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Monday, 11 December 2017

CCC CNC NCN-Performances Soundtracks 2005/6-(Not On Label-Italy-2006)

In this digital release, this legendary collective presents 4 soundtracks of 4 different performances held in Torino and around that city, their hometown, in the years 2005 and 2006.The last track is instead an unreleased track recorded in a studio.
I have already written about them when I posted their masterpiece album released in 1989 "Suidicio Modo D`Uso".
For who missed that post  CCC CNC NCN is a radical collective from the anarchic/antagonist underground scene, combining old-school industrial sound with conceptual records and live shows about unpopular topics, such as suicide as an extreme choice of freedom, mass control, and oppression.
An FB page about them and their recent activities is here, on this page you can read also few reviews about those performances.Unfortunately, this page is in Italian language, only. 
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Friday, 8 December 2017

MARERIDT-...Här Börjar Helvetet -(Plague Bearer Records-Denmark-2004)

Great cassette by this short-lived band from Denmark, apparentely they have out only 2 releases.
As the subtitle says you`ll find here 9 tracks of pure Raw Hardcore D-beat Crust, well played and well recorded too.It came out with a lyric insert.
Plague Bearer Records is a punk label from Copenhagen, Denmark, I am not sure if it is still active.
Enjoy the fast D-beat Crust.
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Perfomedia-"Acqua-Ferro-Fuoco"-(Mail Art Archive-Italy-1995)

Interesting booklet documenting the art installation with the subject "Water-Iron-Fire"  held in Bienno-Ponte Rossa(Northern Italy) on the 4-5-6- August 1995.
Lots of nice pictures as b/w photocopy, few articles in English and the introduction in Italian only.
Body art, installations, iron sculptures and other cool stuff.
This small documentation was edited and distributed by The Mail Art Archive in Adria which activities have been reported in this blog a few times already.
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Sunday, 3 December 2017

v.a-Twilight Earth - International Soirée (Timebase-Germany-1994)

Amazing compilation edited and distributed by Timebase, Ambient electronic label run by the tribal ambient duo TEMPS PERDU?.
Very good selection of great tracks by amazing artists  playing noiz-ambient, esoteric electronickx and tribal music. 
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1 O Yuki Conjugate Insect-Talk (Dry) 6:11
2 Vidna Obmana The Embrace In Motion 5:46
3 Steve Roach Before The Sacrifice 6:51
4 Jorge Reyes Espejo Humeante 5:34
5 Hybryds Orca (Remix) 4:42
6 Temps Perdu? Rano Rarako 5:43
7 Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft The Garden Of Friction II 5:23
8 Voice Of Eye Vas Tremens 5:52
9 Jeff Greinke Ancestral Horizon 6:03
10 Alio Die The Flight Of Real Image 6:26
11 Paul Schütze All That Was Solid... 6:37
12 Human Flesh Paysage Marin Avec Oiseaux (Et Bateau À Moteur) 3:04
13 Tuu One Thousand Years (Vasel Shevchenko Version) 7:07

Saturday, 2 December 2017

STRATFORD MERCENARIES-Live-Demo 1-06/07.02.98-The Victoria Inn Derby 08.03.99-(Self Released-UK-1999)

This is the demo by legendary Stratford Mercenaries, a superband formed by Gary Buckley already involved with the band Dirt, Philip Barker involved also with The Buzzcocks/ Lack Of  Knowledge and Steve Ignorant of Crass.
On the side B of this tape we find a professional studio recording made in 1998 and the side A  offers us a good live recording of their gig at the Victoria Inn Derby in 1999.
Strange enough this tape is not listed on their actual webpage where you can check lots of good videos, discography, gig list and more interesting stuff.
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Friday, 1 December 2017

NO SANCTUARY n30-(Fanzine-Resistance Productions-Switzerland-1994)

Number 30 of this Swiss punk zine released by the label Resistance Productions.I already posted few issues of this fanzine and lots of other productions released by this small yet very lively and totally DIY and anarchist label based in Zurich first and then relocated to Biel. 
It was managed by Fritze F.T.S., Pablo Van Paz ,Sämy Soyahead, Oli, and Lara.They were active from 1988 to 1998. 

Short yet very interesting.
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Thursday, 30 November 2017

JASON RAWHEAD-Time.Stopped.Dead-(Play It Again Sam Records-Belgium-1992)

Jason Rawhead was a band from Belgium active on the end of the 80s until 1996.They released 4 albums and a bunch of 7inches, a discogs page about them is here.
In this cd they play a personal form of heavy rock mixing some granitic metal riffs with powerful drums/vocals and great rock passages.Somehow, they remind me lots of bands of the crossover scene from the fabolous 90s.
It seems that they reformed back in 2015 for a one-off show,only. 
Their Fb page here where you can see old flyers and related info,a soundcloud page is here with lots of great tracks to enjoy.
All in all a very good album by an original and very cool band. 
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017

THE SMALLTOWN GROOVERS-Demo Autoprodotto-(Self Released-Italy-1991)

Another mystery tape here:almost no info on the cover sleeve,I do not know where they come from,neither the line up, how long they were active or when this was released,I guess 1991/92.
A small review(no idea from which magazine was taken from) was included in the cover sleeve,apparently this is their second demo.
Well recorded, probably in a professional studio recording,beside the last song, which is recorded live(no idea where).They offer us 5 well played and arranged tracks of acid dance and pop wave. 
Their music is a bit too cheesy for my personal taste but this tape is so obscure that fits in this blog anyway.
If ever somebody out there will be so curious to listen to them!
Some tracks are kind of very catchy too,if you like the genre...
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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Reason To Believe n2-(Fanzine-Self Released-UK-2001)

Free radical fanzine made in Leeds during the early 2000. In its 62 A4 b/w pages you`ll find lots of good articles about various issues,bands interviews ,music and books reviews,flyers,graphics and more random stuff focused on the european punk scene.

Very good tool to research the lively european punk scene in the early days of this century.

I am going to attach here the introduction for this issue and the table of contents.
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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

CRACK:WE ARE ROCK-Silent Fantasy-(Tigerbeats6-USA-2002)

From the murky border between the urban jungle and the smoldering forests of Hades comes Crack: We Are Rock. Spawned as a cough syrup-fueled dream somewhere in the Midwest ca. 1995, founder King Riff brought his vision to San Francisco and performed under the Crack:WAR banner with a revolving cast of savants and sociopaths. Eventually teaming up with black metal poseur Obscuratron, the line-up solidified with the addition of L'Erin and Le Kim, sirens with a poetic vision who had fallen off the back of a caravan in a Satanic children's circus. Crack:WAR immersed themselves in their collective obsessions (spectre-infested woods, fiendish horsemen, and New Age warfare) and now unleash a full-length fever dream-journey into a psychedelic future where rainbow-coated simians control the machines and bloodied unicorns sip wine with shrouded reptiles(from LastFM)
Tigerbeat6 is a San Francisco and Berlin based independent and (mostly) electronic record label run by Kid606 (Miguel De Pedro).[1] The label is run as a DIY operation and releases a variety of electronic music styles, including noisecore, intelligent dance music, bedroom pop, folktronica, and electronica-driven hip hop.[2] The name reflects De Pedro's obsession with cats, which also comes to light in the catalogue numbers, all of which start with MEOW. It is also a loose reference to the top-selling teen magazine Tiger Beat. The label's first release was in 2000; it has over two hundred releases in total.[3] A 2001 compilation of the label's output was described as "stripping intelligent dance music of its intelligence[,] often resorting to outright silliness, and sometimes parody."[4] The AV Club described the same compilation as satirizing glitch through "gestures borrowed from punk, indie-rock, and hip-hop."[5]
Tigerbeat6 has four sublabels: Nibbana, Shockout, Tigerbass & Violent Turd.(from wikipedia)


Monday, 20 November 2017

v.a.-Pianeti Di Lana-The Invocation-(Technological Feeling-Italy-1985)

Amazing cassette compilation edited and distributed by the Italian Technological Feeling managed by Mauro Guazzotti in the 80s.
This sampler offers us a good selection of very underground artists playing dark ambient and old school industrial.
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A1 Daniele Ciullini Violet
A2 Open Graves Style Open Graves Style
A3 Ba Alzebûb Le Danze Della Pioggia Odiano Il Sole
A4 Daniele Ciullini Lipstick On The Glasses
A5 Maze 1066 Affinitа Irraggiungibili
A6 Giorgio Cantoni Invocazione Dell'Oblio
A7 Officine Schwartz G.R.U.
B1 Lyke Wake Lost In The Psychic Noise
B2 Daniele Ciullini Networking
B3 Open Graves Style Blue Sequence
B4 Giorgio Cantoni Evo-Invo-Cazione Del Dio Pan
B5 Ba Alzebûb Danza Pubica
B6 Officine Schwartz In Fondo

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Goat And Your Body Postcard-(Mail Art-Belgium+Global Networking-1990)

A nice handmade postcard by the mail artist Simon Budhuin from Habay (Belgium).
A contribution to the mail art project "The Goat And Your Body" created by the ghost collective Eiaculazione Amusicale in the year 1990.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

v.a.-GIU` LE MANI-(Edizioni Storie Tese-Italy-1989)

Old and good compilation with 4 bands from Northern Italy.
A kind of 4 ways split lp with bands/friends sharing the long playing.
Nice old school  HC Punk.
 Edizione Storie Tese started as tape label with bands from Liguria like Savage Circle, NNN pn, Worms and others. Active with fanzine Insidia and a little Mail order with the first Italian self released HC-punk bands. Run by Roberto De CapitaniVito and Vittorio
Enjoy it.


Side A Samurai
A1 Crime Gang Bang Vita Da Sbirro
A2 Crime Gang Bang Fabbriche Di Morte
A3 Crime Gang Bang Nulla
A4 Ulcera La Follia E' Dietro L'Angolo
A5 Ulcera Cani
A6 Ulcera Trapped Inside
A7 Ulcera The Race

Side B L'Altro Lato
B1 Jesus Went To Jerusalem J.w.t.j.
B2 Jesus Went To Jerusalem Wasteland
B3 Jesus Went To Jerusalem Leave Me Alone
B4 Jesus Went To Jerusalem Only Smell Of Death
B5 102 Truffe Tutto Deve Crollare
B6 102 Truffe Gabbie
B7 102 Truffe Truffati
B8 102 Truffe Precipita E Si Frantuma

Thursday, 16 November 2017

KONTEMPT-The End Of The Destructor-(Self Released-Canada-2004)

5 people from Montreal(Canada)playing fast crust punk in this one side cassette.9 great tracks, few info in the b/w cover sleeve. 
Enjoy the fast HC punk ...d-beat if you like to call it...
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

ZAŠTO?-Issue 1-(Fanzine-Yugoslavia-1991)

Small zine created by Miland DuriĆ in Smeredevo (Yugoslavia) during the early 90s.I have already written about him when I have posted the double cassette called Victims.
In this first issue, Milan writes reviews and thoughts + few interviews to: It`s Not For Sale, Gottschee, Extreme Smoke, Motus Vita Est, KBO, Apatridi.
A very good tool to research the punk scene of ex Yugoslavia.
Only in Yugoslavian Language.
Enjoy it, if you can read this.

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

ORTOPEDIC QUARTET-Fratture-(Self Released-Italy-2013)

Great cd by this amazing band from Caserta (Southern Italy),  I have already posted their live tape recorded at Tien`A` Ment Squat in Naples on the 8th of June 1996.
They re-formed in 2013 just to re-record some of  their tracks in a proper studio recording.
Therefore in this totally DIY Cd-r,  you `ll find 4 tracks, from that tape, completely  re-recorded and 2 more tracks from the same tape re-elaborated in a studio!
Very good musicians playing a sort of crossover mixing Jazzcore with some personal rock and funky/swing passages.
As far as I know, they have not distributed this cd, there are only a few copies around given away as a gift to close friends.
For all the lovers of creative muzik.
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Saturday, 11 November 2017

v.a.-SPIKED AND UNITED-(Mitsey Distro-UK-199?)

Long compilation on tape by Mitsey Distro, I have already posted two other samplers by this very active distro.It was managed by Evan Griffith, in Sheffield(North England)who was also printing the amazing fanzine Gibbering Madness, which I posted few issues and also He released the cool video compilation Video Ate My Brain.
Unfortunately, I have lost the booklet coming with this tape, 
therefore I have no info about the bands involved.The music is HC Punk, Powerviolence and similar genre.
Enjoy the punk-noiz...

Friday, 10 November 2017

ZINE WORLD-A Reader`s Guide To The Underground Press n17-(Self Released-Fanzine-USA-2002)

Zine World: A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press was an independent publication which covers independent and underground media. It was the largest review zine being published in the United States throughout the late 2000s. It reviewed mostly zines, but also books, comics, newsletters, videos and spoken word recordings. The material it covered was generally available directly from the publishers, and each review included ordering information and other specifics (such as whether or not the item is free to prisoners, or the publisher's trade policy). Its news section covered free speech issues, and other topics of interest to the independent publishing community. It also included a word of mouth section, with reports on distros and stores, zine libraries, other review zines, and publishing resources. It published columns by Karl Wenclas, Jeff Somers, Grant Schreiber, Christoph Meyer, Gianni Simone, and other prominent underground writers. It featured illustrations by Alan Lastufka, Sue Clancy, Violet Jones, Cole Johnson, Mike Twohig, and a wide variety of other indie artists.
The zine was launched as Zine World in 1996 by Doug Holland as a more opinionated alternative to Factsheet Five, but has continued publishing since its larger competitor's disappearance in 1998. In 1999, it changed its name to A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press, and began using both names in 2003. It was once widely decried (in its own letters section, on the Usenet group alt.zines, and elsewhere) for running gratuitously negative reviews (particularly from departed contributor Joe Gallo), but is now less controversial. It now publishes roughly three times a year. After Holland stepped down in 2000, Jerianne Thompson became editor/publisher and supervised the all-volunteer staff. The final issue, #31, was published in 2012.
( from ZineWiki)
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

TRIAL OF THE BOW-Rite Of Passage-(Release Entertainment-USA-1997)

Formed in late 1993 by Renato Gallina (percussion/vocals) and Matthew Skarajew (stringed instruments), Trial Of The Bow emerged from the city of Melbourne, Australia's heart and melting pot of all musical forms. While both members live and work in a metropolis, they strive to remove themselves and their listeners from this and transport them all to places exotic with their bared-down Eastern-inspired music.(from Discogs)
  Trial Of The Bow is an Ambient/Neo-Folk/World Music project of two members of Australian Doom/Death act Disembowelment. This has a rare depth and integrity seldom found in most "side-projects", which suggests that this is no mere flirtation with sounds. Influences from various traditions around the world, including Arabic and Celtic, are melded into a whole that strongly recalls Dead Can Dance. Sensual tribal music from Australia, utilizing such instruments as the tamboura, manjira, and e-bow, which not only incorporates the mystical sounds which graced the band's debut, but also offers a further variety of vast musical styles.(from youtube)
1 Father Of The Flower
Cello – Mark Van NootenTabla – Paul Widdicombe
2 Ubar
Bansuri – Phil Carrol
3 The Promise
Cello – Mark Van NootenShenai, Rhaita [Ghaita] – Phil Carrol
4 Serpent
Flute – Phil Carrol
5 The Eyre Of Awakening 7:21
6 Ceilidh For The Sallow Ground
Shenai, Rhaita [Ghaita] – Phil Carrol
7 Muezzin
Bansuri – Phil Carrol
8 The Court Of The Servant
Recorder – Kate NealViola – Biddy Connor
9 As Night Falls 2:54
10 Alizee
Double Bass [Bowed] – Tony Mazziotta

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

TWILIGHT MEMORY-Outside Brain Inside My Room-(Slaughter Productions-Italy-1997)

TWILIGHT MEMORY is a project conceived and recorded in Piombino, Italy October 1994 August 1996 by MATTI. This project is dedicated to my pisspiss lost EUROPA and his sons, to all people in anxious, restless, unstable state of mind, waiting for the total end of our foolish civilized world. This recording is a sonic mental journey through an ordinary series of days in a lost European industrialized town, symbol of the glory and shame, fascination and death of our times. With thanks to Zairo, Feds and Kassandra Organisation.
(Note printed on the back of this tape)

Slaughter Productions was the label managed by Marco Corbelli aka Atrax Morgue, releasing mostly his own music and few other associated noise artists. 
Enjoy it.

A1 Outside Brain Inside My Room
A2 Hidden Screams During An Ordinary Summer Day
A3 Nocturnal Mind Explosions
A4 Neuro Glasses Of Lost Memory
A5 Death Outside
B1 Dead Steel Orchestra Of Dead Europe
B2 Terminal Choice