct legends.

  Femme Fatale
As You Sow,
So Shall You Reap
ACHE008

Jesse F. Keeler (MSTRKRFT / DFA1979) destroys your record player with thrashy, artful hardcore. Frenzied as fuck.

  J.C.
A Nation Turns Its Back and Gags
ACHE007

Vancouver outsider-hiphop. Truly the weirdest rap production you’ll ever hear, confessional and unsettling, with plenty of nods to the Vancouver hardcore scene.

12" CDEP Dwnld
$2.00
 
  12"
$11.00
 
  LP
$2.00
         
The Epidemic
I am Compltley Oprationa l
ACHE005

Before Secret Mommy, Andy Dixon experimented with a solo project called The Epidemic. Manipulated acoustic experiments in the vein of Joan Of Arc.

  Radio Berlin
The Selection Drone
ACHE004

Those who were blessed enough to see Radio Berlin perform at their peak will never forget their haunting, early Cure-inspired shows. Members have gone on to play in Black Mountain and Lightning Dust.

  d.b.s.
Forget Everything
You Know
ACHE003

The swan-song of Vancouver’s own d.b.s.. A five track post-punk farewell recorded for the fanatics who followed these boyz-2-men over their ten year career.

CD
$6.00
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$3.00
 
LP
$5.00
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$2.00
 
CDEP Download
$3.00
         
Hot Hot Heat / The Red Light Sting
Split
ACHE002

They were up-and-comers once. Side A: knee-jerk synth mayhem by Victoria’s infamous HHH. On Side B, TRLS debuts what would become its angular, hardcore dance signature.

  d.b.s.
If Life Were A Result We'd All Be Dead

A rare release by Vancouver's legendary d.b.s. on New York's CRAP RECORDS. A document of an era when they were at their most energetic with a stronger lean towards LIFETIME-esque melodic hardcore. This just might be their best.

 

 

LP
$5.00
CD
$4.00
Dwnld
$2.00
 
  CD
$8.00