Due to a box of blue vinyl being marked incorrectly, we have mistakenly sent out about 12 copies in blue that should have been green. If this has happened to you, please get in touch if you would like to exchange your blue for a green copy. We will, of course, cover your return postage. One is no “rarer” than the other, but we totally understand if you want the green that you were expecting.
09.09.2020 - MERZBILD SCHWET Snafu
20.07.2020 - Trippin Musik update and general waffle
Dear patient Dirter friends. We hope you’re all keeping ok and staying sane…
New test pressings for Trippin Musik taken from the existing stampers have been supplied to us and listened to. All six sides are fine, so as we suspected, the faults are down to negligence in the pressing plant’s packing dept, not bad metalwork. This was made even clearer by the presence of particles inside the inners of some people’s copies.
We have raised the official claim for this and await for the answer. Whatever the outcome, anyone with faulty records purchased from this website, will have them replaced. Anyone who bought from NWW will be sent replacements from them.
In other news, there will be a newsletter going out soon with lots of very exciting news. The shop will reopen too. We will probably send all orders via courier, as neither of us want to queue in a post office with dickheads coughing all over us. This and lots of other things will be clarified in said newsletter. If you’re not on the mailing list and you’d like to be, please email email@example.com and ask to be added.
The apocalyptic “out of office” email will remain there for the time being. As soon as there’s something to tell you about, it will go. Please note, we are not accepting any demo submissions at the moment; we have a lot on our plate. If your name’s Brian Eno, though, we’ll make an exception.
Steve & Karen.
20.04.2020 - Blabbermouth vs. Murray Lachlan Young
Whilst we at Dirter HQ remain lazy and locked, the irrepressible Blabbermouth chaps keep on keeping on. This time with a new project with poet Murray Lachlan Young. So at last, there is something happening.
Video – produced by Marek Pytel of Reality Film / visuals by VJ Jules Shapter and live iPhone footage shot at the BBC Radio6 festival – the true dawn of the bag-headed religious order of ‘The Keavenu’ as it actually went down only a few long weeks ago. You can see it here:
You can pay what want for the download here:
You can read all about it here:
BLABBERMOUTH VS MURRAY LACHLAN YOUNG present their new single On The Seventh day.
Blabbermouth are Punk guitar legend Lu Edmonds (PIL, The Damned, Mekons, Shriekback, three Mustaphas3 et al.) and master-drummer Mark Roberts (Massive Attack, The Godfathers & Neneh Cherry) . The duo have now teamed up with Murray Lachlan Young – poet in residence at BBC6music – to unleash a powerful Psych/Prog/Punk spoken-word track “ON THE SEVENTH DAY” taking old testament book of Genesis and rededicating it to the creation of chocolate biscuits (what else?).
Out now, the single is taken from the forthcoming musical collection The Edge of Reason.
After causing a serious stir at the BBC6music festival – when, with upturned orange Sainsbury’s bags on their heads, they conscripted the crowd to become initiates in a new religious order ‘The Keavenu’ – dedicated to the worship of BBC6 music DJ – Shaun Keaveny.
“Like fat white family – free from melodic strictures. Lysergic edicts ejaculated into the unsuspecting audience via the hip priest of poetry MLY supported by one of the most dysfunctionally dynamic bands in town. Plain or Milk? YOU DECIDE” Shaun Keaveny BBC6 Music
BBC Radio 6’s Chris Hawkins, who announced the band, joked that BBCRadio1 had wanted the band for 1’s Big Weekend due to the colossal commerciality of the project – “Surreal. Wicker Man meets Monty Python in complete musical anarchy”, he said later.
Shaun Keaveny, who mysteriously appeared in the room with Doctor Who actor Jodie Wittaker, was immediately ushered on stage and decked out in his own high-priestly robes & upturned orange Sainsbury’s bag hat – to sit on divine Temple Bells.
Broadcasting legend Mark Radcliffe declared the gig ‘Excellent’ but took issue with the mixed messages given by usage (and the possible misusage of) the words – ‘plain’ and ‘dark’ chocolate.
DJ and BBC6music founding father Gideon Coe later played the track on his weekly 6music show – saying it was a “highlight” of the festival (admittedly it was the only act he saw as he wasn’t feeling well).
BBC6 music news’ Matt Everitt, declared the whole thing to be Brilliant and “really quite peculiar”.
Described by crowd-members as: ‘Talking Heads meets Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band’ or ‘What the Fat White Family wish they were’ and ‘it’s the right time for this sort of thing to be happening again (I think)…’.
Murray Lachlan Young & Blabbermouth subsequently decided to go ahead and release the track as a Single, in the hope that there is a place in today’s world for pseudo-religious bombast and wholly ridiculous subject matter (NB: as originally suggested by Shaun Keaveny for Murray’s weekly BBC6music poem) and also that it might offer some light relief for music fans, many of whom have had Nick Cave on loop for quite some time now.
Additional Credits: recorded by co-producer Adie Hardy (Unit2 studios) and featuring the bass guitar of Derek Chai and the dulcet tones of soprano Melanie Pappenheim. Mark Roberts plays percussion & synths, Lu Edmonds plays cümbüş & sings bVox.
Further information :
This project features the well-known poet MURRAY LACHLAN-YOUNG and a new band called BLABBERMOUTH performing soundscapes & grooves along with cutting-edge VJ Jules Shapter on live visuals & video mapping. We combine these into a semi-improvised (i.e. we can’t rehearse so we have to make it all up as we go along) live performance of our album “The Edge of Reason” which is to be released by Dirter Promotions in September.
Murray Lachlan-Young – for over 25 years has performed across the UK; currently BBC 6 poet-in-residence and often on Radio 4. His career spans everything from stand-up to Edinburgh festivals, test match special, a residency at CERN even the main stage at Glastonbury festival. His last collection was an Amazon best-seller and he would love to learn to levitate.
Blabbermouth – is a new project by veteran guitarist Lu Edmonds & master drummer Mark Roberts along with many prominent collaborators, singers & producers from all over the world as well as multilingual voice-robots. Regular readers will be aware that they released their debut album “HöRSPIEL” in 2019 on Dirter to critical acclaim.
20.03.2020 - .
17.03.2020 - Fucking virus
We’ll be closing the shop soon. A newsletter will be sent out to people on the list. No idea when we’ll be back. Of course we don’t, nobody does.
Look after yourselves and those that can’t look after themselves.
What a load of shit.
Steve & Karen x
24.01.2020 - NWW Trippin’ Musik issues
We have been made aware that a few copies have vinyl that is not up to standard. We will issue replacements within the next month or so. We were also short shipped on our original order, so we have requested replacements for any faulty ones and the extra copies that we originally ordered. Please bear with us and we will update the website in due course.
UPDATE 16 FEBRUARY
We are having to get some new test pressings made. This is to ascertain if the fault lies with the stampers being damaged, or if it was just down to careless handling and packing of the finished records. This process will take a while, so if your copy is faulty, hang in there. It WILL be sorted. Thanks again.
04.12.2019 - faUSt plays Faust (IV) Düsseldorf December 11
22.11.2019 - R.I.P. Duncan Sanderson
R.I.P. Duncan Sanderson. Another Pink Fairy and another all time hero of us at Dirter HQ, knocks it all the head.
Gutted. So long Sandy, away to Never Never Land.
20.09.2019 - Larry Wallis (19 May 1949 – 19 September 2019)
Goodbye Lazza. You and a couple of others genuinely changed my life forever. When’s The Fun Begin? I think it just ended.
22.08.2019 - Blabbermouth Deep State Video
We are delighted to present the new video for the incredible “Deep State” here. Album “HöRSPIEL” and Deep State 7″ available from the shop NOW.