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Saturday, 21 May 2022

v.a.-Is The War Over? - (Z Block Records-UK-1979)


Fantastic lp compilation covering mostly the Cardiff (Wales)music scene of the end of the 70s.A great mix of bands playing new waves,post punk,punk 77  and some electronic minimal experiments. It was recorded on location at Grass Roots Coffee Bar, 58 Charles Street, Cardiff. 

Z Block Records was a short living UK label founded in 1978 by Reptile Ranch and Andrew Tucker . Closed in 1980 .

A great document from the last century,and I left these tunes as waves.Enjoy it.

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A1Addiction (7)Violence
A2Addiction (7)Stampede
A3Addiction (7)Seek & Search
A4Mad Dog (31)Killer
A5Mad Dog (31)Someone Here Must Like Me
A6Test To DestructionPassive
A7Riotous BrothersAirey Neave
A8Riotous BrothersNo Justice
B1Reptile RanchWaterhole
B2The New FormOn The Edge
B3The New FormBoy
B4The New FormBlockhead
B5Beaver (4)Mac The Kinife
B6Beaver (4)Kleptomania
B7Young Marble GiantsOde To Booker T
B8Young Marble GiantsSearching For Mr. Right  



Thursday, 19 May 2022

Force Majeure - Force Majeure - (Concrete Collage-France-2022)

 Force Majeure’s self-titled six-track debut LP of noisy soundscapes, illbient beats and experimental techno drops as a digital release
on French label Concrete Collage on 13 April 2022.
This short LP traverses a dark path into noisy and dense layers of processed sound – brooding and powerful in its intent, but still retaining some intricacy and dynamics.
The work is described by the artist as ‘The sound of the earth coming apart at the seams; nature turning against its aggressor.’ Some musical reference points include:Roly Porter, Speedy J, The Haxan Cloak, DEFCE, The Bug, Phuture Doom and Kamikaze Space Programme.

Force Majeure is one of the latest musical projects from Nick Ronin, a London-based audio/visual artist with over twenty years of gigs and artistry behind him. This project is a new stepping stone in the artistic career of someone who was born from the more rave-orientated British underground DIY scene. Here, the lack of a dancefloor focus provides a good opportunity for him to explore the more experimental and abstracted side of his musical tastebuds.
Although a devoted fan of synthesis, this project is chiefly concerned with how far recorded audio – vocal noises and foley-style sounds – can be manipulated and processed into thoroughly electronic realms. Bar a few obvious analogue synth sounds, all of the final Force Majeure output is the result of granular, spectral and effect processing and all of the sounds have been performed and recorded by the artist at home.
With the advent of this debut release, things are gathering pace for this new sonic adventure – with Force Majeure recently tackling a performance of two live soundtracks at an event in London as well as working towards a special surround- sound liveset in May. Fans of this unearthly sonic palette can expect a follow-up release of more textural experiments derived from the new performance setups later in the year.

Force Majeure links: linktr.ee/forcemajeure
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/forcemajeureaudio
Central artist website – roninaudio.net

Force Majeure Bandcamp   

released April 13, 2022

Written and produced by Nick "Ronin" aka Force Majeure
Artwork by Julien "Stazma" Guillot and Nick "Ronin"
Mastered by Julien "Stazma" Guillot at the Electric Voyage Studio 

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

WARPEACE - Submission - (Self Released-Italy-2010)

  4 tracks of pure crsutcore on this demo CD-r by this Italian band from Rome.The folded cover sleeve reports lyrics and info. Enjoy it.

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Sunday, 15 May 2022

GUERRA FREDDA/STRELNIKOFF - Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine - (Not On Label-Italy-1989)

 Strelnikoff were a Slovenian  electro punk-rock band active in between 1988 and 2001. Members were Franek Markošek - guitar, Robert Ceglar - saxophone, Tomaž Vučer - bass (1988-1989), Sergej Steblovnik - vocals & programming, Vasja Ocvirk - vocals & programming, Scheet (ex Afflict) - bass (1989-1990), Aleš Uratnik (ex Epidemic Zone, Non Finire Mai) - bass (1994-1997), Iztok Mravlje (ex Phone Box Vandals, Semprini) - bass (from 1997).

The Strelnikoff Mary of Help of Brezje controversy or the Strelnikoff Affair (Slovene: Afera Strelnikoff) began after a depiction of Mary of Help of Brezje holding a rat instead of Jesus,it was published by the Slovenian music group Strelnikoff on the cover of their 1998 album Bitchcraft. The album was made in protest of the official views of the Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia and the statements of some of its highest representatives on the subject of abortion.
The first to condemn this depiction was Franc Rode, who was the Bishop of Ljubljana at the time. This was followed by general public outcry and expressions of the inappropriateness of the misuse of one of the most known symbols of Slovenian Catholicism. The State Attorney's Office received 3,867 public protests and 1,208 requests for indictment. These were united in one that was at first rebuffed before the Celje District Court. However, the state prosecutor Elizabeta Gyorkos filled a complaint. The group members also received phone calls and threats. In August 2003, the indictment was refused by the Ljubljana Higher Court as well. In accordance with the Constitution of Slovenia and the Slovenian law, the court concluded that the authors were "tasteless in their artistic project, however they did not surpass the boundary of allowed at all." (from LastFM )

Guerra Fredda was an anarcho-punk  band from Venezia,active on the end of the 80s.Enjoy it! click me

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Flour Power N3 - (Fanzine-Canada-1993)

 As described on the cover, this zine is all about anarchism and punk music. It reports many anarchist activities (bookfairs, meetings, workshops, conferences) and punk festivals and gigs mainly happened in Canada around the early 90s. A good tool to research the underground scene of that era in northern America.

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Monday, 9 May 2022

ATTANAS - Joulupukki-E.P. - (Hätäapu Records-Finland-1987)


Attanas was a punk band of the late 1980s in the city of Tampere, Finland. Or from a place called Lentävänniemi in northern Tampere, to be more exact  Attanas, the band itself and their closest friends were members of a local youth club, "Lentsun klubi". From those youths was to become a band that wanted to tell what they thought of matters surrounding them without asking anybody. Also, they played their music just as they wanted, with no regrets. Influences were drawn first mainly from 77-punk but later there can be found similarities with hardcore or even speed metal. Not to forget about alcohol and its consumption. Though Attanas released four records, three 7" EP's and 8 tracks on a compilation album "Stop Vivisection - Use Yuppies", they never toured or even did too many gigs. The main reason for that was that they really didn't care too much to leave Lentävänniemi. (info from LastFmclick me



Saturday, 7 May 2022

v.a. - The Lowell Plan [Planned Obsolescence] - (Double K7-Statutory Tape-USA-1991)

 A compilation dedicated to Lowell City in Massachusetts (USA).A double cassette exploring the various angles of the music scene coming from this city. Very ecletic, it offers to us some rock, a hint of punk, a few excursions into folk and country and some experimental tracks touching the electronic music and the avantgarde.It is worth reading the introduction by David Perry,which I am including here.Enjoy it.

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A1Duck DuckRapid Ray's
A2IngridLa Canal Dramatique
A3Sponge Awareness FoundationZamfir's Evil Twin
A4A Shattered DreamProduct Of My Society
A5Nisi PeriodEntropy Happens
A6Bob ColtmanSwamp Dog
A7Duck DuckToast'em Boy
B1Screaming AlphaDemolition Man
B2Angel ConnellCloser To You
B3Keith B. BlauveltI Need Some Bread
B4Free CheeseWelfare Women
B5Data-Bank-ASalad Days
B6CompoundIn The Shadows
B7Due ProcessBeethoven
C2Pig SexA Song I'll Probably Go To Hell For
C3Only Living WitnessBad Blood
C4Paradox (54)Fool For You
C5Abstract OrangatangsMud
C6Aeolian KidHenry
D1Mickey GreenMessin' With The Grace
D2Peter CinHe's A Star Again
D3Puncture WoundGonna Kill You
D4Buzzsaw FrizzbeesPretty Soon
D5Nisi PeriodNotes From The Underground
D6Bop ApocalypseExploited