news - 06/02/2015
there are a lot of news, and damn good news at that.
finally, the 37th interstellar release is out (official on february 9th, 2015). Angélica Castelló "sonic blue"
in 2013, on the Lofoten archipelago, an island chain along Norway’s northern coastline, Angelica met the biologist and bioacoustics researcher Heike Vester, who founded the organization Ocean Sounds in a fishing village named Henningsvær. Heike led Angelica to the whales found in the waters around the Lofoten islands. The field recordings and sounds they collected on these boat trips provide the acoustic framework for “sonic blue”, which is a beautiful but also dark and noisy composition that is best described with one simple word: MAGIC. never before was there such a unique communication between the field recordings, the variety of sounds provided by the open ocean and the human musician. The LP includes liner notes by Susanna Niedermayr / Ö1 and of course a link to the digital version. The coherent artwork was done by Ralf Tronstoner.
record release party on february 9th 2015 in A-VIENNA @ hut hinterhof unterterrain (sechshauserstr. 28)
this Ralf Tronstoner is also a part of NITRO MAHALIA and has a new project with Bernhard Breuer (Tumido, Metalycée, Elektro Guzzi), called GNANKN. Their first live performance was at the 15 Years of Klingt.Org Fest in Vienna, and you can imagine how it sounds. Or can you?
OWL RAVE from Innsbruck / Austria will release their debut on Interstellar Records in summer (realistically). This band also includes interstellar alumni as we have mr. maggo bug (bug / todesstern) next to gregor huber (dj ego / todesstern) and antonia steiner. we're highly impressed with the atmosphere of their sounds. you can listen to the beauty of darkness here ->
REGOLITH will release another split tape very soon, this time with SΔGΔΔN from spain. it's the second part of their split tape series and they are also working on their new full length album which will released by Rock Is Hell in autumn 2015.
and we also have really bad news: PEACH PIT split up, this band was so very special. the members, the music and interstellar are proud of the 4 releases we did together which are still magic! on the other hand this event brings us a new band: FRANZ KAFKA ENSEMBLE feat. Franjo and Bruno - there is a lot of PP in it but also more space for improvisation as well as a brass section. their debut concert in autumn 2014 was really impressive and we were tremendously excited to see them! Mihael is currently focusing all his energy into his band TANKER, which is still the loudest and heaviest math-rock band on the planet earth.
we're expecting a fresh batch of new and amazing records for our mailorder, like the debut of THE GITARREN DER LIEBE (feat. members of The Striggles, Jakuzi's Attempt), new albums of Wolfram Reiter's outstanding new project BLACK MUD RIVER - so keep your ears open for all these new and magical sounds.
upcoming interstellar records booth:
21/02/15 A-LINZ @ stwst (feat. Reflector, Ni)
05/03/15 A-VIENNA @ rhiz (feat. Regolith, Elektro Guzzi DJ Team)
06/03/15 A-LINZ @ kapu "klangfestival" (feat. Regolith, Möström,... )
18/04/15 A-GRAZ @ tba (feat. The Gitarren Der Liebe, DJ Herbst)
news - 03/09/2014
TUMIDO "nomads" Vinyl
, interstellar recording number 036 is out NOW! also available digital (vinyl includes this version too) via Tumido's bandcamp page -> tumidomusic.bandcamp.com
"nomads" is the new masterpiece of this high energy trio from Austria, includes Bernhard Breuer (Metalycée, Elektro Guzzi, Innode,...), Gigi Gratt (Ni, Gis Orchestra, Braaz,...) and Mario Stadler (Goon Studio, Fang Den Berg). This LP is a blast and you can read a perfect review in the actually issue of the Freistil magazin (which also includes a potrait about Breuer) and readable in the release section, too.
we're working hard on the upcoming releases of ANGELICA CASTELLO's masterpiece "sonic blue" LP, and the debut of zagreb's LIGHTUNE.G "" LP, both will be released this year
upcoming interstellar records booth:
2014-09-06 A-HAAG @ böllerbauer (feat. GIS Orchestra)
2014-19-18 A-GRAZ @ postgarage (feat. Hammerhead and Waikiki Star Destroyer)
AND, we got some copies of interstellar recording 018 back, PULIDO FENNESZ SIEWERT STANGL "a girl & a gun" 7inch, a beauty, a rare one, again available via our mailorder
AND AND,, interstellar's REGOLITH released the first tape, of a series of split releases. this time with vienna's FS MASSAKER, and of course available via our mailorder
AND AND AND,,, our friends of Rock Is Hell celebrate 10 years of his label in his hometown JUDENBURG on september 5th & 6th, 2014 feat. Septic, Reflector, Patrick Pulsinger, King Buzzo (The Melvins), It's Everyone Else, Hella Comet, Elektro Guzzi, Bulbul, broken.heart.collector,....
news - 22/04/2014
METALYCÉE "expat blues" Vinyl
, interstellar recording number 034 is out NOW! there is a teaser on the web -> youtube
"Expat Blues" is an extreme album, a beauty, a dark one, but definitely a beauty! as you can extract from this great article on www.mica.at
(by Michael Ternai – written in German), the coherent artwork is done by Claudia Märzendorfer & Nick Thoenen, the digital version will be out on the beloved MOSZ RECORDS.
TUMIDO "nomads" LP (may 2014), ANGELICA CASTELLO "sonic blue" LP (june 2014), LIGHTUNE.G "" LP,.....
We have a bunch of new records in our mailorder section! Next realtime record booth will be at the „2014 Hurts“-festival in Graz @ Forum Stadtpark (April 25th & 26th 2014) and at the record release show of TUMIDO (and Bulbul) on May 16th 2014, in Graz @ Forum Stadtpark. AND, lest we forget, after a decade we have a printed mailorder catalog again, designed by Eva Klingovsky and Andreas Heller, silkscreen printed by Jochen Summer and full of shiny stars of Interstellar Records, Dilemma Records, Moonlee Records, Unrecords, Rock Is Hell as well as rare and beautiful Vinyls & Books. THANK YOU!
news - 01/04/2014
our long time friends, graz based HELLA COMET, just released “ttmmm” on our label (INT035).
after being invited to Lou Reed" night in graz / austria they have put a spin
to their existing sound playing a set of blistering guitar feedback based on Lou Reeds'
Metal Machine Music. no drums, just a intense wall of wonderful feedback and guitar modulations.
some days later, after listening to the recording along with hella comet,
we came up with the perfect plan to release the recording as
fast as possible on an analog medium.
two months after that we are happy to announce this release.
28 minutes of tape - the perfect format for this wall of sound.
be prepared for 2 more releases in the upcoming 2 months, as there will be
METALYCÈE "expat blues” (end of april) and TUMIDO "nomads" (may 2014).
tespressings have already arrived and run on maximum spin on our turntables.
ANGELICA CASTELLO is working on their new album for Interstellar Records.
release date: before summer (2014)
news - 24/09/2013
we are happy to announce that IN-KATA (ex-QUETZAL) are now officially part of
the interstellar family! well. again. or rather... they always were, since back
in the QUETZAL days, but still, not exactly the same band, even though IN-KATA
consistently continued were QUETZAL left off. in any case, last year IN-KATA
released their new album "thanatopraxis" on CD - some of you might remember
their awesome show at the interstellar label night at kapu in linz in spring
this year. well. that was actually the exact same night we decided to do a
vinyl version of "thanatopraxis" and we finally proudly present one hell of a
piece of eye and ear candy: INT033
. be prepared!
for all of you who didn't get a copy at one of the release shows at ann and pat
(linz) resp. rhiz (vienna) two weeks
ago, it comes on translucent red vinyl with a handmade screen printed
gatefold cover. awesome? very much so!!
news - 26/05/2013
good news.... again! we've two more new releases out this month:
INT030 PEACH PIT "music for three films" MC
is a cooperation with Guranje S Litice - 50 minutes of music of three
soundtracks by our beloved PEACH PIT from zagreb. recorded in the years
2000, 2001 (plus second guitar) and 2012. a beauty! and - sorry for
that, but it's, like, super limited: 70 copies total.
INT031 TUMIDO "vakuum" LP
TUMIDO grew (up?) and now come as a three piece, with 2013 being busy
for both us and them: first, and now, comes "vakuum", a trumpet-only
masterpiece. hard to describe, so go listen at
http://www.interstellarrecords.at. "vakuum" will be out on may 24th,
release show is at stadtwerkstatt (linz) on the same day, see you there!
in the next couple of weeks, TUMIDO will further prepare for a new album
in regular - but threesome - lineup, to be released at the end of the year!
and, as a reminder: still fresh:
INT032 V/A "innere blutungen - soundtrack" LP / CD
is a documentary by Anatol Bogendorfer (Valina) and Florian Sedmak
(Kurort), which premiered at this year's Crossing Europe Film Festival
in Linz. "Innere Blutungen" is a well-balanced musical trip from the
origins (as interpreted outside of any cliche by Martin Neureiter,
Gosinger Geignmusi and Ischler Seitlpfeifer) to the abstract and
delicate electronic soundscapes by Andreas Kurz - with a short stop at
the middle grounds: a polyphonic "Jodler" for guitar by Florian Sedmak.
on some other note, we've a couple of great new mailorder stuff been
coming in: THE EX & BRASS UNBOUND LP, and a couple of new releases from
UNRECORDS and GOD RECORDS. aaand. we have some copies of the 50th
release of the label ROCK IS HELL, fittingly named "it can't get
worse than this"
50 songs, crazy pressing (each track ends in a lock groove and a couple
of other extra special curiosities) and includes a lot of interstellar family members
and friends: TUMIDO, THE STRIGGLES, REGOLITH, REFLECTOR, NI, MAJA OSOJNIK,
BULBUL, BUG, HELLA COMET, POOKA BOYS, ROAD TO WINEVILLE, RIVERWITCH, .
news - 03/05/2013
INT032 innere blutungen (soundtrack)
yes, we are a lazy bunch when it comes to writing news.
but we are not lazy when it comes to tell you about our new release.
last week, on april 23rd 2013, the documentary film INNERE BLUTUNGEN by
Anatol Bogendorfer (Valina) and Florian Sedmak (Kurort) premiered at the Crossing Europe Film Festival.
just a few hours before the premiere the records arrived (
is a well-balanced musical trip from the origins
(as interpreted outside of any cliche by Martin Neureiter, Gosinger Geignmusi and Ischler Seitlpfeifer)
to the abstract and delicate electronic soundscapes by Andreas Kurz - with a short stop at the middle grounds:
a polyphonic "Jodler" for guitar by Florian Sedmak.
news - 21/04/2013
hey all, we're a lazy bunch when it comes to the news section of our website, hence this is so rarely updated even though we have a bunch of good news for you... shame on us!
in the next couple of weeks, we'll have a bunch of records in the INTERSTELLAR records bag:
→ INT030 PEACH PIT "music for three films"
→ INT031 TUMIDO "vakuum"
→ INT032 V/A "innere blutungen - soundtrack"
aaaand.... we're working hard on upcoming releases by LIGHTUNE.G, METALYCEE, NI and IN-KATA!
further, INTERSTELLAR records will be part of "Maja's Musik Markt" at Brut in Vienna on the weekend of April 26th to 28th, 2013.
"Maja's Musik Markt" is a market (or should we call it "DIY fair"?) with almost all independent labels from Austria (at least it looks like it) and each label
will have its own table (or "standl" as we call it in austria) and we will share ours with our friends of ROCK IS HELL and NOISE APPEAL Records. same time, same place, and actually a kind of fusion with the market is the "Viennese Soulfood Festival", with lots of bands from the INTERSTELLAR universe and beyond:
REGOLITH, MATIJA SCHELLANDER (of METALYCEE), FIRST FATAL KISS, BULBUL, ..... see you there!
unfortunately, this time we don't only have good news for you but also kinda bad ones.... our sublabel DILEMMA records will be on indefinite hiatus for personal reasons (let's hope it's a "break" rather then the end of it).
it's back catalog is still available, exclusively via the INTERSTELLAR mailorder.
no idea if DILEMMA will get going again some time soon, but we'll keep you updated!
more details on our upcoming releases.... soon!
news - 05/03/2013
Exploring the universe since 2001 with more than 30 releases in the bag and a ton of great people
accompanying us on our way, we Interstellar crew will return to planet earth on March the 9th 2013 in
order to celebrate "12 years of Interstellar Records" at KAPU, Linz (at).
We're looking forward to a night of partying with long-time friends and über-awesome
IN-KATA (ex-QUETZAL), NI (coming straight back from their tour) and our favourite singer-songwrite
BOB CORN. See you all there!
news - 07/11/2012
november is almost the end of the year - that is, high time for the following two releases to be out as of (almost) now (see release dates below):
november 9th: int029 PEACH PIT "suspicious cargo", a first-time-on-vinyl and vinyl-only rerelease, originally released on Earwing Records in 1999. "suspicious cargo" is hardly known outside of croatia, hence we thought you guys miss out on that one as it was quite a big influence on the interstellar crew back then. limited to exactly 103 copies, some come colored, others not. get them exclusively from us (mailorder
) or from Dux Records Store (Graz), Moonlee Records (Slovenia), Guranje S Litice (Croatia), Friend of Mine Records (Japan) or directly from PEACH PIT themselves.
november 24th: int028 REFLECTOR "15" 4x7inch-Box , a very special and celebratory release for their 15th anniversary - 9 (old) songs, reinterpreted by REFLECTOR plus friends and long-time partners in crime, e.g. members of THE STRIGGLES, HELLA COMET, BULBUL, BUG, BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR, you name it. this album is a blast, with REFLECTOR's typical wall of sounds combined with their guests pushing the whole thing into a new dimension. But remaining still REFLECTOR. sounds good? yes.
As of other news, METALYCEE is still working on their new album, which is due to come some time next year. All of the METALYCEE guys and gal are further busy with various other projects and bands: Bernhard Breuer is touring and recording and releasing good stuff with TUMIDO and ELEKTRO GUZZI, Melita Jurisic has been casted for a role in "Mad Max - Fury Road" and is still filming in Namibia and Nik Hummer finished the short movie "Trespass" with Paul Wenninger, which is currently shown at the Viennale.
BULBUL is going to release a 7inch on Rock Is Hell (one of our favourite partners-in-crime) and are further working on a new album for 2013.
And finally, IN-KATA (ex-Quetzal) are going to release their new album "thanatopraxis" on november 12th. of course, it'll be available via our mailorder
. a beauty!
news - 09/24/12
summer break is over!
but even during summer the cogs at the pressing plant didn't stand still.
so we are proud to announce you 2 new releases for this november:
13 years after its original release date (1999, cd on Earwing Records),
the legendary "suspicious cargo" LP will be rereleased on vinyl!
this record, hardly known outside of croatia was a big influence to us all. limited to 100 copies!!
yes, 15 years of REFLECTOR. and this has to be celebrated. so join the big party (24/11/12 A-GRAZ @ explosiv)!
and a big birthday party needs a big present. so we are happy to announce that we will be part of the
REFLECTOR 15th anniversary release (in cooperation with Rock Is Hell and Noise Appeal).
news - 05/07/12
Good news, everyone!
Last week REFLECTOR played the release show of "the heritage" in Graz (Austria)
and now we have a couple of copies of the special release show edition left and
up for grabs! Limited to 44 copies, gatefold cover (silkscreen printed @ Hotel
Pupik in Schrattenberg). Btw, in July and August there will be this festival
there -> Hotel Pupik
Other good news: we repressed last year's self titled debut of
BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR! This second edition comes with a screen printed cover,
different from the the first - go, check out our mailorder, lots of good, new
stuff there! Like, for example, the brand new split tape of TRONSTONER/HERBST
(which is exclusively available from us, and only from us).
Stay tuned and see you in autumn - we'll be back with new release announcements.
Have a great summer, best served with the legendary
PEACH PIT from the year 2000
news - 08/05/12
Interstellar universe, may in the year of 2012, activity level: high! 2 new
releases and "our" bands on the road! -> shows
As of yesterday, may 7th, we have two new releases out (vinyl only):
int026 NI "foxtrott" LP
int027 REFLECTOR "the heritage" LP
(in coop. with Rock Is Hell and Noise Appeal .
REGOLITH have some of their limited postcard vinyl left, available via our
mailorder. It's a beauty, dont' miss this! (It's highly limited though, be quick!)
HERBST (1/2 of REGOLITH) and TRONSTONER will release their split tape coming end
of may (yes, these guys decided to do this themselves, so no label attached
here). A tape filled with beauties and soundscapes, also avaible via
interstellar mailorder. Chrisi, the other half of REGOLITH, meanwhile creates
and builds amazing analogue audio effect equipment via
And. There's also a new Dilemma Recording out and up for grabs: HILARY JEFFERY
"tibetan tunnels / bands of light" 12inch. Two intense and beautiful soundscapes
of an amazing musician, member of SAND, KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE,
news - 04/03/12
March 8th and 9th 2012 we'll be at TRESK festival at Kino Siska in Lublijana.
TRESK festival is organized by Radio Student and we'll share tables and drinks
with friends (Eat This Production, Moonlee Records) and a whole bunch of other
We have two new releases up our sleeves, both scheduled for sometime in
April/May 2012. First is "foxtrott", the second album by NI (a side project of
TUMIDO's Gigi). Second is a new album by REFLECTOR, still yet unnamed but under
the working title of "heritage" and once again in cooperation with our friends
from Noise Appeal and Rock is Hell.
Good news for everyone of you who missed out the last time: due to high demand,
we'll be reprinting our sexy T-shirts! Probably available around April, thanks
to our buddies at Siebdruckeria.
REGOLITH are currently getting ready for their tour in April, where they'll
bring along a bunch of extremely limited copies of their vinyl. If by any chance
not all of them get sold on tour, you'll be able to get your copy at our mailorder.
Btw. our mailorder keeps growing these past weeks, and we now also distribute
GOD RECORDS - the label outlet of Slobodan Kajkut (THE STRIGGLES, AUTOMASSAGE).
BUG are going to tour the US with KEELHAUL from the states - hell, would we love
to come along!
FINAL TRANSMISSION, our interstellar radio show, will celebrate its 150th issue
in march at Radio FRO - tune in!
Finally, the upcoming release of the space recordings of the "mur.sat1" nano
satellite is going to happen sometime this year. The satellite will probably be
cruising the orbit starting this summer.
news - 04/12/11
at first we have to thank all attendees who celebrated our 10 years anniversary with us.
in particular we have to thank Kapu
for being such a great host and
helped us out with getting the stuff done.
as well we have to thank First Fatal Kiss and Peach Pit for their captivating shows.
MPU DJ-Line for keeping the Druzba hot.
after we have recharged our batteries, we put together the information for
INT025 - Stellar Constellation X
news - 19/09/11
"10 Jahre Interstellar Records" on november 11th 2011 @ KAPU linz. we will celebrate our 10 years anniversary with live concerts (peach pit / zagreb and first fatal kiss / vienna), a dj line (mpu soundsystem), an exhibition and a temporary record store (feat. interstellar mailorder, zach records, thc+diy distro and wahn+sinn). on this date will be out
INT025 "stellar constellation X" tape, a compilation with some rare and mosty unreleased tracks from the interstellar universe, some bands recorded extra tracks! this release will be just available for free, for the first 50 visitors this night, there will be no repress or anything else, a big thank you from us to you.
INT024 PEACH PIT "dovidenja u calgaryju" LP will be out on october 30th 2011. croatian math rock legend will release on interstellar records their new album, unbelievable beautiful. our friends of Guranje S Litice from croatia, and Friend Of Mine (japan) will release the tape version and Aquarius Records the CD version. check out Peach Pit live video from the this year Terrenao Festival as appetizer http://vimeo.com/28899168
BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR finaly released, now the cd version of their self titled album on Discorporate Records, and we and Rock Is Hell have some of the vinyls left!
BULBULTUMIDO will celebrate on october 31st 2011 at vienna's shelter their 10 year anniversary and BULBUL their 10 years with good ole Didi Kern as their drummer.
news - 08/06/11
BROKEN.HEART.COLLECTOR s/t 2LP (in coop with "rock is
hell") is out since may 30th.
we are quite proud to offer this baby in 2 different versions to you:
"normal", so boring, just a lovely gatefold cover designed by mackie osbourne.
"deluxe", more boring, same same but more even more lovely as handcrafted silkscreened version (only 100 copies).
get a copy through our mailorder, from rock is hell, or at one of the upcoming b.h.c shows.
grab the CD version at discorporate records
almighty REGOLITH are still working on their upcoming full length (autumn 2011)
as appetizer here is a video for you: the day phoenix died on mars
friends do fucking genious albums, too: THE STRIGGLES "striggcatmummy"
released on rock is hell and noise appeal. available trough our mailorder.
there's a fine article by mica.at about interstellar records:
TUMIDO will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary.
and as you might know, so do we!
watch out for celebrations!
news - 27/02/11
yay! we just released TUMIDO "hunde" on vinyl!
tumido will promote this new album with a bunch of shows throughout Austria, mostly supported by the mighty NITRO MAHALIA.
KERN QUEHENBERGER & REGOLITH will share our next release. for both acts this will be their debut full length and the second tape release for interstellar.
in march, brought to you by us and our mates from NA WOAT NA and ROCK IS HELL.
in april/may, again in cooperation with ROCK IS HELL, the much-anticipated debut of BROKEN HEART COLLECTOR
and more good news, for you, yes you, customer from the US of A: Austria isn't your enemy, anymore... so finally, it is possible to send packages to you!
news - 12/01/11
attention all mailorder customers from the states: before ordering more than one record please contact us because of this:
due to new anti-terror laws that came into effect december 15th, all packages destined for the USA from Austria that weigh more than 499g have to be sent with EMS and not with regular post. cost of EMS is very high (at least 5 times higher as with regular post), this only temporary... we hope.
AND new arrivials in our mailorder section, very fine vinyl beauties from artists and labels like ?ALOS, ZEUS!, OCRILIM, LES SINGE BLANC and BARLAMUERTE and ROCK IS HELL.