Pure Ground - Giftgarten

Pure Ground is a minimal industrial/wave duo formed in Los Angeles in the Spring of 2012. Making use of a great assortment of analog and digital hardware, Pure Ground creates hard electronics teaming with rhythmic white noise and unsettling melody as the backdrop over which the group explores lyrical themes of present-day dystopian realities, sleeplessness and the supernatural, and the eventual triumph of the natural world over a human civilization in rapid decline. Not limited to music composition, the band also makes forays into analog video work, much of which can be seen projected onto them during live performances and in album art.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on October 12th, 2016 under Releases, ,

All the Little Devils Are Proud of Hell

Massive double cassette compilation to celebrate our 300th release. 18 artists, some old and some new to Chondritic Sound, spanning a variety of experimental, atmospheric and industrial styles. Conceived as an introduction to the past, present and future of the label.

Featuring exclusive songs, in order of appearance: Image of Life, S. English, Oil Thief, Sleep Clinic, Smokey Emery, Liebestod, Mortal Bodies, JT Whitfield, Pleasure Island, Scant, L.F.A., SECAM Kino, Granite Mask, Ligature, Plagues, Strain of Laws, The Siamese Pearl, and Hive Mind.

Edition of 200, packaged in a 5″ box with professionally printed covers, labelled tapes, foldout insert and download code.

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Posted on November 7th, 2015 under Releases,

Non​-​Christian Referent

Born out of befriending Krisztian Puskar on a trip to Budapest last year and learning that he had been curating this compilation, which fell apart on the label end before all tracks had been received. I offered to step in and release it, making this a rare release in label’s discography to be curated by someone else. Perhaps an unsual selection for Chondritic, but fits right in with some familiar artists.

Featuring exclusive songs, in order of appearance: Puce Mary, Martial Canterel, Image of Life, Palmovka, Drama!, Ravi Shardja, Tigrics, Superskin, Opposing Currents, and the wonderfully confusing Konvoj Bonton Bajkera.

Edition of 150, color cover on gray paper, labelled cassette, with download code.

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Posted on November 5th, 2015 under Releases,

Live at Maldoror - Volume One

“Live At Maldoror: Volume One” cassette featuring board recordings of nine performances at Maldoror during 2014, including Bad News, High-Functioning Flesh, Body of Light, INHALT, Burial Hex, Victor Portsmouth, Some Ember, Window and Business Etiquette. Pro dubbed cassettes with cardstock j-card.

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Posted on June 3rd, 2015 under Releases,

Pure Ground - Standard of Living

Pure Ground is a human electronic duo from Los Angeles. Their latest LP, Standard of Living, is nine songs of esoteric strife. Industrialized minimal wave in the form of an electrical storm.

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Posted on June 1st, 2015 under Releases, ,