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Misanthropic Agenda titles

Nicolas Bernier & Francisco Meirino "Fiction" LP
Fiction marks the first collaboration of sound artists Nicolas Bernier and Francisco Meirino. A study in feedback and psychoacoustics challenging the listeners perception and raising questions of what reality and fiction truly are.

Nicolas Bernier's exciting sound and installation work has been awarded the Prix Ars Electronica's Golden Nica award. His artistic concerns remain constant, an exploration of balance between the cerebral and the sensual, and between organic sound sources and digital processing.

Francisco Meirino, an accomplished sound artist at the top of his game has released multiple works on Misanthropic Agenda including his most recent, critically acclaimed solo album, "Notebook (Techniques of Self-Destruction)". He explores sound and its possibilities for failure while exhibiting his masterful editing and compositional skills.

Its perfectly fitting that these two artist come together to collaborate on this epic release.
Released in a limited edition of 300 LPs (200 black, 100 striped) packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket.


Francisco Meirino "Riots" tape
Field recordings of riots, various aerial warfare + UPIC(highC) source recordings treatments.
All data gathered in Switzerland and France 2012-2014.
Released by Esoteric Personalities in a limited edition of 50 tapes packaged in hand made printed card case.

Nicolas Bernier & Francisco Meirino "Fiction" LP + Francisco Meirino "Riots" tape


Gerritt Wittmer "Making Real" CD
Making Real, an exercise in creating reality.
Created by Gerritt Wittmer in 2012-2013.
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi. Featuring the artwork of painter Nicola Samori.

Digital: Making Real - EP - Gerritt Wittmer

Seitz Versus Gendreau "S/T" LP
Seitz Versus Gendreau is a collaborative experiment in using concrete music compositional strategies.
These pieces were composed with created and found sound captured in San Francisco.

Chorus After Rains: A strategy where we each use the same raw sound clips with different results. The two pieces are then melded to create one piece of music, the different modules becoming inseparable from each other.

Things Lost That Will Never Be Found: A composition with live instruments, moving from a toy piano to various invented motor instruments; a piece that transitions from melody to noise.

Trains Will Not Stop: Another Grand Surface Noise opera (Nr. 9), using the various sounds from records, composed by Gendreau and re-mixed by Seitz using accelerometer recordings collected in San Francisco during 2005.

SEITZ, based in Oakland, California and formerly a member of Taxodiaceae, makes a rare foray into recording. Seitz is fascinated by the re-contextualization of ephemeral sound such as- streams from radio, lost and forgotten records, tangents of passing conversation, fragmented voicemails, pieces of cassettes sound, field recordings by amateurs, tv movie themes, and random and despised podcasts- and the breakdown of the music bubble that surrounds most contemporary music consumers. Seitz envisions a world where listeners actually listen and no music is fetishized.

GENDREAU has composed and performed solo, as well as in several group configurations since 1979. His former group Crawling With Tarts (1983-1998) used ideas revolving around elementalism and pre-language states. Gendreau has elaborated on these ideas while adding concepts based on his studies in physics, philosophies attending to temporal and environmental persistence, applications of parataxis, and experiments with small motors and turntable mechanisms. His performances have involved sounds from one-off transcription discs cast by others in the middle of the last century, and those cut in his studio using a decrepit lathe. More recently, Gendreau has sought to extend these later studies, and to use buildings as a speaker. He records the infrasonic vibrations of the performance space and in the concert, he uses the structure's resonances as an additional instrument in his site-specific compositions. These practices are based in part on his current work as an acoustician, working primarily on low-vibration and noise design for buildings.

Released in a limited edition of 90 copies, packaged in deluxe tip-on jacket.


Francisco Meirino & Dave Phillips "We Are None Of Us" 2xLP
Francisco Meirino (Phroq) & Dave Phillips (Schimpfluch Gruppe) have collaborated on this extremely dynamic electro-acoustic studio album. Through meticulous arrangement of electronics, processed sound and field recordings they create a dark and unsettling audio narrative. "We Are None of Us" exemplifies these two masters at the best of their craft.
This 2xLP version contains 2 additional tracks not included on the CD and comes with download card for bonus live track, a recording of their full performance at Ertz Festival, Bera, Spain, 11 sept. 2010.
Released in a limited edition of 200 copies.

Lasse Marhaug & Francisco Meirino "Flupentixol/Lamotrigine" 7"
After more than 5 years in the making, Lasse Marhaug (Jazzkamer) and Francisco Meirino (Phroq) have created an aural equivalent to a hyper manic mental break down and the flip side, a chronic depressive crash. Two tracks, each named after popular pharmaceuticals used to treat the symptoms contained within.
This medication can be taken at both 33 and 45 rpm. Mastered and Cut by Rashad Becker. Pressed in a limited edition of 500 on clear vinyl in prescription packaging.

Gerritt & John Wiese "Panoramic Glass and Mirror" LP
From beautiful northern and southern California comes the duo of Gerritt and John Wiese. Since the release of their first EP, The Disappearing Act ("unbearably intense" -The Wire), they have continued their live collaboration up and down the West Coast. Panoramic Glass And Mirror immerses the listener into a blend of sound layers, confronted with a melodic and haunting atmospheric approach while still retaining immense power. Side A was crafted from live recordings by John Wiese, while side B was produced from studio sessions by Daniel Voss (Leviathan, Lurker Of Chalice, Deathroes, Yellow Swans).
Limited edition of 400 clear vinyl, 100 black.

Sissy Spacek "Glass" CD
Sissy Spacek's fourth release for Misanthropic Agenda is a documentation of a duo piece developed in 2008 by Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese for breaking glass. Two performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco are included in their entirety. Hand numbered digipack in an edition of 300.

Jason Crumer "Walk With Me" CD
On his fourth studio album, Jason Crumer has further honed his craftsmanship and focused his vision. Recorded with meticulous precision, every sound is placed, mixed and arranged with purpose. Crumer coaxes an unprecedented depth of sound out of layers of electronics and field recordings. Romantic in nature and cinematic in scope, "Walk with me" exemplifies Crumer's remarkable approach. The album furthermore attests to his relentless honesty and total dedication to his art.

Misanthropic Agenda Shirt brown black
Limited edition, american apparel shirts. Metallic ink and collar printing. Available in brown or black. Designed by Alaska!
Small - brown shirt

Medium - brown shirt
Large - brown shirt
Small - black shirt
Medium - black shirt
Large - black shirt

Gerritt & John Wiese "The Disappearing Act" CD-EP
Gerritt runs the Misanthropic Agenda label out of Berkeley, California. Los Angeles resident John Wiese is a member of LHD and Sissy Spacek, and both have been freelance members of drone metal unit Sunn O))). "The Disappearing Act" displays the pair's expertise in pulling transmissions from an elusive dimension utilizing elements of dynamics, noise, rhythm, silence and tone.

LHD "Limbs of the Fawn" CD
Burning in hell with no relief. Double flamethrower unit.
Phil Blankenship (The Cherry Point) & John Wiese.
Los Angeles harsh city crust.

Gerritt "Space Level Blaze" CD
Psych-out acid noise reak extravaganza! Star dust, inhalation and electric fire evidence in the wake of smoke and strobes! Material extracted from Gerritt on the west coast and meticulously deranged by John Wiese.

Merzbow & John Wiese "Multiplication" CD
An impressive display of both incredible composition and furious power from noise masterminds Masami Akita and John Wiese. Having both released significant work on Misanthropic Agenda, we are very proud to offer their premier collaborative album! Akita and Wiese pull no punches. No beats, no prog, no techno -- just pure delivery and satisfaction of electronic extremes.

v/a "Merzbow - Frog: Remixed and Revisited" 2xCD
An incredible compilation showcasing some of the most notable international experimental artists of our time reworking material from Merzbow's "Frog" LP. Two full-length discs containing exclusive tracks from: Boris, Fennesz, Gerritt, Hecker, House of Low Culture, Hrvatski, John Wiese, Merzbow, Never Presence Forever, Pita, Russell Haswell, Sunn, Terror Organ, Ulver, and When.