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iDEAL Recordings is a label and organisation founded by Joachim Nordwall in 1998. iDEAL is releasing various kinds of experimental music, ranging from noise via drone and improv to techno. The huge label program includes vinyl releases, CDS and tapes by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Mats Gustafsson, The Skull Defekts, Dave Phillips, Altar of Flies, Stephen O'Malley, Wolf Eyes, Henrik Rylander, Ectoplasm Girls, Mika Vainio, BJ Nilsen and many, many more.

 
"Performed, recorded (direct to HD - 2 channel - no overdub), edited and mastered by Russell Haswell in Suffolk, 2011. Russell Haswell used: APPLE, AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING, BOSS, BUGBRAND, CELMO, ETYMOTIC RESEARCH, FAIRFIELD CIRCUITRY, GENELEC, M.A.S.F., MACKIE, MOTU, ...
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IDEAL999 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Dave Phillips, based in Zürich and steady collaborator of the Schimpfluch Gruppe, is working with the extreme. This fine piece of vinyl, his first for Joachim Nordwall's iDEAL Recordings label, is a great, odd, harsh and beautiful experience. Humanimalism, ...
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IDEAL087 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The size of the stage, position of the equipment, monitor position and height, hall architecture and acoustics, capacity and attendance, temperature and humidity, and sound level (dB) or Leq Meter limiting all varied from event to event. Each of the final recordings ...
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IDEAL099 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Sometimes something magic happens. This debut 7" by Nadine Byrne and her The Magic State is exactly that. Something magic. Two deep occult neo hippie pop drone tunes. It's pressed on chilly white vinyl too. Perfect experience for both body and mind. This will be our ...
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IDEAL077 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Deep ambient music from visual- and sound artist, poet and science fiction addict Johannes Heldén. His music is slow, melodic, dramatic, dark and atmospheric but yet too damn abstract to even come near being called pop or whatever. Heldén has published a few books, ...
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IDEAL080 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"A great deep techno album by Gothenburg's legendary dj and producer DIMITRIOS K. His debut and highly recommended for rhythm lovers." (label info)
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IDEAL094 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Analogue, cosmic filth and synth excellence! POGROM was recorded back in 1990 in the excellent Studio Styrka in Johannishus, Sweden for the classic NYC tape label Sound of Pig but was rejected, forgotten or ignored. Maybe it was never even sent. No one remembers. It ...
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IDEAL097 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The soundtrack to if Kenneth Anger had made Wir Kinder von Bahnhof Zoo. Ectoplasm Girls are Tanya & Nadine Byrne from Stockholm, Sweden. Their debut album "TXN" is filled with their unique blend of light, dark, adult, infantile, visible and hidden powers. And it is ...
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IDEAL090 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The Existence of Do-Ti-La-So-Fa-Mi-Re-Do Is Everything! presents a work for church organ, recorded in Göteborg and initially played by organist Mikael Wahlin, and thereafter constructed into a 48 minutes long composition by Fröberg." (label info) Accompanying release ...
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IDEAL096 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Artist and composer Dan Fröberg is a true original, whether his modes of expression are sound-works, text-works, video-works or other presentations that are of his mind and hands. They all and always connect to the ever-growing labyrinth of clues and secrets and ...
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IDEAL069 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Evil Moisture is Andy Bolus, operating from his base in a former mirror factory in north east Paris. "If You Want To Fuck The Sky, Teach Your Cock To Fly" is an old Russian prison saying and very suitable to the sound of this LP. It sounds like it was recorded in a ...
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IDEAL083 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Altar of Flies is the new power on the Swedish noise scene, to be put on the underground throne next to Sewer Election. Altar of Flies is Mattias Gustafsson who has recorded stuff since 2006, mainly for his own cassette label Hästen & Korset but also high quality sub ...
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IDEAL081 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Beautiful filth by Mr Mike Conelly (Wolf Eyes/Hair Police)." (label info) Limited to 200 copies.
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IDEAL071 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Analog psychedlics." (label info) Limited to 150 copies.
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IDEAL062 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

AUDIONOM - SUPERIOR (CD)

"Finally! Stockholm's legendary repetitive neo kraut/new wave rockers Audionom is back with their first proper album! We have been waiting for it patiently and man - it was really worth waiting for!!! This is music that goes straight to your guts and it is all set for a ...
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IDEAL066 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Recorded in Chicago and Gothenburg, "Power Model X" is a documentation of Henrik Rylander's performance action which is right in between installation art and live performance. With a background as the drummer of the rough garage rock group Union Carbide Productions and ...
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IDEAL044 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Christine Ödlund is a sound- and visual artist based in Stockholm and "Phenomena" is her debut album. Ödlund is educated in Electro-Acoustic Music at EMS, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Konstfack - all in Stockholm. Her organic electro-acoustic music is drifting ...
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IDEAL057 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Sewer Election is Dan Johansson, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is most known for his extreme and nasty noise on often stupidly hot and limited edition cassettes and obscure vinyl and silver disc releases. What separates SE from the rest of the wall-of-noise-heads is ...
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IDEAL058 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Electro-acoustic music is going to different places. One of our favourite ones is when it gets deconstructed and carries that feeling of something that is falling apart. Mattias Peterssons first album for iDEAL; "Floodlight, can be seen as a beautiful document of ...
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IDEAL056 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"We'd like to call this acoustic drone jazz. Viktor calls it Slow Jazz on himself which might give you an even better idea on how this sounds. This beautiful album (Viktor's first one with this band) is sensitive and fragile. It is music filled with passion, warmth and ...
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IDEAL050 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

O.S.T. - WAETKA (CD)

"An important album by one of the hidden masters of the contemporary electronic music scene! O.S.T. is Berlin-based Christopher Douglas and "Waetka" is his long awaited return after a five years hiatus, a time he spent hidden in the darkest shadows. Step into a world of ...
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IDEAL042 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"The atmospheric impact of the collaboration of BJNilsen and Z'ev is massive. Their genius is the power of drone and the beauty of trance. They build atmospheres that are at the same time disturbing, meditative and enjoyable. The atmosphere I am talking about is of ...
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IDEAL045 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"I asked John to write something about this but he never got around to do so. Dylan's fest in the UK came between I think. However, this is a heavily psychedelic drone trip from John & Tovah Olson from Detroit. Dark soundtrack muzak that will rule your skull... Intense ...
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IDEAL049 | IDEAL RECORDINGS

ALEPH-1 - ALEPH-1 (CD)

"Aleph-1 is a project by carsten nicolai aka alva noto / noto. aside from his sound works under those pseudonyms, aleph-1 is electronic music with an acoustic sound aesthetics that was especially developped for the IDEAL Recordings label. The concept of aleph-1 derives ...
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IDEAL048CD | IDEAL RECORDINGS

"Hardcore improvisation. Extreme, sharp and filled with burning energy - No More Music (at the service of capital). This is a beautifully painful record recorded in Oslo, russels and Strassbourg in early 2006 by the duo of Argentinian Lucio Capece on saxophone, often ...
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IDEAL041/ABSURD#63 | IDEAL RECORDINGS