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[All I Can Give] 7" EP


LISTENING:

Pain Loves Pain : All I Can Give


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[New York Rhapsody] LP/CD


LISTENING:

God Sows Secrets : You Know How To Destroy Me : I Did It For You : Desecrated


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[You] LP/CD


LISTENING:

Lucifer : You : Alive Through Pain : Judas Kiss


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[Blut/Trilogie Des Blutes + Nachblutung] CD


"...The Industrial label Galakthorrö has brought out "Blut" once more, an early work from the cult-formation Haus Arafna. The old tracks have been re-mastered, three old pieces have been further refined and create a successful connection with the group's currently somewhat smoother sound..."
[Ikonen magazine, Spring 2006, Issue No. 8].

"...One outstanding song in those days was "He Colored Me Blind", which become a classic due to its constricting and depressing monotony and aggression... An important piece of music history which therefore underwent a lovingly executed restoration, and became available to everybody..."
[Orkus magazine, May 2006].

"...Then years gone by, and Haus Arafna became one of the most original and cultic bands of the post-industrial scene, and the album "Blut" one of the genre's classics. As the album was released in a very limited copy-number, getting it became almost impossible in the last few years, it was for sale on the Internet for unbelievable prices...So the raison d'etre of this re-release can not be questioned, I have the album from 1995, but this new version sounds better and the visual part is also better than the original one...
[Cross Of Black Steel magazine, 2006 Issue 2].

LISTENING:

Blut [Trilogie Des Blutes]
Geburt : Blot Out Your Soul : He Colored Me Blind : Oradour Sur Glane

Nachblutung:
Anämia : Signed With Blood


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[The Singles 1993-2000] CD


"...at last, to celebrate 10 years of Galakthorrö (and also thanks to certain Russians), a CD has been brought out of all the rare, and up till now terribly expensive Haus Arafna singles. Here they have been pressed once more, this time with improved sound quality...All in all, a long awaited retrospective look at one of the most influential (and well-deserved commercially most successful) Industrial project of the post-TG era. It enables us to follow the development to song oriented structures chronologically..."
[Zinnober magazine, April 2004]

The duo Haus Arafna belong to the most unusual phenomena of this music scene. Without resorting to the usual distribution and promotion structures prevalent in this branch of the business, and with a music that is anything but easily consumable or trendy, Mr. and Mrs. Arafna have conquered for themselves an extremely respectable fan following. The current studio album "Butterfly" has made it into the DAC Top Ten, which considering that there has been no mustering of mass DJ support, is a most admirable achievement...on the "The Singles 1993-2000" the Arafnas have collected together all the sold-out and sought after 7" platters, and made them available once more...One can very easily follow the formation's development. Despite the compositions becoming more complex and catchier with the passage of time, they have never lost their electroanarchic-analogue background. It is encouraging that even this unconventional music has still been able to find its established place...
[Orkus magazine, January 2004]

LISTENING:

Maidenly Mortal Dread : Happy Thrill : You Die : The Last Dream Of Jesus : Paranoia : Für Immer : Rebels Have No King


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[Butterfly] LP/CD


An opinion seems to have taken hold that "Butterfly" is rather softer and smoother than the sound used to be in the early days, this is often seen as a positive ripening process, as a further development:

"...With every issue so far, this duo has given its music a new impulse. They have fallen neither been treading water, as is often the case in this genre, nor have they fallen into the trap that comes from confronting merely reaffirmation and glorification... On the one hand "Butterfly" shows one side of the band, that connects with the previous releases, and on the other hand a further developement – one could almost call it maturity – just to clarify things."
[Equinox magazine, Issue 22]

"Needless to say any new material from this German power electronics institution will have created a stir in the scene even before its release. "Butterfly" lives up the highest expectations from the opening track, bristling with analogue tension and Mr. Arafna's schizophrenic vocal intonations. The rhythmic "I Kill To Survive" recalls earlier "Blut"-era material, relatively subdued, pulsing bass tones creating a simmering tautness for the explosive vocal ranting. Things continue in a relatively mellow/melodic vein compared to previous releases, with throbbing analogue oscillators forming a highly charged backdrop to Arafna's frightening deadpan yet suggestively psychotic vocal recital. It's near impossible to describe in words the mind-numbing experience of Haus Arafna's work...Add to that a truly hate-filled vocal performance, and it's the very mellowness of the style, ironically filled with hatred and desperation, that creates the air of barely suppressed dementia which comes across as truly threatening. One of the most vividly twisted albums since early Coil terrorized the scene, and absolutely mandatory for any psychopath in search of a bone-chilling experience.
[Unrestrained magazine, Issue 22, 2003]

"Für Immer" could also take over the dancefloors:

"It is impossible to imagine the Club-scene without the brilliant freakish orgies of sound like "He colored me blind", "The Last Dream of Jesus" and "Für Immer"."
[Orkus magazine September 2003, Issue 9]

LISTENING:

Son Of Cain : Invisible : Für Immer : Scars : Mirror Me


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[Für Immer] 7" Vinyl EP


The "Für Immer" 7" EP signals a change in the musical sound characteristics of Haus Arafna – that breeds uncertainty:

"I have to say I like more their 2nd album than this new 7". Limited & numbered edition of 1690 copies shows that band seems the be rather popular...something gives it highly mechanical feeling. Nothing happens by accident. Everything starts and stops just when it should...has clear structure like in ordinary music: verse, chorus, verse, chorus, etc...Like all Haus Arafna, this will probably be hard to find/high price item soon. If you're looking for aggressive side of Haus Arafna, there's no use for buying this. Try to hunt down some of their older stuff. After all the critics, I still have to say it's a good 7"!
[Degenerate Zeitschrift, Issue 1, 2001]

The EP contains the first version of "Für Immer", it is noticeably different from the later version on "Butterfly".

LISTENING:

Für Immer : Rebels Have No King


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[The Last Dream Of Jesus] 7" Vinyl EP


This EP includes an extended version of "Last Dream of Jesus".

LISTENING:

The Last Dream Of Jesus : Paranoia


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[Children Of God] CD


Originally on the 1998 album, "The Last Dream of Jesus" transpired into solo sprinter, and without the help of any of the usual marketing methods, became a worldwide club hit. "Last Dream Of Jesus", and therefore also [Haus Arafna] moved in on those discotheques that played primarily "Gothic Mainstream" or "Alternative".

LISTENING:

Children Of God : Last Dream Of Jesus : Anatomy Of A Murderer


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[Blut/Trilogie Des Blutes] CD


The false interpretation of the term "Industrial" used to be seen as an irritation, and was the theme of much discussion and review. Therefore "Blut" was gratefully embraced as a welcome alternative development:

"...Haus Arafna kept true to its memories of the beginnings, which were far from the falsely interpreted term "Industrial" (á la "Ministry" or "Front 242"), the memories of what the early SPK, Thobbing Gristle or for example Whitehouse had created. Haus Arafna are presenting here a new Industrial-Music standard work, and lovers of the extreme will not be disappointed..."
[Zillo magazine, November 1996]

LISTENING:

Geburt : Blot Out Your Soul : He Colored Me Blind : Oradour Sur Glane


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[Sex U Mas] 7" Vinyl EP


This little record got off to a good start in 1993.
It was loud music, and there wasn't much of this about in those days. As a result of the swell of interest in "Apocalyptic-Folk" and "Industrial" at that time, the listening public were full of 'great expectations'. The single was rapidly sold out and soon became a sought-after rarity.

"When Haus Arafna started out to redefine an old musical direction with their first offering in 1993 of "Sex U Mas", this Duo from South Germany immediately succeeded in establishing their Debut single as rare Cult Recording in the Noise-Industrial scene..."
[Zillo magazine, November 1996].

The song "Happy Thrill" began to take on a special meaning:

"...Was started by the aggressive noise attacks of the "Sex U Mas" single, which principally founded, with the club hit "Happy Thrill", the ever more characteristic Galakthorrö Sound....""
[Zinnober Zeitschrift, April 2004]

LISTENING:

Maidenly Mortal Dread : Happy Thrill


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SPLIT

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Haus Arafna und Karl Runau [Take One Get Two] 7" Vinyl EP


On one side are two songs from Karl Runau,
and on the other two songs from [Haus Arafna].

LISTENING:

You Die


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KOMPILATION

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V.A. [Kosmoloko] LP/CD


There is a good reason why the Kosmoloko collection is the only Sampler on issue to date.

LISTENING:

Hymn To Despair


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V.A. [Kosmoloko 2] LP/CD



LISTENING:

Lying In State


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