New Release! Flat Affect : Lobotomized Vol. 1 (ARGREC22)

•January 9, 2014 • Leave a Comment


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After an extended break (at least in terms of ‘regular’ releases), Argali Records slowly slumbers back to life!

Argali Records Netlabel proudly presents “Lobotomized Vol. 1”, the first in a series of releases by Flat Affect collecting tracks from out-of-print splits. On this release, Flat Affect exudes a toxic auditory haze: an amalgamation of industrial, noise, power electronics, and drone, accentuated at points by obscured glimpses into the foreboding maelstrom of human interactions. As the musician himself notes, these tracks are meant to create tension within the listener, and to this end they succeed admirably, propelling them into a world that is both completely alien and yet disturbingly familiar.

Music to peer beyond the surface depths.

This is ARGREC22.

This one’s for you.

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Now Accepting Submissions for “The Road Ahead” experimental music compilation!

•July 31, 2013 • 1 Comment



Argali Records Netlabel is now accepting submissions for the “The Road Ahead” compilation. For this project, we are primarily looking for experimental electronica, avant-garde music, industrial, IDM/glitch, audio collage (especially if it utilizes ephemeral material and/or Creative Commons licensed work), and similar permutations of these genres.  We also accept noise, but please no harsh wall noise (we are big fans of dynamics and compositional evolution). While the above-listed styles are our main focus, we are not limiting submissions to these directions. When in doubt, send in a song and we will tell you what we think about it. If you need examples about what we are all about, first feel free to check out our previous compilation “Time Will Pass”. In addition, feel free to not only check out our releases on Argali, as well as those of our allied net-label friends at Timetheory, Clinical Archives, Treetrunk, etc.

Submission Guidelines:
We are looking for songs/compositions/soundscapes ranging from one to ten minutes in length. One song per band/musician, please. Preferably unreleased and/or new material when possible. We accept .MP3 or .WAV format files (.WAV being preferred so that the file can be transcoded into other formats). IMPORTANT: Sound files MUST be AT LEAST 192kbps .mp3 format or higher/comparable, 320kbps or higher greatly preferred. (Lower bitrates will NOT be accepted). Argali Records Netlabel (via John Lithium’s “Lithium Industries” Soundcloud site) has a DropBox one can use to submit tracks. Alternatively, one can use YouSendIt to send the track to c h a n d l e r n [a t] g m a i l [d o t] c o m. These methods are the preferred methods for getting your music to us. If you’d like to utilize a different way, get in touch either through WordPress or email and I’ll see what we can do. IMPORTANT: When you submit your song, please be sure to clearly label your file with your project/song name. If you have a site/Soundcloud/etc, feel free to include that as well. We will be including an ‘band/musician’ list in the linear notes and/or graphic design of the finished project.

There is no concrete deadline for when submissions can be submitted. We will be accepting submissions continuously, and will begin promoting the project further when an acceptable/sizable amount of submissions have been collected. Though this will most likely will not be an issue, Argali Records reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason (when in doubt, ask…we don’t bite) and we also reserve the right to volume master songs that are too loud (note that this will probably not be an issue, as we are talking unbelievably loud/unlistenably loud levels of volume).

Pictures/Art: We are also accepting graphics/art submissions for this compilation as well. Augment your auditory experience with a visual component! In terms of what we will NOT accept, see above (basically no overly graphic/political material etc), but in terms of what we WILL accept we are basically saying almost anything goes here (especially since this is the first time the graphic design of the release was not either handled in house or by one specific individual). While Argali releases graphics usually are around 1500×1500 or 3000×1500 (basically ‘cd booklet/cover’ format), we will accept smaller or larger images (as long as it’s larger than a thumbnail and smaller than a two-bedroom apartment). Images can be sent to the email listed above, the same basic rules apply (clearly label the file, etc).

Conceptual Food For Thought: No specific theme. The title “The Road Ahead” was mainly selected as being forward looking following the previous compilations theme of “Time Will Pass”, focused (at least conceptually) on the 2012 ‘apocalypse fear’ (and subsequent time afterwords).

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS/ETC, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME AT: argalirecordsnetlabel @ Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement. 🙂

Luxurious Dagger : Glue Factory (ARGREC20)

•May 5, 2013 • Leave a Comment



Just in time for Cinco De Mayo, Argali Records plunges headfirst into the strange and fascinating world of twisted plunderphonic collage soundscapes with this short, but sweet EP by Luxurious Dagger.

Appropriated (or should that be ‘liberated’ instead) from the detritus of a turbulent pop culture ocean, “Glue Factory” is a deliriously miasma fusion of ephemeral proclamations and percussive elements, bent and twisted to shift uneasily around the psyche of the listener. Will easily appeal to fans of The Residents, Nurse With Wound, Negativland, very early Foetus, Contgaious Orgasm, Snog, and Severed Heads.

Marvin Ferguson, of the projects Luxurious Dagger (, a self-titled project (, and the group Fag Rabbit (, deftly mixes the playfully surreal with the hypnotically esoteric on this release.

Music that’ll make you want more.
You’ll really like it.

This is ARGREC20.

Time Will Pass Experimental Music Compilation (ARGREC19)

•July 7, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Main cover for ARGREC19.

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Warning: Please use discretion in volume when listening to and enjoying these songs.

Argali Records is proud to present our first compilation: “Time Will Pass”. While there is no specific ‘theme’ for this collection, initially a text was written by John Lithium explaining some of the concepts around the ‘time will pass’ set of ideas (namely, the permeability of time, the impermanence of fixed events and objects, and the subjective nature of sensory experience) [more on this can be found at the original post here:]. As with many long gestating projects, the ultimate focus is on the music.

Thus, we present to you, the listener, an eclectic mix of otherworldly textures, jazz-inflected jams, dub turntabalism, foreboding dark ambient soundscapes, avant-garde industrial revelations, and blistering noise fury. Instead of focusing our hearts and minds on the banality of ‘unavoidable catastrophic occurrences’ (and how we still manage to pass through unscathed), let’s turn towards the future, with auditory expressions equal parts introspection and extraversion. “TIME WILL PASS”.

Music for 2013 and subsequent years. THIS ONE’S FOR YOU.

Noisesurfer: &
Implicit Order: &
Earth Concrete:
Jet Ghost:
Luxurious Dagger: &
Secant Prime: [Courtesy of Uncoiled Loops]
Sleep Crimes:
President Blair


All visual elements by John Lithium except where noted. The graphic for track eight kindly provided by Jet Ghost. Secant Prime appears courtesy of Uncoiled Loops.

The Jesus Fish Experience: Cosmic Predation (ARGREC17)

•August 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

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If you have been following the progress of Argali Records for a while now, then you should (hopefully) be familiar with the work of The Jesus Fish Experience. Pursuing a dark, singular musical vision, “Cosmic Predation” fuses haunting e-bow melodies and dirges to the psyche of the listener. Comparisons to ‘post-metal’, noise rock, industrial, black metal, doom, sludge, and even dark ambient can be made, but thankfully the end result goes beyond such simplistic classifications.

Oppressive and moody, it is also surprisingly uplifting in a paradoxical way, as the sound both grips at the earth and reaches towards the stars. A ‘blackened neo-shoegaze’ experience of harrowing proportions, easily piercing through the ‘blah, blah, blah’ of your routine existence.

Music to focus on the infinite.
This is ARGREC17.

The Game Owls : Trinity Ocean And The Zero Desert (ARGREC16)

•July 31, 2011 • Leave a Comment

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The Game Owls returns to Argali Records with their second offering: “Trinity Ocean And The Zero Desert”. Featuring his distinct hybridization of post-rock/post-metal and experimental electronica, this album is a decidedly darker affair than “So The Heavens Can Hear Us…”. Yet, with the frequent acoustic touches and mournful vocals, this is an experience that is both personal and universal in scope: dark companion hymns for the days long left behind, and those still remaining. Album graphic design by Florian Ayala Fauna and additional instrumentation on the track “DeserTriniZerOcean” by The Jesus Fish Experience.

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Florian Ayala Fauna (Blackantlers/Uncertain):
The Jesus Fish Experience:
Argali Records:

The Jesus Fish Experience : Magnitudes Of Infinity (ARGREC15)

•July 1, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The Jesus Fish Experience returns to Argali Records with their fourth release: Magnitudes Of Infinity. Several months of planning, composing, recording, and mastering have resulted in the creation of a two-headed behemoth of a composition, the second half featuring the vocal talents of Jordan Hyman of The Game Owls. In a lush marriage of dissonance and harmony, otherworldly soundscapes blend seamlessly with hypnotic rhythms and haunting melodies.

Minimalist, and yet still intense and emotive, “Magnitudes Of Infinity” eschews (to a degree) the nihilism found in previous releases by The Jesus Fish Experience, and instead looks outward towards a strange reality, in which empiricism, mythology, spiritualism, and the cold reach of science uneasily reside together. There may be more philosophical questions than answers presented by this album, but trust me, gnosis has never sounded this good.

For fans of The Angelic Process, Nadja, Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons, Swans, and the almighty Godflesh. Certain base graphics used in the graphic design originated from NASA TRACE/ESA archives. All others used for this release are in the public domain and/or taken by John Lithium.

Music to accelerate evolution.
This is ARGREC15.

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