Avantgarde Music (label)
Avantgarde Music

Avantgarde Music

http://www.avantgardemusic.com/

788 prodotti

LYCIA
Casa Luna

Anyone with the slightest interest in darkwave music and the goth counterculture is familiar with Lycia. Born in Tempe, AZ, in 1988 from the creative mind of Mike VanPortfleet, Lycia is as seminal and influential as a band can get. Devoted to cold, somber and synthetic sounds, these pioneers of the ethereal are responsible for some of the most acclaimed underground albums of the ‘90s. 

The current lineup of the band is John Fair, David Galas, Tara Vanflower and Mike VanPortfleet, who has been the only constant member since the band’s formation. Although only achieving minor cult success, the band is notable for being one of the groundbreaking groups in the darkwave and ethereal styles. Their 1995 album The Burning Circle And Then Dust "remains a high point of American dark rock" according to AllMusic, and 1996’s Cold has been cited as one of the genre’s best by Post-Punk.com and Alternative Press. Lycia's sound is characterized by rich soundscapes and layers of heavily effected guitars, dark atmospheric keyboards, heavy reverb drenched drum machines, VanPortfleet's somber raspy vocals and Vanflower's vivid melodic voice. 

Avantgarde Music had the pleasure to bring the 1991 debut full-length Ionia to a vinyl edition for the first time in early 2021, and this brought along the chance to cooperate on new music. This turned out to be a rich studio EP, Casa Luna. We reached out to Mike VanPortfleet, who describes Casa Luna as a followup to 2018’s In Flickers, with a more varied approach, stylistically and thematically. “In Flickers and Casa Luna are Lycia’s purest releases. Originally planned as a split 7” with the song “A Quiet Way to Go”, as more songs were written they evolved to an EP”.


Avantgarde Music
2021
DIGI CD
€ 10,00

ANCIENT WISDOM
A Celebration In Honor Of Death

It has been 17 years, but finally the time has come for the reaper to wield his scythe once again. Ancient Wisdom is the musical alter ego of Marcus E. Norman, veteran of the Swedish black metal scene and member of Naglfar and Bewitched. To us, not only he means one of the best cult acts of the ’90s and early ’00s, but also one of the first artists to find a home under the Avantgarde Music banner, back in 1993.

Formed by Norman in Umeå, Sweden, under the name Ancient in 1992 as a full band, Ancient recorded their demo tape In the Eye of the Serpent. In 1993 the name was changed into Ancient Wisdom, and in December the second demo tape Through Rivers of the Eternal Blackness was recorded, after which the band signed a record deal with Avantgarde Music. In December 1994 the debut album For Snow Covered the Northland was recorded, but due to some technical errors it was not released until 1996, and during this time Marcus decided to continue the project on his own.

From 1997 to 2004 Ancient Wisdom recorded and released three other albums: The Calling (1997), ...and the Physical Shape of Light Bled (2000) and Cometh Doom, Cometh Death (2004), before entering a hiatus seventeen-year long.

A Celebration in Honor of Death, the fifth full length album from Ancient Wisdom and their comeback after such a long time, displays a dismal and more sinister side of this Swedish entity that has been spreading its darkness since 1992. 7 tracks of the purest death worship, draped in haunting melodies and an atmosphere reeking of broken coffins and graveyard dust.


Avantgarde Music
2021
CD
€ 12,00

ANCIENT WISDOM
A Celebration In Honor Of Death

Black vinyl - etched D side

It has been 17 years, but finally the time has come for the reaper to wield his scythe once again. Ancient Wisdom is the musical alter ego of Marcus E. Norman, veteran of the Swedish black metal scene and member of Naglfar and Bewitched. To us, not only he means one of the best cult acts of the ’90s and early ’00s, but also one of the first artists to find a home under the Avantgarde Music banner, back in 1993.

Formed by Norman in Umeå, Sweden, under the name Ancient in 1992 as a full band, Ancient recorded their demo tape In the Eye of the Serpent. In 1993 the name was changed into Ancient Wisdom, and in December the second demo tape Through Rivers of the Eternal Blackness was recorded, after which the band signed a record deal with Avantgarde Music. In December 1994 the debut album For Snow Covered the Northland was recorded, but due to some technical errors it was not released until 1996, and during this time Marcus decided to continue the project on his own.

From 1997 to 2004 Ancient Wisdom recorded and released three other albums: The Calling (1997), ...and the Physical Shape of Light Bled (2000) and Cometh Doom, Cometh Death (2004), before entering a hiatus seventeen-year long.

A Celebration in Honor of Death, the fifth full length album from Ancient Wisdom and their comeback after such a long time, displays a dismal and more sinister side of this Swedish entity that has been spreading its darkness since 1992. 7 tracks of the purest death worship, draped in haunting melodies and an atmosphere reeking of broken coffins and graveyard dust.


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 22,00

ANCIENT WISDOM
A Celebration In Honor Of Death (Soundcave exclusive)

Colored vinyl LTD - etched D side

It has been 17 years, but finally the time has come for the reaper to wield his scythe once again. Ancient Wisdom is the musical alter ego of Marcus E. Norman, veteran of the Swedish black metal scene and member of Naglfar and Bewitched. To us, not only he means one of the best cult acts of the ’90s and early ’00s, but also one of the first artists to find a home under the Avantgarde Music banner, back in 1993.

Formed by Norman in Umeå, Sweden, under the name Ancient in 1992 as a full band, Ancient recorded their demo tape In the Eye of the Serpent. In 1993 the name was changed into Ancient Wisdom, and in December the second demo tape Through Rivers of the Eternal Blackness was recorded, after which the band signed a record deal with Avantgarde Music. In December 1994 the debut album For Snow Covered the Northland was recorded, but due to some technical errors it was not released until 1996, and during this time Marcus decided to continue the project on his own.

From 1997 to 2004 Ancient Wisdom recorded and released three other albums: The Calling (1997), ...and the Physical Shape of Light Bled (2000) and Cometh Doom, Cometh Death (2004), before entering a hiatus seventeen-year long.

A Celebration in Honor of Death, the fifth full length album from Ancient Wisdom and their comeback after such a long time, displays a dismal and more sinister side of this Swedish entity that has been spreading its darkness since 1992. 7 tracks of the purest death worship, draped in haunting melodies and an atmosphere reeking of broken coffins and graveyard dust.


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 22,00

UNREQVITED
Stars Wept to the Sea - (read the notes)

2nd press cyan vinyl.

Please note: New copy but comes with a small damage on one corner of the cover

 


Avantgarde Music
2019
LP
€ 10,00

OLHAVA
Frozen Bloom (black vinyl)

Russian blackgaze duo Olhava is back with their new studio album. Frozen Blooom is the natural follow-up to self-titled Olhava (2019) and Ladoga (2020), and integrates some dronescapes the band experimented on Never Leave Me Alone (2020), the drone version of their debut.

Multi-instrumentalist Andrey Novozhilov and drummer Timur Yusupov describe their new journey with words of thoughtful contemplation: “When winter is just starting to fade and give some space to the first steps of spring… When life starts to reappear and the very early flowers peek through the thawing soil, a sudden drop of the temperature can leave them petrified and frozen back again, punished by the “Queen of Fields”. This statuesque dead beauty, being infinitely alive and dead at the same time is the main metaphor of this album. Frozen Bloom is about unfulfilled dreams. About how we sacrifice everything today for some abstract “tomorrow”, which may never come. But tomorrow and yesterday don’t exist – only this very moment of static contemplation is real”.

Frozen Bloom is Olhava’s fourth opus in three years, and here the duo took some different routes compositionally. Two of the four tracks are traditionally storm-like blackgaze passages, while the other two are leaning towards a more meditative drone experience. The album also features A. Lunn, who kindly agreed to record an electric guitar solo as well as acoustic parts and choral parts on “Frozen Bloom I”.

Frozen Bloom was recorded at Olhava home studios, as well as at the local rehearsal space. Mikhail Kurochkin took care of mixing and mastering.


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 22,00

ISON
Aurora (white)

This is the regular white vinyl edition, limited to 400 copies!

Over 70 minutes of cosmic channeling written, performed & produced by DANIEL ÄNGHEDE Featuring guest vocals by: SYLVAINE, CAMMIE GILBERT (OCEANS OF SLUMBER), TARA VANFLOWER (LYCIA), VILA, CARLINE VAN ROOS (LETHIAN DREAMS), GOGO MELONE (AEONIAN SORROW), VIOLA PETSCH & LISA CUTHBERT


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 22,00

ISON
Aurora (galaxy)

 

This is the "Galaxy effect" in grey/black vinyl edition, limited to 100 copies!

Over 70 minutes of cosmic channeling written, performed & produced by DANIEL ÄNGHEDE Featuring guest vocals by: SYLVAINE, CAMMIE GILBERT (OCEANS OF SLUMBER), TARA VANFLOWER (LYCIA), VILA, CARLINE VAN ROOS (LETHIAN DREAMS), GOGO MELONE (AEONIAN SORROW), VIOLA PETSCH & LISA CUTHBERT


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 24,00

ISON
Aurora

New album "AURORA" will be out on 25/06.

Digipak will be shipped rather earlier than that though (a couple of weeks in advance of release date)

Over 70 minutes of cosmic channeling written, performed & produced by DANIEL ÄNGHEDE Featuring guest vocals by: SYLVAINE, CAMMIE GILBERT (OCEANS OF SLUMBER), TARA VANFLOWER (LYCIA), VILA, CARLINE VAN ROOS (LETHIAN DREAMS), GOGO MELONE (AEONIAN SORROW), VIOLA PETSCH & LISA CUTHBERT


Avantgarde Music
2021
DIGI CD
€ 12,00

OLHAVA
Frozen Bloom (Ltd)

Double LP in ultra-clear vinyl

Russian blackgaze duo Olhava is back with their new studio album. Frozen Blooom is the natural follow-up to self-titled Olhava (2019) and Ladoga (2020), and integrates some dronescapes the band experimented on Never Leave Me Alone (2020), the drone version of their debut.

Multi-instrumentalist Andrey Novozhilov and drummer Timur Yusupov describe their new journey with words of thoughtful contemplation: “When winter is just starting to fade and give some space to the first steps of spring… When life starts to reappear and the very early flowers peek through the thawing soil, a sudden drop of the temperature can leave them petrified and frozen back again, punished by the “Queen of Fields”. This statuesque dead beauty, being infinitely alive and dead at the same time is the main metaphor of this album. Frozen Bloom is about unfulfilled dreams. About how we sacrifice everything today for some abstract “tomorrow”, which may never come. But tomorrow and yesterday don’t exist – only this very moment of static contemplation is real”.

Frozen Bloom is Olhava’s fourth opus in three years, and here the duo took some different routes compositionally. Two of the four tracks are traditionally storm-like blackgaze passages, while the other two are leaning towards a more meditative drone experience. The album also features A. Lunn, who kindly agreed to record an electric guitar solo as well as acoustic parts and choral parts on “Frozen Bloom I”.

Frozen Bloom was recorded at Olhava home studios, as well as at the local rehearsal space. Mikhail Kurochkin took care of mixing and mastering.


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 24,00

OLHAVA
Frozen Bloom

Russian blackgaze duo Olhava is back with their new studio album. Frozen Blooom is the natural follow-up to self-titled Olhava (2019) and Ladoga (2020), and integrates some dronescapes the band experimented on Never Leave Me Alone (2020), the drone version of their debut.

Multi-instrumentalist Andrey Novozhilov and drummer Timur Yusupov describe their new journey with words of thoughtful contemplation: “When winter is just starting to fade and give some space to the first steps of spring… When life starts to reappear and the very early flowers peek through the thawing soil, a sudden drop of the temperature can leave them petrified and frozen back again, punished by the “Queen of Fields”. This statuesque dead beauty, being infinitely alive and dead at the same time is the main metaphor of this album. Frozen Bloom is about unfulfilled dreams. About how we sacrifice everything today for some abstract “tomorrow”, which may never come. But tomorrow and yesterday don’t exist – only this very moment of static contemplation is real”.

Frozen Bloom is Olhava’s fourth opus in three years, and here the duo took some different routes compositionally. Two of the four tracks are traditionally storm-like blackgaze passages, while the other two are leaning towards a more meditative drone experience. The album also features A. Lunn, who kindly agreed to record an electric guitar solo as well as acoustic parts and choral parts on “Frozen Bloom I”.

Frozen Bloom was recorded at Olhava home studios, as well as at the local rehearsal space. Mikhail Kurochkin took care of mixing and mastering.


Avantgarde Music
2021
DIGI CD
€ 12,00

DZO-NGA
The Sachem's Tales (2021)

The classic Dzö-Nga 2017 album with new tracklist and reworked artworks, but most of all, now remastered by no less than the glorious man, Dan Swanö


Avantgarde Music
2021
LP
€ 17,00

MESARTHIM
Phase One (8 tapes box)

'Phase One' is a box set including ALL Mesarthim recordings so far, now released on cassette: it's a full colors box with lid, including 8 tapes / cassettes.
Alongside Mesarthim classic albums like 'Isolate' or 'Ghost Condensate' this compendium includes also single and eps that never had a physical release (i.e. "Spire" or "Presence").
This box set is strictly limited to a one-only press of 250 numbered units.


Avantgarde Music
2021
BOX SET
€ 80,00

MESARTHIM
Absence - Grey/Black Smoke LP

 

Second press! 

We have some copies left in mixed vinyl colors edition:
Violet/grey marble
Smoke/black marble
Grey with some black splatters
your copy will be randomly picked by our staff


Avantgarde Music
2019
LP
€ 20,00

LIGHT FIELD REVERIE
Another World (half splatter vinyl)

Second press, preorder

Light Field Reverie was formed to traverse the haunted and ethereal sonic landscapes at the border between crushing heaviness and dreamlike beauty. Featuring Mike Lamb (Sojourner), Heike Langhans (Draconian), and Scotty Lodge (Sojourner).

Heike Langhans - Vocals, Synths
Mike Lamb - Guitars, Synths, Piano, Drums
Scotty Lodge - Bass 


Avantgarde Music
2020
LP
€ 18,00

SUR AUSTRU
Obarsie / Obârșie (2nd press)

New press after instant soldout of first press, in PRE-ORDER shipping estimated 20/04/2021

Following the concept of their first journey Meteahna Timpurilor, released via Avantgarde Music in 2019, Sur Austru is ready to present to you its natural follow up, their latest ritual called Obârşie. The band born from the ashes of beloved Negură Bunget is once again ready to take you to a trip through the endless forests of Romania and southern Carpathia with their ritualistic blend of black metal and local folklore.

With Obârşie, Sur Austru is opening new gates and sacred structures, developing the sound of the previous album and adding more layers of sounds, beautiful voices and choirs, massive sound walls, gloomy atmospheres, epic blast-beats as well as sacred traditional instruments, all in one single concept album. Obârşie is the Romanian word representing the concepts of origin, descent and source, whether it is the source of water in the mountains or an initiation ceremony.

 

You may want to add one copy of Sur Austru debut CD "Meteahna Timpurilor"  now in special offer with the new album's preorder for only 5.00€ (click here to add "metehana.." digi CD)

 


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 22,00

BELTEZ
A Grey Chill And A Whisper (marble)

Second press in marble vinyl 


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 23,00

BELTEZ
A Grey Chill And A Whisper (white)

Second press, white vinyls


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 23,00

LYCIA
Ionia (splatter)

Gatefold cover, trans. red with black and white splatters! 

 


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 24,00

LYCIA
Ionia (galaxy red black)

Official vinyl release after 30 years ! 

Galaxy effect: main black color with red shades


Avantgarde Music
2021
2LP
€ 24,00

BELTEZ
Exiled, punished... rejected (bone vinyl)

Repress 2021

Concise melodies, sinister vocals and harsh tones as usual - these are just three things one has to expect on the new studio album of Beltez. Hailing from Germanys Rhineland area, the Band intensively explored the topic of death four years ago on their previous record "Tod, Part 1". Now they developed this concept further following Wayne Barlowes novel "God's Demon".
With ,,Exiled, Punished...Rejected" they took up Barlowes atmosphere, which death, intrigues and dying akin to classical literature and ancient Greek mythologies and managed to form it into a musical epic.
 


Avantgarde Music
2021
LP
€ 17,00

OLHAVA
Never leave me alone

Drone edition of Olhava's "s/t" debut! 

extra limited edition, one-only press


Avantgarde Music
2021
LP
€ 17,00
Suicide Forest - Reluctantly (small damaged cover)
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Suicide Forest
Reluctantly (small damaged cover)

Brand new and sealed, came with a very, very small seamsplit on top. 

Three years after their fascinating debut, Suicide Forest is back with Reluctantly, a sophomore album which further develops their art. Taking their name from the Japanese Aokigahara forest, where many troubled 
people travel to end their life, the one-man band from Tucson, Az., moves from classic depressive black metal coordinates and expands their sound palette. As a result, Reluctantly settles somewhere in between DSBM, atmospheric black metal and post-black/blackgaze.
The perfect company for restless souls, Reluctantly reminds of the eerie keyboard patterns of Burzum and the dilated atmospheres of contemporary US black metal pillars like Ash Borer, mixed with some unpredictable twists such as dissonant riffs and solos. Suicide Forest will please both those looking for furious up-tempos and the more introvert blacksters, looking for a sanctuary from the outside world.
Multi-instrumentalist and mastermind A.Kruger wrote Reluctantly in the second half of 2019, before the pandemic struck us all, but began tracking the album at his home studio in early 2020. About the lyrics, when asked what themes inform his work, he plainly replied: The whole album focuses
on the themes of resent and isolation, feelings that were only compounded considering the entirety of Reluctanlty was recorded during the covid-19 lockdown”.

 

 


Avantgarde Music
2021
LP
€ 18,00 € 9,00

Suicide Forest
Reluctantly (Ltd)

Silver/black galaxy vinyl

Three years after their fascinating debut, Suicide Forest is back with Reluctantly, a sophomore album which further develops their art. Taking their name from the Japanese Aokigahara forest, where many troubled 
people travel to end their life, the one-man band from Tucson, Az., moves from classic depressive black metal coordinates and expands their sound palette. As a result, Reluctantly settles somewhere in between DSBM, atmospheric black metal and post-black/blackgaze.
The perfect company for restless souls, Reluctantly reminds of the eerie keyboard patterns of Burzum and the dilated atmospheres of contemporary US black metal pillars like Ash Borer, mixed with some unpredictable twists such as dissonant riffs and solos. Suicide Forest will please both those looking for furious up-tempos and the more introvert blacksters, looking for a sanctuary from the outside world.
Multi-instrumentalist and mastermind A.Kruger wrote Reluctantly in the second half of 2019, before the pandemic struck us all, but began tracking the album at his home studio in early 2020. About the lyrics, when asked what themes inform his work, he plainly replied: The whole album focuses
on the themes of resent and isolation, feelings that were only compounded considering the entirety of Reluctanlty was recorded during the covid-19 lockdown”.

 

 


Avantgarde Music
2021
LP
€ 18,00
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