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iDEAL Recordings is a label and organisation founded by Joachim Nordwall in 1998. iDEAL is releasing various kinds of experimental music, ranging from noise via drone and improv to techno. The huge label program includes vinyl releases, CDS and tapes by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Mats Gustafsson, The Skull Defekts, Dave Phillips, Altar of Flies, Stephen O'Malley, Wolf Eyes, Henrik Rylander, Sewer Election, Ectoplasm Girls, Mika Vainio, BJ Nilsen, John Duncan and many, many more.

 
tranparent blue vinyl, cover by Alter of Flies / Allon Kaye, edition of 300 copies "This is the third ALTAR OF FLIES album on iDEAL, after the "Permanent Cavity" CD in 2010 and the self titled LP in 2014. And in a way, it marks a new direction for AoR, more isolation, ...
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IDEAL191 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

300 copies only "Venerable avant-gardist John Duncan supplies quietly jaw-dropping new fruits from his fertile relationship with iDEAL Recordings, rendering a concept album for the times split between thoughts on social energy/ failure, and intimacy, in his singular ...
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IDEAL210 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Porya Hatami (b.1981) is an experimental sound artist based in Sanandaj, Iran. Working in the field of ambient/minimal, his compositions explore the balance between electronics and environmental sounds, utilizing processed acoustic and electronic sources and field ...
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IDEAL206 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

""Actor-Network Theory" is the final record Nick Klein made as a resident of New York City. Recorded in 2018, it weaves a disparate sonic narrative of dissociative opiated sleeping-bag retreats, and anxiety fueled drum loops. "Actor-Network Theory" is right before the ...
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IDEAL190 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Mike Mangino was half of the insanely creative New Jersey-based duo SMERSH. They started releasing cassettes in 1981 and went on like a couple of mad men in a tornado until Chris Shepard passed away in 1995. They created unique dub, noise, industrial, synth together. ...
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IDEAL185 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

great 7" by Joachim Nordwall's industrial dub alias, white vinyl in generic black sleeve
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IDEAL194 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

RM - SPAZI FUTURI (LP)

"A masterful work from the Italian underworld. Riccardo Mazza is a hidden master of the Italian experimental music scene, a scene that has been extremely important since the late 70's or so. Coming from that background, he has besides his actions as his solo crusade RM, ...
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IDEAL161 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Fireburn the Bloodlot commits crenellated walls of guitar noise by CM Von Hausswolff and Joachim Nordwall under their Sins For Beginners alias for avant-garde powerhouse, iDEAL. Mantled after a phrase Richard Kern graffitied on the bathroom wall of Hausswolff's Lower ...
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IDEAL176 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Villa Abo is more than a band name. It is a former bank buliding in Johannishus in South East Sweden which was where Börft Records was founded and where the boss Jan Zwarre Svensson grew up. It was where the original location of Studio Styrka was and where the first ...
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IDEAL168 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

J.Ö.S. - ULTRA (LP)

"Underground mutant synth music, futuristic and historical at the same time. Even though the music sounds basically like nothing else, connections can been made to the rougher parts of John Carpenter, horror film music as we would have wanted it, or some of those German ...
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IDEAL162 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

GOOD AREA - MACBETH (LP)

"Once upon a time, there were two very difficult people who loved music very much. They loved music so much that they stayed together despite having clear signs that it was not necessarily the right thing to do. They made music together, or next to each other, and ...
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IDEAL165 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Ideal throw a total curveball with Vanligt Folk's doomdub body music mutations on Palle Bondo, where the Oslo/Gothenburg trio drop their punk leanings in favour of a stark sound lodged somewhere between Mika Vainio, CS + Kreme, Fever Ray, Toresch, and even Autechre. ...
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IDEAL166 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"HIGH BOYS suffers a deep passion for old school acid and techno, back to back with an obsession for bad vibes, dub 7"s, William S Burroughs and 80s industrial music. These common interests made Jean-Louis Huhta (Dungeon Acid / Brommage Dub) and Joachim Nordwall (iDEAL) ...
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IDEAL147 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"iDEAL is proud to present the debut album by Gothenburg-based artist Johan Zetterquist (b.1968). It contains three monuments, pieces that should probably be seen more like sound sculptures or documentations than compositions. The shape they come in is profound drone ...
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IDEAL159 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Henrik Rylander's music has been inside the spine of iDEAL since his 2004 album "Traditional Arrangements for Feedback". Rylander's music now and then, is uniquely made out of feedback, and feedback only. His no-input mixing desk rituals ends up in a sharp, cold, ...
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IDEAL155 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The second volume of the iDEALISM series is here, brothers and sisters. This is an attempt to present close collaborators to iDEAL back to back with people making music we love. No specific theme involved, just that we feel there is a certain creative and artistic ...
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IDEAL152 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

edition of 300 copies, comes with two inlays "we must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "being-oriented" society. to shape a new consciousness, one in which cooperation triumphs over domination, and humility before nature's complexity ...
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IDEAL144 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Finally, Ectoplasm Girls's long awaited second album is here!!! The Stockholm duo of sisters Tanya and Nadine Byrne is making an unique blend of post techno, industrial and esoteric pop. This is truly honest, dreamy, dark, evoking music and the heart of their power is ...
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IDEAL143 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Christer Bothén's new LP on iDEAL is a beautiful creation moving comfortably between improv, sound art and drone. Christer Bothén is a main character in the Swedish improv, jazz and world music scene. He studied music in Mali and Morocco in the 70s and collaborated w ...
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IDEAL139 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Joke Lanz travels down memory lane! Two decks a mixer and a dozen of old Sudden Infant vinyls to spin, scratch, manoeuvre, loop and juggle into a narrative new composition. Recorded and mastered by Rashad Becker in Berlin, this album combines Joke Lanz' unique ...
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IDEAL141 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

RM - UNFIT (LP)

"RM is Italian mastermind of bad vibes Riccardo Mazza. The man has a free approach to his music, with no interest what so ever in the device used as a source. RM is dark, meditative harshness at it's absolutely TOP. The intent is to submerge the listener with a gloomy, ...
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IDEAL138 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Joel Brindefalk (1975-2013) in memoriam. Our common memorial project together with Börft Records to celebrate the music of our lost brother Joel Brindefalk is presenting DIONYSIAN. Joel recorded this during a weekend in 1992 together with Joachim Nordwall, Christan ...
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IDEAL131 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

""Protest Music" is the first release by Ornament, the recent project of Joe DeNardo from the band Growing. Ornament began playing shows in late 2012 around the New York City area, and recorded this album in the summer and fall of 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. While live ...
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IDEAL127 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Trance music for darkened dance floors. Tanya Byrne and her solo mission HYPNOTOWER has been on a more minimal, unpleasant and industrial trip than her ECTOPLASM GIRLS collaboration with sister Nadine Byrne. This is dealing with themes like death, dreams and ...
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IDEAL128 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"When John Cage was about to celebrate his 80th birthday in 1992, the Stockholm electronic Music Festival invited CM von Hausswolff to interpret Cage's piece Imaginary Landscape #5. At the time of the performance Cage had already passed away a month earlier. The piece ...
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IDEAL126 | IDEAL RECORDINGS