25.10.13

WALL ONE (siht36) (avialable)
date of release: 25.10.2013
format: c60
copies: 12
info: True, anonymous, nihilistic, HNW. No artist / no art.

MANIACS ONLY!

GRY SMK - TRUTH cdr

GRY SMK - TRUTH (siht35) (avialable)
date of release: 25.10.2013
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: GRY SMK rises from the frozen north with 2 tracks of ritual synth walls. Bleak, crushing, and brutal. This release is for true maniacs only.

A.S. Pearson - One cdr


A.S. Pearson - One (siht34) (avialable)
date of release: 25.10.2013
format: cdr
copies: 50
info: Pure John Carpenter worship from the left brain of D/A A/D's Alex Pearson, comes this ambient journey into melodic modular synth music. If D/A A/D is the storm, A.S. Pearson is the calm before.

For fans of John Carpenter, Boards Of Canada, & 90's EDM music.

23.4.13

Doomed Fossils 7" lathe + cdr

Doomed Fossils - 7" lathe + cdr (siht33) (avialable)
date of release: 10.04.2013
format: 7" lathe + cdr
copies: 30
info: Snapped In half is proud to present a co-release with Cardinal Records.

Doomed Fossils were Daniel Farr, David Payne and Alex Pearson.
Farr/Payne duo are pleased to be working with Pearson, an Eastern Canadian noise monster who has been blasting faces as D/A A/D.

Pearson’s analogue modular synthesizers paired with dismantled guitars and mishandled records births a creep creation that is DOOMED FOSSILS. Awkward and ecstatic.

The release includes a cdr which present both sides of the lathe as well as two additional
lengthy pieces.

Lathes cut by Graham Baldwin at 2208: 2208records.blogspot.com

Doomed Fossils logo by Alex Pearson, hand-screened covers by Daniel Farr.

33 RPM

15.6.12

D/A A/D - Contemplation In Rust c30

D/A A/D - Contemplation In Rust (siht32) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 15.06.2012
format:c30
copies: 20
info: The first tape release on snapped in half since 2009! This releases contains two expansive slabs of synth drone and HNW, a new approach from D/A A/D. This tape can be used as a meditation aid, or blast it through some good cans for an out of mind transport. Super limited, get yours quick!

Recommended for fans of The Rita, Hive Mind and of course
D/A A/D.

26.11.11

Ulta Bonbon - Garbled Cassette Collection cdr

Ultra Bonbon - Garbled Cassette Collection (siht31) (avialable)
date of release: 26.11.2011
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: Ultra Bonbon is Canadian artist Danny Milanese. This is a collection of tracks from Ultra Bonbon's 4 now long out of print Garbled Cassettes released between 2008-2009. This is some true north power electronics, as bleak and cold as the Laurentian Plateau. Cover art by Danny Milanese.

RESISTANCE cdr

RESISTANCE  (siht30) (avialable)
date of release: 26.11.2011
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: RESISTANCE is Canadian artist Elijah Kamminga, and with this second offering on snapped in half he unleashes some of the most vile and sleazy power electronics I have ever heard. Pure circuit filth and raw emotive power, this album sounds so greasy it clogs your speakers. Created using a variety of vintage synths (including a Roland System 100), broken rack gear and blown out tube amps. Who said Canadians are always so nice? Cover photo by Alex Pearson.

28.11.10

Fletcher Pratt - Deathdubs cdr

Fletcher Pratt - Deathdubs (siht29) (avialable)
date of release: 28.11.2010
format: cdr
copies: 50
info: Long overdue album from Canada's own Fletcher Pratt, this disc is full on dub dirge and electronic malfeasance. Drum machines and home made modular synths never sounded so good together, this is something like what the outcome would have been if Throbbing Gristle and King Tubby ever jammed in the 70's. Not to be missed, simply the best rhythmic noise album since Slicer.

David Reed / Alex Pearson cdr

David Reed / Alex Pearson (siht28) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 28.11.2010
format: cdr
copies: 50
info:This collaboration was a long time in the making, and it was well worth the wait. The release features David Reed of Evenomist and Luasa Raelon taking care of the eerie ambiance and  Alex Pearson of D/A A/D with his signature bass dwellings. The album was conceived in early 2009, and was completed late 2010.

3.12.09

Peter J. Woods - Spire of Hope cdr

Peter J. Woods - Spire of Hope (siht27) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 03.12.2009
format: cdr
copies: 50
info: This is a strange release for Peter J. Woods. Representing a new direction, these tracks are equal parts electroacoustic music and power electronics. This record is a fine example of the growth and complexity from this Milwaukee trailblazer, from blissful crescendos to cage rattling emotion.

Recommended for fans of the work that Dominick Fernow and Kevin Drumm have done together.

Pulse Emitter - Mankind Behind cdr

Pulse Emitter - Mankind Behind (siht26) (avialable)
date of release: 03.12.2009
format: cdr
copies: 100
info: Synth noise at its best, by one of the masters of the genre. The 2 expansive tracks on this release represents both the Jekyll and Hyde that make up Daryl Groetsch's Pulse Emitter project. From grinding oscillations over lush pads, to mournful soundscapes cut by rusty noise.

Modular music for the modular minded.

11.9.09

D/A A/D - 09/09/09 dvdr

D/A A/D - 09/09/09 (siht25) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 09.09.2009
format: dvdr
copies: 30
info: Released for 09/09/09, this disc is a crushingly heavy bass exploration featuring pure synth dirge and doom for the sick minded and the broken hearted. It features a single 1 hour and 45 minute track, and comes with minimal transparent packaging.

NOTE: This is a data DVD containing a .wav file of the track.

5.5.09

Modern Language #1 - Synth Tape c60

Modern Language #1 - Synth Tape (siht24) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 05.05.2009
format: c60
copies: 100
info: This is the first installment in the Modern Language series of tape compilations on snapped in half. This release contains recordings by the following synth artists:

Andrew Coltrane
Head Boggle
Demons
Angel Of Decay
Evenomist
Pulse Emitter
Carlos Giffoni
Oneohtrix Point Never
D/A A/D
Spine Scavenger

All tapes from this series are dubbed on recycled cassettes from a local universities modern language department, and thus add a certain level of grime and filth to these synthesizer recordings. There will be a second tape in this series later this year, but for now we have an amazing collection of synth tracks.

Crystal Plumage - Elizabeth Lake cdr

Crystal Plumage - Elizabeth Lake (siht23) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 05.05.2009
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: Crystal Plumage are the duo of Benjamin Laurent Aman on guitars & electronics
and Sean Fergus Barrett on electronics & oscillators. They are from Berlin by way of Los Angeles, and make some amazing electroacoustic music. This release is a single 30+ minute track that treads somewhere between minimal drone and musique concrète. A recording such as this has as much to do with Dylan Carson as it does John Cage.

Sorc'Henn - Gula Guten cdr

Sorc'Henn - Gula Guten (siht22) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 05.05.2009
format: cdr
copies: 40
info: Sorc'Henn hails from the deep woods of France, fueled by darkness and carried by mystery. This release is 2 epic tracks of doom and gloom, and blackened to its very core.

In honor of the horned
In honor of the goldened
In honor of the silvered

Sonic Suicide Squad - With This Dream Death Shall Come cdr

S.S.S. - With This Dream Death Shall Come (siht21) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 05.05.2009
format: cdr
copies: 50
Info: Sonic Suicide Squad are Vinnie Paternostro on Tenor Sax, Sam Lohman on Drums, and Jon Simler doing Live Acoustic Manipulations. They play righteously raunchy free jazz that has more teeth than a great white shark. From heavy grooves to skronk and scree, this disc will shred your ears and coddle your brain. These guys just got back from tour with Acid Mothers Temple, so you better grab this while you can.

D/A A/D - Normal Rights cdr


D/A A/D - Normal Rights (siht20) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 05.05.2009
format: cdr
copies: 30
Info: Recorded and released for the D/A A/D / Griefer 2009 Winter Assault Tour, there are only 6 of these left. This disc is some of D/A A/D's most bleak and minimal work to date, pure synth creep outs.

17.2.09

Autoerotic Asphyxiation - Keeper of the Purple Radish cdr


AeA - Keeper of the Purple Radish (siht18) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 17.02.2009
format: cdr
copies: 50
info: Hammer Town's AeA first release on snapped in half, and it has been a long time coming. This release is 2 mini albums together on 1 disc. The first is a dark and menacing power electronics assault while the second half is more harsh and brutal. These recordings show the diversity and sheer intensity of what I consider to be one of Canada's best noise acts. Full color front cover, with black and white insert.

Wargaz - s/t cdr

Wargaz - s/t (siht17) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 17.02.2009
format: cdr
copies: 25
Info: Total Sunn O))) worship from Halifax's one man drone army Ryan Kirk. Two tracks that are a mixture of organic and digital timbres and clock in just under 74 minutes. This is an epic doom release that sits somewhere between Sun O))) and Philip Glass. Black on black printing.

31.10.08

Cray - Kinamets cdr

Cray - Kinamets (siht16) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 31.10.2008
format: cdr
copies: 50
Info: Cray is Ross Healy of Melbourne Australia, Ross has been making electronic music under various monikers since the early 90's for labels in Australia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and the U.S. This is his second full length CD after 7 years in hiding. During that time Ross had sold everything he owned and moved to the country to get back to basics. Kinamets is NOT a drone record and is more in the form of early academic synthesizer recordings, it was recorded live on a EMS Synthi AKS .

Total System Point Never - Power In That Which Compels You cdr

Total System Point Never - Power In That Which Compels You (siht15) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 31.10.2008
format: cdr
copies: 50
Info: Total System Point Never is Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never / Astronaut / Infinity Window on polyphonic synthesizers and Vinnie Paternostro of Total System Failure and Sonic Suicide Squad on tenor sax. This disc sounds like John Zorn getting fucked up by Tangerine Dream, somewhere between free jazz skronk and future retro synth. This release represents the rebirth of snapped in half, the future is now.

27.7.08

H/B A/D - Within The Triangle cdr

H/B A/D - Within The Triangle cdr (siht14) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 27.07.2008
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: H/B A/D is a mail collaboration between San Fransisco's Head Boggle and Halifax's D/A A/D. Within The Triangle is 30 minutes of spaced out delay LFO damage and skittering classic synths crying out in pain, this isn't you average synth noise release - this is new ground. Get drunk / get lit, strap on some headphones and let go.

Regoshere - Swarming Crypt cdr

Regoshere - Swarming Crypt cdr (siht13) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 27.07.2008
format: cdr
copies: 25
info: Regosphere is the new death industrial / power electronics project from Andy Quitter of Suburbia Melting. This disc contains 2 tracks of intense emotive electronics and blistering energy. The title track itself is worth the journey, evil from the murky depths of the belly of Cthulhu.


Robe. - Facial cdr


Robe. - Facial cdr (siht12) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 27.07.2008
format: cdr
copies: 25
info: 45 minutes of bleak tones from Indiana's harvesters of doom. This is some of Robe.'s most dark work to date.

24.5.08

Slow Listener / In Negatives - split cdr

Slow Listener / In Negatives - split cdr (siht11) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.05.2008
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: 1 track each from the UK's feedback drone hero Slow Listener and Canada's newest kid on the block In Negatives. Slow Listener provides a near 20 minutes lo-fi electronics malfunction, while In Negatives chimes in with 16 odd minutes of pure tape loop doom.


Andrew Coltrane - Cosmic Machine c30

Andrew Coltrane - Cosmic Machine (siht10) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.05.2008
format: c30
copies: 50
info: Synth, straight no chaser. This tape is 2 side long synth jams from Michigan madman A.C. These drones are deep, dank and endless as the cosmos. This release sports a full color j-card, with printed labels on transparent fuschia tapes. Pure electric sex!

possibly available from:
Tomentosa Records (usa)
Blackest Rainbow (uk)


Gown - Deep In c45

Gown - Deep In (siht08) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.05.2008
format: c45
copies: 50
info: 45 minutes of guitar feedback apparitions from ex-ex patriot Andrew MacGregor, this release is some of Gown's best drone work yet. Never boring, but never too much. This is the shit that Goldilocks ate, but little did she know it was laced with salvia. Strap in, plug in, let time melt. These tapes come with blue printing on pink mylar j-cards, and spray painted /hand stamped labels.

possibly available from:
Tomentosa Records (usa)
Blackest Rainbow (uk)



Alex Pearson / Kenji Siratori / Elijah Kamminga - split cdr

Alex Pearson / Kenji Siratori / Elijah Kamminga - split cdr (siht04) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.05.2008
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: 2 solo tracks from Kenji Siratori, 1 solo track from Aler Pearson, 1 solo track from Elijah Kamminga as well as colaborative efforts from Kenji and Alex as well as Elijah and Alex. From death industrial, harsh noise, cut up to off kilter drum and synth jazz. This disc is as odd as it fucking gets, featuring photography and design from Chris Gibson.

27.4.08

Spark Applied To Powder - The Window c10

Spark Applied To Powder - The Window (siht09) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 27.04.2008
format: c10
copies: 30
info: We are very pleased to announce the first official release of Eugene Oregon's own Spark Applied To Powder. Transparent yellow tapes with black and gold spray painted labels. This stellar release features 2 tracks of Sidrassi Organ masterfulness. Side a is a cluster of bright tones and sub bass bombs, while side b is a dense drone that never seems bleak and shines with light.

24.2.08

A.S. Pearson - Broken Dreams and Blue Jays c45

A.S. Pearson - Broken Dreams and Blue Jays c45 (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.02.2008
format: c45
copies: 20
info: A.S. Pearson of D/A A/D's solo analog project, just modular synth - no effects or outside sound sources. each tape comes with a relic of my childhood, a 1987 O-Pee-Chee Toronto Blue Jays card from my actual collection. The tape is 2 side long modular drone jams, straight to tape. No overdubs, 100% analog.

This nice little slab of white plastic is the newest offering from D/A A/D front man, Alex Pearson. This is the first in what will hopefully be an ongoing series of pure analog synth recordings done in a more ambient style recorded straight to tape, and never touched by digital hands. As with most of his this release's is pretty bass heavy, but unlike D/A A/D there is also an underlying since of melody, and plenty of long, engaging drones. This still hits pretty heavy though, and I would hesitate to call it straight up drone or ambient. While it has the characteristics of both those styles, the tones are still very beefy and unrelenting in a way that is purely Alex's own. All an all I enjoy this tape very much, and for people like me who can't get enough synth action it's one of the best things I've got in the mail recently. It's a shame that it's limited to only 20 copies. Comes with a small business card with the info, and a Toronto Blue Jays baseball card from the 1980's, all in a tiny zip lock bag. Very cool sounds, and nice, thoughtful packaging. Get it quick! - eat trash, shit money!

*NEWS*
Unfortunately due to the nature of this release the master tape was damaged by static electricity, there may be slight popping during the tape, we would like to think it adds character.


possibly available from:
RRRecords (usa)

Fossils - Drunk Boat c45



Fossils - Drunk Boat (siht07) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.02.2008
format: c45
copies: 23
info: Hammer town's Fossils on snapped in half for the first time! White cassettes spray painted neon matte yellow/green and pink with red splattered labels. True zombie music, field recordings from the undead apocalypse. The sounds of torn flesh and social decay. These lo-fi fossils jams are some of the best we have heard.

possibly available from:

RRRecords (usa)

Suicidal Tendons - Black Teeth c30




Suicidal Tendons - Black Teeth (siht06) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 24.02.2008
format: c30
copies: 20
info: Kelso Washington's harsh noise beast on snapped in half with clear red cassettes with transparent cobalt gray mylar, black and white and black on black inserts. Harsh walls with a twist, 28 minutes of foreplay leading to 2 solid minutes of hard core fucking (noise).

"Is this a S.T. ambient tape?!? Well close, but not exactly. The tape starts off with gear slowly being turned on, with each tiny sound being feed into a delay loop that grows and grows. A nice eerie, crunchy feedback loop rolls along, crackling and changing ever so slightly. After the play button clicks up and you are broke from the daze of the past 15 minutes, it's time to flip it over. It slides back into the same rhythm and you continue to be stoned by the noise. Just before the tape ends there is a nice surprise. Double killer! Amazing packaging from SIH contains 3 inserts, including a book review and a translucent painting of the dark one himself. It's all enclosed in a small zip lock bag." - eat trash, shit money!

possibly available from:
RRRecords (usa)

12.11.07

Damno Te - Serial Killer Series


Damno Te - Serial Killer Series (siht05) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 11.11.2007
format: cdr
copies: 30
info: This cdr contains tracks from the original serial killer series that were released as three 3" cdrs on Titus Records in 2005 and were limited to 12 each. All recorded live with no edits, except "Bela Kiss Drums Solo". These tracks span from full on walls to pulsating power electronics. This release is some of the most veracious material from this Edmonton noise mogul, finally all together on 1 cdr.

possibly available from:
RRRecords (usa)

19.9.07

D/A A/D - DEATHTOURTAPE c30


D/A A/D - DEATHTOURTAPE (siht000) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 18.08.2007
format: c30
copies: 30
info: Clear red unlabeled cassettes with transparent orange mylar j-cards. Both sides are 15 minute death drone jams, full on instrumental power electronics madness. Made for the D/A A/D 2007 summer tour.

possibly available from:
RRRecords (usa)
From The Heart (canada)
Boy Eats Girl (germany)

6.7.07

LoveLetters - Slime Dynasty c30

LoveLetters - Slime Dynasty (siht03) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 06.07.2007
format: c30
copies: 50
info: Limited edition with hand numbed copies and spray painted labels. 30 minutes of organic noise bursts, from New Jersey's finest noise duo (also of Loveless Tapes fame). Thumping sub bass to reverb rattles, this release is for fans of Dead Machines, Knurl, and of course LoveLetters!
"Popped power cables and ruptures of rippling whine, Loveletters don’t submit to structure. Instead they sprawl, feeling almost psychedelic in formation but with a palette of defiantly self-destructive power electronics. Great screaming whines drive through the blizzard like overdriven flute line, Loveletters have little time for subliminals or subtlety instead spitting unruly blasts across both sides of the tape like coughing dogs." - Scott Mckeating (Rock a Rolla)

19.6.07

LEXES - 13 Sun Waterfalls c45

LEXES - 13 Sun Waterfalls (siht02) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 19.06.2007
format: c45
copies: 70
info: Hand numbered copies with spray painted labels. 45 minutes of violent/zen rhythmic walls of noise from Italy's Lexes, dynamic and crushing this is one of the most intense snapped in half releases to date!





6.5.07

D/A A/D - Suburbia Melting split c45



D/A A/D - Suburbia Melting split c45 (siht01) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 05.05.2007
format: c45
copies: 30
info: Hand numbered with spray painted labels. Side 1 is D/A A/D blasting out with a 22 minute trance inducing track entitled "everything must end, except me", side 2 is Suburbia Melting shredding brain cells with 3 new tracks.

possibly available from:
yehonala tapes (germany)

15.4.07

D/A A/D - Riververb split c60


D/A A/D - Riververb split c60 (siht00) (SOLD OUT)
date of release: 14.04.2007
format: c60
copies: 50
info: Side 1 is psych-noise from Halifax's D/A A/D, side 2 is cough syrup-induced acid sludge from San Diego's Riververb.

possibly available from:
yehonala tapes (germany)