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Misanthropic Agenda
3915 San Leandro St.
Oakland, CA
94601
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Misanthropic Agenda titles

Francisco Meirino & Gerritt Wittmer "The Confidence of Being Lost" CD
Collaboration album from Francisco Meirino & Gerritt Wittmer.
Part 1: The Sacrifice
Part 2: The Incredulity
Part 3: The Crowning

To be listened to in a continuous session.

Recorded and assembled by Francisco Meirino and Gerritt Wittmer in 2014.
Mastered at Shiver Mobile by Francisco Meirino.

$10



Francisco Meirino "Notebook (Techniques of Self-Destruction)" CD
Eight pieces of abrasive music made of electricity, mysterious forces, sharp knives, dying tape recorders and voices below the threshold of intelligibility.
Assembled and mastered by Francisco Meirino at Shiver Mobile, 2012-2014.
Features "Techniques Of Self-Destruction" originally a piece for eight speakers commissioned by Jerome Noetinger for l'Audible Festival, Paris 2012.

Born in 1975, Francisco Meirino is active since 1994 (as phroq until 2009) in sound and live performance, he explores the tension between programmable material and the potential for its failure by working mainly with the computer, magnetic fields detectors, reel-to-reel tape recorders, piezo transducers and various acoustic devices.

$10


Gerritt Wittmer "Making Real" CD
Making Real, an exercise in creating reality.
Created by Gerritt Wittmer in 2012-2013.
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Featuring the artwork of painter Nicola Samori.

Digital: Making Real - EP - Gerritt Wittmer


Seitz Versus Gendreau "S/T" LP
Seitz Versus Gendreau is a collaborative experiment in using concrete music compositional strategies.
These pieces were composed with created and found sound captured in San Francisco.

Chorus After Rains: A strategy where we each use the same raw sound clips with different results. The two pieces are then melded to create one piece of music, the different modules becoming inseparable from each other.

Things Lost That Will Never Be Found: A composition with live instruments, moving from a toy piano to various invented motor instruments; a piece that transitions from melody to noise.

Trains Will Not Stop: Another Grand Surface Noise opera (Nr. 9), using the various sounds from records, composed by Gendreau and re-mixed by Seitz using accelerometer recordings collected in San Francisco during 2005.

SEITZ, based in Oakland, California and formerly a member of Taxodiaceae, makes a rare foray into recording. Seitz is fascinated by the re-contextualization of ephemeral sound such as- streams from radio, lost and forgotten records, tangents of passing conversation, fragmented voicemails, pieces of cassettes sound, field recordings by amateurs, tv movie themes, and random and despised podcasts- and the breakdown of the music bubble that surrounds most contemporary music consumers. Seitz envisions a world where listeners actually listen and no music is fetishized.

GENDREAU has composed and performed solo, as well as in several group configurations since 1979. His former group Crawling With Tarts (1983-1998) used ideas revolving around elementalism and pre-language states. Gendreau has elaborated on these ideas while adding concepts based on his studies in physics, philosophies attending to temporal and environmental persistence, applications of parataxis, and experiments with small motors and turntable mechanisms. His performances have involved sounds from one-off transcription discs cast by others in the middle of the last century, and those cut in his studio using a decrepit lathe. More recently, Gendreau has sought to extend these later studies, and to use buildings as a speaker. He records the infrasonic vibrations of the performance space and in the concert, he uses the structure's resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific compositions. These practices are based in part on his current work as an acoustician, working primarily on low-vibration and noise design for buildings.

Released in a limited edition of 90 copies, packaged in deluxe tip-on jacket.

$15


Vertonen "HACE/26,250' b/w 11° 22.4'N 142° 35.5'E" LP
The audio on this LP was inspired by early efforts to explore extreme locations on earth, and the clash between the will of humans, the limits of their bodies, and the immutable laws of the natural world-the latter which can easily destroy both of the first two.

The 11° 22.4'N 142° 35.5'E" side is based on the 1960 dive by Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh in the bathyscaphe Trieste to the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, the deepest known point on earth.

This side aims to mirror the combination of analytic scientific preparation and calibration that the team did and the inherent and unavoidable human concern of "if something goes wrong, there's a good chance we could die."

The HACE/26,250' side was inspired by research on High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE), a condition where oxygen is not getting to the brain.

HACE has the greatest potential for striking in the Dead Zone, (26,250 feet), where available oxygen cannot sustain human life for more that 3 hours. Of course, for someone aiming to summit Mt Everest, there are "only" 2,750 feet remaining-and, the person still has to descend back through the Dead Zone. With their goal so closely in reach, a climber may sacrifice the rational (saving their life) for the sake of achieving their goal (summiting Everest).

HACE/26,250' is a soundtrack for a body closing down; heart rates slowing, blood flow slowing, everything once moist and carrying life slowly becoming brittle, dry, and unable to function due to duress.

Vertonen is Blake Edwards and devices-for this LP, the primary device is a Russian Polivoks synthesizer. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Edwards has performed at numerous festivals in the US, as well as toured the US and Japan. In addition to numerous 7" records, 3" CDRs, full-length CDRs, and split 12" records, Vertonen also has released three CDs funded by City of Chicago grants (as is this record).

This is a split label release with C.I.P.
Released in a limited edition of 200 copies, packaged in deluxe tip-on jacket.

$15


Francisco Meirino & Dave Phillips "We Are None Of Us" 2xLP
Francisco Meirino (Phroq) & Dave Phillips (Schimpfluch Gruppe) have collaborated on this extremely dynamic electro-acoustic studio album. Through meticulous arrangement of electronics, processed sound and field recordings they create a dark and unsettling audio narrative. "We Are None of Us" exemplifies these two masters at the best of their craft.
This 2xLP version contains 2 additional tracks not included on the CD and comes with download card for bonus live track, a recording of their full performance at Ertz Festival, Bera, Spain, 11 sept. 2010.
Released in a limited edition of 200 copies.
$25


Lasse Marhaug & Francisco Meirino "Flupentixol/Lamotrigine" 7"
After more than 5 years in the making, Lasse Marhaug (Jazzkamer) and Francisco Meirino (Phroq) have created an aural equivalent to a hyper manic mental break down and the flip side, a chronic depressive crash. Two tracks, each named after popular pharmaceuticals used to treat the symptoms contained within.
This medication can be taken at both 33 and 45 rpm. Mastered and Cut by Rashad Becker. Pressed in a limited edition of 500 on clear vinyl in prescription packaging.
$7


Gerritt & John Wiese "Panoramic Glass and Mirror" LP
From beautiful northern and southern California comes the duo of Gerritt and John Wiese. Since the release of their first EP, The Disappearing Act ("unbearably intense" -The Wire), they have continued their live collaboration up and down the West Coast. Panoramic Glass And Mirror immerses the listener into a blend of sound layers, confronted with a melodic and haunting atmospheric approach while still retaining immense power. Side A was crafted from live recordings by John Wiese, while side B was produced from studio sessions by Daniel Voss (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice, Deathroes, Yellow Swans).
Limited edition of 400 clear vinyl, 100 black.
$10


Sissy Spacek "Glass" CD
Sissy Spacek's fourth release for Misanthropic Agenda is a documentation of a duo piece developed in 2008 by Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese for breaking glass. Two performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco are included in their entirety. Hand numbered digipack in an edition of 300.
$10


Jason Crumer "Walk With Me" CD
On his fourth studio album, Jason Crumer has further honed his craftsmanship and focused his vision. Recorded with meticulous precision, every sound is placed, mixed and arranged with purpose. Crumer coaxes an unprecedented depth of sound out of layers of electronics and field recordings. Romantic in nature and cinematic in scope, "Walk with me" exemplifies Crumer's remarkable approach. The album furthermore attests to his relentless honesty and total dedication to his art.
$10


Misanthropic Agenda Shirt brown black
Limited edition, american apparel shirts. Metallic ink and collar printing. Available in brown or black. Designed by Alaska!
$15
Small - brown shirt

Medium - brown shirt
Large - brown shirt
Small - black shirt
Medium - black shirt
Large - black shirt

Gerritt & John Wiese "The Disappearing Act" CD-EP
Gerritt runs the Misanthropic Agenda label out of Berkeley, California. Los Angeles resident John Wiese is a member of LHD and Sissy Spacek, and both have been freelance members of drone metal unit Sunn O))). "The Disappearing Act" displays the pair's expertise in pulling transmissions from an elusive dimension utilizing elements of dynamics, noise, rhythm, silence and tone.
$6


LHD "Limbs of the Fawn" CD
Burning in hell with no relief. Double flamethrower unit.
Phil Blankenship (The Cherry Point) & John Wiese.
Los Angeles harsh city crust.
$10


Gerritt "Space Level Blaze" CD
Psych-out acid noise reak extravaganza! Star dust, inhalation and electric fire evidence in the wake of smoke and strobes! Material extracted from Gerritt on the west coast and meticulously deranged by John Wiese.
$8


Merzbow & John Wiese "Multiplication" CD
An impressive display of both incredible composition and furious power from noise masterminds Masami Akita and John Wiese. Having both released significant work on Misanthropic Agenda, we are very proud to offer their premier collaborative album! Akita and Wiese pull no punches. No beats, no prog, no techno -- just pure delivery and satisfaction of electronic extremes.
$10


v/a "Merzbow - Frog: Remixed and Revisited" 2xCD
An incredible compilation showcasing some of the most notable international experimental artists of our time reworking material from Merzbow's "Frog" LP. Two full-length discs containing exclusive tracks from: Boris, Fennesz, Gerritt, Hecker, House of Low Culture, Hrvatski, John Wiese, Merzbow, Never Presence Forever, Pita, Russell Haswell, Sunn, Terror Organ, Ulver, and When.
$12