We are really excited to announce our first release of 2019 – Ben Shemie’s debut solo album ‘A Skeleton’, which will be out on 15th February. Read the announcement and stream the first single on Exclaim! Please note there will be only 500 copies of this album, 100 come on white wax, other copies on black vinyl.

Preorder your copy on our store.

Second release announcement of the day! We are thrilled to announce « Diagonals », a 40 minutes live piece by french minimalist composer Jonathan Fitoussi. Recorded live in at St. James Church Crypt in London earlier this year with the semi-modular Synthi AKS and Buchla Music Easel 70’s synthesisers, « Diagonals » will be given a vinyl-only release of just 300 white copies on 16th November.

Read more info on The Vinyl Factory.

Now available for pre-order here.

We are pleased to welcome Parisian Matthias Puech into the HITD fold with his album ‘Alpestres’. A researcher by day, he transforms into a nocturnal narrator of sound travel by night, with his new album taking us on a mythical, magical hike up to the inaccessible heights of the Alps. Mastered by Lawrence English, the album will be officially out on 9th November.

Stream the first excerpt ‘Talausblick vom Hohlichtpass’ below and read more info on Self Titled.

Pre-order your copy via our store or bandcamp page.

New release out on 7th September: Mayerling’s new album « Roche » (LP/DL). Limited edition of 300 copies.
You can read a great french review and already stream the full album on Gonzai Magazine or via the player below.

Pre-order your copy via our store or bandcamp page.

HITD 040, Aaron Moore & Erik K Skodvin « Instead of rain i bring a hat » (LP/DL) is out today!
You can stream the full album on The Wire.
Physical & digital orders.

Brian Case « Plays Paradise Artificial » is officially out today, pressed in a limited edition on gorgeous yellow transparent vinyl.
Stream it on Libération. Order it on our shop. Digital it on bandcamp. Shipping starts next week!

Second release announcement this month and the least we can say is that this one is rather special! We will release a collaborative album between Aaron Moore & Erik K Skodvin on 6th July « Instead of rain i bring a hat ».

It comes out in a very limited edition of 300 copies. Pre-orders for the LP start now. You can order your copy here. Stream the first excerpt « Grown Horse » below:

Another year on the HITD calendar, another stunning new solo release with Brian Case Plays Paradise Artificial LP which compile and condense the best bits of its predecessors, and the magnificent viridian, glacial universe developed by Case since the beginning of his solo ventures.

You can stream the first single RU? on Resident Advisor or below.

Pre-order your copy now. Limited edition of 300 copies on yellow transparent vinyl.

Listen to Saåad’s new album « Présence Absente » now, courtesy of Le Drone. The record is officially out on Friday 13th April.

The record has already sold out in our online shop but is still available through many record stores.

We unveiled today Egyptology’s new album « Sur les Autres Mondes » in its entirety. « Un mantra cosmique qui aboutit aujourd’hui à un disque extra-terrible à écouter en fermant les yeux. » – Gonzaï Magazine. More words in French here.

The record is out on Friday! Stream it below…and grab it while you can!

New release – Saåad « Présence Absente » (LP/DL) / HITD 039 / Limited edition of 300 copies, out on 13th April 2018.

Based on the French duo’s 2017 live setup and improvised sets, this new album is the quintessence of their music: raw, deep, murky, fascinating. « Présence Absente » is a delicate, personal album which marks a major turning point in the pair’s substantial discography.

Stream the first excerpt ’22:22 (esveil)’ on Fluid Radio (UK)  / New Noise (FR)

Pre order your copy now on bandcamp or on our store.

New release – Egyptology « Sur Les Autres Mondes » (LP/DL) / HITD 036 / Limited edition of 300 copies, out on 23th March.

Partly composed for a performance at the prestigious Louvre museum in Paris, « Sur Les Autres Mondes » is the French duo’s first full length album since 2012, finding its title and a fitting visual inspiration in a publication by French astronomer Lucien Rudaux (1937, Larousse).

Stream the first excerpt ‘Wunder Der Schöpfung (Merveilles de la Création)’ on Tiny Mixtapes / below.

Pre order your copy now on our bandcamp page.

Don’t miss our January sales only available on our new bandcamp page. 1 LP = 6 euros / 1 CD = 4 euros (+shipping) on all Hands In The Dark’s back catalog.

We’ve decided to press another 300 copies of Tomaga’s Memory In Vivo Exposure due to popular demand! Pre-orders start now on our store for shipment expected mid-February! Thanks for your support as always!

Already putting together your 2017 top list? Hold one! We have one more surprise release to come out on Friday…and it is a MUST! New Tomaga’s 12″ Memory In Vivo Exposure available now in our shop. Limited edition of 300 copies only. Grab it now before it’s too late!

Listen to the oustanding first track/side below!

First HITD radio show happened a couple of weeks ago on LYL radio. You can now listen back to the entire mix below. Avant-garde, minimal, electronic, ambient, post-punk & more weird stuff… More soon!

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Eric Thielemans – Garden (Miasmah)
Justin Walter – Unseen Forces (Kranky)
Pauline Anna Strom – Energies (Rvng Intl.)
Carl Stone – Dong II Jang (Unseen Worlds)
Cybe – Bali Pulau Bagus (Stroom)
Andrew Pekler – Mirror Structures (Faitiche)
Greg Fox – Earth Center Possessing (Rvng Intl.)
Brian Case – Shipbuilding (Hands In The Dark)
Byron Westbrook – Dance in Free Fall (Hands In The Dark)
Shinichi Atobe – World 3 (DDS)
Yasuo Sugibayashi – Untitled (Lullabies for Insomniacs)
Stephane Laporte – Univox (Antinote)
Housewives – Exc.281016 (Hands In The Dark / Blank Editions..)
Svarte Greiner – The Boat Was My Friend (Miasmah)
Ragnar Grippe – Untitled (Dais Records)
Jaleh Negari – Inward/Outward (eget værelse)

Byron Westbrook’s new album Body Consonance is officially out today! If you missed it, you can still listen to the whole thing on The Wire , read recent reviews/features on Dusted Magazine, Residend Advisor and a great interview with Byron on ATTN Magazine.

Physical & Digital orders available here.

Robedoor are finally back to Europe this Autumn, 3 years after their last visit! The tour starts tomorrow in Dublin! One of their rare live appearances on the Old Continent is one not to miss! All dates below.

Friday 13 October – Jigsaw, Dublin (IE) w/ Davy Kehoe
Saturday 14 October – The Roundy Bar, Cork (IE)
Tuesday 17 October – Olympic Café, Paris (FR)*
Wednesday 18 October – Les Pavillons Sauvages, Toulouse (FR)*
Thursday 19 October – Le Sonic, Lyon (FR)*
Friday 20 October – TBA, Genoa (IT)*
Saturday 21 October – Dobialab, Staranzano (IT)*
Sunday 22 October – Volume, Milano (IT)
Monday 23 October – Boschbar at Provitreff, Zurich (CH)*
Tuesday 24 October – FJT les Oiseaux, Besançon (FR)*
Wednesday 25 October – Le Bourg, Lausanne (CH)*
Thursday 26 October – La Machine à Coudre, Marseille (FR)*
Saturday 28 October – La Fine, Roma (IT)

* support from Chicaloyoh

You can listen to a new track from the upcoming Byron Westbrook’s Body Consonance album below.
More words on the french website Libération.

Preorder your LP here or get the digital version on our new bandcamp page.

Brian Case’s sophomore solo record is out today! Brian Case’s sophomore solo record is out today! Listen to this absolutely stunning concret/experimental new album Spirit Design in its entirety at Ad Hoc.

Order it here. Digital version available here.

We’re extremely excited to announce the next HITD release, Byron Westbrook’s new album « Body Consonance » coming out on 13th October 2017 on LP/DL.

Pre-orders are now open in our store.

Listen to the first excerpt « Dance in Free Fall » below. More words on Self-Titled.

Listen to No Immediate Threat and White Chapel – two new tracks from Brian Case’s upcoming album Spirit Design.

More words on Tiny Mixtapes & Hartzine.

BUY your copy.

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Brian Case’s follow-up to Tense Nature (2016) will be out on 25th August 2017. This new album is called Spirit Design and you can now listen to the first single below and pre-order your copy in our shop! Thanks for your continued support.

We’re excited to announce our first 7″ release which is a split between London-based no-wave band Housewives and tropical post-punk trio Massicot. Co-release with Blank Editions, Harbinger Sound, Red Wig and Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu?.

Official release date is 2nd of June but it’s already available for preorder here. More (french) words on Libération.

It’s been four years since Robedoor released their previous LP on Hands in the Dark, « Primal Sphere ». We’re thrilled to announce that Britt and Alex Brown return this spring with a new odyssey of chaos and psychosis: « New Age Sewage ».

The album will be out on April 21 on vinyl and digital. Watch the album teaser here and pre-order your copy on our store.