TERRIFYING SHADOWS (2LP)
coverart painting by steve voidloss
AS YOUR SKIES ARE FADING AWAY
new ep by orphx and kareem
dark techno visions from belgian producer derlich.
ZONES OF SIGNIFICANT TIME (LP)
‘zones of significant times’ fuses traditional break beat structures with suffocating sonic violence & darkness. 11 gothinc-industrial hip hop instrumentals. kareem, founder of zhark recordings berlin, has been presenting numerous vinyl releases in th eindustrial noise/techno spectrum. but has often explored hip hop terrain which lead to gloomy with artists such as dälek, shadowhuntaz, audio 88, paul st. hilaire and jaeda glasgow (the bonk)… download code included…
INTO THE HEART OF NOTHING
perfectly executed self-portrayal from huren.
THE GARDEN OF TIME (LTD WHITE VINYL)
Coloured 12 Inch
limited pressing on white vinyl.
PURGING OF DEMONS
the music for this release was a process of literal catharsis, a purging of a build up of negative thoughts and emotions, but the music is also designed to be confrontational. the intent is to challenge mediocrity, to ask questions about the whole notion of techno as merely a form of debauched escapism. the music also asks questions about destructiveness and apathy. the aim is for something with meaning, as opposed to transience. our demons are your contentments- catharsis is the result of the meeting and collaboration between veteran techno producer -heretic- and dark ambient producer -emission-. the project is a quest to explore and purge negative thoughts via music. a modern ascetic experience in the pursuit of inner peace.
YOUR MARKETS ARE VOLATILE
no average half cooked tunes is going to be fronted with these luv songs brought to you by the big k from the k-men islands maximum versatility meets high level accuracy-punch precision!
stÄrkers 2nd ep scorched delivers raw, pulsating rhythmic progressions all masterfully connected to deep ambient drones. the berlin-montreal based duo of frederic arbour (cyclic law) and martin dumais (aun) deliver haunting industrial rhythms and brooding atmospherics, drawing from an austere palette of abstract sonorities.
we are proud to present a new addition to the zhark artist roster. sourced directly from his recent live performance in leipzig at ifz (alongside zhark label head kareem). we have two sonorous cuts of deepest ritualistic electronics from the uncompromising manchester based artist, casual violence. possibly his deepest released work to date which furthermore exemplifies his outstanding musical versatility.
- anabiosis (plural anabioses):
1. a state of suspend animation, especially during extreme conditions, the act of recovering from this state
THE SKY IS GONE BUT STILL HERE (DARK RED MARBLED VINYL)
coloured 12 Inch
7 years after the last zhark vinyl release, heavyweight techno nihilist & labelhead kareem opens up another chapter of advanced technoid noizcore with his 11th full length ep on zhark. after a few years of silence kareem had just reemerged with releases on foundation sonore (fs 01), porto ronco on death of rave or mesmer on zhark digital but is now threatening to inspire more uncompromising percussive hostility. let this just be the beginning: whereas side a emphasis on a very distinguished dance floor groove concept of machine funk embedded in metal layers side b leaves room for a less formatted approach building up tension which is leading to a free firezone of depravity. while methodic differentiations can be discovered on each side, the listener is continously confrontated with haunting sonic extremism.
pressing on dark red coloured and black marbled vinyl.