17.11.2017 - Dik Mik (1943 – 2017)
28.08.2017 - Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017)
21.06.2017 - Coming Soon…
Consumer Electronics “Estuary English” 2CD set with bonus tracks and live material, Andrew Liles CD box set, Nadja double vinyl LP and lots more. Watch this space.
23.03.2017 - Band Of Pain RSD LP
Not On Dirter, but on Cargo’s Very Friendly label. Issued for Record Store Day 2107, this is the first full length Band Of Pain record for some while. It has appearances from Steven Stapleton and Andrew Liles (among others) too. RSD link here:
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1998 , Jean-Herve Peron (faUSt) organises the Sommersonnewendenfest – SummerSolsticeParty –
a gathering of creative minds, to have fun and support eachothers dreams .
2004 The Avantgarde Schiphorst e.V. launches the Avantgarde Festival, three days of Utopia –sic Chris Cutler – where the independent , experimenal scene will meet.
2014 Last edition of AGF…. so far .
2017 first edition „Avantgarde is Happening“, directed by the AGFSpirit www.avantgardefestival.de
As we need everybodys support to make it as magical as it was ,we decided to start a Crowdfunding .
Crowdfunding only works if we manage to spread the word as far as possible and be as loud as possible .Share the link, spread the word : if you work or take part in radioshows, magazins, newspaperss, online-media or tv shows,If you talk to your neighbors, to the people you meet on your street or in your bar.. do not forget to mention us ! Thank you indeed.
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Thanks for your time, The AGFSpirit JM|I|JJ & all Scouts of Avantgarde is Happening
24.01.2017 - Pirated – Ahoy me hearties…
It has come to our attention that not only was there a fraudulent Dirter Bandcamp site online, but the person who was responsible is actually trying to pass himself off as Steve. The email address he uses is email@example.com and he is based in Hungary. This is not our email address. We have taken the necessary action and for the moment, he has been stopped. We are also consulting our solicitors, as replying to people as “Steve” is fraud. We now own the Bandcamp Dirter page, but will not be posting any content for the moment. We do not own digital rights to certain releases, so for now it will remain inactive. Once we do have a legit DL site active, the announcement will be on here, as well as via the Dirter Promotions Twitter account.
19.12.2016 - Season’s Greetings from Dirter.
Coming next year, releases from: Consumer Electronics, NWW, Nadja, Andrew Liles, Merzbow, Whitehouse, Faust, Skullflower. There’s even a new Band Of Pain LP (with special guest appearances) coming for Record Store Day on Very Friendly via Cargo.
16.11.2016 - OUT NOW AND SHIPPING!!! Nurse With Wound – The Great Ecstasy of the Basic Corrupt CD (United Dirter DPROMCD130)
Available for the first time since being issued privately as extremely limited vinyl, Dirter are pleased to announce the CD issue of the ultra rare 2014 two track L.P. The Great Ecstasy of the Basic Corrupt. The additional track ‘Circles of Confusion’ comes from the equally rare Silver Bromide L.P.
Indulge yourself in these three immersive, ocean deep and intensely powerful tracks of sinister whimsy for the wretched. Yet another classic from the timeless and ever evolving Nurse With Wound.
The Great Ecstasy of the Basic Corrupt comes in a deluxe matt film laminated 6 panel digipack.
21.07.2016 - Andrew Liles Fucked by “The Man” (Peace and Love…)
After 14 thousand listens, hundreds of shares, countless reviews and comments ”50 Minutes of Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles for 50 Years” has, alas, been removed from Mixcloud.
I received the following message from Mixcloud this morning –
‘We received a Copyright Takedown Notification for a track within one of your shows. While we hope to convey the value of Mixcloud to all partners, some artists, labels or publishers can request to take down tracks which they own the rights to. As an open user-generated platform for radio shows, we must respect these requests and have disabled your show.’
They wouldn’t LET IT BE…
I used Mixcloud because it is legally a grey area as regards to copyright; I thought it would be safe there as it is technically a ‘radio station’ and the publishers and artists do receive ‘some’ remuneration… but clearly not enough.
I have received hundreds of requests for a file or MP3 of the mix, all of which I have declined. I turned everyone down not because I didn’t want to share the mix but for reasons now that have become obvious. I’ve rattled the gilded cage, ‘The Man’ is upset… he needs feeding.
My heartfelt homage lasted just a mere two weeks, ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ has been around for 50 years, I’m sure it will be around for a few hundred more, not because it’s a great song but because a faceless corporation will capitalise upon its ‘product’ until every last droplet of monetary worth can be squeezed from its corpse.
At this point I could go into a long diatribe against copyright and ownership, how the blues was raped by the white man, the importance of freedom of expression and art, how 60’s peace and love were monetised, how art is restricted and dictated by corporate industry, how society lives in the shadow of litigation and libel, blah blah blah…but I won’t. My latest album is all about that:
Thanks to everyone who listened and enjoyed and sent me such positive and glowing feedback.
Close your eyes relax and float downstream…and when you open them try to ignore the putrid cesspool you find you are swimming in.”