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Interview

“Their music is moody and gloomy, yet also spirited and empowering. Songs are steeped in noir sensibilities, gothic and industrial elements in a rich viscous flow. They are tense and gritty, while somehow calm and wise like a dark wizard. The parallel pessimism and optimism engrosses: The tea is bitter, but energizing.”

“…GMx: We had this urge, we wanted a space where we could catch this thing we knew we wanted to do. A space of freedom. Grand Mal x started there.”

We talked to AS IF . NO WAY about the coming 12″ and GMx in general: Interview

12″

A 12″ will be released by sparkling and solid label Kess Kill in May. It is a retrospective with one new track. The collection capture a lot of essence and width. More information and copies here: KESS05. First 40 with print from artist Kristina Junzell:

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“The rocket travelled hastily through the midnight sky. Racing towards it’s destination it must ensure that it was not traced by opposition radar, who knew that a mere tin can could maintain such responsibility? Faster than the speed of light, the frame of the shell glimmered under the glow of the starlight from up above. Soon to cause havoc and prosperity for nations divided by sea, it must not miss.”

The Ransom note premieres: Speed of Light.

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Remix of Idehall

We did a remix of label colleague Michael Idehall‘s Omphalos: omphalos. remix by grand mal x

“…to create a darkened atmosphere where nobody goes safe from the anger brewing down below, like a powder keg almost about to blow up…”

Review at Repartiseraren.

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Shamanik Frequency Out Now!

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Shamanik Frequency Cloister Recordings US

“Shamanik Frequency. A compilation of unreleased tracks that brings you on a trip and you won’t know what to expect next. A bit ambient, a bit gothy EDM, all over experimental. Another great #cloisterrecordings release.” Rachel Calkins.

 

New cassette: Shamanik frequency

In a few weeks a new cassette is ready at great us label Cloister Recordings. Words from the label: “A compilation of unreleased tracks from this Swedish weirdo EDM drone. Amazing.”

Unreleased tracks from Life EP, Back Alley Road and deleted project Tropical Tapes.

Pre-order here.

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Stealth Minds

Life EP sold out in a few days. Still some copies at: Discogs

Stealth Minds got a few reviews:

“…You don’t why this has happened, but the value of the experience has now shot through the roof. How many stars do you give your yelp review?

Stealth Minds succeeds at being pleasantly odd, rather than druggily alarming, containing a nice mix of  aesthetic comfort while incorporating traditionally discomforting sounds. Grand Mal X is sort of a Suicide that never yells “Frankie,” and Black Horizons is a label which never disappoints.”

Decoder Magazine: Full review here

“The blending of dark beats and a general sense of beauty and balance makes for an experience unlike any other I’ve encountered. Grand Mal x may be mostly foreign to my ears, but I anticipate I’ll spend a lot of time with this in the near future as my taste in electronic music continues to spread farther outward.”

Black Metal & Brews: Full review here

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Beläten:

“You’d be forgiven for thinking of Coil when you listen to Grand Mal x. It’s not the sound and style in itself—GMx offers a kind of motorik driven take on minimal electronics, coupled with influences from the darker tangents of electro. The similarities are on a far more esoteric level, investigating the same currents of the physical and the psychical aspects of life.

There is an ineffable undercurrent of magick and ritual to these songs, even a slightly sinister presence in them. They conjure up images of demon-possessed youth writhing and contorting on a dirty bunker dance floor. It’s sweaty, physical, and sexual music, but it never loses touch with the sublime qualities that turn simply »good music« into a truly revelatory experience. Grand Mal x are here to go. Deeper.“

 

Life EP C36 

Invisible Guy:

“…This runic inscription births life to amongst other tracks, one track that is certain to be the second manifestation. Charging the depths in the atmosphere of electro, harnessing minimal electronics and the complexity of structure as to the opposite of minimalism, this grandiose but minimal track is shaped as “Units“. Since they come unified, in units, for their overtaking of your mind. You can stream this track exclusively from Invisible Guy and take part in the channeling of a future being – not unbeknownst to us – but to you. So sharpen your minds, head into the mystique that will with all certainty in the world, engulf you. It will be out on Beläten in the shape of a cassette, namely the C36, for your listening delight – up for pre-ordering on the 31st of January…”

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Stealth Minds out on Black Horizons

A very tasty cassette is now available from US Black Horizons. We say: Shoot! And: “V: We believe in pyramids”.

 

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Stealth Minds

Things are moving at the speed of minds. Black Horizons will blast out Stealth Minds before the end of this year.

 

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“Trick of a trade” on Beläten mixtape

Life EP will be released on Beläten in December. A small dose can be taken in this brilliant mashup:

Shadow Rite: A Beläten Mixtape

01. Blitzkrieg Baby — Half Pig Half Man (Beläten, Forthcoming)
02. Feuerbahn — Triumphwagen (Aufnahme+Wiedergabe)
03. Dmitry Distant — System Control (Beläten, Forthcoming)
04. Michael Idehall — Snake Messiah [Distel Remix] (Beläten, Forthcoming)
05. L’Avenir — Falling Like The Snow II (Beläten, Forthcoming)
06. Makina GirGir — Oedipus Fin (La Forme Lente)
07. Női Kabát — Make Room! Make Room! (Aufnahme+Wiedergabe)
08. Grand Mal x — Tricks Of A Trade (Beläten, Forthcoming)
09. Sebastian Melmoth — Skurwysyn (Self-released, Beläten cassette forthcoming)
10. Distel — White Soldier (Beläten, Forthcoming)
11. Veil Of Light — Light (Beläten)
12. Lebabon Hanover — Gallowdance (Aufnahme+Wiedergabe)
13. Lakes — The Oldest Place (Avant!)
14. Trepaneringsritualen — Åkallan: Mímir (Excerpt) (Malignant, Forthcoming)
15. Carrion Sunflower — Wish For Death (Beläten, Forthcoming)

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Life EP

Grand Mal x will release their collection of tunes “Life EP” on Swedish label Beläten later this year.

III: “Enhanced genetics by decoding and refusal”

 

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Statements

I: “Non loquimur”
II: “Into, as power lines, highways and planes”
III: “Enhanced genetics by decoding and refusal”
IV: “The caves, the tops and the trails”
V: “We believe in pyramids”
VI: “Pilates for the structures, pills for the movement”
VII: “We hail the Ego. Therefore we submit to fashion and exploit our bodies, like huge stones in the rear view”
VIII: “We are sane, but prefer the In’s and Out’s”
IX: “We believe in the freedom of forced choice”
X: “We are like Village People after the anthrax and the plague”

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