Archive for December, 2011

The Praxis Store at Cagliostro is closing tonight!

Posted in Praxis News with tags , on December 22, 2011 by datacide

After long deliberations we decided to close the “physical” record shop located in bar Cagliostro at Lenbachstrasse 10 in Berlin-Friedrichshain. There are a number of reasons for this. On the one hand sales are extremely low compared to online sales (which have gone up in recent months), and also the shop is acting much less as a meeting point for the scene than we had imagined.

To avoid any false rumours from starting: No, we are not going out of business, nor is Cagliostro for that matter!
We will continue with the mail order through our own online shop as well as discogs, and in fact there will be a lot more activity from the label in the coming year. I simply feel my time is better spent working on the label, Datacide, as well as my own music and writing than in the shop for which there seems to be only limited interest in Berlin.
I would still be interested in taking part in a shop project, but it would have to be a larger endeavour with a bigger group of people involved.

In the meantime regular customers can still come and pick up records, and there will be a regular record stall twice a month starting in January in conjunction with two new monthly nights of noise and breaks! More about this exciting development in another post in the next few days!

To close the shop come and have a drink with me tonight or tomorrow Dec.23 at Cagliostro, Lenbachstr. 10, 10245 Berlin. I will be there from 5pm-9pm, possibly/probably later…
And to encourage everyone to take some weight off us, and make the move easier – there will be a 20% price reduction on all stocks!

Praxis on discogs.com

Posted in Praxis History on December 11, 2011 by datacide

Most of the readers of this blog will know the site discogs.com which is a user generated online discography and marketplace. Users can also database their collections and add records they are searching to their want lists.
Spending a boring sunday evening at the record shop/bar I decided to make some charts, going through the numbers of releases listed in discogs collections and want lists. Note that these are not the actual numbers of records pressed and/or sold, but merely what discogs users list in their collections. Roughly it seems that about 10-25% of originally pressed records are listed in collections.
The first two lists are compiling the numbers in the collections, the first combining all formats (vinyl, CD, files) in the case of releases which were released in different formats. In the second chart the different formats are split. It’s notable that all titles in this top ten are vinyl releases.
The third list are what people are listing in their want lists….

Praxis records in discogs collections:
(1) formats combined
1. Somatic Responses: Post Organic EP (Praxis 18)
2. Hecate: The Magick Of Female Ejaculation (Praxis 35 + Praxis 35CD)
3. Slaughter Politics (Praxis 21)
4. Base Force One: Welcome To Violence (Praxis 27)
5. Hecate: Hate Cats (Praxis 32)
6. ADCSomatic: Teatrodellopera EP (Praxis 41)
7. Hecate: Ascension Chamber (Praxis 40 + Praxis 40CD)
8. Low Entropy: Anarcho-Psychotic (Praxis 36)
9. Kovert: Shock Effect (Praxis 34)
10. Heist: Dystrophic (Praxis 11)

(2) formats separated
1. Somatic Responses: Post Organic EP (Praxis 18)
2. Slaughter Politics (Praxis 21)
3. Hecate: The Magick Of Female Ejaculation (Praxis 35)
4. Base Force One: Welcome To Violence (Praxis 27)
5. Hecate: Hate Cats (Praxis 32)
6. ADCSomatic: Teatrodellopera EP (Praxis 41)
7. Low Entropy: Anarcho-Psychotic (Praxis 36)
8. Kovert: Shock Effect (Praxis 34)
9. Heist: Dystrophic (Praxis 11)
10. Noface: Burnout (Praxis 6)

Most wanted:
1. Disciples of Belial: Songs of Praise (Praxis 7)
2. Disciples of Belial: Goat of Mendes (Praxis 17)
3. V/A: Dead By Dawn (Praxis 23)
4. Heist: Dystrophic (Praxis 11)
5. Somatic Responses (Praxis 18)
6. Lorenz Attractor (Praxis 13)
7. Metatron: Speed & Politics (Praxis 4)
8. DJ Jackal: Drumtrax Vol. 1 (Praxis 9)
8. Cunning vs. Bambule (Praxis 19)
10. Metatron: Seduction (Praxis 8 )

you can check out the praxis page at discogs here

15 Years Widerstand Party in Graz & Praxis 30 Digital Release!

Posted in Event, Praxis Download Store, Praxis History on December 3, 2011 by datacide

Hot on the heels of other classic Praxis releases being made available in digital format comes Eiterherd’s massive album 1984 Vs. 1999 (Vision Vs. Reality) originally released on vinyl in 1999!
Available through the Praxis shop over at bandcamp, as well as junodownload from Monday, December 5th!

The album was of course a co-release of Praxis and Eiterherd’s label Widerstand which he started 15 years ago.
This birthday is celebrated with a party in Graz on December 16;

Dark, Sick, Music.

Kovert (Critical Noise, Praxis / UK)
Christoph Fringeli (Praxis / CH)
Karl Marx Stadt (Lux Nigra, Sozialistischer Plattenbau / DE)
Alex Dee (Phantomnoise, Widerstand / DE)
Opcion aka Ab-Hinc (Widerstand / Graz)
Shiver Electronics (Widerstand / Wien)
Eiterherd (Widerstand / Graz)
Postcore (Widerstand / Pöllauberg)
Plan (Silent Revolution / Wien)
VJ: Naritia (neverscared.org / Graz)
Projections: OchoReSotto (Graz)