SKRSxMX7xMYSTERYFORMS presents theShopApprentice


     The long-standing relationship between SKRSINTL and the Internal Circuitry Studies (ICS) faculty bears fruit once again!  This time: a triplex collaboration between SKRS, AgentMX7 and MYSTERYFORMS taking the form of a limited edition poster+tape+digital super combination punch, entitled...

theShopApprentice

     In celebration of the seeker in us all - working through inertia and circumstance, fatigue and doubt, poor weather and low signal strength, in efforts to raise our antenna and tune in to His Master's Voice.  Taking a page from one such soul apprentice's private journal entry, together we sing:

A hurried sip of dark tea and I'm out!
Pedalling off into my small shop corner of the galaxy,
Multiple sunsets away, another work day awaits.

In the charged dim light, the Master's song 
Intertwines with soldering fumes; 
and after a friendly exchange,
The repair work begins:

Re-routing faulty signal paths;
Deoxidizing rusted contacts; Purging failed components - 
Anything that gets in the way of pure Electricity

I've yet to develop a steady hand at this tho;
I still tremble at Your mere presence.
How do I make the leap across open circuits?

     Available now on the always vital ICS Library Records imprint, each limited edition combo pack you purchase includes a signed and numbered two-colour Risograph poster by MYSTERYFORMS and an exclusive 6-track EP on cassette and digital by SKRSxMX7.  All proceeds go to the ICS Arts, Crafts and Livelihood Program for Cultivated Living, an essential ICS initiative to help put food on artists' tables, cover portions of their sometimes impressive electricity bills, while continuing to make their works accessible and available to you and the community.  Thank you for your support.

     Original illustration and poster design by MYSTERYFORMS.  Edition of 70.  Two-colour, three-pass Risograph print on 11in x 15in, off-white, 80 lb. drawing paper.  Lovingly printed by Erica at Moniker Press.   The inherent limitations/beauty of Risograph printing causes each edition to align and register colours slightly different from one another (see photo above);  each edition resulting as a unique print - no two posters are ever identical!  Signed and numbered by the mystery man himself.

     Straight head-to-head circuitry clash by SKRSxMX7 on tape.  Recorded directly in-campus at ICS' Drumalie Ave Television and Radio Research and Repair Lab.  Six tracks deep, each tape side is essentially a nine-minute suite in three movements.  Professionally duplicated in Eastern Canada on high-bias TDK SA cobalt cassette tape (better than Chrome!).  Cover photography & design by MYSTERYFORMS.

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wzrdryAV x SKRS x SUSPENDED SYSTEMS EP

artwork by K. Nairn x MYSTERYFORMS

Solidstate, pushing weight, dem breadrens at it again!
Big sounds rearrange, rattling dimensional space
Riddim building blocks in suspended animation

Suspended Systems EP
Out now on Wzrdry Recordings
When yall had enough of that other ish


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SKRS Reconsiders the Vampire's Curse



"Court not the romance of darkness - for demons need love too -
Lest the consequences persist long after the bite is delivered
And a cataleptic slumber fall pon u!"
                                                                           - Baba Raaas

When She and the night conspire to conceal the Light
And the moon consents to cast Her haunting allure
The depths arise and stake their claim; a gnawing hunger for infliction

A sinister joy in the air rattles shutters with accursed laughter
Suffocating plumes of panic and confusion dance in wild frenzy
"Murder Soundbwaay!" never before sounding so fatal


     Inna dis ya soul clash - the classic battle for soul domination - SKRS performs their own brand of dub exorcism on all dark hearts.  In their medicine bag they arm themselves with THE quintessential Scientist codex, a golden chalwah, a ten foot stalk of herb and some holy water.  May Jah have mercy on us all and rid our hearts of all evil curse dem!  Out now on Boomarm Nation

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SKRS x MYSTERYFORMS Registration Office


SKRSINTL at VIVO Media Arts Centre for Quiet City 13 sees the unveiling of the SKRS Dedication Station - Registration & Administration.  A civic extension of the less-accessible, subtropic Jungle Station, the new satellite office opens its doors to the greater Pacific Northwest massive

Lookout for a branch opening soon near You!
Come by, pop in and say hello!  Share a spliff or two!
Now accepting registration and enrolment applications!

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ROOTPRINCIPLE x MYSTERYFORMS


Our very own breadren artist/collaborator MYSTERYFORMS
bring come the heavy goods with this ya Video Teleportation Poster
for the album ROOTPRINCIPLE on No Corner Tapes

As part of MYSTERYFORMS' on-going
Internal Circuitry Studies (ICS), the video ushers
ROOTPRINCIPLE into the field of Psycho-Opto-Acoustics

Come along on a deep jungle trek with SKRSINTL
8-bit meditation across the nation!
Get locked on

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ROOTPRINCIPLE on Bristol's NoCornerTapes!


...it's SKRS in a parallel roots tradition!

Machete pon left and a dagger pon the right
The seeker sets about on an inner pilgrimage
Hacking thru a dense tangle of circuit overgrowth and corrosion

The lush canopy, seen from above
Belies the dread and danger lying-smiling in wait within
Lions in sentinel; challenging those who profess their fidelity

Steel horn speakers call from towers on high while
Drum rumbling from a distance approach
Where time cuts to the chase, notions leave no trace...

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SKRS and No Corner uniting Pacific and Atlantic
on dis ya a station unification ting seen!  NC007
Limited edition of 100 cassette tapes for the reel dub heads dem

A5 foldout cover by MYSTERYFORMS
Insert by C26 and Studio Tape-Echo
X-amount of love inna dis!


Special RwdFwd edition spray painted tapes available now - only at RWDFWD

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YARDTECH Revival


freak-out, deteriorated digi-dancehall-dub at its maddest;
the crucial selections of YARDTECH is now rescued
from 128kbps limbo and risen from ferric tape dust

Uncle Freddie Skeng, visiting from the Philippines,
has brought us the original cassette tape master
of this criminally overlooked recording


finally! we are able to properly (re)present and lovingly share
this rowdy ep - FREE - to all the staunchest dub adventurers and
SKRS fanatics.  get yours here in glorious HI-RES LO-FI!





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TheWhereBetween VERSION





And now! Longtime artist-collaborator MYSTERYFORMS
further develops the SEEKERS vision of inner dread circuitries,
soundsystems, and dub introspection into betamax territory

Embracing the culture of the Version, we now
present to you TheWhereBetween
inna VIDEOMATICAL style!

SEEN

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TheWhereBetweenYou&Me



      In celebration and thanksgiving for the latest addition to the SEEKERSINTERNATIONAL crew - our newest junior bubbler to run come bless up the Dance, the inimitable invincible Young Pow-Wow, we hereby present the listening massive with dis ya FREE musical excursion!

When neither the illusory Here
Nor the unfathomable Hereafter
Provide safe harbour;

The seeker has no place to turn
but TheWhereBetween
You&Me

And through it all : A solitary prayer;
A broken record loop-like chant for deliverance
One foot in oblivion;  Hanging by a thread of Hope

In Offeration and Dedication to You,
the One, the Eternal, of whom all things Are
Give thanks and praise each and every hour

TheWhereBetweenYou&Me is the dubwise sequel to
TheCallFromBelow; part two combination excursion style
By special request and public demand, it is now yours for free!



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BRUK PLASTIC!


When two heavyweight forces collide,
The inevitable displacement of weak shit is sure; 
Trunks rattle, illusions are tested, dancehall a bruk!

Inna dis ya new outing, wzrdryAV & seekersinternational
aim their sights against all weak-mindedness and set their phasers 
to "KILL";  undoing fake formulas lest we ourselves become undone

Take up the fight here and sign up against all weak shit
"...cos when we come fi nice up the place it's trouble!"
For your direction, for your satisfaction!


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Lost and Found 45s Vol.1


Recent flash floods in Metro Manila continue to cause 
miscellaneous debris and forgotten material to resurface with the tides - 
like elements of the murky subconscious rising up for reckoning

A covert envoy to the Philippines has brought us back
one such washed-out and encrusted artifact:  a mystery recording
we have aptly (re)titled Lost & Found Vol.1

Zig-zagging its way thru caverns inna u area
Echoing spaces shrouded in tape deterioration and dust;
Patient in its unfolding; A Stealth Sound Murderation

With zero information on its roots and origins,
We the listeners are spared from relying pon trivial data for orientation
Having now only the Sound to contend and deal with in its rawest form

Limited edition of 300 hand-numbered records on stark ghost-white vinyl
Original label art by artist/collaborator MYSTERYFORMS
Hand-stamped paper sleeves.  Made in the Philippines.



{editor's note:  Digi versions were recorded from the original test pressings, capturing and preserving all the lovely grit and nuanced materiality of vinyl.  Not all 300 copies survived the floods, however.  Others were warped, cracked and/or moulded beyond repair.  Collectors and music-lovers, reserve yours direct.  A kind thank you to ZamZam Sounds for reminding us about this once-lost recording! }

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