Bacteria Earth Review + Simian Washboard/Bacteria Earth Split Update

September 28, 2010

Pick up the November 2010 issue of Decibel Magazine for a review of Bacteria Earth’s full length, Black Silk For Bacteria Earth.

The split cassette between NY harsh noise maverick Simian Washboard and noisy ambient drone Bacteria Earth is nearing completion. It’ll be a short run, only about 40 copies, but 6 of those feature limited artwork by San Francisco artist Hiro Hayashi. You can check out his work here. Expect an update on the release date soon. In the meantime, here’s a taste of the cover art.

Simian Washboard/Bacteria Earth Split Art


Donate to the Makh Daniels Memorial

August 2, 2010

Makh Daniels, vocalist for San Francisco based band Early Graves, died this morning at the age of 28 when the band’s tour van flipped while on tour in Oregon.

Link to news story

This is tragic news to all of us who knew Makh. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. If you’d like to make a donation, please click the button and follow the directions on the screen.



Bacteria Earth Full Length Out Today!

July 13, 2010

Bacteria Earth’s full length “Black Silk For Bacteria Earth” out today! Only 50 CDs available or pay-what-you-want download.

Bacteria Earth – Black Silk For Bacteria Earth (2010)

1. Cloven Tango (7:34)
2. Magia Rervm Mors (15:06)
3. Capra Noir (13:42)
4. Hellish (8:36)
5. Gaia Birth (11:18)
6. Pious Prisms (8:20)
7. Spectres (10:27)

Get it here.

Coming soon:

A decent online store with artwork, T-shirts, records, and zines.

Issue #1 of Perspective of the Monarch Zine

Sucio Feo EP

Simian Washboard/Bacteria Earth split cassette.


Black Silk For Bacteria Earth Pre-orders

June 21, 2010

Now accepting pre-orders for Black Silk For Bacteria Earth, Bacteria Earth’s first full length. You can pay what you want for the MP3s or pre-order the physical CD which will be released July 13th.



Bacteria Earth / Simian Washboard Split

June 21, 2010

Middle Sea’s first cassette release will be a split between Drone/Ambient artist Bacteria Earth and Harsh Noise artist Simian Washboard. We’re gearing for a late August release with more details to follow soon. For now, here’s a teaser track off the album from Bacteria Earth.


Losses and Gains

June 9, 2010

I’ve got some good news and some bad news.

Bad news is that Bacteria Earth’s release has been pushed back to July 13th and Middle Sea’s Official Launch with it. Also, we will no longer be releasing Curious Cassette 120’s new album “Formlessness”. The artist has opted for a free digital only release but the album is still worth checking out. You can download it here.

Now for the good news. Middle Sea will be re-releasing an EP from defunct NY rockers Sucio Feo. The release will feature all new artwork and re-masters of songs off their self-titled demo recorded in 2005.


First Release!

May 7, 2010

We are proud to announce our first official release. That’s right, MSR-001. The new full length from Ambient/Drone tweaker Bacteria Earth, entitled Black Silk For Bacteria Earth. It’ll be available as a pay-what-you-want .FLAC download and a limited CD run. Expect official release stats in the next few weeks. Until then here’s a sneak at some of the artwork.