February brings two albums that should be a must have for every Ralph Records enthusiast: first, Snakefinger's fourth solo album Night of desirable Objects. Recorded with a new band named The Vestal Virgins, our CD re-issue adds 9 bonus tracks to the original LP. Secondly, the first solo album by Hardy Fox, former Residents composer, under his real name. It introduces a new introvert and autobiograhical style. Both available from February 14th to make your Valentine's Day a good one. Next up will be the third collaboration with Czech Occult Industrial group Tabor Radosti and the brand new solo album by Simon Crab, formerly of Bourbonese Qualk. If you happen to be in Austria next weekend, don't miss Fred Frith in Ottensheim, Upper Austria. We'll be there, too. If you're here in June, come to our 25th anniversary festival. By the way: we also run a book & CD shop in Vienna called Mord & Musik. Drop by and say hello if you are in town.
The busy month of January brought 4 new releases, the latest one being the solo album "Crimes against Pop" by The Ex-singer Zea. Some of you might be interested in it particularly due to the fact that this was planned as a TOOK release. It ended up on Klang, and is one of our favourite albums ever to be released by us. On a different note, the biggest news recently is our Klang 25 festival - a two day event to celebrate Klanggalerie's 25th anniversary. We have an amazing line-up ready for you with Tabor Radosti, Ron Wright (Hula), Simon Crab (Bourbonese Qualk), Zahgurim and Thighpaulsandra (Coil) on Friday, plus Zea, Non Toxique Lost, Rapoon, Eric Random and the only ever live show by the inimitable Renaldo & The Loaf on Saturday. Tickets are available now in the form of weekend passes at € 60. Simply write to us and we will invoice you and send an electronic ticket. We hope to see many of you here in Vienna on June 15 and 16, 2018. More info: http://www.klanggalerie.com/kg/kg25/kg25.html
We are back in the office after a week in Warsaw. And there's another new release in stock: it's Zea's album Crimes against Pop. Originally intended to become a TOOK release, it was re-scheduled for KLang when we decided it didn't fit the TOOK requirements. Still, this might be of interest to collectors, and of course, to anyone who loves original new music. So January brought the Fred Frith/Hardy Fox collaboration, the latest in the series of Un Drame Musical Instantane re-issues, the brand new Non Toxique Lost album, the Zea album, plus represses of the 2CD edition of Title in Limbo and I Murdered Mommy by The Residents. Lots of stuff waiting to be shipped to all of you. Stock on the Chrome album Ghost Machine is extremely low with only 2 copies remaining as of today. More news soon - there is a new Hardy Fox album in the pipeline, as well as the 4th installment in our Snakefinger re-issues series, Night of desirable objects.