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Thursday, 19 April 2018

SIVULLINEN Newsletter 5/97-(Sivullinen-Finland-1997)

Another astonishing issue of this amazing newsletter:
Sivullinen was a newsletter edited by Jouni Waarakangas in Helsinki(Finland)!!!Jouni was printing in it everything that was coming out from the underground world.This newsletter had no borders!!! 
We could find in its: news about zines, comics, tape labels, mail art, anarchist newspapers, poetries, short stories, experimental music, adverts for future compilation tapes, flyers of bands and their productions, mail art projects and whatever was related to all those subjects.
The graphics layout was messy and at the same time funny on one A6 size folded page or more pages.
It was printed 4 or 5 times at year in a print run of 1000 copies and it was free although a donation of stamps would have been always very appreciated.Jouni was into trading zines and cassette productions!!
Sivullinen was also a great fanzine created by Jouni and I have already posted few numbers as well as a couple of issues of this newsletter, you`ll find it all here.
Enjoy it.
~f(a)r_a^w~a>y<

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

v.a.-STRENGHT-(Azteco Records-Italy-1986)

Great vinyl compilation of old-school industrial bands from the European continent released on the legendary Azteco Records, old Italian label specialized in electronic and industrial acts. 
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r~a{w(a)y~

Tracklist

A1 DDAA 2000 Miles From Calcutta
A2 Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata Rainforest
A3 Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata Noche En Lasha
A4 De Fabriek Chase 2000
B1 P16.D4 SBII: Pionierchor 'Diamat'
B2 Vivenza Dynamisme Des Principes Mécaniques
B3 Human Flesh Droit De Cuissage
B4 Human Flesh Idiom
B5 Human Flesh Revolts

Notes

Released with 21 x 15 cm insert with credits and addresses.
 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Raiva N2 + Bestial Devastation "Ammunition" demo tape-(Fanzine + Cassette-Brazil-2016)

Second number of this Brazilian fanzine in English language, in this issue we find interviews to Verminoize, Tony Montana,Split Veins, Para Raio De Desgraca + Conducta Destructiva, Projecto Macabro and Terror Algum plus few music reviews and some nice pictures.
It came out with the cassette by Bestial Devastation, a Brasilian Duo playing a raw grindcore reminding me some stuff by Sore Throat with a kind of lo-fi recording sounding brutal and noisy.
I guess one of them is the mastermind of this fanzine.
Included a screen printed patch and an A6 poster too by Bestial Devastation.
Get it if you are into grind/crust and similar stuff.
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r/a*w^a~y:
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Saturday, 14 April 2018

SMERSH-Ordinary People-(Atlas King-USA-c60-1985)

Smersh was Mike Mangino and Chris Shepard. And from 1981 until 1994 they released far too many cassette tapes. They also contributed to far too many compilations throughout the known world. In the early eighties, they established a unique sound that is known and loved, combining cheap electronics and wild guitar sounds with distorted vocals. They were, in fact, a bit The Ramones of the industrial scene. But were they industrial? The Smersh sound had so many faces that it is next to impossible to categorize their music. Smersh recorded on most Monday evenings for a couple of hours. Each song was improvised over the course of the evening and then recorded. Once it was finished they never played it again. They never rehearsed, they couldn't read music, and they never played live.from their official webpage)
 Atlas King was the tape label of Smersh, founded by Chris Shepard and Mike Mangino in 1981. Until 1991 the label had no official name and the cat.no. looked like this: SC000, from 1991 it was officially Atlas King and the cat.no. looked like: AK000.
The last release with the SC prefix is SC032, the first with the AK prefix is AK033.
In 1994 the last tape was released.
The follow-up label is Mirandette Popular.
Enjoy it.
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Friday, 13 April 2018

CANCER SPREADING-Ep`s Collection 2008-2012-(Tunes From The Dumpster-Italy-2013)

Cancer Spreading was born in 2006 int eh area of Modena/Bologna, this tape is a  compilation of all the ep's and splits of the band until 2013 plus some unreleased bonus tracks, a Discogs page about them is here, and here their Bandcamp page where this tape is not listed.
Inside the cover-sleeve, you`ll find lyrics, some info and a brief biography updated `til 2013.
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r~a^w~a^y~

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Under The Flag n9-(Magazine-Belgium-Feb. 1997)

Number 9 of this small yet very good free magazine from Belgium in English language.
I have already posted the number 10 released later in the same year.
Created in Liege by Didier Delhez this free magazine was a great tool for people into industrial/goth/electro and cyberpunk music-culture.
In this issue interviews to Ivan Iusco (Nightmare Lodge, Minus Habens), Diatribe from USA, Testify from Germany, Malaise from Sweden + an American scene report and a good selection of music reviews and general info.
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r~a^w~a^y~
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Monday, 9 April 2018

v.a.-Suburban Life Sentence-(No Front Teeth Recs-UK-2001)

The first release by this London based English punk label, they have been very active releasing tons of great productions, here their actual webpage where this compilation appears to be sold out. 
Enjoy it.
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Sunday, 8 April 2018

ORDER 1968-Il Giardino Delle Rune-(Hate Productions-Italy-c60-1992)

Order 1968 is the personal project by Claudio Dondo,who later founded the project Runes Order.He also seems to be the mastermind behind the label Hate Productions.
In this tape, Claudio plays 8 tunes reminding me some experiments of early esoteric electronicks and ambient/drone.
Here a note from LastFM:
"Order 1968 was a dark ambient project formed in 1988 in Genoa, Italy by Claudio Dondo. The name of the project was changed to Runes Order in 1992. Order 1968's compositions were inspired by ritualistic and industrial atmospheres and were composed using synthesizers, pre-recorded tapes, and self-made metallic percussion instruments."
Enjoy it.
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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Most Punks Are Total Arseholes n3-(Fanzine-UK-2007)

Radical fanzine with crititcs and ideas about the punk scene and other interesting subjects.
Some music reviews, few interviews to bands, some comics and then rants and articles: students rights, drugs abuse, working class actions, zine and films reviews, revolutions and evolutions...

A nice and totally diy fanzine that reminds me a lot of good stuff from the 90s.
With few graphics very sarcastic this is well worth checking out.
Enjoy it.
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Monday, 2 April 2018

KRANIO-Monotonia-(Self Released-Italy-2011)

Kranio was a short lived anarco-punk band from Benevento (Southern Italy),as far as I know they only recorded this totally diy cd-r back in 2011.
They play a raw form of HC punk, singing about revolution,wars +
rage against this society and its injustice. 
My copy has a reversed inlay graphic layout, I wonder if this is just a mistake or if they printed it like this intentionally.
Enjoy it. 
:f^a_:r_:a_w:a¬y~

Saturday, 31 March 2018

DSIP-Daalstrat-(Dsip Productions-Germany-c46-1992)

Dsip is Dieter Mauson+Siegmar Fricke  researching on sleep & dreams states, ambient hypnotic sounds in great German electronic tradition. 
This project was founded in 1989 and active until summer 1994.
After almost 20 years of hiatus they re-formed in 2013,this is their actual blog and soundcloud page.
I have already posted many other tapes by this amazing duo,you`ll find them here.
This tape was recorded live on the 11th April 1992 at the 5th Independent Music & Arts Festival at OJC Clichee, Sint-Niklaas (Belgium).
Enjoy it.
:f_a~r*a¬w:a~y> 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

ROLLERBALL-Outlast The Game-(Disco Mix-Italy-1984)

First vinyl ep by this band from Florence active in the early 80s and coming from the very first wave of Italian Heavy Metal.
Here a review taken by Encyclopedia Metallum.
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"Besides the fruity name, these Italian lads craft a pretty darn energetic early metal sound with this 1983 offering. The Florentine quartet has a distinctive sound about them; punk influence coming through with simplistic fast paced guitar/bass riffage – and a certain rough nastiness in the delivery of vocalist Maxx Bell. Italy actually produced a lot of good straightforward heavy/power metal bands in the early/mid 80s – bands like Berserks, Dark Lord and the unique Creepin’ Death are all worth checking out – and my most recent is this; the debut EP From Rollerball. The EP contains four tracks; three really because the first is merely a keyboard intro. Throughout these three – Rollerball builds an intertwining of earl power metal attitude (think the Queensryche and Sortilege debut EP’s), nasty early 80’s hardcore punk (US Style), in the vein of Adolescents or the Faction and spaced out reberbed to the hilt solos. An interesting and pretty unique sound indeed, with the high point perhaps being the drawn out epic ‘Escape’ with it’s drawn out operatic nature.
‘Escape’ is a serious, dark and moody track. The band sets about creating emotion and tension with some simplistic, depressive and sad keyboard notes – building impending doom and dark reflection in the drums and caustic guitar riffery. When things kick off in the second section, you’re driven in further by the emotional wails of Maxx Bell – showing his prowess in the high notes, screaming like Augustine from Sortilege, but adding a nasty, guttural shrieking quality to it. The many different sections in this song build emotion, which again erupts – in a speedy guitar solo (too bad you can barely hear it due to horrendous, paper thin production). The chorus chants at the end though – are fucking excellent – totally haunting in quality and teaming excellently with the depressive, epic guitar riffs. By the time this furious, dark power metal attack is over you’ll be making the same Sortilege comparisons I do.
The bands title attack ‘Rollerball’ is a rough and ready punk rock assault – featuring lightning fast guitar/bass structure, drums that would be pounding if you could hear them through the shitty mix, and totally harsh vocal assault of Bell – sounding a bit unrefined in this one. While his verse delivery is rough and nasty, in his high pitched gnarly voice – the cool little punk rock chant section again – is the high point. Both the mentioned songs make use of a great little vocal section right before the end – deciding to add something new rather than simply repeating the chorus. This one and the stupidly titled ‘Do You Know Alan’ are rougher efforts on vocals and guitar – but have some cool nastiness in both. You cant hear the guitar leads for bollocks
though – lame.
The Italian bands of the period actually produced some awesomely unique stuff. They all have weird, experimental qualities about them – which you wouldn’t expect. In Sweden, the Low Countries and Germany – most bands seemed to be pretty much playing in the style dictated by the Brits, but often down here – the bands are going for something pretty different – retaining little of the formulaic qualities of NWOBHM. This one is no exception. Particularly in the spooky, and sad ‘Escape’ these guys have a rough, unpolished caustic feel – totally unique, with it’s crunchy, buzzsaw guitar and high shrieks reminiscent of Sortilege or early Queensryche – without the polished qualities. Totally worth hearing this one on account of the track ‘Escape’ – but only contains three songs, and only one of really high quality. I dunno, if you’re like me and like collecting the older stuff – but want the occasional record that sounds different – give this one a spin, but I warn you – it’s not for those afraid of rawness in sound or production. Dark, moody power metal and mashed together here. "

DeathRiderDoom

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Attitude Problem n29-(Fanzine-UK-1998)

Nice fanzine focusing on interviews and articles...in this issue long and in-depth interviews to Los Crudos, D.D.I. and Cress + articles about patriotism, the diggers, and land reform. 
I am going to attach here the editorial...
Enjoy it..
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Sunday, 25 March 2018

v.a.-ONE HUNDRED-(Audioexit Records-Hungary-2016)

I sincerely can not remember how I `ve stumbled upon AudioExit Recs Bandcamp a couple of months ago, I certainly remember that I was soon struck by the quality of the music/artists proposed by this interesting techno netlabel from Hungary releasing great underground electronic music from around the world, altogether with their long history.
I decided, therefore, to get in touch with them and check if they were interested in co-operating with my blog.Here you`ll find a short yet very interesting history written by the headmasters of this label plus related links.The long and well-done compilation ONE HUNDRED is a landmark to celebrate 100 Audioexit Recs productions and at the same time a step further towards some changes too.
A big thanx to Robert & Tamas for their contribution.
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r)a^w_a*y)
 Here a brief history:
"Audioexit Records was founded back in 2007 by two Hungarian producers, who wanted to create a platform to release their own music but the project evolved fast to host some very talented raising artists and deliver uncompromising underground music to the world. The aesthetic of the label was continuously developed keeping the quality in focus and since the releases came out as a free download, no compromises had to be made regarding what kind of music is released. This resulted in a strong presence for the imprint in the world of netlabels and became well respected and appreciated. 
After 9 years of operation and 100 releases, the two founders decided to take a step further and go into the world of physical releases and closing an era which was very beautiful and productive and opening a new one which could be even more successful. This new era started in 2017 with the first cassette release of Audioexit, deploying well-known artists beside local talents and presenting the same uncompromising sound of electronic music what the label was always known for. Continuing with more physical outputs the label wants to be a strong pillar in the underground music scene"
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Friday, 23 March 2018

NEVER BUILT RUINS-Demo 2005-(Disturbance Records-Switzerland-2005)

Great debut demo by this killer Swiss band mixing cutting-edge crust punk with "Motorhead" style arrangements and surprisingly Lemmy`s similar voice.
A discogs page about them is here.
Professionally recorded and with a nice cover sleeve reporting few info and lyrics this is a very good cassette for all the "metal/crust-heads" around the world. 
Enjoy it.
~f(a*ra*w~a(y~ 
 

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

v.a.-Slaughter Age 95-(Slaughter Productions-Italy-1995)

14 tracks by 14 artists(acts) playing death industrial and extreme noise...released by the legendary Slaughter Productions: label managed by Marco Corbelli aka Atrax Morgue, releasing mostly his own music and few other associated noise artists. 
Enjoy it.
~f(a)r:a~w_a{y~

Tracklist



A Happy Introduction...
A1 Megaptera Lurking Fear 7:36
A2 Stratvm Terror Auto Terror 6:11
A3 Atrax Morgue Sektion 4 5:56
A4 Advokat Ihrer Hoheit Jacqueline (Vers. II) 4:25
A5 Contagious Orgasm Nervus Vagus 5:33
A6 Negru Voda Psycho Voodoo Killer 3:13
A7 Die Sonne Satan Regerminated III 5:21


To The Slaughter...
B1 Drape Excrement Exculpation 4:24
B2 Third Eye (2) Scrying 6:30
B3 Fatal Impact Execute Brain (Act I) 5:45
B4 Lunus* Exquisite Corpse 5:04
B5 Murder Corporation Extract From Second Action 7:02
B6 Pwcca Demogorgon Untitled 9:07
B7 Teatro Satanico Pulsa De Nura 3:24

Monday, 19 March 2018

Pintalo De Verde n5-(Mail Art Container-Spain+Global Networking-1991)

Pintalo De Verde was a mail art container created by the Spanish mail artist Antonio Gomez in the early 90s.

This is the issue number 5 and it contains artworks by 16 mail artists who sent him 20 copies of their artwork to be assembled in this zine/container.

Quite a few very good artworks with a free theme and free size too.
Enjoy it.
~f(a*r(a)w_a*y~ 
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This artwork by the mail artists Bernard J. Keller(Germany).    Acrylic on paper!-1991.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

INSOLENTES-Insolentes-(Dogma-Mexico-2004)

6 songs on each side in this short tape by this band from Mexico City,some songs as short as only 30 seconds...yeah this,at some point, is pure powerviolence with screamed vocals.
The lyrics are reported in the folded cover sleeve.(all the relevant scans provided in this folder).
Their bandcamp page is here where you`ll find their last album as free download.
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r~a^w~a^y~
 
 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

v.a.-BODY FREQUENCIES-(Minus Habens Records-Italy-1995)

Amazing compilation with a great selection of artists playing abstract, noise, industrial, EBM and electronic spazzed out experiments.
 Minus Habens Records is the legendary Italian industrial and dark ambient label founded by Ivan Iusco in 1987 and still alive and kicking, its webpage is here.
Big Thanx to Amok Collective for this rip!
This cd will make happy everyone into electronic industrial music.
Enjoy it.
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1 Nightmare Lodge Tenia 3:34
2 Klänge Heart/Hertz Files (Live) 7:40
3 In Zhe Gaza Megakitsch Une Soirée A La Plage 1:54
4 Smell & Quim Your Enemy's Balls 2:30
5 Esplendor Geometrico* Veritatis Splendor 4:57
6 Origami (3) The Sensation Of... 4:16
7 Dive Power Of Passion 4:26
8 Kapotte Muziek The Body In Decay (Part 1) 5:18
9 Kebabtraume* D.O.C.S. 5:04
10 Recognition Test New Born (Dope Remix) 6:06
11 Implant Code Pulse 01 (Bio-Digital Symbiosis II) 5:31
12 Jouissance Father Of Lies 5:12
13 LOI Interceps Rose's Attack 3:18
14 Full Dynamic Range Trance (Dance) 8:02

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Levantadxs n3-(Fanzine-Mexico-2016)

30 b/w pages in this nice Mexican fanzine that mixes music, interviews, politics and cool graphics.

This issue offers us: Eristetyt tour report, interviews to Projetto Macabro, Graneos Rotos, Elysium Corp., articles about the World Meeting of Food Not Bombs in Tijuana(Mex), and the  massacre of Ayotzinapa + cool pics and flyers.

All in all a good fanzine in Spanish language with a spicy Mexican twist.
Enjoy it.
~f(a)r_a\w}a/y~
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Sunday, 11 March 2018

HOW LONG?-How Long?-(Czerwony Diabełek-Poland-1997)

How Long? is a Crust band from Ostrava/Karviná/Český Těšín, Czech Republic.This is their first production, some info ,and music on this bandzone page.
Czerwony Diabełek is a hardcore/crust/grind label and distributor from Poland.A Discogs page about it is here, I am not sure if it is still active.
Enjoy it. 
~f*a^r~a/w{a:y~




Studio Side
A1 Anticapital
A2 Jugosławia
A3 Świat Ślepych
A4 Krwawy Makijaż
A5 Równość I Pokój?
A6 War (Wojna)
A7 It's No TV Sketch
A8 Rozbij Granice
A9 Państwo Nienawiści
A10 Wojenny System
A11 Wojna (War)

Garage Sound
B1 Intro
B2 Rozbij Granice
B3 Nie! (Ne!)
B4 War Machine I
B5 Deport
B6 Dzieci Wojny
B7 F.M.L.
B8 War Machine II
B9 Bee...!
B10 Knajpa
B11 Ostatnia Bee...!

Notes

A1-A7 recorded in Trencin 24-28 june 1996.
A8-A11 recorded in C.Tesin 18-19 April 1996.
Side B recorded in the garage august 19