Black Rain album now available to pre-order

Details of Black Rain's new album have been announced. Entitled Dark Pool, it's due to be released in August/September on LP, CD and digital formats. Full information and pre-orders here.

Dalhous interviewed

Aaron Coultate spoke to Dalhous about their work ahead of their recent London show supporting Wolfgang Voigt. The interview is now up on Resident Advisor

Blackest Ever Black on Berlin Community Radio, June 2014

Blackest Ever Black's June 2014 show for Berlin Community Radio was broadcast live on 19/06/14, at 2pm-4pm. It has now been archived and is available for stream/download here

Dalhous 'This Man Is An Island' t-shirt

A new, limited edition Dalhous t-shirt is available to pre-order now. Precise size of the edition will be based on number of pre-orders received, but we expect to print no more than 50-100, so we advise you to act quickly if you'd like one. 

Details of Black Rain album imminent

Black Rain's new album Dark Pool, the project's first since 1996, is due to be released in August/September by Blackest Ever Black. The LP was mastered by Matt Colton last month, and full details of its release will be announced soon. 

Krokodilo Tapes from Nina and Brian Not Brian

The latest two entries in the Krokodilo Tapes series come from two longtime friends of the label. Nina Plazonja, who's responsible for the Nina Trifft nights at Hamburg's Golden Pudel, has put together a gripping, torrid mixtape entitled No Observable Effect Concentration, while Brian Not Brian, of Going Good and Kristina Records, contributes the equally immaculate and brooding Holywell Session. Each tape comes in an edition of 75, available to pre-order now, and due to be dispatched in late July. 

Stefan Jaworzyn & Heather Leigh's Annihilating Light at Cafe Oto, June 14th

Stefan Jaworzyn will make a rare live appearance on Saturday 14th June, playing guitar in a new, possibly one-off improv duo with Heather Leigh dubbed Annihilating Light, at London's Cafe Oto. 

An unmissable opportunity to catch this perennially displeased underground deity on the instrument that made his name. Annihilating Light, along with Poulomi Desai & Lorah Pierre, perform in support of Zaimph. The gig is co-presented by Oto and Miles Of Smiles; advances tickets are £8 or £10 OTD. 

More information and tickets here

Jaworzyn's archival release Drained Of Connotation, a collection of synthesiser and drum machine experiments recorded in 1982, is out now on Blackest Ever Black. 

Blackest Ever Black on Berlin Community Radio, May 2014

The May edition of Blackest Ever Black's monthly show on Berlin Community Radio was broadcast live from Neuk├Âlln at 6pm-8pm CET on 22/05/14. The show has now been archived and is available to stream/download via Soundcloud here.

Includes first plays of new BEB material from Dalhous, Bremen, Killing Sound and Black Rain.

R.I.P. Julia Brightly

Julia Brightly, who mixed Officer's Dead Unique at her home studio in 1995, passed away in the small hours of May 3, 2014, following a recent cancer diagnosis.

Born in London, Julia had returned there in 2013 after a decade-long stint in the States, and we were lucky enough to have her attend the mastering session for Dead Unique at Alchemy back in January, 2014.

A tirelessly active musician, producer, songwriter, painter, photographer and broadcaster, Julia was renowned first and foremost as a technician, with a formidable reputation for live sound mixing that saw her work closely with the likes of Mogwai, Wire, The Knife and Slint.

Our thoughts are naturally with the friends and family she leaves behind. Dead Unique, which finally sees the light of day next week after 18 years in limbo, is dedicated to her memory.

No peace no love no unity

A new, limited edition Blackest Ever Black t-shirt is up for pre-order.

Gildan Heavy Cotton black tees, screen-printed on one side by Heavyrock in Hove, UK. 100% cotton, 185 gsm. Available in sizes S, M, L and XL.

More information here.