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BUCK GOOTER- Witch Molecules - LP - BEAU TRAVAIL / X-MIST

click to enlarge Primal Industrial Blues, nihilist Punk, minimalist Noise-Rock duo from Harrisonburg/Virginia. Recorded by Don Zientara at Inner Ear Studio, DC. Cover-artwork by Asa Osbourne (LUNGFISH, ZOMES). Full album vinyl (9 tracks), glossy full-color cover, insert with lyrics. Another challenging masterpiece from this furious duo! Minimal and nightmarish sounds, mixed up with alienated references of Blues and Rock patterns. Think of Sam McPheeters meeting KILLDOZER after a WOLF EYES concert. Or BLACK FLAG meets MERZBOW. CHROME meets FLIPPER. BLACK HUMOR meets the RESIDENTS. CRAMPS meet SHORTY. DAN MELCHIOR meets SAVAGE REPUBLIC. URINALS meet THROBBING GRISTLE. ABNER JAY meets ARAB ON RADAR? Who knows... Or just citing MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL: "You haven't heard anything that sounds like BUCK GOOTER in a long time!" Whatever. It is nothing less than outstanding contemporary music. www.buckgooter.com

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FALCON FIVE- Soft Speak - CD / LP - BEAU TRAVAIL

click to enlarge CHEAP OFFER! SONDERANGEBOT! All new, unplayed & sealed!
First full-length album by this german Post-Art-Punk band, and their masterpiece, which can be summed up in just one word: SPLENDID! Now an endless list of references could be cited, starting with the WIPERS, over FUGAZI, REFUSED or HOT SNAKES, to Q AND NOT U and LES SAVY FAV... But all that are just comparisons, not meant to be like "similar to, but not as good". With their enthusiastic freshness, fiery groove, adrenaline-pumping funkyness, and catchy tunes, the FALCON FIVE have become a brand of their own!
11 songs on both formats!

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GARP- Olga - MC - BEAU TRAVAIL

click to enlarge Following the vinyls with KILLER resp. KILLERLADY, and FALCON FIVE, here's now the first tape on BEAU TRAVAIL: The reissue of a cassette by an unknown, obscure german band from 1996. 6 lofi-pop-songs in the best sense and finest tradition of the word, in the vein of bands like POLVO and YO LA TENGO, but with ist own charme and character! Limited handnumbered edition of 50 cassettes only! http://beautravail.blogspot.com/

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JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE- Split with KILLER (EA80) - 7" - BEAU TRAVAIL

click to enlarge Features one exclusive song each! LIMITED edition of 480 copies. Fullcolor cardboard-foldout-sleeve, printed on both side, 240 copies fronting the glossy KILLER-side, 240 copies fronting the rough JAKA-side. Black wraparound revenue-stamp with black printing. Fullcolor labels, including insert and screenprinted sticker!

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JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO & RICHARD- Augen Zu, Malibu - LP - BEAU TRAVAIL

click to enlarge PISSE Sänger Richard, unterstützt von den Beatles (oder vielleicht doch nicht?), mit einem Sound im Geiste der "Genialen Dilletanten" aus den frühen 80ern. Mehr oder minder hilfreiche Referenzen: Max Müller (Honkas, Campingsex, Mutter, v.A. aber seine Solo-Werke), Siegmund Freud Experience (Vorläufer von Stereo Total) oder Rocket Freudental, aber auch Stephan Eichers "Noise Boys" oder der Plan. Aber trotz all dieser Zitate, eben doch ganz anders und eigen... Eben voll cool und Punk total. Am besten selber mal reinhören: http://johnpaulgeorgeringorichard.bandcamp.com/
Limitierte Auflage von 300 Stück, mit einem Schablonendruck-Poster als Beilage, versiegelt mit einer Banderole der Bundespunkprüfstelle und ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil jeder PISSE Kollektion.

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KILLER (EA80)- Split with JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE - 7" - BEAU TRAVAIL

click to enlarge Nach der KILLERLADY Single, nun der zweite Streich, diesmal als Split mit je einem exklusiven Stück des anderen Solo-Projektes von EA80 Sänger Junge mit der Grind-Death-Punk Kult-Band JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE! Hier lässt der KILLER mit "Dis-something" DISCHARGE mit dem Jazz-Besen exotherm reagieren. Distorted and pissed in weniger als zwei Minuten. JAKA zelebrieren auf ihrer Seite mit "Die Zombies Kommen" nichts Geringeres als das erste sozialkritische Grindmusical. Oder die Dekonstruktion des Metalmarktes? Über fünf Minuten. Da stimmt aber auch alles.
Limitierte Auflage von 480 Exemplaren im 4farbigen Karton-Faltcover, beidseitig bedruckt. Jeweils 240 Exexmplare mit der glatten KILLER-Seite aussen, bzw. mit der rauhen JAKA-Seite aussen. Dazu eine schwarze Banderole mit schwarzem Aufdruck, 4farbigen Label-Etiketten, inklusive Inlet, sowie ein Siebdruckkarton/Siebdruckaufkleber.

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MARK WYNN- 'A Tenner? - I'll Do It Myself' - 7" - BEAU TRAVAIL / IN A CAR

click to enlarge Exclusive EP containing 5 new songs as a follow-up to the fantastically great LP on HARBINGER SOUND! And this new EP is no less fantastically great!!! He's like the "Patrik Fitzgerald version of the SLEAFORD MODS". Like an English Jacques Dutronc, with the best british sense of humour and irony galore, or (as someone else has put it so aptly) the "King of Brit-Anti-Pop"! http://markwynn.blogspot.de/
https://soundcloud.com/beau-travail-1/she-liked-his-hair-long

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NEGATIVE SPACE- s/t 4Song-EP - 7" - BEAU TRAVAIL / GRAVE IMPRINT

click to enlarge First vinyl-release for this exciting Post-Punk band from London! Contains 2 new smashing tunes, plus 2 more taken from the excellent demo-tape. Their music is energetic, driving and catchy, with obvious touch-points to classics like the GANG OF FOUR, WIRE or CRISIS, but also with references to the nervously angular sound of bands like the CONTORTIONS. Limited edition of 300 copies! http://graveimprint.bandcamp.com/album/negative-space-s-t

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PISSE- Mit Schinken Durch Die Menopause - LP - BEAU TRAVAIL / PHANTOM

click to enlarge NEUE Pressung!!! Inzwischen nun schon in der fünften Auflage. 500 weitere Exemplare für die sich die Band und die Labels wieder für eine Novität in Sachen Verpackung haben einfallen lassen. Eine LP-Cover in der Form gab es meines Wissens so nicht... Wieder eine Überraschung für jeden Besteller ;) http://pisse.bandcamp.com/album/mit-schinken-durch-die-menopause

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ROOM 101- Vox Humana - 7"+MP3 - BEAU TRAVAIL / X-MIST

click to enlarge Brandnew and totally cool new EP! This is ONE MAN recording and playing everything on this three song EP – and it's no less than a FUCKING POWERHOUSE! No hackneyed cliche of Hardcore, like most of contemporary bands do! You'll get a thrilling mixture instead: Thrashing hardcore like with "Exterminate Adult Thinking", a both raging and catchy song like "Drone Wars", and last not least the odd funky Post-Punk song "Boiys" on the B-side. Like the debut EP of ROOM 101, this is a jam-packed and challenging record! Reminding of the best aspects of 80s Hardcore bands like BIG BOYS or REAGAN YOUTH, a great voice in the vein of Sam McPheeters or the young Keith Morris, but it's also slowed down and irritating (with the Wurlitzer organ or womans yelling in "Boiys")... Expect the unexpected.
Comes in proper heavy cardboard-cover, with lyric-sheet, mini-poster and download-code included. Artwork by the infamous Winston Smith, the man who designed most of the DEAD KENNEDYS covers and invented the DK-logo. http://roburtreynolds.bandcamp.com/

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