Friday, December 19, 2014

Excommunication & Withdrawal LP

"The Age of Reason and its industrial, post-modern antecedents are facades obscuring the seething dream world of primeval urges that surfaces only in sleep."

Tears of Joy presents the debut album by A Private Realm. Their first release was a 12" and DVD on Tears of Joy in late 2012.
Excommunication & Withdrawal evokes the deadening American landscapes of school shootings, military suicides & general societal dissolution. Thematically the album draws from a variety of inspirations: the media's exploitation of the traumatized, the roots of extreme Islam, the skullduggery of the Cryptocracy, and Elem Klimov's Come And See, the classic film on the unthinkable horrors of the Nazi occupation of Byelorussia- all of which are filtered through the fried brains of two one-time LSD dealers.
Made with a variety of old synths, new modulars, noise boxes, voices and drum machines, musically the work moves from softer ethereal pieces inspired by the likes of This Mortal Coil through to blasts of electronics inspired by the likes of early SPK & the recently departed noise visionary Zbiegniew Karkowski. As lifelong warehouse rats the inevitable thrust of the LP is techno, inspired by the militant sounds of the obvious masters.
Written and recorded under duress in a shitty apartment in North Hollywood while surrounded by poverty, drug abuse and suicide.
Released in an edition of 190 with unique hand silk screened sleeves and stamps, color print insert and download code (with one additional song that wouldn't fit on the vinyl). Mastered by Kris Lapke.

Preview tracks can be heard here
1. Raining Stones
2. Newtown Families
3. Ulster Shadows
4. What Smart Is *Digital Only
1. Through A Glass Darkly (PTSD Struggles)
2. Dreamhealer
2. Kill Hitler
3. Cowan Cryptocracy Mix)
Available now from the Tears of Joy shop or in stores December 22nd.
Digital available from iTunes, Beatport, etc...

"Do not be lulled into believing that just because the deadening American city of dreadful night is so utterly devoid of mystery, so thoroughly flat-footed, sterile and infantile, so burdened with the illusory gloss of baseball-hot dogs-apple-pie-and-Chevrolet, that it exists outside the psycho-sexual domain. The eternal pagan psychodrama is escalated under these modern conditions precisely because sorcery is not what '20th Century man' can accept as real."

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Tears Of Joy Mix

APR has a track featured in this Tears Of Joy mix of unreleased and forthcoming music from the label. For stream or download.

Mixed in North Hollywood October 30th, 2014.
Intro (Cries & Whispers) 
City Illusion - Vineland (Live For Each Moon Dub) 
Live For Each Moon - The Settler 
Romeo - TB1 
T.E.A.L. - Membrain 
A Private Realm - Refuse to Conform 
Three Baskets - Initiation 1 
Rinpoche - Acid with Leslie & TK 
Snake - Kind of Upset  
Live For Each Moon - Paper Champion

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Private Realm - Excommunication & Withdrawal LP - Promo Video

Excommunication & Withdrawal LP by A Private Realm forthcoming on Tears Of Joy.
12" & digital November 2014. 
Written and produced by Olivia Arthur & James Sinclair

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Debut LP out October 2014.

A Private Realm - Excommunication & Withdrawal LP out on Tears of Joy October 2014.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Newtown Families

New track from the forthcoming LP.

Newtown Families.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

An Omen From No Man's Land 12" Record Now Available

Our record is now available for purchase. 4 tracks of war-torn techno and industrial soundscapes.

It is a 33rpm 12" record with a silk screened and stamped sleeve with insert/lyric sheet.

This is the first release on Tears Of Joy Records.

The cover image is of Vienna Actionist Gunter Brus performing his piece ANA in 1964.

Edition of 164 copies, no digital, no repress.

You can hear sound clips here.

Track list:

A1 Sacred Hole
A2 Come And See
B1 Child Brides
B2 An Omen From No Man's Land

If in USA: Paypal $20 (post paid) to

Elsewhere: Paypal $30 (post paid) to