sdorg 01 (released 11/2011)
Lu Katavist "retoxis" full length LP black vinyl limited edition 300 copies
sdorg 03 (upcoming)
Hex Operator (s/t) full length LP white vinyl limited edition 100 copies
trailer/teaser video: youtube vimeo
smalldeath.org records is a DIY record label, predominantly for vinyl releases. Our interest, at the moment, lies in electronic and/or acoustic music with an emphasis on, or containing elements of the aural aesthetics associated with the word "drone".
cologne based lu katavist was expanding the borders of experimental drum 'n' bass in the nineties under the elfish echo moniker (source records, km20), but here he's focussing on improvised live-electronics. his lp "retoxis" ranges from tonal drones to twitchy noise bursts, with sounds drifting between ethereal pads, piercing distortion, chirping delay and rumbling bass, but overall it makes for a calm, if not meditative listening experience with enough air to breathe. strictly avoiding computers, post editing and overdubs, this hand played analog/digital electronic music strives for the magic of the moment.