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Monday, 11 November 2019

MALDEOJO Cuadernos De Critica Social N2-(Magazine-Spain-2001)

A  big magazine with in-depth and long articles about situationism, social critics and philosophy. Some articles are translated from the French originals, some others are in their mother tongue.
I have found some info about this very interesting magazine on the blog Industrias Mikuerpos the article there is very well done and long but only in the Spanish language. I thought to translate into English the very introduction in order to give you some basic info so you get an idea about it.
A big thanx to my friend Miguel Lorca for gifting me this amazing magazine around 15 years ago and for kindly translating this introduction just a few days ago.
Enjoy it if you are Spanish literate.
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Introduction from Industrias Mikuerpos 

The short-lived existence of Maldeojo as a collective of criticism and social action is largely due to the fact that it really wasn´t about a constituted collective on previously established patterns, but about a “circle” of discussion on common topics that aimed to relaunch critical theory on the basis of the rereading and upgrading of situationists legacy. The group began to take shape during a meeting on reading and discussion of Debord´s “The Society of the Spectacle” promoted by several Madrilenian fanzines at Aurora Intermitente foundation in 1999. During the year 2000 two issues of magazine Maldeojo. Cuadernos de crítica y acción social were published, they were oriented towards the critique of technological domination in a spectacular tone and quite influenced by French critical currents in the wave of Encyclopédie des Nuisances. Following text was published on Zehar magazine 47-48, monographic issue “thinking the edition” (Gipuzkoa, Arteleku, 2002)

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Therabaqud Leic ‎– Theatragrammadhon-(Clockwork Tapes-Germany-1992)

Another great cassette by this Italian artist already covered in this blog a few times. This is the project of Gianlugi Russolo, also involved in Subliminale, TV Satanico, S. Biasin Trio.
With Theatragrammadhon Gianluigi offers to us 2 tracks of post-industrial esoteric ambient noise touching some drone, some pagan messages, and some ethereal hypnotic music. 
Clockwork Tapes was a  independent label founded in the in 80's and resurrected in 2011 as a CD-Label, with a focus on Harsh Noise, Dark Noise, Ambient, and Minimal Music. Its actual webpage is here.
Enjoy it.

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

ALVARS ORKESTER-Woodtrip-(SPH-Portugal-1992)

Alvars Orkester is the Swedish project by Jan Svensson and  Joachim Nordwall, both musicians involved in various labels and projects since the end of the 80s.
 SPH was a  tape label from Portugal, created by Fernando Cerqueira (a member of Ras.Al.Ghul) and featured a wide range of work from artists like Brume, Alvars Orkester and Maeror Tri. 
Here a review originally published on Soft Watch and then re-published on the Discogs page dedicated to this tape.
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Side A opens with the title track "Woodtrip". Waves of warm, muted sound sweep in, suggesting heat or isolation, The sound gradually builds, the waves flowing across each other in complementary washes, some deep and resonant, some higher-yet-dulled to give an overall pacifying effect. There is no beat, no rhythmic structure, merely wave-upon-wave of swelling sound. This night be described as New Age Industrial - it's a warm factory/machine sound. The depth of sound abates, leaving the higher tones to describe languid shapes and textures ethereal mists hiding unknown things - the thrill of possible danger coupled with an overall sense of security. "Dance In Halfway Under The Earth" swells in on darker, more Industrial sounds, and the higher pitches give it a desolate, isolated sound once more. Feedback flows through the sound, deep and rich, yet full of potential power, an understated threat that it could at any second smash through your speakers like a bolt of electric blue. These sounds follow each other, complementing each other despite their unusual qualities. It's a long & frankly wonderful piece of sound, reminding me of the little I've heard from ARCANE DEVICE.

Side B opens with "Ihn", rising on warm, even hot electronics a little like THROBBING GRISTLE did with their Industrial Introduction, although this is by far a less threatening, longer piece, twisting & turning through it's limited vocab. The machine sound loses it's subtlety, speaking in angry tones only other machines might comprehend. "Bhaktivizew" follows this, being the first of 4 tracks from 1988. A deep synthetic sound over which a continual patter of sound is heard. A noise penetrates & the whole structure concludes. "Amseeeer" has a basement of synthetic sound over which old dancehall music is played. This fades away & other synth noises, following neither tune nor rhythm puncture the sound, scrawling various images across it. "Teri" fades in on dark sounds, a little like some dark & potentially evil film soundtrack, "Quas" is a strange little thing, a rattling, muffled piece, very brief and hard to describe. Suffice to say it's a jumbled sound. "Lighthouse Service" concludes the album, returning us to the present - this is a 1992 piece. It swells & sprawls in warm shapes & textures, while a higher-pitched-but-distant sound flies across the entire swelling structure. It seems akin to DAVID MYERS' feedback music, and actually grows near a sort of ambient organ music (if there could be such a thing). A calming, warming sound with a strong, darker side to it.

To conclude, the closest comparisons I can come to are those mentioned above, especiallyARCANE DEVICE. If you are into MYERS music, then this is ,without doubt the cassette for you.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

BLOOD ANGEL-In Evil We Trust-(Self Released-Singapore-1992)

A band from Singapore playing death/black metal, they formed in 1989 and I am not sure when they disbanded. 
This cassette seems to be the first demo and they released another one called Nocturnal Sacrament in 1993.
The folded cover sleeve reports a few info and address.
Enjoy it.

1. The Unholy of God 02:51  
2. Death to Posers 02:05  
3. Raw to the Core 03:30  
4. C.O.V. 03:56  
5. In Evil We Trust 02:17  
6. Regret 03:00  

Friday, 1 November 2019

EL OTRO-(Mail Art Bulletin-Spain-1993)

Small Mail Art Bulletin and at the same time Mail Art documentation of the project called American Gothic. 
It contains a few articles about the meaning of the Mail Art and related issues. 
Only in the Catalan language.
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Thursday, 31 October 2019

v.a.-V.I.T.R.I.O.L Vol 2.- Atrax Morgue / Lvnvs / Hex Minora / Mangled -(V.I.T.R.I.O.L.-Italy-)

Great sampler with 4 uncompromising noise esoteric artists from the last century...
Atrax Morgue is the solo project of Italian musician Marco Corbelli which he started in 1992. Also, he owned Slaughter Productions label.  Artist and label covered already in this blog.
Devis G. another amazing artist explored in this blog when I posted music by Teatro Satanico, Spin, Abra Had Abra...
Hex Minora Female noise artist who also ran BV Tapes. Also already researched here.
Mangled is Gianfranco Santoro, owner of Discipline Produzioni and FinalMuzik. I wrote about Discipline Produzioni a few times now.
V.I.T.R.I.O.L was an obscure Italian cassette label run by Devis Granziera.
Cassettes 1 through 10 on the label were limited to 30 numbered copies each. All were packaged in a special package with insert. Cassette 11 could only be obtained by mailing in the vouchers from the inserts of the first ten cassettes. 
The year of release is not stated anywhere, this production came
in a cardboard box; inside there is a female sanitary napkin which protects the cassette.
Also contains a rose paper sheet with data and a voucher for another V.I.T.R.I.O.L cassette. 
Enjoy it.



A1 Atrax Morgue Exciting Aberrations
A2 Lvnvs Ematofrenesi
B1 Hex Minora Kissing The Brides Finger
B2 Mangled Storm Of The Black Days

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Humor Cáustico-Ao Vivo-Gaia Em Peso(2005)-(Self Released-Portugal-2005)

Humor Cáustico was an HC Punk band from Oporto(Portugal) active last decade, I m  not sure if the music and images here were ever released as a  proper production, in fact, Rodolfo(the guitarist) passed these files to me as mp3s on a disk probably 13 years ago, since then I have lost touch with him.
Humor Cáustico appears to be on a very old Portuguese compilation called Portugal Indio that I posted back in 2014, it seems to be the same band. 
In these live recordings, we can listen to 12 well-recorded tracks of furious HC Punk with political lyrics sung in the Portuguese language. 
I add some pics that were included with these files.
A big thanks to Rodolfo for this nice digital gift. 
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