N O S T I L E V O (label review)
Relying and focused on the gritty and worn of side of aural pleasure, Nostilevo released and releases a wide variety of sounds from all places in the US and across the digital/analog borders. Giving home to Tollund Men, Bad User Experience, Traag, Liable, Mammal and Siobhan to name a few, the diversity of Nostilevo is as striking as also rooted in the unperfect balance of sonic detritus, distortion and audio artefacts. The artwork, spliced from xeroxes bits and experimental cut up techniques accompany the releases with a unique note of conceptualism remarkably recitated by lo-fi labels around the world.
Runned by Liable artist Khris Reinshagen from a unknown location somewhere around Los Angeles, the origin of Nostilevo can be seen in the loose concept of noise and drone, merging the shifting and roaring substance of doom and metal in a more refined and experimental shape. Most releases on the label have a central topic that can be seen in the imagery of decaying riffs and unpolished metrics. The design on the webpage add on further thoughts in this direction- everything is highly contrasted, with the absence of finer shapes and elements. A very basic ground to plant the seed.
Edited in small runs and with the use of tinted and dainty handmade inner cards each product resembles the previous volumes to mark off a perfect circle of releases. Whenever they stop, all these scattered pieces, collected by individuals from the whole world will form the ashes that are Nostilevo.
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