two-colour cassette and cover. Length: 66 min. 35 copies.
Having started working for a capitalist corporation more than a year ago, I have almost abandoned releasing tapes. For no way is possible any combination of work and art. Only at the cost of Titanic effort and undescribable mental and physical suffering I have managed to finish this one release within more than half a year. And even this was possible only due to the fact that there's nothing much new in it. It's a new limited edition of a tape of a French punk band from 2006 (see XXIV), designed a bit differently: the first edition has hardly run out in more than 10 years: for the customers were obviously confused by the non-standard cover, without a box: so I had to add box. Besides, I wanted to simplify the logic of bending the cover, which prevented me from making many copies at once: but it has resulted in even more complicated one. Finally, I got a chance to implement the tape itself in the band's traditional colours - which was the initial reason of launching the whole thing. I have forgot to update the contacts: do not try to write to the French addresses. The first time in the history of Stauropygial Records the price is as high as 300 roubles - as a revenge to those who did not want to get the first edition.
split tape, released with Post-Materialization Music
Two free jazz improvisation bands from St. Petersburg and USA. Manually painted cassette, 65 copies, pro-printed hard cover.
second hand cassette, different background colours, released w/Post-Materialization Music
The first session of the weirdest St. Petersburg free jazz band, announced as long ago as Fall 2017, is finally available on tape. Members of SVINOKOP. Released with Post-Materialists.
light grey cassette, released w/GoTape
The new album of ANKYLYM recorded in 2016-1018. Due to this extremely long time some unexpected things happened, like the bass player having broken her arm so that her husband have had to play bass guitar on one song. One more lineup change is the absence of electronic devices by Beloff, who is represented only by the lyrics of Beloff's Riddle. Other lyrics include pieces from old Russian literature, Aeschylus, russian thief Vanka Kain, a book about skoptsy etc. Unlike on the previous album, whose lyrics are completely made up of citations, now some astonishingly long original texts are written by the singer of the band. Despite all efforts, the album still lasts less than 31 minute. And the climax of the album is undoubtedly the genuine mating calls of pool frogs (Pelophylax lessonae) recorded by R.A.Pavlov in Mseiz, Akmanuse in Summer 2017.
released w/NoBread Rec. B/w typographic cover, b/w stickers, 92 min.
A compilation of early recordings of ANKYLYM (1997-2002) and some of its members (1994-1997). First approximately 60 minutes of the 92 minutes long tape are prepared and mixed personally by the band's singer throughout the years; the rest of the time is filled with recently discovered recordings, previously considered lost. Some pieces of the singer's side projects (R!D!V!, SPUNDT, FCKN MIX) are included, as well as early proto-Ankylym band KROLIK ROGER. Most of the tracks copied from old low quality tapes. Honestly, this tape is a bit hard for perception.
light gray cassette, manually decorated
According to G.Avrorin, the album features nocturnal session in a subway with accidental participation of rare pedestrians and intentional one of highway traffic at the border of suburbs.
split tape, hand-made stickers, pro-printed b/w cover
Both bands play quite similar music. The last studio recording of Fantasticheskaya Zhaba (in fact unfinished: no vocals have been recorded) is more sludge-oriented, while the side by the Estonians (which is a live recording) is a bit noisier.
grey cassette, yellow box, craft paper cover
Though already presented at Evil Pop Gig on the 23rd of March, 2017, our Copies have become available only in a few Days later. We proudly announce a new Technology us'd in this Tape: Cassette Engraving, implemented by Sergey Efremov of Post-Materialization Music. Maybe this Tape will remain the only one in the World therewith, for the Engraver hath been fir'd.
recycled cassette, with Post-Materialization Music and Gus Records under agreement with Monopolka
Unreleas'd early XXI Century Tape of Monopolka (dubb'd as EthnoMonopolka 71) with original unpublish'd Covers. Full Name on the Cover readeth as L'Afrique Noise Frustree Kinshasa Sex Machine.
recycled cassette, b/w printer cover
Includeth one Concert in Ljubljana and 4 in St. Petersburg (at Old School Bar — the first Gig of the new Incarnation of the Band, two at Summer Bar and one at Ionotheca).