Latitudes Unveils The Haxan Cloak

It is an absolute thrill to announce yet another new Latitudes session peeking behind the veil. Here at Southern, we’d like to welcome Bobby Krlic (aka The Haxan Cloak) to our delightfully fascinating series with his storming half hour of electronica soundscapes. Just coming off the back of his debut album on Aurora Borealis and recent signing to Tri-Angle Records, The Haxan Cloak has quite gracefully berried himself deep into the networks of unsettling electronic music. The name is murmured on a daily basis, his LP played meticulously again and again, and anything left to see is leaving people in a haze of wonder.

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As a personal account, I shamefully only heard of The Haxan Cloak with the news of his imminent Latitudes activity, here at Southern. Soon after was a fleeting greeting, followed by the usual meandering research on the world wide web. But it was going to a live show of Bobby’s, experiencing his aurally aesthetic rumble-scapes into my own ears and eyes that would make the revelatory impact. I found myself standing dead still, staring only at the retina searing strobe. Instantly immersed into some sort of subsonic crescendo, revealing a myriad of texturally rich detail, but never without leaving the space and breadth of the sound behind. I felt like I was alone: hypnotised and humbled by a tangible thrill of musical exploit. As the music faded and came to a close, I fell back into normality, speechless, in a blur of marvel at the overwhelming event.

Then, days later, I was yet again thrown back into blissful gaiety: The Haxan Cloak Latitudes session wafted through the office, soundtracking our very own ‘Koyaanisqatsi’. This release, in essence was Bobby live, but think I like to think of it as ‘The Haxan Cloak 2.0′.

Curiously titled ‘The Men Parted The Sea To Devour The Water’, the session will be available on 9th July as a limited run of 700 180g white vinyl and 500 CDs, both with Bobby’s original foil-stamped artwork, and all hand numbered.

We also have a special bundle available from our web shop if you act quickly – get a t-shirt and your choice of LP or CD.

Now available for pre-order in our web shop, and if you ask me, I’d get two; one to play to death, the other to resurrect your aural pleasures after the first passes away.

Grumbling Fur join us for Latitudes

Grumbling FurWe are delighted to announce the release date for our next Latitudes session, a recording by the very wonderful duo Grumbling Fur.  Featuring two of our favourite people and musicians, Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan.  Both of these gentlemen have graced the series previously – Daniel with his Victorian prog-synth band Miasma And The Carousel Of Headless Horses, and Alexander with Ginnugagap, a solo session, and a guest appearance on a forthcoming set from Bardo Pond.

We have long held a flame for Furrier, the Grumbling Fur album on the icy cool Aurora Borealis label. We quickly invited them for a session – but with little expectation of anything happening in the near future.  This was a group whose members define the word prolific – O’Sullivan himself had at least four bands on the go at the time. Still, we’re nothing if not Continue reading

Wino and Conny Ochs release Labour Of Love on Latitudes

 

Southern are delighted to announce the release of Labour of Love,  the first recordings by Scott “Wino” Weinrich and Conny Ochs, on 19th March.  Plus: A special box set collaboration with Exile On Mainstream!

The legacy of Wino in the world of heavy music is indisputable. In 2010, he turned to his acoustic guitar as a means to drive out some personal demons, which resulted in the September release of Adrift and the subsequent tour to accompany it.

Unusually, this would just be Wino, an acoustic guitar and a driver in a small passenger car, so the task of finding someone suitably laid back and able to live in such intimate and cramped conditions for six weeks fell to Andreas of Exile On Mainstream/Southern Germany.  Andreas chose Conny Ochs, who he’d known for some time from his Baltic Coast beach parties. German troubadour Conny could serve as driver and also fill the boots of support act. Continue reading

The Entrance Band

We’re delighted to announce the release of a Latitudes session by The Entrance Band, on 19th March.

This session was recorded just after the band’s appearance at All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Animal Collective, and the three tracks laid down are absolutely the finest elixir produced by our favourite power trio.  Fluid, emotional and organically multiplying grooves which can only fail to warm the coldest of bones as we follow TEB on a journey through acidified subterranean raga rock, serpent-charming drone, and crunked up psychedelic blues.

Released in an edition of 500 CDs and 500 vinyl only. The vinyl package includes 180gm Continue reading