The Maleficent Monster & Other Macabre Stories

The Maleficent Monster & Other Macabre Stories

ADVANCE ORDERS BEING TAKEN NOW FOR THE ‘BEST OF’ SINGLE L.P. VERSION

A further instalment in the MONSTER series. Themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, creaks and groans created as imaginary soundtracks for imaginary horror films. 70 tracks spread over three discs (on the CD box version) featuring musical interpretations on a ‘horrific’ theme.

Cover art (L.P. front cover pictured) comes from Graham Humphreys (the revered British designer and illustrator responsible for some of the best film posters of the 1980′s including Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street and album covers for The Cramps and The Lords of the New Church).

BLACK GLOVE & SILVER BLADE SWIRL: SHIPS EARLY AUGUST.
SLIME GREEN & BLOOD SPLATTER: SHIPPING NOW.

3 x CD box set estimated release date is August/September 2014.

To stream a mix of many of the songs that influenced this recording please go here – MIXCLOUD.

Michel Faber & Andrew Liles – Ohrwurm

Michel Faber & Andrew Liles – Ohrwurm

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Collaboration with the renowned author Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins, Under the Skin).

‘Ohrwurm’ is a fantastical dark tale narrated by Michel with musical interludes, refrains, leitmotifs and sound design supplied by Liles. Released in 6 panel digipack CD with artwork by photographer Eva Faber.

Terms And Conditions Apply

Terms And Conditions Apply

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A release that collates material from the period 2008 – 2011. Including for the first time digitally ‘The Bacteria Magnet’ and ‘Rushkoff Coercion’ E.P.s, previously unreleased remixes and exclusive tracks. Comes in deluxe digipack with art from Babs Santini.

THREE DISC EDITION IS NOW SOLD OUT

LATEST NEWS

AN APOLOGY

As a rule I do not take pre-orders or reservations on any of my forthcoming releases. This is for very good reasons. After years of releasing (a LOT) of records I know that 9 times out of 10 production is delayed or pressed or printed wrongly. On top of this there is the likelihood that the discs can get lost, damaged or stolen in transit. For example earlier this year my album ‘Fast Forward Through Time’ was sent to the US and NOT the UK. It took 6 weeks to get them back.

I don’t like to take peoples money in advance of a product being available, in fact I hate it. People have bills to pay and better things to do with their money than invest it in an item that may take months to arrive.

Born out of necessity because quite a number of on-line stores were taking advance orders I capitulated and put ‘The Maleficent Monster L.P.’ up for pre-sale. Often people assume that the record is sold out from me and go elsewhere if they see it on-line. This time I wanted to have a fair crack at the market instead of the distributors cleaning up, after all I made the record and paid for the artwork months and months ago!

So… the Black and Silver Blade edition of the ‘The Maleficent Monster L.P.’ is missing! The courier company only delivered one box of them to Blackest Rainbow. Out of 14 boxes 11 arrived, the vast majority of the L.P.’s being the Green and Red Splatter edition. This is a spectacular feat of incompetence, how does a courier miss 100 records? Or maybe they have been stolen?

I have a very small amount of the Black and Silver Blade edition and they will be going out to the customers who bought them first. Apologies to everyone else who ordered this edition, they WILL be going out to you in around the next 6-8 weeks depending on the pressing plant where they are being re-pressed.

I hope this apology goes some way to explain the situation and I hope you can be patient about receiving your order. Please e-mail if you would like a refund or would like a copy of the Red and Green Splatter edition instead.

I also hope this in no way reflects on the competence of myself or Blackest Rainbow who have been sterling supporters of my output.

In the future I will NOT being taking pre-orders on ANY release. Discs will ONLY go on sale once they are in my possession. The first place that will ALWAYS have the discs before distributors, on-line stores or Amazon will be AndrewLiles.com.

There are a handful of copies left of the Black and Silver Blade edition left (if you are prepared to wait!) and a number of the Red and Green Splatter edition in the SHOP.

The music on both pressings is exactly the same. 30 copies of the L.P. (from AndrewLiles.com ONLY) include a signed postcard. The signed ‘certificate’ has been placed in record sleeves randomly – it is down to luck and ONLY luck if you get one.

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New in the Andrew Liles shop and orders being taken now…

OHRWURM: MICHEL FABER & ANDREW LILES | CD
An exciting project with the renowned author Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins, Under the Skin). ‘Ohrwurm’ is a fantastical dark tale narrated by Michel with musical interludes, refrains, leitmotifs and sound design supplied by Liles. The disc comes in a 6 panel digipack CD with breathtaking artwork by photographer Eva Faber.
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NURSE WITH WOUND: TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY | 3 X CD
A release that collates some unreleased material and E.P.’s from the period 2006 – 2011. Limited edition bonus disc that is the vinyl mix of ‘Huffin’ Rag Blues’. The discs come in a deluxe chunky 6 panel digipack. 3 DISC EDITION : SOLD OUT.

THE MALEFICENT MONSTER & OTHER MACABRE STORIES | L.P.
BLACK GLOVE & SILVER BLADE SWIRL: EARLY AUGUST 

SLIME GREEN & BLOOD SPLATTER: SHIPPING NOW

A further installment in the ever growing and expanding MONSTER series. Themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, creaks and groans created as imaginary soundtracks for imaginary horror films. Musical interpretations on a ‘horrific’ theme. The tracks cover a vast amount of ground including austere orchestral pieces, voodoo drums, torture porn, possession, cheesy 80′s soundtracks, Giallo, 70′s synths, mellotrons, flutes, piano and much much more.

The L.P. is released in an edition of 500 in UV gloss finished sleeve, and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. It is pressed on two colours.

BLACK GLOVE & SILVER BLADE SWIRL
Edition of 150, 180 gram black glove and silver blade swirl vinyl, exclusively available from Blackest Rainbow and Andrew Liles.
and
SLIME GREEN & BLOOD SPLATTER
Edition of 350, 180 gram slime green vinyl with blood splatter effect.

To stream a mix of many of the songs that influenced this recording please go here – MIXCLOUD.

RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE SHOP

SARGASSO SEA: MADONNA | CDR
A very limited amount of the 2011 promo CDR ‘Madonna’ by SARGASSO SEA which features ‘Cold Stones, Andrew Liles Mix’ is now available in the shop. LAST FEW COPIES.

CAMERON MICHAEL NICHOLS-RAGE: LET’S PLAY! | CD
Compilation album featuring Liles, irr. app. (ext.) and others. Cameron’s drum parts and vocals were recorded in March 2013 when he was 20 months old making him the youngest musician in the world with a full-length release. LAST FEW COPIES.

CURRENT 93: I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL | L.P. | CD
This album is released as a single CD and double LP, packaged in a full colour sleeve with all artwork by David Tibet, photos of the band and all the album’s lyrics included. LAST FEW COPIES.

ANGAKKUT: UNSHAPED UNSPOKEN | L.P.
I love the music Angakkut – that’s why I agreed to do the remix! Beautiful, ethereal, wispy vocals, vibes and mellow guitar chords. Let the winter blues dissipate with the sonic scent of summer, a very stoned summers afternoon. Includes Andrew Liles remix, a remix that was completed way back in 2010.

Go to the shop if you would like any of the above releases  -  SHOP

OTHER NEWS

SOLD OUT
FAST FORWARD THROUGH TIME – SOLD OUT - GO TO DIRTER TO GET FURTHER COPIES - DIRTER
PÁL THÓTH – ÉN – OP. 80530 REMIXES –  SOLD OUT – GO TO ICR TO GET FURTHER COPIES - ICR
DREAMY GORGEOUS MONSTER – BOOK + CD  - SOLD OUT – GO HERE TO GET FURTHER COPIES – TIMELESS

COMING THIS YEAR

Below are a list of releases coming out over the coming months. Most of these recordings are completed and the master copies are either with the manufacturer or label releasing them. At this time there are currently no definite release dates. Also in the pipeline are a few remixes and compilation appearances along with new music from Nurse With Wound.

REACHED PREMATURE MATURITY (45 rpm) | LATHE CUT 7″ + DOWNLOAD | 2014
Originally to be released for my 45th birthday this recording was created to mark my 45th year on the 11th of March 2014.
In conjunction with this download release was a 7″ test pressing, housed in screen printed sleeve with stamped labels in an edition of 45 copies.
The download has 11 tracks all of which are 4 minutes and 5 seconds in length aside from the last track which is 4 minutes 10 seconds long. The total running time is 45 minutes, being a contrived reference to my age. The majority of track times (4.05) are a further allusion to my age and the number of tracks (11) being my date of birth.
The 7″ has remixed versions of track 6 on the A side and track 9 on the flip side, representing (19)69 – which denotes the year I was born. The overdubs used on these mixes were created by an i-Pad version of the VCS 3 synthesizer. The original VCS 3 was created by the Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd. (EMS) and issued in 1969 (again, another reference to the year of my birth).
The download comprises of 11 tracks that were made on an i-Pad using a virtual ANS synthesizer. The images imported or drawn on to the synth were all references to either my date of birth, age, significant places and my name.
I used the ANS sound specifically for the reason that it has the name ‘Ans’, which in French translates as years. The word ‘years’ being a reference to the concept behind this recording.
This item has been delayed and is set to come out at an indefinite date sometime in 2014.

A MILLION INFANT BREATHS | 10″ | 2014
The A side of this release is a musical interpretation of a short story yet again by the author Michel Faber. To be released by Dirter – autumn 2014.

ANDREW LILES’ COVER GIRLS | CD | 2014
This is a recording that I started well over 2 years ago. The album is a collection of cover versions crossing a wide array of genres. The album is a women only recording and has the following wonderful, unique, charming and beautiful women contributing their voices: Elisabeth Oswell, Katie Oswell, Gena Netherwood, Baby Dee, Jess Roberts, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Melon Liles, Lavinia Blackwall, Alex Jako, Miranda Kinkelaar and Bobbie Watson. To be released by Dirter – winter 2014.

The album includes cover versions of songs originally by David Essex, Scraping Foetus off the Wheel, The Buggles, Black Sabbath, UFO, Einstürzende Neubauten and many more.

A Soundcloud mix of the original songs can be heard HERE

The full track listing for the CD is -

Morning Has Broken
Symptom of the Universe
I Touch Myself
So Bad
Acid Queen
Rock On
Video Killed the Radio Star
I Walk on Guilded Splinters
Zerstörte Zelle
Moi… Lolita
Rock Bottom
Lust for Death
Never Land

SNUFF BOX: THE MALEFICENT MONSTER & OTHER MACABRE STORIES | 3 X CD + ORIGINAL ART | 2014
A further installment in the ever growing and expanding MONSTER series. Themes, incidental music, bridging songs, interludes, creaks and groans created as imaginary soundtracks for imaginary horror films. 70 tracks (CD version) spread over three discs featuring musical interpretations on a ‘horrific’ theme. The tracks cover a vast amount of ground including austere orchestral pieces, voodoo drums, torture porn, possession, cheesy 80′s soundtracks, Giallo, 70′s synths, mellotrons, flutes, piano and much much more.
To be released as Snuff Box: The Maleficent Monster & Other Macabre Stories as a 3 x CD box in an edition of 151 copies by Ultra Mail Prod. also released as a ‘Best of’ single L.P. on red and green splatter vinyl (350 copies) and black and silver swirl vinyl (150 copies) by Blackest Rainbow.
The deluxe embossed box, 3 CD set (Guinea Pig, The Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs and Supernatural Cannibal Zombie) comes in digipacks, a unique signed piece of original art by Andrew Liles and amazing printed art on the CD covers from Graham Humphreys (the revered British designer and illustrator responsible for some of the best film posters of the 1980′s including Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street and album covers for The Cramps and The Lords of the New Church).

L.P. estimated release date is August 2014.
3 x CD box set estimated release date is autumn 2014.

THE FLESH CREEPING GONZOID | VOL. 7-12 | 6 X CD | TBA
The second collection of out-of-print discs, outtakes and compilation appearances. 6 CD collection.

LIVE

20/09/2014: Incubate Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands (Playing as a member of Current 93)