December 24, 2003
S'agita gifts for your holidays
Our good friends at S'agita
Recordings have prepared a very big present for us all: six hours
and 33 minutes of mp3s, featuring past, present and future S'agita
artists, seven previously unavailable full lenght works and the re-release
of a sold out item from the catalogue:
- the return of aal (matching the release
on Afe of a double CD-R, recollecting his "Disc
1" and "Inherited and Partially
Transmitted" early masterworks) either in solo form, with "Il
mio disco quasi automatico", a dazzling collection of unedited
field recordings, and together with Paolo Ippoliti and Laura
Lovreglio, the two S'agita founders, in "A Lifetime
in a Blink", a work previously released and subsequently sold-out
on the S'agita sublabel A la verticale de l'étè;
- the public debut of Carlo Giordani, field recordist and digital
mangler from the north of Italy, presenting a selection from the huge
apparatus of his works;
- a charming and scary dj-set from Clarissa Jennés, one
of the two girlz behind the recent Fainting and Hell-o! release
offering an oblique selections of surreal and droning tunes, recorded
in jet-lag mode on a flying Boeing, aptly named "DJ Kicks 2003";
- the world premiere of mesmeric Scottish artist Daisy Saint, with
his mysterious "If I Can Just Get Myself off the Ground"
piece, hopefully beginning the disclosure of his work to the world;
- the fourth full lenght release of Fabio Selvafiorita, formerly
a private edition now going public, titled "In Vitro".
Fabio is a man who will surely amaze the world in years to come;
- a collection of live recordings from Luca
Sigurtà, whose next studio work will be out very soon on Afe
and S'agita alltogether;
- and last but not least, a full lenght live set from Never
Known, also known as The Afeman
So, what are you doing here still? Rush to the S'agita
Recordings website and find your way to the new year special page!
December 22, 2003
Raffaele Serra "Le Spectre
De La Rose" is out now
We're glad to annouce the latest CD-R album by our favourite resident
musician: exactly one year after the release of the acclaimed "Europe
Endless", Raffaele Serra
returns on Afe with a new work partly inpired by Fleur Jaeggy's
"I Beati Anni del Castigo / Sweet Days of Discipline":
"Le Spectre De La Rose".
Raffaele's usual references appear each now and then all over the disc:
the santur on Fog and Dark Interlude, the Kraftwerk-inspired
sequencer lines on She Who Laughs, the mantric melodies on Dreaming
Escape and the long final Night Flight. Four tracks from the
album are available for download, as usual, in the mp3
section of this site.
aal "Disc 1 +
Inherited and Partially Transmitted" is out now
aal's double CD-R is out now... We
can't think about a better way to celebrate Afe catalogue number 050.
"Disc 1" and "Inherited
and Partially Trasmitted" were recorded in 2001 and were both
previously released in few copies as private editions by the artist himself.
Both the album were remastered and given a new artwork on purpose of this
re-release. Four long excerpts from these Deep Space / Inner Space
Soundtracks are available for download in the mp3
section of this site. Have a listen, you won't regret.
December 15, 2003
+ Maurizio Bianchi "Zehn Tage (Touka)" is coming soon
A few months ago we announced a very special collaborative CD by
two well-known and respected artists, so it's time to unveil the secret
now: in early 2004 Afe will have the greatest pleasure to release
"Zehn Tage (Touka)", a collaboration
between Telepherique and Maurizio
Bianchi. More information and mp3 previews from the album will be
available very soon.
December 12, 2003
and Hell-o! "Two Girlz and Them Hitz" mp3 EP is out now on ctrl+alt+canc
It's that time of the year again: snow is
falling down, cold winds engulf the streets; we
all are going to have a little holiday soon,
possibly some days off work... Well, our friends at Ctrl+Alt+Canc
have been thinking about us a lot last weeks, and they packaged some huge
and sweet present for your Christmas: three
wonderful hours of music, freely available to download!
So, let me introduce you
the wonderful debut EP by the all-girls brazilian duo Fainting and
Hell-o!, the aptly titled "Two
Girlz and Them Hitz": a powerbook running pro-tools and
lloop! versus an old intel box running Dos trackers, a whole
bucketfull of Top of the Pops hits, many obscure italian experimentalists
tunes and some glitchy heavy metal for the sake of it to mangle
and patch back!!
Our fave girls have teared to pieces original hits by famous artists
like Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Santana, Radiohead,
Isaac Hayes, Kraftwerk, Fatboy Slim, Dire Straits,
Eminem, Belinda Carlisle, The Prodigy, etc. and mixed
them with experimental tracks created by Logoplasm, Punck,
Luca Sigurtà, Fhievel,
aal, (etre), Fabio Selvafiorita,
Hue and, of course, your favourite
Due to its nature, this work will be on-line for a limited time, so hurry
up or you'll miss one of the most amazing releases ever. You've been warned,
this wouldn't be gentler than a tornado trashing your speakers: please
get ready to run and follow
the link to your christmas present!!!
November 10, 2003
The Afeman's blog
A new section appeared in the menu on your left: The
Afeman's Blog. There's no apparent reason for its existence, nobody
felt the need for it, but suddendly the blog started living a life of
his own, reclaimed his rights and The
Afeman was entrapped... No escape for him.
So, the blog is going to stay with us, probably for a long long
time, meaning nothing except to itself, read by few and filled with its
own nothingness most of the times. It's here and it's now, forever and
ever: long live the blog!
The Day of the Drum Machines (Second Edition)
Do you remember The Day of the Drum Machines in last May? It's
time for the second edition now! On November 15th in Montelupo,
near Cattolica (RN), Italy, your favourite Afeman
will join this Drum Machine Contest along with Bugo, WJmeatball,
Vortex, Bruno Stronzo al Mais, Scherzo Telefonico alle
3 di Notte MC, Dama, Drim, Meticcio, Mirko
Pratik, Sir Julian, Parassit and many, many more.For
further information please have a look at the official
October 20, 2003
"Here Comes Sickness" is out
As we're approaching Gerstein's
20th anniversary, please welcome "Here
Comes Sickness", a collection of mostly unreleased and rare tracks.
This is a very particular work, not only because it sums up many years
of music, but also because it showcases most of the different music styles
that Gerstein has been wandering through during his lifetime. Don't
forget to check our mp3 page for the usual samples.
Mort Douce "From the Summer Sky"
Mort Douce's "From the Summer
Sky" is also out now as a free downloadable mp3-album. The album
is based on long drones and pleasantly reasonant textures, and it also
includes contributes by Dronæment
and Lloyd Barrett of Diaspora. Download the album here.
Frog Pocket is a star
Didn't we already tell you that Frog
Pocket is a star? He had a 7" out on Mu-Ziq's Planet
Mu a few months ago, and a 12"/CD EP is going to be released
on Benbecula in a few weeks. Do you want more? OK: Frog
Pocket will also appear on the 2xCD compilation "Children
of Mu", out on Planet Mu in early 2004.
September 19, 2003
Different Sensations / Afe DJ set by The Afeman
Good news folks! The 15th edition of the Different Sensations
festival will take place in Biella (I) at the ex-Lanificio Boglietti
headquarters starting from 25th September 2003.
On October the 5th, during the closing night, Logoplasm,
Fhievel and Luca Sigurtà
will be on stage to perform live.
All concerts will be matched by videos created by Manuele Cecconello,
Horiko and Mr. "YesIcanDoEverything" Luca
Sigurtà. When concerts are over The
Afeman himself will play a DJ set feeding the crowd with the best
tunes taken from the most frantic Afe releases and more... Doors
open at 9:00 pm, you shouldn't miss this!
Teddy Bear remix mania never ends... (2)
Will it EVER end? Three more gorgeous exclusive mp3 remixes by
Florian Filsinger, BL4CKLITE
and Last Secret of Nimh
were created during Summer and now are available for your listening pleasure:
please visit the Teddy Bear news page and
download them now!
Le Spectre De La Rose
"Le Spectre de la Rose",
the latest Raffaele Serra CD-R
album is finished at last and ready for release... We're taking care about
the graphics right now. Some mp3 previews from the
album are already available for download in the mp3
section of this website.
September 05, 2003
Back in town
Well, Summer's almost gone, I had a great time and enjoyed my holidays
a lot. Now I'm back in town and I'd like to thank and send my best wishes
to all my friends and allies I met during my travels!
As someone noticed, there were not so many Afe CD-Rs in the last
months... Anyway, we're going to spread a lot of new releases in late
September / early October. The first disc in the pipeline is Gerstein's
"Here Comes Sickness". This
is going to be out in a very few weeks.
We'll also have the chance to release a very special collaborative CD
(...yes, CD!) created by two well-known estabilished artists who are active
in the experimental scene since the late 70s/80s. This secret is going
to be unveiled in the next months...
The Afeman rides again! (8-)
August 02, 2003
Happy Birthday Teddy Bear!
Last July 21st 2003 was our beloved Teddy
Bear's first birthday! Believe it or not, it was also The
Afeman's thirty-third birthday... What a coincidence, isn't it?!
To celebrate such pregnant events (...) the John
Pelushi Bear Band has created a new oustanding, mostly acappella,
exclusive remix which is now finally available for download.
Please have a look at the Teddy
Bear Remix Project official page for more information and stuff. It's
time for holidays now, see you in September!
July 06, 2003
The very first Afe CD
Yes, yes, yes... The very first Afe CD is out at last! True
Colour Of Blood's "(Absence)"
was released in early July with the unvaluable help and experience of
About two years ago Afe already had the pleasure to release "The
Significance Of Secrecy", True
Colour Of Blood's debut CD-R album. We truly believe that Eric
Kesner is one of the most talented guitarist around, and althought
we are extremely fond of the CD-R media, we're happiest to present his
music on an "official" format.
Thanks again to the beloved Eibon
Records crew for making this possible. There are going to be more
Afe / Eibon joint releases in the future, including an Amon
double CD towards the end of the year, enjoy "(Absence)"
in the meantime.
Teddy Bear remix mania never ends...
As we're approaching the first Teddy
Bear Remix Project anniversary, three new exclusive mp3 remixes by
Captain Stéphanie, Ian
Breno and Kilroy are now available:
please visit the Teddy Bear news page to
All the older exclusive mp3 remixes are still available for download and
more remixes by Norm and
Luca Sigurtà are also coming soon... stay tuned!
Oh, and did you see the latest addictions to the Happy
Bear People page?!?
June 13, 2003
iXem @ Superfici Sonore #3
collective will give life to the third edition of the
Superfici Sonore festival which will happen in
Florence from25th to 27th June 2003.
of the iXem members will play live and the concerts list will include
performances by Luca Sigurtà
(...one the most recent Afe signings...), Andrea
Marutti (...better know as The
Afeman himself...) and some of the best italian electronic musicians
like Domenico Sciajno, Giuseppe Ielasi, Fhievel,
Logoplasm, Punck and many many
For more information please have a look at the iXem
June 06, 2003
"Nona" on Amplexus
Amon's "Nona" is
finally available to the public and we're currently distributing copies
through our mail order service. The Amon
/ Never Known web site will be updated soon with more notes about
it. In the meantime here's an excerpt from the official press release:
<<The long time delayed
new Amon work is here with us at last. After the release
of "The Legacy" on Eibon and "Mer"
on "Blade" in 1999-2000 there wasn't any significant
output from this project except a few compilation tracks.
"Nona" takes inspiration from a case of xenoglossy
(the ability to speak in an unlearned and unheard foreign
language, often associated with past-life recall, states
of trance or hypnosis and mediumship) discovered in
Great Britain around the early Thirties when a woman
in state of trance expressed herself in a language which
was recognized as ancient egyptian. This voice from
the past was called "Nona" or "The One
Without a Name".
The music has obviously much in common with Amon's previous
releases, but according to the need of a change expressed
by the author, it introduces new elements and could
be easily filed both under Dark Ambient and Avantgarde.
The Amon sounds palette was never so rich in the past.
Despite this fact the final result appears like it was
stripped down to the essential
but surprisingly retains its thickness.
"Nona" is available in two different versions:
a CD-EP and a 300 copies limited edition 10" vinyl.
The CD-EP contains one 21 minutes long track while the
10" vinyl has about 14 minutes of music on each
side. Both the formats include exclusive material and
slighlty different versions of certain tracks.>>
May 31, 2003
Two new releases out now!
We were forced to slow down our activities recently...
that's the reason why our late April releases are being
distributed with such a big delay. Anyway, here they
Moan "Between / Associated" [afe044lcd]
"Röllend In Schumenden [éco002cd]
Next releases in the pipeline for mid/late June are Gerstein's
"Here Comes Sickness" and True
Colour Of Blood's "(Absence)". The latter will be our
very first CD and will be released in collaboration with Eibon Records.
Le Spectre De La Rose
"Le Spectre de la Rose", the latest Raffaele
Serra CD-R album is being mastered right now. This delicate and experimental
album inspired by Fleur Jaeggy's "Sweet Days of Discipline"
should be released by Afe sometimes in Summer, mp3 previews will be available
The Day of the Drum Machines
On May 25th your favourite Afeman
had the chance to take part to the Drum Machine Contest organized by the
Read the whole story and have a look at the pictures in the galleries
section.I'll be coming back with more news soon.
April 30, 2003
The Afeman Interview
Slovakian webzine Audionet
has published a long and detailed interview with your
favourite label owner... If you're used to slovakian
language here's the direct
link to the interview, if you aren't here is the
link to the original english
More from Agnostic...
One track taken from Agnostic's
recently released Anti-War EP is
going to be featured soon on a new CD-R compilation issued by Fiend
Recordings. Have a look at their website for the latest news.
April 27, 2003
Many photographs and detailed notes about the "Spectrum
Xperimental Night @ ElettroSound 2003" are now available
in the galleries section. This included laptop
sets by Luca Sigurtà, Fhievel
and Punck and live sets by Purusha
and Corckzal. Some pictures taken at the recent Krisma
concert in Milan are also available. Go and see
April 25, 2003
The Anti-War EP
We were recently approached by our good friend Agnostic
who proposed us his Anti-War EP.
We are glad to make it available as our first mp3-only release and we
are also glad that he gave us the chance to make such a statement.
"Anti-War EP" [afe053mp3]
April 10, 2003
Raffaele Serra / Blow
The April issue of Blow
Up, the best selling italian alternative music magazine, features
a nice article / interview about Raffaele
Serra. It looks like our beloved electronic shaman is finally getting
some recognition from the press. We truly hope this is just a new beginning
At the moment Raffaele is still working on
"Le Spectre de la Rose",
his latest delicate and experimental album
inspired by Fleur Jaeggy's "Sweet Days
of Discipline". This new CD-R will be
released by Afe sometimes in Summer, mp3 previews
will be available as soon as possible.
More mp3 files from some of the forthcoming Afe releases are
on-line now, please check the mp3 page
and download, download, download...
April 01, 2003
Four new releases out now!
Ehi, this is no April's Fool, four new Afe releases are
being distributed right now:
Spiral "Une Spiral
de Violence [afe50009]
Elephant Zyclus "Tripod"
Needless to say that there will be more very soon. The mp3
page is going to be massively updated with some previews from
the forthcoming releases in a few days...
A new Amon CD / 10"
At last it looks like "Nona", the incredibly delayed new Amon
CD / 10", will be out very soon on Amplexus...
We won't bore you with the details about why it took so long, we would
just like to announce that both the formats are being pressed right now
and will be available in a few weeks. The CD contains one 21 minutes long
track while the 10" vinyl has about 14 minutes of music on each side.
Both the formats include exclusive material and slighlty different
versions of certain tracks. We are currently taking pre-orders
for the 300 copies limited edition vinyl. If you want to reserve
one, please drop us a
March 18, 2003
The new website credits
Well, well, well... Everybody seem to like the new website, needless
to say that we are happiest about it. So, it's time for the credits now:
the new layout / interface was designed by Hue
who also recently impressed us with his Normality
/ Edge's "Inner Photographs"
box-set... A man for all seasons, isn't he?
We are also very thankful to Miss Madoka
Okada, her programming skills were relevant in the making
of this site and we can't help to mention her kindness. "Who
did all the hard work?" you dare to ask... C'mon, you
New and forthcoming releases
In the beginning of the new year we were so busy working on the new
website that we had to keep most of our other activities in the background...
Anyway, our very first 2003 release took shape in late February with Bestia
Centauri's "The Antediluvian
Earth", a dynamic and disorienting avantgarde / experimental
work inspired by Lovecraftian literature. Please visit our mp3
page and discover what it is all about.
The pipeline is still crowded with many releases... In a few weeks we'll
bring to your attention the "Rensek
EP" 3" MiniCD-R created by True
Colour Of Blood's side project Rensek
with its minimal explorations and "Plochy",
the first official studio album of Mindmap
from Slovakia, an intriguing Ambient-Electronica / Downtempo mixture.
We're pleased to announce that this is our favourite Afe release ever:
day after day it's spinning in repeat mode for hours in our player and
still we can't get enough of it...
very special 3" MiniCD-R single by Elephant
Zyclus, will also be released. It will include remixes by DJ
Lips, a034 and Spiral.
Last but not least Spiral will also return
with a new work entitled "Une
Spiral De Violence" created using only sounds taken from
some of the TV broadcasts recorded during the infamous days of the G8
meeting held in Genova, Italy, in July 2001.
In April / May we'll focus on another four releases lot: the incredibly
delayed "No Abiding Places"
Dark-Ambient compilation (...with tracks by Amon,
Bad Sector, Bestia
Centauri, Canaan, Drift,
Never Known, Non
Ethos, Ornament, Subterranean Source and True
Colour Of Blood...) will be out along with "Between
/ Associated", an intense Moan
performance recorded in 2002 during the opening of Magdalena Sikora's
paintings exhibition in Poland.
Then we'll welcome the return of Gerstein
with "Here Comes Sickness",
a collection of mostly unreleased tracks taken from his 1990-2001 archives
and other rare tracks released on some obscure compilations during the
We'll celebrate the 50th number in our main catalogue with a double
disc re-issue of aal's "Disc
1" + "Inherited and Partially Transmitted". Both
albums were already published as private releases by the author
and were recently remastered on purpose of this new edition on Afe.
This is Space / Dark Ambient music at its best, you're warned...
Later on... (and we mean LATER ON...)
We confirm that the very first Afe regular CD will be released in
collaboration with Eibon
Records in June. It will be the third full-lenght amazing Dark Ambient
album of Eric Kesner's guitar-based project True
Colour Of Blood entitled "(Absence)".
More and more releases are planned for 2003 including new CD-R albums
by Raffaele Serra, Dronæment,
Ovum (to be co-released with Blade
Records), De Fabriek, Sparkle
In Grey, Amon (double regular
CD to be released in collaboration with Eibon
Records), Gerstein / Kluster
Cold (split release), Never Known,
& Valley... OK, let's stop here.
More news from the Afe Planet
Didn't we tell you that Frog Pocket
is a star? It looks like he's going to shine more and more in 2003: a
Frog Pocket 7" is scheduled
for release on May the 5th on Mu-Ziq's Planet
Mu and there are also rumours about a forthcoming EP on Benbecula
which may include a few tracks taken from "Caric
Our electronic hero Kabal is one of the
proud winners of the contest held by the We
Are The Music Makers web site: 255 tracks were submitted by 107 artists
from almost every country across the globe and 17 of them, including Kabal's
Mix]", were voted and selected for a CD release. Point your
browser here to
learn more about this topic and pre-order your copy.
is finally scheduled for release on Amplexus
sometime in April. It will be available in two different versions: a 21
minutes long standard CD-EP and a 300 individually numbered copies limited
edition 10" vinyl that will have about 14 minutes of music on each
side. Both the formats will come in a big 25x25 cm cover, they will include
exclusive material and slighlty different versions of certain tracks.
A very interesting Moan mp3-only release
1999-2002" is downloadable from the Enough
Records website, we strongly encourage you to let Rafal's music fill
We didn't hear from The Impossible
Flower for a long time now... We loved his "Digital Butter"
demo and were supposed to listen more of his music... Andy, where are
March 08, 2003
The new Afe website is here at last!
More news about the latest and forthcoming releases will be posted
February 01, 2003
New mp3s available
A new exclusive "mp3-only" remix of "Teddy
Bear" by Sparkle
In A Voice is now available for download in the mp3
section of this web site along with four tracks from the forthcoming debut
CD-R album of Mindmap that will
be out in a few weeks. Their beautiful Ambient-Electronica / Downtempo
mixture will amaze you.
Work in progress
Raffaele Serra is currently working
on his latest CD-R album that will be released by Afe around Springtime.
The theme of his new compositions is the innermost thought, hopes and
fears of 12 y.o. girl. We had the chance to listen to some of the unfinished
tracks and that is enough to make us say that this is going to be one
of Raffaele's most delicate and best works.
January 07, 2003
New Year's news
All December releases are being distributed now... After all the strenght
we put into the glorious "Teddy
Bear Remix Project", another limited edition box set was
born on Christmas day in the ever-growing Afe family. Normality
/ Edge's "Inner Photographs"
box-set consists of five discs and collects all the tracks produced
by this project during its existence between 1996-1999. The 6th disc
to complete the "Inner Photographs"
box-set will also be available "on demand" from late January
2003 to all those who will send back the replying coupon included
in the box. Please have a look here
for more details.
and Raffaele Serra's new album
entitled "Europe Endless"are
ready too and pretty good. Don't forget to check our mp3
page for the usual samples. We are currently showcasing "Europe
Endless"with five downloadable tracks for your listening
Wolkspurz & Ramirez's
"Teddy Bear Remix Project"
is still getting enthusiast feedback all over the solar system, more and
more people are being captured in teddy-bear-style by the camera, go and
see them now... Exclusive
mp3-only remixes by Norm,
Sparkle In A Voice and Captain
Stéphanie (...of Autistre
and Peter Percept fame...) will
be available soon. Hurry up and check the mail
order page if you don't want to miss the very last copies of the magic
Frog Pocket's "Caric
Kils" is included in the current chart section of the Planet
Mu web site, yup! John, you are a star!!! Mouthmoth
has just released the new Frog Pocket
CD-R album entitled "Baral Orgen": a wealth of magical
splatterbeat folk electronica. Great stuff ! Mouthmoth
has also recently released Captain Stéphanie debut album...
We are currently working on our late January releases... we'll soon bring
to your attention the debut 3" EP of True
Colour Of Blood's side project Rensek
with its minimal explorations and the first official studio album of Mindmap
from Slovakia with their intriguing Ambient-Electronica / Downtempo mixture.
A special 3" Elephant Zyclus
single will also be released, this will include remixes by DJ
Lips and a034. Last but not least we'll
welcome the return of Spiral with a new
work entitled "Une Spiral De Violence" inspired by the
infamous days of the G8 meeting held in Genova, Italy, in July 2001.
At least we have received all the contributes for the "No Abiding
Places" Dark-Ambient compilation. We are still working on the
master and the disc should hopefully be released in February / March 2003.
Artist included will be Amon,
Bad Sector, Bestia
Centauri, Canaan, Drift,
Never Known, Non
Ethos, Ornament, Subterranean Source and True
Colour Of Blood
We finally got in touch again with Moan:
his "Between / Associated" new CD-R album will be released
in February / March along with other nice works by Bestia
Centauri and Gerstein. More on
this matter soon...
In a few months we'll also have the pleasure to release music by Dronæment,
De Fabriek, Ornament, aal
and many more... Stay tuned for more news.
True Colour Of Blood has
finished working on his new album. The disc is still untitled at the moment
and there is a strong chance that it will be released as our very first
CD in collaboration with Eibon
Records sometimes in 2003.
In late 2003 the Eibon
Records / Afe Records joint venture will also bring to light (...)
a double-CD set containing Amon's
first untitled album (originally published by Murder Release back in 1996)
+ a repressing of the "Mer" CD-R released in 2000 by
Records. The discs will contain bonus tracks, new graphics and package.
Probably due to the small feature about Afe that appeared on the December
issue of Blow Up Magazine our mailbox was filled with an incredible quantity
of demos... If we were to release all the stuff we enjoyed I guess we
wouldn't have some kind of a private life anymore... Sorry guys if we're
delaying our replies... Anyway, on the demos side we're still impressed
by "Digital Butter" by The
Impossible Flower, we hope to listen more from him soon. We've been
recently approached by the mysterious Bubar
the Cook who recently collaborated on Peter
don't forget to visit Bubar's
web site and download some of his music: it's pretty cool. Nicola
Ratti, member of the jazzcore trio Pin
Pin Sugar has also given us a taste of his beautiful and delicate
acoustic guitar experiments: is he going to be our Vincent Gallo?
As usual we are a bit late with the launch of the new Afe web site. Hue
and I are working hard on it... it will be launched very soon and, as
promised, you'll be amazed... Oh, Hue
is also working on his latest Sparkle
In Grey tracks, we can't wait to listen to them!