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Mixed Tapes

AA.VV.
Mixed Tapes Kept Under My Bed
UMB#01 - CDR, 2002

This is the first release by UMB. It was assembled with the intent of giving a picture of the as fragmented as lively DIY Italian scene at the turn of the century. This is mirrored in the differnt contributions from (more or less) minimal Lo-Fi songwring (Belongs To Me, Bon Voyage, Morose, My Dear Killer, My Shell, Smou, Something Faded, The Fog in The Shell), alt-pop (Milaus, The Finger), noise and post(ish)-rock signatures (ONQ, The Frozen Fracture, Ultraviolet makes me sick, Nasten'ka, The Colours Seen from Behind) up to jazz derivative (Comfort Trio).
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Clinical Shyness

My Dear Killer
Clinical Shyness
UMB#02 - CD, 2006

Debut full length album from My Dear Killer, one of the finest Italian lo-fi singer/songwriter. Soft yet desperate tunes, submerged in a heavy mesh of guitar drowns, noises and feedbacks. The LP is based, non exactly loosly, on the origanal demo version released in 2001, implemented by a series of additional recordings, added in different occasions and until 2005. Released by a syndicate of record labels, incluiding, UMB, Eaten By Squirrels, Madcap and Boring Machines.
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Something Faded

Something Faded
Everyday Boredom
UMB#03 - CDR, 2002

The first, and last, collection of songs from this pseudo-indie-rock-band that features members of The Fog in the Shell and Lasofferenza. Noticeably, contains a wonderful version of AC/DC "You shook me all night long".
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The Popper Pop

The Popper Pop
Texas Motel/Oasis Motel
UMB#04 - CDR, 2002

A surrogate of indie-pop mixed with tasteful southern rock mixed spicy alt-country. In limited edition of 50 copies. Available in two different versions, with different cover sleeves and title, BUT with the same content

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Nasten'ka

Nasten'ka
1995-1999
UMB#05 - CDR, 2002

This an heterogeneous anthology and a sort of compendium of Nasten'ka musical production, collecting material recorded in studio, which already appeared on demo K7s or compilations, as well as song recovered from taping the band practises through their existence which lasted just short of a decade. To date, one of the Lake's Land best ever bands, blending tastefully melody, dissonance, rhythmical complexity and dreamful vocals.
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Belongs To Me

Belongs To Me
Massimo Effetto
UMB#06 - CDR, 2002

A greatest hits from Belongs To Me: suspended in beetween dreaming songwriting, phsychedelia, noise, and electronic... imagine Luigi Tenco and Sid Barret having a chat about lost love...simply mental!
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Kech

Kech
A Lovely Place
UMB#07 - CDR, 2002

Power indie-pop from Milan. Straight tunes, catchy vocals, yes, right, simple but works a marvel. when brip pop screams gimme indie rock!

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A definition...

MyDearKiller - theFOGintheSHELL
My love: a definition
UMB#08 - CDR, 2002

Split shared by My Dear Killer and The Fog In The Shell. A waitress, My Dear Killer said. Four songs recorded on a shoebox cassette recorded, just as test/sketch versions during a brief break back his home town. A Slumber said The Fog In The Shell. . Three minimal episodes stolen from the intimacy of the Shell bedroom, and a version of Sorry recorded live, with ONQ playing the drums. A split under my bed. Reissued with new graphic layout and a mastering cleanup in 2008, in 25 copies only.

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Broken Keyboards!!

AA.VV.
Broken Keyboards Kept Under My Bed
UMB#09 - CDR, 2002

Second volume of UMB compilation and the first dedicated to minimal electronics. In the 18 tracks there is a great variety of style and interpretations of the used of DIY electronic: from glitches to beats, from sophysticate to quasi-trash. A bit for all tastes, or for none. Feauture the contributions of ENT, Roccu, Eniac, Pirmin, Schlock, Purusha, Radioabelmouth, Fishkiller, 'mbromo, Polis, ONQ, Morose, Banda minima, Punck, Skoda, Potato Sld, Bosvet.
Can listen to it on streaming and free download on the dedicated page: BrokenK..
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Fong

Fong
Manifesto
UMB#10 - CDR, 2002

Electro-noise, ambient, madness: does music really exist?!
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Fong

Belongs To Me
Alienix
UMB#11 - CDR, 2003

A new page of what BTM has been experimenting in the past and we bet will keep on doing in the future. Alienix" is definitely the most structured BTM production, a hybrid of a pure homemade and a crystal clean product, with all the positive and negative sides of it. You decide!
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Fong

The Frozen Fracture / Morose / Buio Omega
I am vertical
UMB#12 - CDR, 2002

Released on 29th anniversary of the poet's departure, I am vertical is the Under My Bed tribute to the work of Sylvia Plath. The poem is subjected to very personal interpretations by The Frozen Fracture, Morose and Buio Omega. The noisy approach of Buio Omega, to in the reflective attitude of Morose, through the clear-cut guitar style of The Frozen Fracture, define the multi-faceted tone of this release. But, it is the ultimate beauty of the poet's lyrics which uncovers and permeates the record.
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la mia ragazza mi ha lasciato

Morose
La mia ragazza mi ha lasciato
UMB#13 - CD, 2002

Morose's debut full length album: a co-production with Cane Andaluso, Kimera, and Under My Bed. Guitars, drums and voices meet strings, accordions, a saw and a piano... The best choice for those who love Red Red Meat, Black Heart Procession, Velvet Underground and the early works of Leonard Cohen. Available in a cardboard box with 12 inlay sheets (one for each song),
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Lorca/Pillow

Lorca/Pillow
5 Pezzi Facili (1/5)
UMB#14 - CDR, 2003

First of a series of 5 split EP, Cinque Pezzi Facili (1/5) features contrinutions from Lorca and Pillow. "Some Kind of Payoff" is a collection of five mellow, melancholic and minimal songs, in an ethereal and diffused atmosphere. Pillow's " She takes you, She leaves you" softly walks through some sad acoustic tunes, in which the dust from behind the corner can be breath.
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Mr60/Frozen Fracture

Mr60/The Frozen Fracture
5 Pezzi Facili (2/5)
UMB#15 - CDr, 2006

The second split of the 5 Pezzi Facili series, features the contribution from Mr60, and The Frozen Fracture. Mr .60's "Concepto:desperato" is a sort of metaphoric journey in which the band explores the vast compositive possibility given by ability of the members to put hands at several different instruments each. The Frozen Fracture contribution "Rare Earths Noble Gases" is also a time-travel journey. This rather random prit-stick glued brick-a-brak disaster which represents the ultimate experience of a musical project failure.
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MdK/Tettu Mortu

My Dear Killer/Tettu Mortu
5 Pezzi Facili (3/5)
UMB#16 - CDr, 2011

The third split of the 5 Pezzi Facili series, is a collaborative effort of My Dear Killer and Tettu Mortu Cynical Quietness (My Dear Killer) a brief acoustic passage by the depth of incommunicability in which the usual mesh of drawn and feedback are substituted by field recordings of the Scottish winter. Bounce is a collection of short sketches in which Tettu Mortu reexplores the impro-noise improvisation of its previous works (Christo EP, Fields Ep) in the first two episodes, leaving place to the field recordings dominated closing tracks. Ten pieces to remember that the winter will be coming soon again.
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Morose/Campofame

Morose/Campofame
5 Pezzi Facili (4/5)
UMB#17 - CDr, 2012

The fourth split of the 5 Pezzi Facili series, features the contribution from Morose, and Campofame. This is the second Morose work with lyrics in Italian, and the first as a duo, which also features the collaboration of members of Campofame. This is a stumbling walk through the dark corners of souls, accompanied by a inspired executions and arrangements. Compafame continue on the a similar tortuous path in their very personal yet elegant combination of acoustic, electronic and digital sampling blend.
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EMV/Konstazegraff

Empty Vessel Music/Konstanzegraff
5 Pezzi Facili (5/5)
UMB#18 - CDr, 2012

The fifth and conclusive split of the Cinque Pezzi Facili series, features the contribution of Empty Vessel Music and Konstazengraff. "The slavery diaries" is a collection of intense acoustic portraits, from which emerges a very personal and modern take on what might appear, at the surface, as a crystallised and canonical style. The companion split by Konstanzengraff, Vietrax is built by different elements - rhythm often comes from synthesised lines flowing in parallel with the skeletal percussion, whilst melodic counterpoints form a faded and weatherbeaten remittance.
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are you safe?

Kech
Are You Safe?
UMB#19 - CD, 2003

"..at the end of the day, this is an intriguing and oblique indie-rock, leaded by the guitars and a dreaming female voice, effective in sketching delightly non conventional melodies...[...].. In other words, even if the band is moving a very well defined environment, it manages to do it with an enviable grace and a number of unexpected solution, giving birth to songs that, in their freshness, are so easy to stick to your mind.."
(Aurelio Pansini, Mucchio Selvaggio #557)
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more tapes

AA.VV.
More Tapes Kept Under My Bed
UMB#20 - CDr, 2003

More Tapes Kept Under My Bed is the third collection of songs of Under My Bed Recordings and includes contributions from Meets Guitar, Jet Johnson, Breams, My Dear Killer, Burd Earl, Felipe, Lorca, Plastick Explosion, Straight Saranza, Baggage Claim, and many more...
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Bank holyday EP

Atlas Cedar
The Bank Holyday EP
UMB#21 - CDr, 2003

The Bank Holyday is the first release by Atlas Cedar. The only superficial harmonic simplicity, chiselled by painstaking guitar and mellow singing confers an understate tone to this song collection. A rranged with simplicity and elegance, the Bank Holiday Session is a majestic collection of unpretentious tunes, on the verge between introspective and minimalist song-writing. Also features a cover version of Richard and Linda Thomson "A heart needs a home".

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The Easter EP

My Dear Killer
The Easter EP
UMB#22 - CDr, 2003


The Easter EP contains alternative takes of songs which have not being included in the final version of Clinical Shyness and other spare material.This Ep features, The scent of the water, Phone calls, The winter bride, (I fear) Time, and One day, another. It has been recorded by the usual eight minus one track recorder by MdK and Lorenzo T. (Nasten'ka), and features the guest appearence of Giulio (Candies) on the drumset. Limited to 25 copies.
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The Baijkal EP

My Shell
The Baijkal EP
UMB#23 - CDr, 2003
UMB#23.mkII - CDr, 2017 [20 Copies]

The Baijkal EP is the first full release of My Shell for Under My Bed, following a string of contributions to our compilation collection. Although this record can be litteraly decribed as no-fi, having been home recorded with shoebox cassette recorded, it remains a brilliant piece of intimistic song-writing. We have been absolutely enthusiastic of this record through the years, and still are. Having been impatiently awaiting in vain, for a more complete and, just a little bit more polished, collection of songs from this outstanding act, we have remastered from the original tapes, and reissued the record in limited edition of 20 copies in 2017.
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graceland EP

Jeffrey Fields
Graceland EP

UMB#24 - CDr, 2004

Having spent time in several rock and post-punk bands in the 90s, Jeffrey began writing and recording his own songs in early 2003. Recording mostly at home on a limited budget, and even more limited equipment, Jeffrey wears his influences on his sleeve while maintaining his own unique lyrical vision and melodic eccentricities.
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canzoni tutte uguali

ONQ
Canzoni Tutte Uguali
UMB#25 - CDr, 2004

ONQ is now back to his one-man-band origin, with Luca Galuppini in control. After two years of silence following "Desein Ohne Leben" that was released in the USA by Bluesanct/Orphanology in 2002 when the band was still a 4-piece, ONQ has released "Canzoni tutte uguali" his first album with lyrics in Italian (Luca Galuppini used to sing in English on all his previous records) and also the first work involving collaboration with female singers. "Canzoni tutte uguali" is available directly from ONQ's own website, with hand-printed artwork,or by mail-order from either Eaten By Squirrels or Under My Bed.
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Mista Sista From Outta Space

Mr60
Mista Sista From Outta Space
UMB#26 - CDr, 2005

Try to imagine Belle&Sebastian with a cowboy hat, using instruments taken from the rubbish bin and trying to reinterprete songs of Giants Sand, Calexico, Black Heart Procession, Scott 4 and Elliot Smith. Right: now you've got an idea of what's Mistersixties. The record is co-released with BSBTA Records in Copenhagen and Marsiglia records in Genoa.
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Portraits

The Frozen Fracture
Portraits of Wasted Youth in Distortion
UMB#27.mkII - CDr 2014

Portraits of Wasted Youth in Distortion is the first release by The Frozen Fracture in over a decade. It is a collection of four semi-improvisation portraits, sketched by direct take taping using low-edge analogical equipment. The core of this project is the use of low-power solid state amplifiers driven on and above the saturation level by cloned and modified distortion units and line splitters so to obtain, in parallel and simultaneously, different saturation ranges. The result are four pieces catching different shades of introspectiveness, melancholy, and more robust hue of inadequacy.The graphic design and its pressing are by Cosimo Rosa (Luigi VonTurin).
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selected wreckages

The Dutch Courage
Selected Wreckages
UMB#28 - CDr, 2009

The Dutch Courage is a noise semi-improvisational duo. Their sounds is a rather basic stratification of crystalline and dilated guitar riffs on a magmatic landscape of oversaturated keyboard, filtered through curiously self-assembled stomp boxes. These tracks were recorded between 1998 and 1999, hence, mixing quite pioneering approaches with, at tract rather naïve, but generally very intriguing excursions toward extreme circuit-bending. The EP features a unique packaging, containing a mini-poster and a little novel associated with each episode. Limited Edition: 20 Copies.
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Lullabies for Earlybirds

My Dear Killer
Lullabies for Earybirds
UMB#29 - CDr/Tape 2011
UMB#29/mkII - CDr 2012



My Dear Killer's Lullabies for Earlybirds is a very soft sounded 4-song EP. Home recorded with a casette four-track in Glasgow and mixed in the lake's land to mark the return in the motherland from the cold shores of Albion. It was originally released in 5 copies only (2011); the second edition 2012, labelled "Mk. II", features cardboard/acetate cover, new graphics and is also limited to 20 copies. Total Pressed (mkI + mkII) 25.
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ten years of secret mixtapes

AA.VV.
Ten Years of Secret Mixtapes
UMB#30 - CD, 2011

Ten Years of secret mixtapes (kept under my bed), is a compilation assembled to celebrate/commiserate the 10th anniversary since Under My Bed Foundation (2001-2011). Released on the 18th of December 2011. Features: ONQ, Lebenswelt, My Shell, Baggage Claim, My Dear Killer, Campofame, Morose, Empty Vessel Music, Andrea Rottin, Father Murphy, Prague, Santo Barbaro, Sparkle in Grey. Graphics by Matteo Uggeri. 150 copies, limited edition.
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Vuoti a Perdere

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Collezionando Vuoti a Perdere
UMB#31 - CDr 2013

Collezionando vuoti a perdere is a little collection of songs, in Italian, inteded to be a one-release project and, if you like, a shot to nothing. The record is the picture of warm and solitary summer nights spent is a city deserterted by human being, sketched by acoustic guitars, soft vocals, improvvised percussions and reverberation. Recorded in a living room, with a couple of microphones in what can be defined as nothing but DIY style, it perfectly suits the purpose, of the record and of Under My Bed. Comes in a heavy cardboard printed envelope and acetate insert sleeve. 25 copies only.
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Fields of Corn

Bob Corn & Matteo Uggeri
Fields of Corn
UMB#32 - CD 2012

Fields of Corn is a joint project of Matteo Uggeri (Hue, Sparkle in Grey, Der Einzige) and Bob Corn. The tracks sung by Bob and recoded by Matteo sound very much like a dense, discreet soundtrack to a short film featuring side roles: in the background, there's the persistent singing of an unidentified bird, possibly the same one that had accompanied Matteo and Bob's walks two years earlier. Jointly release by Grey Sparkle, Fooltribe, Boring Machines and with a small contribution from Under My Bed. Mastered @ MafarKa BoX.
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Veicolo Interiore

Lo Sceriffo Lobo
Il Veicolo Interiore
UMB#33 - CDr, 2012

Lo Sceriffo Lobo, after several years of self-segregation in his bedroom, attached to his console collection, discovered the beauty of travel and movement. All songs are less than 2-minutes long and are characterised by a pop-punk attitude combined with a certain cure for electro-dance beats and howling sinths. Released jointly with Marsiglia.
50 copies, limited edition.
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TCSFB

The Colours Seen From Behind
Take to the Ocean and hit the Sun
UMB#34 - CD 2012

The Colours Seen From Behind is the solo work of Mauro Costagli, the man behind OuZeL rec and also members of Lo-fi Sucks!, and previously in Morose and ONQ. TCSFB has been, until recently, mainly a recording project, aiming at different types of sound - say, indierock when he played in line-ups with guitars, bass and drums, as well as more experimental setups when accompanied only by a cello and a cajon. In late 2011 Mauro recorded the EP Take to the Ocean and Hit the Sun as a joint effort of Ouzel rec and Under My Bed.
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CRTVRT

CRTVRT
Here it Comes: Tramontane!
UMB#35 - CD 2013

Crtvtr is a band from Genoa, Italy. Their music is suspended between Washington post punk and a touch of diverted contemporary psychedelia. Splatters of post rock, sprays of math. They are a power trio and they like to experiment with full range dynamics. We are glad to coproduced their first LP "Here it comes, Tramontane!", which features the appearance of Mike Watt, together with an extended syndication of DIY labels (To Lose La Track, Mia Cameretta Records, Buridda Distro, Dreaming Gorilla Records, QSQDR, Human Feather, Hysm?, TenZenMen).
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acid jack flashed

Acid Jack Flashed
Washing in Dirty Water
UMB#36(.mkII) - CDr 2013

Washing in dirty water is a collection of 15 pages ripped from a diary. The first part of a story. Recorded in the same order as they were composed, these songs are the chronicle of a season, the start of a trip that changes life. It's got ups and downs, hope and despair, folk and garage, pop and punk, cellos and fuzz. Released in 125 copies, the first pressing is now sold-out. Reissued the 15th February 2014, with cherry red hard carborard and acetate sleeves, in 95 copies only (UMB#36.MkII).

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Safe In Their Alabaster Chambers

Empty Vessel Music, Apash Twenty Twelve, Magnetic Poetry
Safe In Their Alabaster Chambers
UMB#37 - CDr 2013

Safe in their alabaster chambers is is the second volume of the murmured poetry series. It is a tribute to Emily Dickinson, and features the lyrics of "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" as well as an accompanying instrumental rendering as interpreted by Empty Vessel Music, Apash Twenty Twelve and Magnetic Poetry (previously members of Mesta). The record is to be released 15 October 2013, in 75 copies, limited editon, multi-layer transparent paper and cardboard. The drawings are by Jennifer Jo Oakley (Empty Vessel Art). It also possible to listen to it in streaming: Safe/Alabaster/Chambers.
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Like Lamps On By Day

Stefano DePonti
Like Lamps On By Day
UMB#038/OBR14 - K7/CDr 2013

Like Lamps On By Day is the heap of more then ten hours of impros were selected, processed and reduced to 25 minutes divided into seven different pieces. This kind of procedure brought to light aspects and connections which were left unexplored; the result is a work characterized by a specific artistic identity that put the accent on the connection between pure research and poetic urgence. Like Lamps On By Day is a joint effort of Old Bycicle Records and Under My Bed, released on K7 and CDr, all of them hand packaged/pressed.
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Shaking hand

Shakin Hand
S/T
UMB#039/°m°052 - CDr 2014

Self-titled debut EP from this blues-wave duo from Genoa. The songs are built around the band minimal formation (guitars, bass, kick-drum), simple yet obsessive riffs drenched in reverberation. Pressed as a limited edition of 50 copies with graphics silk screen-pressed on heavy cardboard. Released in collaboration with Marisiglia Rec., limited number serigraphy on heavy cardboard.
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Burnt Circuits Kept Under My Bed

AA.VV.
Burnt Circuits Kept Under My Bed
UMB#40 - K7 2014

Burnt Circuits Kept Under My Bed [umb#040] is 5th volume of Under My Bed compilations series; this collection of provides a snapshot in time of the ever expanding in number and qualities of, mainly, italian electro-acoustic and electronic scene. As in UMB tradition most projects involve minimalistic, DIY, Lo-fi, home-recorded deviated pieces. Features: 1Erore, Deison, Stefano DePonti, Fabio Orsi, Luca Sigurta', Matteo Uggeri, Spring Makers, Von Tesla, st.ride, Architeuthis Rex, Apoteke, Marta DePascalis, Maurizio Abate, Carlo Giordani & Andrea Marutti, Mace., Metzengerstein + IOIOI, Tettu Mortu, Deep Grass. Limited edition of 90 copies on K7, packed in an heavy recycled cardboard folder, ink stamped graphics, artwork by M.Uggeri inspired by the user manual of the Ampex 601, portable two-track recorder. More info at dedicated website.
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In case We'll Meet

A Finnish Contact
In Case We'll Meet
UMB#41/KHL01 - CD 2014

In case we'll meet is the first work of A Finnish Contact, a project of Luca Freddi (electronics) and Fabio Valesini (guitars). A gloomy, immersive ambient soundscape of guitar and electronics textures, loops and samples, generating sort of a an imaginary soundtrack to an imaginary movie. The full length, co-released with Kohlhaas records, comes in a CD digipack featuring photography by Lara Bacchiega and artwork by Fabio Valesini, printed at Legno in Milan.Edition: 300 Copies, CD
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Canzoni In Silenzio

My Dear Killer Vs. Bob Corn
Canzoni In Silenzio
UMB#42/OBR16/GS_CS08 - K7 2014

Live recording of My Dear Killer and Bob Corn, both just playing an acoustic guitar and singing, sharing the "stage" during the itinerant house-show festival Sottovoce:concerti fatti in Casa organised by the RedBox association. The two acts have been amongst the pioneer of the so-called italian "bedroom scene", but have, during the years, followed different paths and directions. In this C60 tape casette, edited by Under my Bed, Grey Sparkle and Old Bicycle, these different styles, stripped to the most essential assembly, becomes apparent, and are as much enjotable. The K7 comes in a heavy recycled cardboard box, with stamp-printed graphics by Matteo Uggeri. It has been mixed and Masterd @ MafarKa Box, with little to editing from the original recording by the staff at La Sauna. Limited Edition: 150 Copies, K7.
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Balestrazzi Uncodified

Simon Balestrazzi/Uncodified
Crash Tape #10
UMB#43/OBR019 - K7 2014

Split cassette tape (number #10 of the Crash Tape series by Old Bicycle Records) shared by Italian pioneers of electronic-industrial-noise scene Simon Balestrazzi and Uncodified, aka Corrado Altieri. Simon Balestrazzi's contribution (Side A: Eine Ballade) is a long "ballad" divided in three parts (Dann, Bevor die Sonne kam, Kamen die Vögel), dedicated and inspired by Friedrich Dürenmatt's Minotaur. Uncodified (Side B) contributes two edgy, sharp and acid pieces, as suggested by the very titles Valproic Acid Dosage Forms and Chemical Stabilizers. This is a wonderful piece of work, ideally listened to in dark or in the sunshine, with close eyes. Packed in heavy black cardboard folder, and xylographic print artwork (by G. Aprile). Co-released by: Under My Bed/Old Bicycle. Limited Edition: 100 Copies, K7.
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The Calendar

Sparkle in Grey
The Calendar
UMB#44/OBR018 - CD 2014

One year after the release of Thursday evening, Sparkle in Grey complete a long-lasting, and much quieter sounding, project entitled The Calendar. The overall sound of the The Calendar is airy and ever-changing, accompanying the movement of the seasons from which transpires a delicate poetry, open to minimalist experimentation, like drops of water that find their way on glass, hair that has been bleached softly by sunbeams, leaves scattered around a court, and nights that consume the feeble light of sunsets. Packed in recycled gross cardboard, with hand stamped graphics and a 28 page booklet, in which twelve double-paged scenes, composes a perpetual calendar. Co-released by: Grey Sparkle/Under My Bed/Old Bicycle /Lizard /Moving Records & Comics. Limited Edition: 450 Copies, CD.
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Prague
The Great Dark Nothingness
UMB#45/EBS13 - K7/CD 2015

After several years in the silent room, Prague returns with a novel collection of songs much in its characterising style, self explicatively entitled The Great Dark Nothingness. This record follows the path of previous work by Prague and, might be, even a couple of steps back in a tortoise way towards its origin as a one-man-project. These songs comes from the heart rather than the head, and are constructed on a delicate balance between intimate song-wring, intense, sometimes roaring, guitars and softly sparse arrangements. There for those who have the heart to listen to them. The Great Dark Nothingness is coproduced by Under My Bed and Eaten by Squirrels. Available on K7 and CD, both in heavy cardboard folders, hand-stamped, in a limited number of copies (90 and 500 respectively).
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My Home Sinking

Sleet
My Home Sinking
UMB#46 - K7 2015

Sleet is a pastoral fable with a resolutely vulnerable core - a ’60s folk narrative echoing through modern classical and ambient music. The fading Morriconian memories of Sleet evolve through a languid structured homage to Italian songwriters, embellished by weaving flute, cello, vibraphone, duduk and drums, like a prayer for human tragedy to a deaf and distant cosmos. Sleet is released in a limited edition of only 66 audiocassettes, with the first 6 copies sold including handwritten lyrics and a small portrait of vocalist & photographer Natalia Drepina. Presented in craft paper and letter-pressed cover. We are happy to contribute spreading 1/6th of them.
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Calce

Stefano De Ponti/Nina Haab
Calce
UMB#47/KHS008 - CD + Artist Book 2016

Outcome of overlying minerals and organic sediments, shifted in the course of the millennia, the lime, in Italian ‘Calce’, is for Nina Haab and Stefano De Ponti the metaphor of an extended creative process. Transdisciplinary work, Calce was born in an ancient cave of limekiln. Listening to the territory and the people who have lived and still live there, the two artists have produced, gathered and shared a broad amount of audio-visual material, including images, interviews, historical documents, and soundscapes. Through processes of stratification and refining, these elements flow into a diptych of peculiar narrative and sound density, in which is dissolved the very possibility of an individual sensorial and mnemonic experience.
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Blind Tarots

My Dear Killer & Matteo Uggeri/Moder Day Monks
Blind Tarots
UMB#48 - K7 2016

Blind Tarots is a split tape featuring the contribution of My Dear Killer & Matteo Uggeri (L'albero della Morte) and Moder Day Monks (The Shade of The Living Lights). The two side of tapes are like two side of a coin, showing related somewhat distant attitudes to appoach soft, minimilist, introspective folk. L'albero della Morte is a instrumental, half improvvisational and broken rithm episod overlayed and blended by a mesh of field recordings and sampling. The shade of the living light can as much be intended of unique composition, featuring a collection of sound sketched and songs. The tapes is hand stamped on hearvy recicled cardboard boxes, enriched by three tartots card to interpret fortune as much as misfortune. Graphics by M. Uggeri. 50 Copies only.
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Clinical Shyness 10 years

My Dear Killer
Clinical Shyness (10th Annyversary Edition)
UMB#02Mk2 - K7 2016

Repressing on tape cassette of My Dear Killer's first long playing Clinical Shyness, in occasion of the 10th year from its original release coinciding with ten years of activity of Boring Machines. Clinical Shyness is a collection of six short songs and an instrumental piece. It is intimistic, skewed folk, constructed over repetitive and ossessive guitar arpeggios and feeble vocals, drenched in heavy noise and feedback texture of. Basically, a rather remarkable portrait of skizofrenic loveless paranoia, as the title suggests. This version presents subtly rearranged mixs of the original recordings, remastered for K7. Released with Boring Machines (part of the 10 Anniversary series) and Old Bicycle . 50 Copies only.
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Shallows Nothingness in Molten Skies

Lebenswelt
Shallow Nothingness in Molten Skies
UMB#49 - CDr

Shallow Nothingness in Molten Skies is the first release by Lebenswelt in several years. It builds over, and restarts the journey from where it left, at Out is The Cow, Staring at Life in Rain and Corners of a drowning faith . And it couldn't have been otherwise. The record is permeated by profound vein of melancholy, that impregnates the melodies, through soft, respective, almost obsessive tunes dispersed in heavy reverberation, prepared guitars and sparse electronics. Part of the envelope series, comes in manila textured envelope, acetate and heavy cardboard xerography inserts, limited to 29 copies, CDr. More on Lebenswelt website
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Quadrature

A. Novellino/Drekka/S. Balestrazzi/E. Mazzon
Quadrature
UMB#050 - K7 2017

Quadrature is a collection of four pieces, by four acts sharing common attitudes towards experimenting with either concrete or electronically/digitally generating sounds, and its making. The title, of this collective work quadrature, stems from a common detection technique of electrical waveform, in which contribution from signal with are phase orthogonal. This is purposely reflected in the two sides of the tape in which, whereas the single tracks conserve the characteristic expressive style of each of the contributing artists, a sense of almost constant flow and that of unity can be perceived. The end results is that of spacey, dreaming and floating walk through sometimes alien sometimes factual ambient concluded by a sudden rhythmical and situational awakening. The graphics has been designed by M. Uggeri.
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Sad Cambodia, Metheoretical Bulletin

Sad Cambodia
First Metheoretical Bulletin
UMB#051/SIN037 - K7 2017

First Metheoretical Bulletin, as name says, is the first release of Sad Cambodia, a collaboration duo composed by Stefano (My Dear Killer) and Massimo Onza (Wound). The project was born with the aim of finding a common ground for expression, in an attempt of mixing analogue electronics and acoustic instruments, mainly guitars. Along this path, synths, reverb pulses, objects, samples and noises met dispersed variations over acoustic string drawings. The result are these two tracks, which move towards keeping together the free-form tensions with rarefied, at times, almost melodic parts, alienating passages and post-rock flavour spaces. To summarise the blending of discordant mixtures drifting towards melancholic horizons, we coined the neologism Metheoretical, stemming from theoretical and meteorological. In our sad Cambodia, over the constant rain and heat of the monsoon, can you feel some distant bird singing in the forest? You might, in this first bulletin. Coproduced by Under My Bed & Sincope .
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My Dear Killer, The Cold Plan

My Dear Killer
The Cold Plan
UMB#052/EeeE - 12" 2018

The Cold Plan is the third extended playing by My Dear Killer. It follows on the step of its two preceding works continuing the journey and the exploration through often figurative locations which becomes here sometimes traceable on a physical map. The tunes and harmonic sceneries are designed to embrace the atmosphere of a quiet-yet-conscious desolation. The pieces are composed by minimalist overlaying of ambient, analogue and synthetic landscapes, layered of soft, dilated, guitar tunes that leave the dense noises mesh which characterised previous MdK works as sporadic episodes. The half-conclusive nature of the mixes serves to convey the nature of void and the unsolved feeling of dismemberment which pervades the record. The Cold Plan is the result of the collaboration of S. Stephanowic and S. De Ponti . The graphics have been designed by M. Uggeri. A video was also realised for the track Skyscrapers filmed by Theodor Guelat.
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Metaphysics of Entropy

Lebenswelt
Metaphysics of Entropy
UMB#053 - CDr 2018

Metaphysics of Entropy is Lebenswelt's 5th long release. Although moving further in the way of the subtly pervasive melancholic vein which characterises Lebenswelt writing, the present work concedes larger space to introspective song-writing, as apparent from the five central songs forming the conceptual core of the record, and framed by two long instrumental tracks at the opening (Unfinished Piece for Detuned Piano) and closing (Metaphysics of Entropy). The record also contains the re-edition of the previously released Illusions Hold, by the hands of Belaqua Shua. This work features the presence of several contributors: Pier Giorgio Storti (Belaqua Shua) on cello, clarinet, balalaika; Stephano Stephanowic (My Dear Killer) on guitar-based noise feedbacks; Luca Galuppini (ONQ) on musical saw and Mauro Costagli (Monetre, The Colours Seen From Behind, Lo-fi Sucks!) on drums. These additional contributions, mainly at acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments, provide a discernible tinges and shades to the floating, dreamy, suspended atmosphere of the record.
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The Electric Dragon of Venus

My Dear Killer
The Electric Dragon of Venus
Boring Machines BM47 - LP 12" (2013)

The Electric Dragon of Venus is the first full length record of MdK since Clincal Shyness. It was recorded with the help of ONQ and also features the appearance of other guest musicians, Piergiorgio Storti (Morose), Stella Riva (Satan is My Brother), Matteo Uggeri (Sparkle in Grey) and Gherardo della Croce (HMWWAWCIHCCW). From this collection of songs emerges the multifaceted nature of the project that blend the sharpness of the guitar-based noise feedback element with more feeble and delicate sounding episodes, always maintaining the minimal yet uncompromising character of the bare naked song-writing.
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Mdk/Rella

My Dear Killer/Rella The Woodcutter
[untitled]
Boring MachinesBM33 - 7" (2013)

Split 7", featuring My Dear Killer and Rella the woodcutter, limited edition 200 copies, heavy (180 g) vinyl, and litographic artwork. Released by Boring Machines. Only a few copies left in distribution left.
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Occulto e

Occulto
Issue "e" - Magazine (2013)

Occulto is a biannual magazine aimed at bridging the ofter percived yet as much immaterial gap between science and art. Can call it divulgative with more than a pinch of irony, rather than salt, to the topics. Issue "e" (neperian) was released in June 2013, 112 glossy colour pages, size cm 16,5 x 23,5. TEXTS: Antoine Laurain, Billie, Massimo Sandal, Stephano Stephanowic, Russ Hodge, Arika Okrent, Nick Medford. ARTIST'S PROJECT: Samson G Balfour Smith, Kathrin Günter. Meet the Popular Republic of Photosynthesis. Learn how thin and blurry the boundary between living and inanimate can be. Read challenging reflections about our interpretation of the theory of evolution. Discover how cleverly Queen Dido took advantage of the isoperimetric problem. Watch gossip stars morphed into Poltergeist.
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Addosso

AA.VV.
Addosso!!
Ribess - 3 CD 2010

Morose, My Dear Killer(ft. The Frozen Fracture) and Sparkle in grey participated to ADDOSSO! a compilation released by Ribess records and sponsored by A.N.P.I. to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the reunification of Italy and the Partisan Resistance against the Fascist regime. A few copies in distribution remaining.
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Andrea Rottin

Andrea Rottin
Dwars Session
Madcap Collective MC23 - LP 10" (2011)

Dwars Session is a life radio session recorded by Berry Kramer during the VPRO radio program Dwars, from which it takes its name. This is an intense collection of songs in which Andrea Rottin take the listener through a rollercoaster of emotion by the extremely dynamic use of simply his voice and his guitar playing. The feeble and fragile equilibrium between the songs' structure and the unpredictable vocal trajectories which also characterised previous works by Andrea Rottin, finds here a sort of perfect balance which gives to the songs an inexplicable yet subtle melodic and appealing connotation.It was a pleasure. Mastering at MafarKa BoX.
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My Dear Serial Killer

My Dear (Serial) Killer
1/3; 2/3; 3/3
Boring Machines.BM03 - CDr (2011)

My Dear serial Killer is a series of mini-CD, compiled by Boring Machines. Each of the splits contains three songs, in which My dear Killer appears in variety of forms, ranging from the simplest guitar &voice minimalism, through the landscape layering technique which characterises the first full length album, Clinical Shyness, through an almost full band formation. This is, despite the tile, all but a serialisation, rather a journey into the heart of the meticulous chiselling leading to the definition of an almost the unique, and unmistakable style of song-writing.
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