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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Action Art International-(Mail Art Documentation-Usa+Global Networking-1992)

International Mail Art documentation for this project created by the American mail artist and networker Ashley Parker Owens who was also managing the mail art bulletin Global Mail.
Inside its 22 b/w xerox pages we`ll find some amazing art works,few articles,random words and more images of fantasy,joy and rage.
Enjoy it.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

v.a-Amber Dregs 004-(Amber Dregs-Sweden-199?)

Number 4 of this international compilation serie,I have posted already the number 1 and the Number 2,compiled and distributed by Anders Bjork in Sweden on the beginning of the 90s.
Different music styles touching the electro,the punk,the industrial and more.The xerox folded cover sleeve reports addresses and songtitles.
Bands Included:Anstalt(Norway),Red harvest(Norway),Shit Smell (Sweden)Skinflick(UK),Ask It Why(Turkey), Brandelli D`odio(Italy),Polidrom(Germany),Another Fine Mess(UK)T.U.O.B.(UK),Human Disaster(Sweden),Corrosive(Germany)Dilonis(Latvia),
Dunkelheit(Norway)Uutuus(Finland),The bruise Violet(UK),Necrosis(Turkey)The Moth(England),Full Slap(Italy).
Enjoy it.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Stige-Uniti Nell`Abbraccio-(Goddam Church Records-Italy-1989)

Stige was an Italian Hardcore Punk band from Ascoli Piceno, formed by ex-members of Dictatrista; active from 1985 to 1991. In 1992 the singer Carlo Cannella formed Affluente
Their official webpage is here,where you can read the bio,info,lyrics and more related stuff.
In this full lenght record they spit out all their rage against this rotten capitalist society,the lyrics are very personal and poetic yet their messages are a punch in your face as well as their furious HC Punk music.
Goddam Church Recs was the label managed by Carlo Cannela,the singer of this band,who  later went to form the amazing punk band Affluente.
In this folder you`ll find the pics of this production,including the lyrics.
A classic album standing against the rust of those years.
Enjoy it.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Faction File-(Hooligan Press-UK-1985)

Brilliant short comic stories full of irony,sarcasm and brutality...It does include also "Tales From The Frontline".

A must-read  for all the comic lovers and the experts of some obscure underground press coming straight from the dark unknown crypts of the last century.

Enjoy it.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

v.a.-Dr. XYCLOPS-(Kadath-Portugal-c60-1996)

Nice c60  international cassette sampler compiled by Nuno Loureiro in Coimbra -Portugal! 
A bunch of underground artists playing various forms of electronic experiments.This tape comes with a bubblegum and a booklet housed in an envelope. Limited to 30 numbered copies.
Kadath was a Portuguese tape label based in Coimbra and run by Nuno Loureiro. The first tape was released in 1995, the label produced noise, experimental and industrial artists. 
Enjoy it.


A1 De Fabriek Prefree
A2 De Fabriek Ah-Ha-Di
A3 Architects Office AO 806 + 901 (Soundtrack To "Motion Diary Atta Secondo The Reel" (Versione Italiana))
B1 Projecto Jil As The Lights Go Down
B2 Projecto Jil N. H. R.
B3 M.Nomized Woman With A Skin Mask


Monday, 12 June 2017

HISSANOL-The Making Of Him-(Alternative Tentacles-Usa-1998)

Amazing second(?) album by this powerful duo :Andy Kerr and  Scott Anderson,they play a personal form of alternative muzik mixing some garage rock,fantasy indie,visionary pop and some bizzare  yet genial punk.
It is all kind of smashed and burnt yet it goes  with a creative flow of energy that will eventually blow our minds.Somehow they remind me NoMeansNo and Butthole Surfers although this description could be in some way reductive and would minimize their efferscent and innovative spirit.
A great album for spazzed out plastic heads.
Enjoy it.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

DUHHH Zine-Issue 1-(Fanzine-UK-1992)

Number 1 of this english zine managed by Anthony in Sheffield, I  already wrote about him when I posted the split zine Shag Stamp n4/Duuuh n5.

Very well done,in this issue you can read about Dark Diamonds Zine,Leeds Report,zine and music reviews and other interesting thoughts.
A nice punkish zine.
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Sunday, 4 June 2017

CHRIST ON PARADE/DIE SHLACT-In Concerto A EL Paso-(El Paso Produzioni-Italy-1989)

Live bootleg tape with 2 excellent HC punk bands!Christ On Parade  from Usa and Die Shlact(on the cover sleeve of this tape this name is misspelled,in fact their real name is Die Schlacht ) from Germany.
They toured together in 1989, just one week after that the Die schlacht drummer left the band,so on this tape the Christ On Parade drummer is playing with the german band too.There is actually a vinyl release of this tour on Uberschall Records,a label from Bremen,same city of Die Schlacht.
The recording of this live tape is very good,the cover sleeve reports no info or songtitles.I got those info listening to the talks between the tracks and using the net.
I have already posted few tapes released by  El Paso , a big squat in Torino(Northern Italy)active since 1987,one of the oldest in Europe ,it is still squatted and very active.
Enjoy it.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

v.a.-Smirk,Titter & Wink-Vol 1-(Crank Records-Usa-1994)

A nice cd compilation featurings a bunch of good bands playing alternative rock,grunge and power punk.
Cool tracks,good recordings,info on the folded cover sleeve.
A woderful sampler from the hidden gems of the mid 90s.
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Ciach! Zine N3 + Ciach Zine N4-(Fanzine-Self Released-Poland-1988/89)

Numbers 3 and 4 of this old polish anarcopunk fanzine active on the end of the 80s.In its black and white xerox pages you`ll find articles mixing politics and music.
Covering different bands from various countries and messages about anti-fascism,anti-vivisections,demonologia,vegetarianism,scene reports and much more.
A very good tool to research the lively polish punk scene of the wonderful 80s.Only in polish language.
Enjoy it if you are polish literate.
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

FUGAZI-Concerto In Via Volturno 28 Occupato E Autogestito-(Not On Label-Italy-c60-1989)

Fugazi (/fuˈɡɑːzi/; foo-GAH-zee) is an American post-hardcore band that formed in Washington, D.C. in 1987. The band consists of guitarists and vocalists Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto, bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty.
Fugazi are noted for their DIY ethical stance, manner of business practice,[1] and contempt towards the music industry.[2]
Fugazi have performed numerous worldwide tours, produced six studio albums, a film and a comprehensive live series, gaining the band critical acclaim and success around the world.[3] Fugazi has been on an indefinite break since 2003.
Fugazi has a long-lasting partnership with Positive Force DC (punk activist collective). Members in the band all strongly commit to non-commercial DC ethic, which means that the band concentrate on creating meaningful punk music and use it to radicalize the politics.[4] (from wikipedia)
This tape was recorded  at their gig on the 14 Nov. 1988,(It must have been their first european tour) in a squat in Udine
(Northern Italy)!The recording is just excellent.
Here the Discord Ufficial Webpage.
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

v.a.-Allied Recordings-Music For The Proletariat-(Allied Recordings-Usa-1993)

Allied Recordings was an  hardcore punk label from San Francisco, California- run by John Yates, a graphic designer whose work can be seen on many covers of punk and hardcore records, also known for Punchline, a graphic magazine with sociopolitical contents.
The graphix works in this cd are indeed by him !Amazing stuff. 
John called this cd " An Inevitable Compilation from Allied Recordings"-you`ll find here a very good selection of bands and tracks expressing ideas and sonics messages touching the post punk,the hardcore,the indie rock and much more with a personal touch,never going on the commericial music yet very joyful.
A great sampler for future generations of non-compromising jingles.
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1Buzzov•en Toe Fry 2:37
2 Dogs On Ice On A String 2:50
3 Everready Get Along 3:19
4 Fiddlehead Lock End 2:48
5 The Fixtures If... 1:35
6 Friction (8) 22nd/Sundial 2:52
7 Jawbreaker Kiss The Bottle 4:31
8 J Church Travelers 2:26
9 Manic Depression Government Plot 2:12
10 Nations On Fire Ecology 3:07
11 Pissed Power Of The Powerless 2:58
12 Political Asylum Someday 4:21
13 Radon Wash Away 2:34
14 Resist (2) The Solution... 0:49
15 Schedule Clean Air Burns 3:10
16 Schwartzeneggar Happy Hour 4:21
17 Scrog Hands Hide Sun 3:16
18 Seein' Red People Like You 2:04
19 Sleeper (3) Forgiveness 3:26
20 Spoke (3) Descant 1:44
21 Strait Up No Means No 1:21
22 Strawman Black Rose 1:59
23 Thatcher On Acid The Ultimate Apple Flan 1:07
24 Trench (4) Prozak 3:09
25 Unamused Victims Of Fashion 2:43
26 Wat Tyler Poems On The Underground 1:24

Sunday, 28 May 2017

FOXFLUX Mail Art-[24th/Nov/1996-]-(Mail Art-Copy Art-Germany-1996)

A5 graphix zine exploring the copy art media...realized by the german mail artist Michael Fox this small zine  offers us great xerox art works.
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

v.a.-UNITED WE STAND-(Gas World + L.O.M.-Austria-c90-199?)

Amazing c90 international compilation with bands playing crustpunk,powerviolence,anarcopunk and similar genres.
It came out with a booklet reporting info about the bands and the 2 labels that co-produced this sampler.Unfortunately I cannot find the booklet and therefore I have little info about the bands and the label Gas World. 
I spoke about the austrian label LOM when I posted the tapes:Momido 7 and the compilation Anteurope
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Monday, 22 May 2017

ERIC BOROS-Comrades!Solo Travel-Guitar MAN-(Mini-cd-Manufracture-Switzerland-2006)

Eric Boros has been immersed in the global underground for the better part of the last twenty years. He is a self-taught guitarist, experimental multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer, cassette archivist and performance artist, curator and networker, photographer, and translator. 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. 
You`ll find his extensive discography here.
I have already wrote about him in this blog when i posted music by his projects: Hermit and Third World Planet - Sites:vialka.com, freemusicarchive.org. 
The label Manufracture defines itself as Obscure, eclectic, unknown, and unidentifiable recordings.Here their freemusicarchive where you`ll find more amazing music by Eric Boros and friends. 
Enjoy it.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Helou Kaet & Son n9-(Fanzine-Joukkomurha Products-Finland-199?)

Number 9 of this great finnish fanzine,I have posted already the number 10.It was assembled and distributed by Jupe Luoma in the early 90s.
Jupe was also into mail art and running the label Joukkormurha Tapes and  the sublabel JM Tapes.

I posted quite few tapes by this finnish label,you`ll find them here. 
This fanzine has few articles,short stories,some poetries,lots of nice graphix works and comics and more random stuff.
Few poetries are in english,the most of the articles/comics and other writings are in finnish.
Enjoy it,if you are finnish literate.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

ATROPOS-Amorte-(Tetanus Prods-Italy-1995)

Atropos is the personal project of Borys Catelani from Lucca: Owner of Ripping Storm Records and Tetanus and also involved in all those projects:Barbarian (5), Children Of Technology, Disarm (2), Disprezzo, Forgotten Kadath, Giuda, Robanera, Unsung (3).
I spoke about this project when I posted the split tape Atropos/Myricae.
This cassette is crafted with sounds reminding me  some experiments of neofolk and ambient.
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

v.a.-People Of The Pit...-(Goddam Church Records-Italy-1987)

Great lp compilation with a good selection of international HC Punk bands.
First release of Goddam Church Recs, indipendent diy punk label managed by Carlo Cannella involved in the bands:Dictatrista,Stige and Affluente. 
To Complete this post I am going to attach here tracklist and info from discogs.
Enjoy it.

 A1-    Corrupted Morals-    Mad reign
A2 Corrupted Morals Big Man
A3 Pure Hate Terrorist
A4 Pure Hate Don't Hurt Me
A5 Puke Stig-Britt
A6 Puke Klockan Gär, Klämtar Och Slår
A7 Stige Senza Alternative
A8 Stige Una Vita
A9 Corruption (7) Beef To The Core
A10 Corruption (7) Human Fireworks
A11 Puke Untitled
B1 False Liberty Ignorance
B2 False Liberty Count Me Out
B3 No Fraud Suicidal Maniac
B4 No Fraud Nothing Left Inside
B5 Raped Teenagers Moder Jord
B6 Raped Teenagers Din Van
B7 Raped Teenagers Fred Och Frihet
B8 Raped Teenagers Träskallar
B9 Barn Au Regnbuen* Et Liv
B10 Barn Au Regnbuen* Eob Og Data
B11 Barn Au Regnbuen* Ikkje Fan !
B12 Subterranean Kids No Puedo Perdonarte
B13 Subterranean Kids Hasta El Final

Companies, etc.



All tracks taken from various studio and demo recordings.
Tracks B9 to B11 recorded February 28th, 1987 on Tascam Porta 4-track @ Moonshine Studios.
Printed innersleeve with pictures, lyrics and info about the bands.

Photo on front cover is the band Indigesti live at the Virus in Milano, Italy.