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Pica Disk is run by Lasse Marhaug and is specialised in, well, noise and experimental music. Since 2007 he has produced releases by his own Jazkamer, incredible CD boxes by Kevin Drumm, Government Alpha or Incapacitants, albums featuring Oren Ambarchi, Maja Ratkje, Tony Conrad and more.

 
"Since his first self-released cassettes in the early 1990s, New Zealand's Clinton Williams aka Omit has been on a singular and personal musical journey. Described as one of the greatest outsider artists currently working in the field, Omit employs homebuilt instruments ...
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PICA044 | PICA DISK

"A bone-fide underground legend, Witcyst has been creating completely unique noise music from the isolation of smalltown New Zealand since the late eighties. For three decades Witcyst has been an infamous prol yet mysterious force of the deep noise underground, sharing ...
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PICA039 | PICA DISK

"The final release in Jazkamer's 2010 series is a 4CD Box-set. CD1: Wind On Wednesday, Previously unreleased first album from 1998. CD2: Compilation Tracks, 16 tracks selected from various compilations 2000-2007. CD3: Vinyl on CD, First CD version of the "Turntable ...
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PICA027 | PICA DISK

""Metal Music Machine 2" is the sequel to Jazkamer's 2006 metal album "Metal Music Machine". It is recorded with the same line-up, in the same studio, and continues the paths laid out by the first album; Jazkamer exploring the deep dark fjords of metal. From 80's German ...
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PICA026 | PICA DISK

"Pica Disk is proud to present "Bats in the Attic" - Keränen's solo debut full-length CD. This album has arrived to shatter Finland's pristine reputation. You thought they were a bunch of bland mobile-phone-touting Nords? Think again: from the swamps they came and to a ...
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PICA025 | PICA DISK

""Failed State of Mind" is Jazkamer's 25th studio album. Most people know of the infamous "that difficult 25th album", but for Jazkamer the landmark number appears to have given no difficulties, as "Failed State of Mind" is the most mellow and easy-on-the-ears recording ...
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PICA024 | PICA DISK

JAZZKAMER - PEANUTS (CD)

""Peanuts" is a mixture of location recordings and percussion, and can be seen as a continuation of the music Jazzkammer explored on the albums "Timex" (2000) and "Pancakes" (2002); carefully construced transparent sound-surfaces. One track also features turntable ...
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PICA023 | PICA DISK

"On "Matthew 28:17" Jazkamer for the first time in the 2010 Monthly Series operates as its core duo of Lasse Marhaug and John Hegre. This reduction does little to lighten the density of their sound, rather the opposite, because "Matthew 28:17" is a thick haze of dopey ...
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PICA022 | PICA DISK

""Cover by Hair Stylstics" is the july edition of Jazkamer's ongoing 2010 monthly Compact Disc series. This month's album finds Hegre and Marhaug joined by Iver Sandøy playing noisecore. Noisecore is a crossover between grindcore and noise music. One could call it ...
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PICA021 | PICA DISK

"The June edition of Jazkamer's 2010 monthly CD-series. A big-band noise extravagansa. The first studio recording of the Metal Music Machine line-up; two drummers, electronics and three guitars. Artwork by Justin Bartlett." (label info)
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PICA020 | PICA DISK

"The May edition of Jazkamer's 2010 monthly CD-series." (label info)
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PICA018 | PICA DISK

"CD1: Lights Out. New album of necro acoustic material recorded 2006-2008. CD2: Malaise. Reissue of the limited edition double cassette previously released on Hospital Productions in 2009. CD3: Decrepit. Previously unreleased material from 1998-1999 and 2008 + reissue ...
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PICA019 | PICA DISK

"The April edition of Jazkamer's 2010 monthly CD-series. The first all-acoustic Jazkamer record." (label info)
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PICA017 | PICA DISK

"The March edition of Jazkamer's 2010 monthly CD-series. Free-form funk-noise." (label info)
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PICA016 | PICA DISK

"The February edition of Jazkamer's 2010 monthly CD-series. "Musica Non Grata" is a feedback-fest. Armed with guitars and analogue synths and an arsenal of amps, Hegre, Gross and Marhaug locked themselves into Duper Studios in Bergen, exploring how feedback-timbre ...
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PICA015 | PICA DISK

"The January edition of Jazkamer's 2010 monthly CD-series. A trio recording of Jean-Philippe Gross, John Hegre and Lasse Marhaug. Studio live-electronics recorded to analog tape at Duper Studios in Bergen. Edited and post-produced by Gross. A dense tapestry of perfect ...
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PICA014 | PICA DISK

"The forth entry in Ratkje and Marhaug's "Music For"-collaborative series. After Shopping (2002), Loving (2004) and Faking (2005) comes... Gardening. The title is inspired by Ratkje's new life in the coutryside. The seven tracks on this CD are meant to inspire the ...
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PICA009 | PICA DISK

"Classic Japanese Harsh Noise. Deluxe 4CD box-set with a selection of 62 tracks from cassette releases in the years 1992 to 1999, originally on labels like Harbinger Sound, Mother Savage Noise Productions, Hospital Productions, Utsu Tapes, American Tapes and of course ...
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PICA012 | PICA DISK

"Incapacitants needs no introduction; the duo of Fumio Kosakai and T.Mikawa; veterans and originators of Japanese noise music; cult band number one for noise fanatics worldwide; a band whose infamous status as the best live noise act ever has continued to grow over the ...
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PICA006 | PICA DISK

"Hijokaidan has since 1979 been one of the leading voices in Japanese noise music. Starting out with a broad line-up of performers, eventually in the course of the 80-ies the Hijokaidan sound became easily identifiable with the shredding guitar-sound of band-leader Jojo ...
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PICA005 | PICA DISK

"Birchville Cat Motel is the project of New Zealander Campbell Kneale, who has from his base in Lower Hutt since the mid 90-ies established himself as the leading voice of this generation of NZ sound artists. Gunpowder Temple of Heaven is a new highlight in his ...
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PICA004 | PICA DISK

"Hild Sofie Tafjord has been known to the public for over a decade as part of projects like SPUNK or Fe-Mail (her duo with Maja Ratkje) and collaborations with Birchville Cat Motel, Wolf Eyes, Matmos, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, Carlos Giffoni, Zeena Parkins and others. ...
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PICA003 | PICA DISK

"a pair of "piano music" pieces, acting as the debut collaborative single from two of contemporary experimental music's most prolific/consistently rewarding practitioners; oren ambarchi and lasse marhaug... those of you expecting something on par with maurizio pollini's ...
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PICA002 | PICA DISK