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Monday, 29 February 2016

EXPOSE YOUR EYES-Steaming Slipons-(Destroy All Music-UK-c90-199?)

Another great tape by Expose Your Eyes,personal music-idea of Paul Harrison a musician from West Yorkshire,who formed this electronic noise project in the mid 90s.Here his SoundCloud page. and here his own blog.
I have already posted another tape by this good act,you`ll find it here.
The label is the "radical cutting edge" Scottish tape label called Destroy All Music(nice name,indeed)-you find here some other of their cool tapes that I posted in this blog.
Enjoy the beatiful noise.
ps-this tape is not indexed
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Sunday, 28 February 2016

v.a.-RARE U.S. GOODIES-(Noisy Wreckhords Tapes-Germany-c60-1991)

Another tape by the German  Noisy Wreckhords Recs, this time a C60 compilation tape covering old american bands playing HC punk and fast punk rock.
Lots of good names yet some very unknown: Styphenoids,The Worst,Artificial Peace,The Exiled,Savage Circle,Groinoids,Adrenalin O.D.,Even Worse,Meatmen,Ill Will,The Germs.
If you are into old school american HC punk you`ll love this one.
Enjoy it.
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Saturday, 27 February 2016

POER-(Fanzine-Belgium-90s)

Small yet very creative fanzine of poetry,short stories and cool black and white pictures edited and distributed by Bart during the 90s.
Most of the writing are in english and few poetries are in flemish language.
Made with postal contributions from few friends,it is a nice fanzine made of few mixed media and messages.
Very cool,old school and straight to the heart of the communication network from the very bottom of the underground press.
Amazing...
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Friday, 26 February 2016

THE GREY WOLVES-Legion Of Hell-(Strenght Recordings-UK-c60-198?)

The Grey Wolves are David Padbury and Trevor Ward (3). They have existed since the early 1980s when they began releasing a number of tapes via their label Anal Probe, which later split into Artaman and Zeal SS; the latter changed its name quite often and is nowadays Open Wound. In 1992 they were contacted by Tesco Organisation and recorded their first LP. Their art is definied as "A Manifestation of the Cultural Terrorism Network", and their packages and visuals are collages of disturbing and provocative images, photos and symbols. The Grey Wolves play heavy industrial noise with a genuine punk attitude, being irreverent and nasty, but never lacking self-awareness and irony. 
   Strenght Recording was a small english label based in Amesbury and focused on noise and industrial acts,my copy was distributed in Italy by the mighty Ministry of Ultramarine Theatres.
Enjoy it.
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Thursday, 25 February 2016

v.a.-MECANISMES Vol. III-(Groupuscule Vision-France-c60-1993)

Volume III of this great compilation series,edited and distributed by Groupuscole Vision,a label managed by the aristic collective Cartel Experimental,they were producing tapes of industrial and noise music with a special interest in the avant-garde music, theatre`s soundtracks and they were also writing the newsletter Concept.
All the cassette were chrome tapes coming with colour sleeve and inserts on coloured xerox copies.
Limited edition of 50 copies.
I already posted the number 1 and 2 of this compilation.
and the  number 5 too.
Enjoy it.
¬f*a~r*a~w^a~y¬

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

AUTONOMIA-Contra La Democracia-(Barricada Tapes-Peru-c46-2000)

Autonomia is a punk band coming from Lima(Peru) formed in 1989 and still alive and kicking.
A discogs page about them is here,where you can check their long discography.
Here a Bandcamp page with a free download album.
In this tape they offer us 13 songs of puck rock sung in spanish with political lyrics.
It was released  by Barricada Tapes,a tape label from Peru` and my copy has a separate infosheet reporting the lyrics in english.(all the scans included)
Up the Punx.
~f*a~r*a~w*a-y*

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

NEGATIV PERSON-Into The Pleasure-(Self Released-Italy-c46-1985)

Negativ person is the noise project by Gilardi Emanuele from
Lecco(Northern Italy) active during the 80s.
With those 3 long tracks Emanuele assalt us with a good dose of feedback distortions and esoteric noisy messages mainly made with a guitar and pedal effects,as far as I know.
Here a statement about his own project:"In the impossibility to involve the outside in the most absolute freedom of thought, Negativ Person sodomizes, in solitude, sound frequencies electronically generated so as to convey one’s frustration and impotence".
Big thanx to Babs for the english translation.
Enjoy it.
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Monday, 22 February 2016

LOVE OVER LAW/AUTUMN POISON/ENOLA DEATH-We Are Interested In Ideas Not Rock`N`Roll-(Vegan Policeman Tapes-UK-c90-1993)

A long tape by those 3 projects that are very well interconnected.
They play low-fi punk with a low fi recording too!
Sometimes  with acoustic and other times with electric instruments,they much remind me somehow some stuff of the early Crass recordings and similar bands and their anarchist attitude is definetely there in spirit and actions.
My copy was distributed by Resistance Productions as fundraiser for their own cool and totally diy label.
To finish this introduction I am going to attach here what they wrote to present it.
Enjoy it.
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

HERMIT-Logic Bomb-(Pulp Mill Records-Canada-1996)

Another nice tape by the "uncompromising total destruction" act called Hermit real name Eric Boros: a sound artist, guitarist, podcaster, and translator who has been immersed in the global underground for the better part of the last twenty years. With a focus on trans-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, he has established connections with artists from around the world and off the beaten path, crossing the borders between art, music and noise. 
He is  also involved in Vialka  playing  guitar and singing.
I wrote about him already when I posted the tapes Vomit Can Be found In Jars ,the split tape with Museum Musicum and a 4 way split with Das Nelson konzept,Mr Moto and Etat Des Stock.
The label  Pulp Mill Records was a DIY underground-label based in Nanaimo(Canada) and it seems to be associated with Eric and his own musical projects of the 90s.
Enjoy the Noise. 
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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Remember EFFRA PARADE-The Eviction Of A Community-(Pamphlet-South London Stress-UK-1999)

Reprint from issues 32-6 of Crowbar,the Brixton Squatters newspaper 1982-89.Put together in memory by the The South London Stress crew.
A collective of Squatters from South London active on the end of the 90s at the 121 squatted @centre and  at the 56a InfoShop.
For a bit of history talking about gentrification and evictions of communities.
History repeating itself. 
Sadly.
~f*a~r^a~w¬a~y/ 
 

Friday, 19 February 2016

DSIP-Mindworld-(Dsip Prods-Germany-c60-1992)+Abduction Of Mind-(Audiofile tapes-USA-c60-1990)

I already wrote about this amazing German Project,in fact I posted quite few of their old productions,you`ll find them here  and here and  again here , finally here too. 
Siegman Fricke and Dieter Mauson were active and  very prolific  during the 90s,they are back together as DSIP and here there is their official blog.
Audiofile Tapes  is another legendary tape label from the same old days  based in New York and managed by Carl Howard, a great  label already covered few times in this blog.
I cannot  get enough of their astonishing music,it is just too good.
Enjoy it.
*f_a-r^a-w_a^y* 
abduction of mind 

mindworld 

 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

THE BRADIPOS IV-Sloths` Surfin` Party-(Self Released-Italy-1997)

This is the demo tape by the mighty Bradipos IV.They are quite famous nowadays ,infact one of the best band playing surf garage rock 60 style!
They have the real vintage guitars and effects and they know how to play this music.Masters of this genre,they have been already invited to the main festivals of surf rock`n`roll in Europe and The States.
This demo was recorded during march 1997 in the house of Crispi`s brothers,the bass player and one of the guitarist are in fact brothers.
A discogs page about them is here  and a lastfm page is here both pages are not really up to dates  but you can check the latest news on their facebook page.
If you like to twist and roll then you`ll love this one.
Enjoy it.
^f*a^r*a^w*a^y*
 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

METAPLAKIA-Flames Of Horror-(Blaster Records-Germany-1995)

Metaplakia seems to be another project by Markus Kropfreiter, also involved in Drape Excrement and headmaster of the cool label Art Konkret.
This production appears to be the first tape on Blaster Records which is a sublabel of the most famous Art Konkret.
In this tape Markus offer us 4 tracks of industrial,noise and experimental electronics.
A nice gift from the old days.
Enjoy it.
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Monday, 15 February 2016

NUMONIA-Untitled-(SPC RCS-Italy-1994)

A mysterious band:I do not know much about them,beside the fact that they were italian and active in the 90s.
5 musicians playing a good form of noise rock,a music that was kind of popular in the alternative rock scene back in those days.
It doesn`t seems easy  to find informations about them on the net.
This cd is well recorded and has very few info on the cover-sleeve.
So if you know more please leave a comment.
Enjoy it.
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Sunday, 14 February 2016

KARCERAL FLESH-Carcan 65-(Gorkon Recordings-Germany-c60-1993)

Karceral Flesh were thee French Electro/Industriel/Expérimental projekt ov Franck Kervizic which was active from 1990-2000. Am uncertain ov thee lineup for this cassette released on Gorkon Recordings; though at times other collaborators for this projekt included: Nick [guitar & bass], Federico Iovino [percussions], & C.C. La Mouette [voix feminine].
Must confess I do not speak French very well [Je ne parle pas français, très bien], but please bear with this non-francophone as an attempt tis made with minimal understanding, and thee help ov translating software at referencing some ov thee information related to this cassette..
ok.. with thee disclaimer already made about being inept at understanding much ov thee language ov these artists; must also confide that many ov thee references also elude my grasping.. For example: thee title Carcan 65.. Know that a carcan was an iron ring used for a form of public humiliation by exposition at a pole, but it was also thee last name ov thee Belgian engraver and sculptor René Carcan (May 25, 1925—1993).. Which ov these the cassette title is a reference to tis not known here..
Thee first side ov this cassette tis titled: Il Nous Faut Offrir À Leurs Cris ... [We do offer to their Cree...]
Thee first track tis: Tondue À 20 Ans - a reference to the period twenty years after those who became known as les tondues (the shorn): the estimated 10.000 to 30.000 women accused of having collaborated with the Germans during the occupation of France during the second world war whose heads were shaved amidst the period immediately following the liberation when France was swept by a wave of executions, public humiliations, assaults, and detentions of suspected collaborators, known as the épuration sauvage (wild purge). Musically the track consists ov a martial elektronik cadence, delayed vocal bursts, and restrained organ progressions amidst lyrics which escape my capabilities ov translating at this point..
Les Putains De L' Occident [the whores from the west] - tis great slow elektro with sparse electrik guitar and thickly-accented angry reverbed vocals..
Fin [end] - begins with stuttering machinic sounds and restrained drum programming, and tis a darkly aloof piece ov magnificent elektro industrial ending in delayed sounds ov drum machine and gasping breaths..
En silence [in silence] - features very amazingly vocoded voice amidst restrained industrial with alternatingly chunky guitar riffs and dissonant feedback..
Fatalite [fate] - begins as a semi-dissonant instrumental industrial piece with layered percussions, and ends with atmospheric synths with feminine vocalisations..
Goodbye fucking Fatherland - sonicly consists ov almost ambient beatific synth progressions with restrained elektronik percussions, and ends with strange sequencing and a pitched-down sample ov a masculine French voice..
the second side is titled: ... Le Scalpel De Notre Folie [... The scalpel from our madness].
Sur Un Fleuve [on a river] - tis more restrained industrial drum programming, minimal synthesizer progressions, great electrik guitar accompaniment, and more masculine French vocals [which quite sadly i fail miserably at comprehending]..
Entre La Viande Et Le Métal [between the meat and the metal] - consists ov a pulsating synthesizer line with restrained percussion that builds in intensity into a very tribal like accompaniment to this great piece!!
Planter Une Aiguille [planting a needle] - melds an amazingly driving elektronik beat with excellent restrained percussion, a beautifully cold synthesizer progression, and somber processed vocals..
Viandanimaux [animal flesh (i believe..?)] - tis thee final piece ov this cassette, and tis by far thee most sparse.. it begins with wierd analog synth warbling, and goes into what is by far thee most minimal percussive section ov thee recording; with strange experimental elektronik soundscapes with ghostly barely-present vocalisations, and with what sounds like quiet xylophone accents ending in an increasing squall ov ambient feedback resonance and minimal percussion..

(review by Crepusculum-Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum blog)
(digital transfer by ~f~a~r~a~w~a~y~)
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Saturday, 13 February 2016

ESTETICA POLAR-A Mi Novia Nunca Le Gusto` Iggy Pop-(Mono Records-Spain-2000)

Estetica Polar is a project from Madrid playing experimental electronics with guitar and synth.This tape is crafted with some ambient noise and musical expressions quite soft and harsh at the same time.
Very good recording and professional tape editing plus a nice colour cover sleeve.
Enjoy it.
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Friday, 12 February 2016

Fecal Forces Zeen n6-Flesh Issue-(Fanzine-Croatia-199?)

Very interesting punk zine covering lots of non-music issues too. Interviews to bands,reviews of zines and music productions,articles about sexism,cancer research,drug abuse,pornography and few nice comics.
All xerox copies b/w with tiny writings...very old school yet cool.
I am going to attach here the intruduction that Boris wrote for this issue.
Enjoy it.
¬f*a^r~a/w\a>y| 
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

OSSERVAZIONE STATO REALE-Osservazione Stato Reale-(Setola Di Maiale Records-c60--Italy-1995)

Another great and old production by the mighty Setola Di Maiale Records.
Osservazione Stato Reale plays a very strange and difficult music to describe,original and personal their music is full of different influences:experimental jazz,funky,prog rock and weird jingles.
This tape was recorded by Paolo De Piaggi.
This band was hailing from Pordenone and Andrea Ceschin was playing  with them,I wrote about him when I posted the tapes by Tenia Corporation. 
It will make happy all the lovers of non-conventional and original music.
Enjoy it. 
*f~a|r*a/w/a~y*
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

VIKTOR `S HOFNARREN-Untitled-(Self Released-Switzerland-199?)

‘Viktor’s Hofnarren’, squatters (autonomous centre Schrottbar) from Biel/Bienne (Switzerland) played anarchopunk with a crusty edge. (Later on they did a split-LP together with ‘Jobbykrust’ from Belfast out on Maximum Voice.) They were: Steph(ane) Guillet (bass/vocals; Panikeshi zine & distro), Niggu Rimann (drums), Bänz (guitar), Annette Wagener/Suri Dawicki (vocals) and Tez (vocals). Annette later joined the Groninger band ‘P.C.P.’. Steph & Annette were also running Panik Bourgeoise (concerts, zine).(Info from Vort`n`Vis in the 90s
Enjoy it.
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Sunday, 7 February 2016

A&T Records Compilation Volume Two(A&T Records-Germany-c90-1994)

Very good compilation of industrial and rhythmic noise artists edited and distrubuted by this german label managed by Torsten Gentzsch.
A discogs page about it is here.
Enjoy it.
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B.S.E. (2) Black Silly Life
Ratio-N* Verweigerung
Pineal Gland Zirbeldrüse* Dust Logic
Endzeitgeneration Themroc III
Notstandskomitee Rassenhygiene
Chemoskin Amphetamin-Trip
Drape Excrement Dead Born I
Winterkälte Structure 02 (Shot-Version)
B.S.E. (2) / Endzeitgeneration Lick Ass
U Ime Mira Phase II
DDT (3) Requiem
Mental Obsessions Beast And Beauty
Misantronic Congelation Treat Me (X-Rated 1.1)

Friday, 5 February 2016

SYSTEMA SCROTUM-Convulsions-(Borft & Abstinence Records-Sweden-c60-1990)

Great tape of experimental electronic passages by this swedish(?)unknown project.It was co-released by Borft Records and Abstinence Records  in 1990.
Here few info taken from discogs:
All music composed, performed, arranged, produced and recorded by S.S. at TPOIISM Studio Uppsala, Jan-Mar 1990.

 Enjoy it.
*f*a*r*a*w*a*y*

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

CITTA` SOTTERANEA-Citta` Sotteranea-(Smartz Records-Italy-1998)

With a very spartan cover sleeve this tape  comes out with a small  booklet including the lyrics.It is not stated anywhere that it came out for the  Smarts Records.
They were from Milano and played a nice form of indie rock mixed with pop punk.Interesting lyrics and good recording.
That`s all I know.
Enjoy it.
~f*a~r*a~w*a~y*
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Monday, 1 February 2016

v.a.-MECANISMES vol VI-(Groupuscole Vision-c60-France-1994)


Number 6 of this great compilation series,edited and distributed by Groupuscole Vision,a label managed by the aristic collective Cartel Experimental,they were producing tapes of industrial and noise music with a special interest in the avant-garde music, theatre`s soundtracks and they were also writing the newsletter Concept.

All the cassette were chrome tapes coming with colour sleeve and inserts on coloured xerox copies.
Limited edition of 50 copies.
I already posted the number 1 and 2 of this compilation and the number 5 too.
Here the names included in this issue.
Enjoy it.
^f~a:r~a:w:a;y/