This week we are taking a look at Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records from Switzerland. What we have left is just the left over inventory. Once it is gone it is gone forever. The prices are crazy cheap.
APE MUST NOT KILL APE RECORDS
AMALTHEA - Decisions Should Be... CD $1.00
ANTITHESIS/KHERE - split 7" $0.50
DEAD VERSE - s/t 7" $0.50
DRY CONDITIONS/YFERE - split 7" $0.50
ENO - Stea.alto CD $1.00
FERGUSON - s/t LP $1.00
HER BREATH ON GLASS/KHERE - split CD $3.00
KONTRAPUNKT - s/t 7" $0.50
LAST FORTY SECONDS - 12" $2.00
NEBRASKA - s/t 7" $0.50
RAEIN - Nati Da Altri Padri/Ogni Nuovo Inizio CD $2.00
SCOLD FOR WANDERING/STELLARDRIVE - split LP $1.00
SINGLE STATE OF MAN - s/t LP $1.00
STRAIGHT NO CHASER - s/t 7" $0.50
THOUGHTS PAINT THE SKY - Hier spielt die... LP $1.00
TIDAL - Moment LP $1.00
WEREWOLVES - Grind Melon CD $1.00
WHAT PRICE WONDERLAND? - Thirty With... LP $1.00
CONNECTIONS- comp LP with Amalthea, Arse Moreira, Eucalypt, Orbit Cinta Benjamin, Dodewaard, and Hiro $1.00
LOVE LIFE- comp CD with Daitro, Last Forty Seconds, Her Breath on Glass, Eno, Kids Explode, Bravo Fucking Bravo, Saddest Landscape, and more... $1.00
AMALTHEA - Decisions Should Be A Desert... CD
This is the third release by these Swedish emo kids and they've expanded their rough screamo sound into something bigger and even more exciting. Emotive screaming and singing meets post-rock parts in the vein of MILEMARKER and STANDSTILL. Other songs have that distinct YAPHET KOTTO feeling. Packaged in a sweet 6 panel digipac cover. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #28)
ANTITHESIS/KHERE - split 7"
Another awesome split in the name of friendship. Antithesis from Piacenza (Italy) play a mix of post hardcore/screamo with a slight dose of metal and actually end up sounding a lot like Rorschach on this recording. Khere from Arezzo (Italy) play fast, screamy hardcore. Every record comes with beautiful silk screen covers (made by La Quiete's Michele Camorani) and huge booklets that will take you right back to the year 1994. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape #26)
DEAD VERSE - s/t 7"
This band may hail from Switzerland, but you wouldn't know it. On their second release after their first self-released 7" Dead Verse convince with an uncluttered 90ies hardcore sound that is reminiscent of early Modern Life is War, SWIZ, or early-era Dischord bands (think Void). Agressive vocals coupled with no-nonsense riffing and tight drumming make for an invigorating listening experience. Highly recommended to fans of early DC hardcore. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape/Arctic Radar Records #1)
DRY CONDITIONS/YFERE - split 7"
DRY CONDITIONS play sassy post hardcore in the vein of At The Drive-In.
YFERE play epic German screamo. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape #15)
ENO - Stea.alto CD
Inspired by bands like MONO, GREGOR SAMSA and MOGWAI, these two Swiss guys decided to start a journey into wider soundscapes. As the duo uses loopstations and samples and guitars, the emotional and cleverly structured songs, all of them instrumental, sound like a whole orchestra. The album is calm and relaxed, yet it creates a certain nervous tension and it doesn't cling to commonly known rock clichees or structures. Don't expect a sound, that the label Synalgie (connected to the hardcore label Ape Must Not Kill Ape) normally delivers. This definitely isn't screamo, this is an astonishing soundtrack to a movie that goes from the light to the dark side of the mind. (Karate/Monkey/Super Fighter/Ape Must Kill Ape Records Aperecsyn 001 CD)
FERGUSON - one-sided LP
Ferguson was around in the early 90s and played emotive hardcore in the vein of bands such as FUEL, CLOSURE and NAVIO FORGE. These four songs were recorded shortly before the band broke up and not released until now. Limited to 300 copies and comes in handmade sleeves. Members of Ferguson have also played and/or still play in MR. WILLIS OF OHIO, BLUE WATER BOY, PROFAX, SUNDOWNER, MINE, ARMICIDE, CRUSH MY CALM, DAMAGE I.D. and CATARACT. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #29)
KONTRAPUNKT - s/t 7"
KONTRAPUNKT - 7"
Amazing new German band that plays an emotive mix of screamo harcore in the vein of Raein, Orchid and some mid-nineties emo. Handscreened covers by the drummer of La Quiete. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #42)
THE LAST FORTY SECONDS - LP
Chaotic and yet moody and always emotive, The Last Forty Seconds put together a surprisingly good debut 12" that sounds like a cross between Orchid and Portraits of Past. It is well done and definitely worth a check out. Watch for them on their East Coast tour. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #1)
NEBRASKA - s/t 7"
Nebraska are a band from Adelaide, Australia who play a style of music that strongly pays homage to late 90's ebullition style emotive hardcore and screamo. The band cites influences such as Portraits Of Past, Shotmaker, Yaphet Kotto, Indian Summer, Moss Icon and Sleepy Time Trio. These influences are apparent in Nebraska's sound. The three songs on their debut 7" are angular, discordant, and tense. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #49.5)
RAEIN - Nati Da Altri Padri CD
Raein existed for awhile, officially split in 2005, played a show or two for old times' sake, then miraculously reformed late last year and recorded a new album for 2008. With this new record, these five Italians fire off supremely entertaining, mostly instrumental scream-laden bullets that twist, turn, bob and weave through seemingly limitless musical permutations. Then suddenly it's all over and starting again. Brief at under twenty minutes, Nati Da Altri Padri is nevertheless among the best releases of 2008. "Spitfire" doesn't begin to describe the powerline intensity of Raein. Lyrics buffs look elsewhere, but fans of heavy music with orchestral compositional technique will find themselves listening to this record on repeat for hours. Features members of La Quiete and Neil On Impression. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #49)
SCOLD FOR WANDERING/STELLARDRIVE - split LP
Scold For Wandering play epic French screamo with some postrock influences, similar to bands like Daitro, Sed Non Satiata, Celeste or Mihai Edrish. Melodic but still heavy. Stellardrive (ex-Gantz) play some intense and heavy postrock in the vein of Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky or maybe Cult of Luna. Dark and stirring but still soaring, concise and cheery. Arctic Radar Records is a subsidiary of Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records/Arctic Radar Records #2)
THOUGHTS PAINT THE SKY - Hier Spielt Die Musik LP
Thoughts Paint The Sky are an amazing German band, which play a modern screamo/post hardcore sound - or whatever you wanna call them - but with acoustic guitars, which makes them a unique band, with a different great sound. Moody and emotive and with a very crisp sound. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape/Dicker Elivs Records #1)
TIDAL - Moment LP
This German band offers up seven awe inspiring tracks packaged sharply with a thick booklet. The sound is extremely catchy, intense and gripping. They draw influences from early '90s emo and update it with a powerful driving force and plenty of creativity. The production is clean, yet gritty. Honestly, this is a really awesome emotive hardcore record. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape #3)
WEREWOLVES - Grind Melon CD
Werewolves from Baltimore, Maryland. They will rip your face off with their awesome combination of thrash/grind/awesome. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape/Bear Records #10 CD)
WHAT PRICE WONDERLAND? - Thirty With A Wink LP
Eleven songs of noisy emo punk that is reminecent of old english bands like Bob Tilton and Polaris mixed with some Moss Icon or old DC Revolution Summer bands... really original and definitely not your average emo band. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape #36.5)
V/A - Love Life CD compilation
Ape Must Not Kill Ape compilation with Robert Svensson, Ila Mitra, Bravo Fucking Bravo, Rabbit Theory, Man Behind Glass, Kids Explode, Autumn In May, The Last Forty Seconds, Daitro, The Shot Blooming, Kias Fansuri, Water Rats, Saddest Landscape, DIM, Anomalie, Faced Moment, Her Breath on Glass, Rainer Fiedler, Mr. Willis of Ohio, Dry Conditions, and Eno. (Ape Must Not Kill Ape Records #50)