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Saturday, 25 May 2019

Nervvrak ‎– Nervvrak-(Distort The World Records & Tapes-Sweden-2013)

15 tracks of pure energetic old school HC punk on this tape by the Swedish Nervvrak.
It was released in a limited edition of 120 copies,it came out with a folded cover sleeve. Their Bandcamp page is here where you`ll find this tape as a free download.
Distort The World Records & Tapes is a Swedish label covered in this blog already a few times. 
Enjoy it.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

OH` DEV-Don`t Push-(Eksakt Records-Holland-1986)

According to band members, the name comes from a populist 50ties Hollywood movie. The female ‘sexbomb’ drops the line “oh’ dev”.
Oh’Dev basic line up was Ruud – drums, Andre (Meer Staal) – guitar and Dirk – Bas. It could be that Dirk was not always in the band, but he played on the Limbabwe recordings. The vocalist could change. In the downloads below two different vocalists are mentioned: Harry (also guitar) and Hans.
The music is a kind of ‘noise-rock’ strongly influenced by Sonic Youth, Scratch Acid and such. Mostly I like bands in the style a-la Oh’Dev, but somehow I never seem to be able to listen through a full release of them. After two songs it starts to bore me and I lose interest. Andre’s guitar playing is based on no skills (he cannot play for real). Although creative in Meer Staal with percussion and vocals, on the guitar he seems to be limited and the noise becomes an assembled repeating structure that loses attention after 5 minutes. A funny anecdote to this is that Andre called himself after the guitar he played: ‘King Zolo’. A cheap piece of crap dumped by Sonic Youth.
Both vocalists didn’t manage to capture the listeners either.
Oh’Dev tried to ‘make’ it. They took every gig offered. Manage to do a few shows abroad and released more records on other, lesser underground than Limbabwe, indie labels. Despite what members try to make us believe nowadays, they never achieved a status in fame and creativity like some other Limbabwe bands (Meer Staal, Pandemonium,….). None of their releases sold for real. The band float(s) well on smooth bizznix talk from the drummer.
This introduction was taken from Limbabwe Official Webpage 
where you`ll find 2 other productions as a free download by this great band released on Limbabwe Records.
"Don`t Push" was instead released on the Dutch label Eksakt.  
Defunct label from Tilburg, The Netherlands that ceased to exist in 1990.
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Sunday, 19 May 2019

v.a.-Sezione Aurea-(Gregorsamsa-Italy-1988)

A nice sampler by this Italian label.A good selection of artists and tracks. Some post-punk, some new wave and some old school industrial. It came out with a12 pages booklet, unfortunately not included here.
Gregorsamsa was a small tape label active on the end of the 80s. It was managed by Guido Lusetti and releasing mostly unknown industrial acts.
Enjoy it.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Distortion Faith n5-(Fanzine-Sweden-2013)

Number 5 of this Swedish Crust Punk zine, I have posted already the Number 4 and 6 and the number 2 and 3  plus an amazing compilation tape that came out as co-production between Distort The World Records & Tapes and Blinded Productions.
Well done, nice pics, great graphic works ...
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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

CITIES IN DESOLATION-Demo,Anavyssos Session Pt.1-04/02-(1000+1 TiLt Recordings-Greece-2002)

Another cd and another project by my friend Jason, owner of the label 1000+1 Tilt Recordings a label covered in this blog many times and also prolific musician involved in many acts.
This project started as a trio and after became a duo.
Experimental music made with synth, cello, bass guitar, filtered voices and various machines. It was recorded during spring 2002 in a basement, my copy has two extra tracks, one recorded live in Mostar (Bosnia) and another one from their gig in Ljubliana (Slovenia).
The music evolves in areas such as ambient, drone, ethereal dub experiments and quiet noise.
This label is still alive and kicking and you can check its webpage here while a Soundcloud page is here.
A very big thanx to Jason for sending me this little jewel more than 10 years ago, for the extra tracks on my copy and all the useful info about it. 
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Monday, 13 May 2019

HOSTILITER-Age Of Decay-(Suoni Oscuri-Italy-2012)

Hostility was a crust punk band born in 2010 in the Italian city of Viterbo,(Lazio Region). The line up was: Frederico guitar and vocals, Agostino on bass and Coli on drums.
In March 2011, five tracks for Intoxication were recorded.
The lyrics deal with such topics as a criticism of the system, war and religion.

This tape comes with a folded cover sleeve reporting lyrics in Italian and English, the recording is very good.
Unfortunately, they are no longer active yet you can check their bandcamp page here, where you find other great productions
while on their FB page you`ll see old flyers and videos.
Their music has a gloomy crust punk edge filled with heavy metallic sounds, think Amebix meets Neurosis deep in the ocean.
A big  Thanx to Ghiko for giving the ok to share this great cassette here.
Enjoy it. 

Saturday, 11 May 2019

ARTE POSTAL Hacia El Nuevo Milenio-(Museo De Filatelia De Oaxaca-Mail Art Documentation-Mexico+Global Networking-1999)

Amazing documentation printed in off-set on glossy paper about this mail art project called Arte Postal Hacia El Nuevo Milenio, It was organized by The Philatelic Museum of Oaxaca that made an exhibition which lasted 3 months with a 3 days opening(16-18 December 1999) when there was also a performance by Clemente Padin Vs Gerardo Yepiz on the first day, a debate with various mail artists on the second day and an electroacoustic concert on the third day. 
The documentation has a good introduction about this project, an article about the mail art and one about the electroacoustic gig + a selection of art-works by international mail artists.
Very well done and with interesting articles and critics, this mail art document will make happy all the art postal aficionados.
All the texts are in the Spanish language, only.