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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.

 
special price "Venerable avant-garde composer John Duncan follows his prized cycle of cover versions Bitter Earth [2016] with Conventional Wisdom; a truly beguiling new suite of original, stony avant-blooz songs produced in collaboration with iDEAL boss Joachim ...
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IDEAL182 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"On their riveting debut collaboration, Merzbow (Masami Akita) and Vanity Productions (Christian Stadsgaard) transmute worries about ecological disaster into a torrent of spirit-gnawing, experimental noise that surpasses the sum of its parts. Both hailing from places ...
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IDEAL184 | 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

"Kali Malone presents a quietly subversive new album featuring almost two hours of concentrated, creeping organ pieces governed by a strict acoustic and compositional code. It's a major new work with ultimately profound emotional resonance. "The Sacrificial Code" takes ...
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IDEAL192CD | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The time-stopping tract of In Demons In! is a naturally elemental drone collaboration between eminent experimentalists Jim O'Rourke and CM Von Hausswolf for their eternal admirers at iDEAL Recordings. Offering a transfixing peek behind the curtain of pure black hole ...
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IDEAL189 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The first vinyl release between Carl Abrahamsson & Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, 'Loyalty Does Not End With Death' is the final part of a spoken word trilogy initiated in 1990 with the Psychick TV & White Stains side 'At Stockholm', and proceeded by their 'Wordship' [2004] ...
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IDEAL187 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Daniel Rozenhall is the hidden master of obscure experimental music in Sweden, with a close relationship to the Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm and the Fylkingen venue, record label and organisation. He has a very limited catalogue; two excellent LPs came out on ...
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IDEAL178 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Throw Light Upon is a journey through sonic deepness, wandering between episodes of glare and fractions of hazing textures. Created in a hot summer in a little room in Brussels. It's an amazing, deep, transcending techno fix by Jacopo Bacci. Somehow connected to some ...
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IDEAL183 | 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

"The story of iDEAL starts out in London 1998, when Nordwall was living the hardscrabble life, and dreaming of starting a new record label and platform. He called it iDEAL, and 180 releases, 20 years later, it has become an invaluable node for non-standard, wayward ...
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IDEAL175 | 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

"Monstrance documents Mika Vainio & Joachim Nordwall reshaping guitars, drums and incendiary electronics at Einstürzende Neubauten's Berlin studio back in 2010. The results were originally issued by Touch in 2013, with this new 2LP edition arriving on Nordwall's iDEAL ...
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IDEAL164 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"One of three Stockholm-based Byrne sisters along with Tanya, her partner in Ectoplasm Girls, and Ambra, who has recently provided EG's live visuals, Nadine Byrne operates at the intersection of intuitive sonic and visual arts. Where Ectoplasm Girls tend to a bewitched ...
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IDEAL171 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

special offer "End Ground forms the 3rd and final installment in a series of records documenting the solo prowess of Sunn 0)))'s Stephen O'Malley released on Sweden's iDEAL Recordings. It was performed on electric guitar thru Sunn model T amps, and captured on zoom H4 ...
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IDEAL135 | 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

"Bob Bellerue is a New York based composer, sound activist and artist. His, to us, highly important releases "Brokelyn" (LP, Love Earth Music 2014) and "Damned Piano" (2LP, Anarchymoon Recordings 2015) were quietly released and distributed but left a deep impact on ...
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IDEAL142 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Two new vocal based recordings by the conceptual, and ever challenging artist John Duncan. "Mantra" is a piece by himself and is a choral drone that is highly capturing and transcendent. "Ur Sonate" is a classic sound poem by dadaist Kurt Schwitters composed between ...
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IDEAL167 | 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

"Sewer Election is back on iDEAL, nine years after his master piece of tape loop filth CD "Kassettmusik" and four years after his deep collab LP "Aska" with Frederikke Hoffmeier/Puce Mary. He is part of the inner circle of iDEAL though and it kind of amazes us that he ...
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IDEAL156 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Haswell side plays at 45, Acid side at 33. Edition of 300, black vinyl. Cover by Jakob Krajcik, Photo by Oliver Fey, Mastered & Cut at Dubplates & Mastering." (label info)
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IDEAL111 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"I had to record something that was not music. Something pure, pulsating and far from any attempt to make it accessible in any way. I wanted something true, something filled with energy. A pulsating energy. To stop myself from working like I always do, I decided to ...
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IDEAL151 | IDEAL RECORDINGS