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  • Very Limited Amount of Grey CY T-shirts Available Again

    Very Limited Amount of GREY CY T-SHIRTS Available AgainCY 'Tape' Logo - DARK HEATHER GREY (2XL) CY 'Tape' Logo - SPORTS GREY (Size M)    GET THEM NOW FROM THE CY BANDCAMP

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    Inverted Audio premiere 'Innsyter - Local Fantasy' from new EP...  You may know him as Seixlack or Innsyter, and his forthcoming eponymous LP on Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. is about to get you acquainted with his Fernando moniker. As experienced over a handful of releases on L.A. Club Resource, 777, X-Kalay and more, Brazilian producer Fernando Seixlack likes to blur the lines and put his listener off the scent as to what is to expect from every new record of his; a [...]

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    New Innsyter EP out this week

    NEW INNSYTER EP OUT THIS WEEK     Contort Yourself is extremely proud to present the first full release from Innsyter since his killer LP for LA Club Resource in 2016! OUT 4th SEPT 2018 VINYL: JUNO (and all good record shops around the world) VINYL & DIGITAL: CY BANDCAMP 'Rough and ready machine tracks from Brazilian producer and December collaborator Innsyter on the new Contort Yourself series. CYN002 picks up where Coletivo Vandalismo left off, channeling[...]

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    Muziekkamer - 'II - Popmuziek' LP - first ever reissue of 1983 cassette

    Muziekkamer - 'II - Popmuziek' LP - first ever reissue of 1983 cassette     OUT NOW ON VINYL AND DIGITAL LIMITED VINYL - 300 COPIES WITH CARD INSERT Anyone familiar with the recent CY LP "80s Underground Cassette Culture VOl.1" will know the name Muziekkamer and we are now extremely proud to present the first ever vinyl reissue of their wonderful 1983 cassette LP 'II - Popmuziek' 'Left of centre experiments from the Dutch underground of yesteryear. Muziekkamer was the name [...]

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    OUT NOW - Coletivo Vandalismo 12&quote; EP - Wild Industrial muzak - OUCH!

    OUT NOW - Coletivo Vandalismo 12" EP - Wild Industrial/EBM - OUCH!     Kicking off a new series of 12"s focusing exclusively on contemporary artists we have some wild experimental industrial muzak from Portuguese duo Coletivo Vandalismo! CYN001 - Coletivo Vandalismo - Urubus Fall From The Dying Sun In An Improvised Manner EP  A1 - The (Black) Sun's Burning (feat. Neonthroat) A2 - Hostages of Society A3 - Zombie Zombie B1 - Are You Awake? B2 - Children of the Curse B3 - [...]

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    PREMIERE: Inverted Audio present 'Haydée – No Gouvernance' from CY008     NEW PREMIERE: Inverted Audio present 'Haydée – No Gouvernance' from the forthcoming CY008 12"....CHEQUE CHEQUE CHECK IT!!  INVERTED AUDIO Values often attached to the wildest fringe of hardcore punk and noise music, intrepid sound collagism and DIY-attitude are at the very heart of Contort Yourself, the label operated out of Glasgow by Murray CY since [...]

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    CY008 - Haydée/Hunting Lodge/Catriel/Giant Swan/Gotshell - PREVIEW     Preview of the next CY release is now up on Soundcloud......CHECK IT CY008 - VA - The Black Wig Throw Off EP A1 - Haydée - No Gouvernance A2 - Hunting Lodge - De Omnibus Dubitandum (1983) A3 - Catriel - nbdymksmefeellowlikeudo B1 - Giant Swan - Dare B2 - Hunting Lodge - De Omnibus Dubitandum (Gotshell Remix) PRE-ORDER 12": JUNO A kick drum introduces The Black Wig Throw Off. Putting [...]

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    CY008 – V/A – The Black Wig Throw Off EP

    CY008 - V/A - The Black Wig Throw Off EP A kick drum introduces The Black Wig Throw Off. Putting the foot to the pedal? French duo Haydee (Simple Music Experience). “No Gouvernance” revs and rumbles like a cantankerous, clapped out engine. Rust breaks clean in huge chunks as screams and shouts punch through the thick drum fumes. Industrial legends Hunting Lodge follow in a similarly smog spitting motor, the drunken mechanical tirade that is “De Omnibus Dubitandum.” [...]

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    &quote;80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol.1″ digital version out NOW

    "80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol.1" digital version available now exclusively from the CY BANDCAMP

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    Inverted Audio premiere 'Menko - The First Kiss' from 80s casssette comp LP     Premiere: Menko – The First Kiss Released: October 2017 Artist: Menko Label: Contort Yourself Genre: ElectronicExperimentalNew WaveSynth Pop Format: 2xLP Dedicated to “combining raw contemporary techno with original 80s/90s industrial, electronic, experimental and EBM music“, Murray CY’s imprint Contort Yourself has been putting [...]

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    The Wire review of '80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol.1' LP     80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol 1 Various Contort Yourself DL/LP The advantages of the format responsible for the recent upsurge in cassette tape usage were similarly behind the format’s 1980s heyday. The freedom to reproduce, practical ease of recording and smaller postal package size were big wins for fringe artists in particular, and thus an international underground of tape-released music [...]

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    Various – 80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 (Contort Yourself) Double Vinyl 18 September 2017 8 / 10 Glaswegian record label release compilation of alternative synth tracks from the 80s. Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates reviews. This is no ordinary 80s compilation, nor is it just another synth/electro compilation, make no doubt that this is something that will make your skin crawl and your toes curl. This is the epitome of alternative and experimental scenescapes containing[...]

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    80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 - 2xLP (CY80LP01)

    80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1 (2xLP) (CY80LP01)Contort Yourself is extremely proud to present a double LP of original 80s underground cassette music. The 1980s. Neo-liberal excess. Crumbling communism. Military juntas ruling with an iron fist. And of course, freaked out music. Contort Yourself are turning back the clock and returning to an unholy fount of inspiration with "80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1." A buffet of beaten up and brutalised tracks are on offer from [...]

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    The Vinyl District review of '80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol.1' A fair amount of deserved spotlight has been paid to ’80s UK DIY, an impulse that thrived in the underbelly of the decade’s post punk scene, but a new compilation from the Contort Yourself label reinforces self-production and distribution of experimental sounds as a global occurrence throughout the decade. 80s Underground Cassette Culture Vol. 1 collects 21 examples of subterranean artistry with[...]

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    Exclusively from the CY BANDCAMP...then everywhere else soon....

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    http://www.factmag.com/2017/07/14/industrial-noise-synth-rarities-on-80s-underground-cassette-compilation/

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    Contort Yourself is extremely proud to present a double LP of original 80s underground cassette music... The 1980s. Neo-liberal excess. Crumbling communism. Military juntas ruling with an iron fist. And of course, freaked out music. Contort Yourself are turning back the clock and returning to an unholy fount of inspiration with "80s Underground Cassette Culture Volume 1." A buffet of beaten up and brutalised tracks are on offer from unknown outfits and respected experimenters. Across two LPs [...]

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    Yep, he did! Here's the Youtube version of the show...  

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    Manni Dee dropping some CY heat in the form of the forthcoming Andromeda Complex - The Servant (CY007) on his Rinse FM show....OOOOOOOOOOOOF!! Also features killer traxsxsx from the eternal Unknown Precept, the unsinkable Giant Swan, and the huge JK Flesh (Justin K Broadrick)!!  

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    CY007 - V/A - Eindkrak/Andromeda Complex/GDL/Circling Vultures/Klankman - CLIPS UP

    CY007 - V/A - From Heavy Metal Bashing to Leisure Pursuits EP A1 - Eindkrak - Shawarma A2 - Andromeda Complex - The Servant (Extract) (1994) A3 - GDL - 4 B1 - Circling Vultures - Feasting on the Caucus of the Fallen Divine King B2 - Andromeda Complex - The Servant (Klankman Remix)   Destroy that 'email me when released' button on JUNO to get notification of when the first copies are released: JUNO Hot on the heels of CY006 we have the latest quintet of past profanity and new nastiness. [...]

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    Resident Advisor review of CY006....

     3.8/5 "Contort Yourself's compilations have reissued obscurities from pioneering industrial acts such as Pankow, Die Form, Esplendor Geométrico, Zombies Under Stress and Le Syndicat. If you don't know who any of these groups are, then the label must be doing something right. Each vinyl comes with a remix and a set of new tracks. The sixth edition revolves around the UK sound artist Nigel Ayers and his prolific Nocturnal Emissions project, which he launched in 1980. With Nocturnal [...]

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    CY002 - V/A - Events at the Fatal Party EP

    CY002 - V/A - Events At The Fatal Party EPHamburg duo Fallbeil kick things off with a crunchy acid monster that twists and turns and burns with an unhinged energy. This is followed by two killer proto-techno cuts from legendary French industrial band Die Form from their 1985 tape Hurt, tracks which have never appeared on vinyl before. Here we find ourselves in an unsettling scenario with metallic voices scowling over clanging machines in a cracked up way that makes John Carpenter seem [...]

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    CY001 - V/A - Decapitated One-Liners EP

    CY001 - V/A - Decapitated One-Liners EPParrish Smith's debut of dystopic forbidding sets the tone and weight of this release with a stark, acid ridden slab of body music which shows a keen ear and definite skill for someone who only began producing in earnest less than a year ago. Golden Pudel resident Helena Hauff, having had music released recently on Bunker records sub-label Panzerkreuz, adds to the proceedings with her remix of Pankow's "Das Vodkalied" taking no prisoners and using heavy [...]

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    CY007 - V/A - From Heavy Metal Bashing to Leisure Pursuits EP

    CY007 - V/A - From Heavy Metal Bashing To Leisure Pursuits EP Hot on the heels of CY006 we have the latest quintet of past profanity and new nastiness. Unknown Precept’s Eindkrak serves up a grease dripping, ball bearing filled dish of “Shawarma.” After the entre comes a 90s treat. Kirlian Camera’s Angelo Bergamini’s side project with Celestino Pes under the name Andromeda Complex. Here the partnership offer the drums flailing beast that is “The [...]

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    CY005 – V/A – A Disseminated Darkness on Inner Personality Status EP

    CY005 - V/A - A Disseminated Darkness On Inner Personality Status EPBulldozing into being, Novacom arrives into this world with the bellowing bass and distorted dirge of “Outsiders”. Downwards Records derelict JK Flesh (a.k.a. Justin Broadrick of Napalm Death/Godflesh/Techno Animal) keeps the beats boiling, drums and synths dipped in detritus and distortion. The flip is dedicated to legendary French brutalist act Le Syndicat. The grunting, shunting “Maximalist” from [...]

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    CY004 - V/A -  Few Tricks for Nervous Dealmakers EP

    CY004 - V/A - Few Tricks For Nervous Dealmakers EPOn the A-side we have the Dutch electronic new school versus the old school with Volition Immanent and Zombies Under Stress. The grimacing visage of Volition Immanent, an intense live act made up of Parrish Smith and Mark Knekelhuis kick things off. Behind rawkish distortion, splintered beats and acrid bars screams a boiled anger; a track spitting on the divides of punk and electronics. Nastiness is taken up a notch as noise [...]

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    CY003 - V/A - Shark Story of the Century EP

    CY003 - V/A - Shark Story Of The Century EPThe Contort Yourself tradition of electronics pioneers, modern masters and new names continues into CY003. Enrique comes under that latter banner. The Hot Releases alumnus introduces the EP with the piston pounded belligerence of Dissociate. L.I.E.S. and Nation veteran Beau Wanzer continues this stroll into aggression. Weasels is an upturned work of techno. Nuts, bolts and the grisly inner workings are on show for this fast paced floor [...]

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    CY006 – V/A – But Darling, It’s Hideous EP

    CY006 - V/A - But Darling, It's Hideous EPThe sixth compilation of mutated machine music centres around British industrial pioneers Nocturnal Emissions. The group hack out two thick cuts of oil soaked savagery. Gears crunch and chains clatter as drum machines are minced and mangled for Demon Circuits Bloodbath before the reduced and removed bitterness of Even the Good Times are Bad. L.I.E.S. main man Ron Morelli under the guise of U-202 takes on the static of the '83 original, lonesome [...]

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    RELEASESVINYL - JUNO RECORDS and all good record shops around the world DIGITAL - CY BANDCAMP (Buy full digital discography and get 50% off)

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