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Friday, 18 October 2019

v.a.-Bunker Archeology-(Noise Museum-France-1996)

Amazing old sampler offering a good selection of tracks and artists playing dark ambient, cold industrial, ambient noise and similar music.
Noise Museum is a defunct French experimental/industrial/ambient label run by Yann Farcy (L'Invitation Au Suicide). 
Enjoy it.
~f^a:r~a}w_a*y^
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Tracklist

Vance Orchestra Reinforced Landscape 10:12
Myase* Myélome 8:41
Telepherique Abbunkern 8:29
Soldnergeist* Zeitsturm 6:59
Daniel Menche Here Is A Proof That You Are Not A Ghost 14:34
Voice Of Eye Nest 6:31
In Between Noise* I, Rain (Vienna) Window 7:46
The Ultra Milkmaids* Byojorcklos 8:02

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Under The Oak n1-(Fanzine-UK-1989)

Under The Oak was a British fanzine focused on heavy and doom metal. This is the first issue featuring interviews to Hellbastard, Saint Vitus,  Mercy, Destiny, Brocas Helm, Solitude Aeternus + lots of music reviews and some cool pics/graphics.
A very good independent publication searching the true spirit of heavy metal fans and maniacs.
 Here the editorial.
Enjoy it.
:f)a_r~a*w^a~y^
 

Sunday, 13 October 2019

MAKHNOVCINA-Demo-(Self Released-Italy-1988)

Makhnovcina was the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Революційна Повстанська Армія України), also known as the Black Army or simply as Makhnovshchyna (Ukrainian: Махновщина), was an anarchist army formed largely of Ukrainian peasants and workers[1] under the command of the famous anarchist Nestor Makhno during the Russian Civil War of 1917–1922. They protected the operation of "free soviets" and libertarian communes in the Free Territory, an attempt to form a stateless libertarian communist society from 1918 to 1921 during the Ukrainian Revolution.(from Wikipedia).
This is instead the old Italian punk band who took the name from this army,  and this is their only tape released in 1988.10 tracks of angry and furious HC Punk with political lyrics.
I must admit I have very little info about this Italian band, they were from Northern Italy but I am not sure exactly from which town and I guess this is their only production, anyone out there with more info, please leave a comment.
Enjoy it.
:f(a*r~a(w*a~y:
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Tracklist

A1 Britches
A2 Rebus
A3 State Of Siege
A4 Echi
A5 Nausea
B1 Anything New Under the Sun
B2 So Fuckin' Mad
B3 Alterazioni Emotive
B4 Strade
B5 Mille Uniformi
 

Friday, 11 October 2019

HEX MINORA-Sabrina-(Metamorphosi-UK-1995)

Another great cassette by this uncompromising female noise artist, owner of  BV Tapes.
This project and her label have been covered a few times in this blog.
In this tape-work, Hex Minora plays her usual psycho-sexual dark electronicks.
8 tracks of harsh noise mixing loops, weird vocals messages, cold synth textures, subliminal deviated feedbacks and hypnotic blasting sounds.
For all the lovers of certain obscure esoteric electronicks...
Enjoy it. 
:f(a^r¬a~w_a¬y_
 

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Game Of The Arseholes n6-(Fanzine-USA-2004[?])

I have written already about this zine when I posted the number 5, this was the personal zine made by  Stuart Schaber in Portland back in the last decade. 

This is a short issue covering  a few subjects: involvement in the punk DIY scene, Thrashfest 2000, a few reviews and some cool pictures.
Here the 2 short introductions for this issue.
Enjoy it.
:f(a*r_a(w*a~y
 
 

Monday, 7 October 2019

SEXUAL MILKSHAKE-Space Gnome And Other Hits-(Teenbeat-USA-1990)


Formed in the late 1980s in Harrisonburg, VA, Sexual Milkshake originally consisted of three members: Sexua, Lmil, and Kshake (also known as Greg Allen, Chris Callahan, and Todd/Rusty Massie, respectively). Their musical philosophy could best be summed up in a comment Greg Allen once tossed off: "Tune schmoon, just play!"(from Teenbeat Records Official Webpage).
Describing the music of this crazy band isn`t an easy task, I might say Art Rock, bizarre free jazz,improvised semi-genial passages or all of this mixed together as a weird milkshake, maybe...
For all of you curious to know more about this rather obscure band then you`ll find 2 biographies on a page dedicated to them in the above-linked webpage, where you can get the other productions by this trio while this 7 inch appears to be sold out. 
To complete this post I am attaching a couple of videos so you'll have an idea of their rather strange performances. 
Enjoy it.
:f)a~r}a)w~a:y~
                 
Info: 
All copies include multiple inserts along with a Space Gnome mask, which is numbered and matches the dust sleeve numbering.5 test pressings
1st press: 1000 on clear red vinyl
2nd press: 1000 on black vinyl

Tracklist

Lick The Toad
Space Gnome
Peanuts
Bombazzled
Bus To B.C.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

SNIGMORD-Demo 2012-(Alerta Antifascista-Germany+Halo Of Flies-USA-2012)

"from the ashes of The Assassinators, comes SNIGMORD.
a bit more Norvegian (a member boasts quite the Norsepunk resume), and yet perhaps even catchier than their past band(s) somehow.
in the spirit of great melodic Scandinavian punk rock and punk still being fucking political without being shite."
(taken from Halo Of Flies Bandcamp)

Alerta Antifascista Records is a label, distribution, mail-order, and booking agency for loud and heavy music based in Hannover, Germany.
The label offers many sub-genres of punk, hardcore, and metal and adopts an anti-fascism attitude.
Formerly known as Fuckin' People Records.(from Discogs)
Their Bandcamp page is here
This tape came out with a folded cover sleeve reporting lyrics in Norwegian and English + address and a few pics.
 
A great tape if you are into melodic yet powerful and fast HC Punk with political lyrics. 
Enjoy it.
~f*a~r;a)w(a*y¬
 

Thursday, 3 October 2019

CULT OF THE WOMB-Cult Of The Womb-(Inner-X-Musick-USA-c50-1986)

A short-lived John Zewizz side project. Cult Ov The Womb (Initially called Cult Of The Womb) was a solo project of Sleep Chamber founder John Zewizz. Cult of the womb released two cassettes and a few tracks on various artists releases between in late 1985 and 1986 all on Zewizz's Label XXX (Inner-X-Musick). Cult Ov The Womb was non-musick. Both full-length cassette releases were collages of sound centred around TV news/shows clips about James Oliver Huberty and the San Ysidro McDonald's massacre, as well as VHS samples from porn movies and main-stream movies like "Apocalypse Now" and "Taxi Driver". Very little to no actual instruments were used.

Inner-X-Musick was a label run by John Zewizz of Sleep Chamber.
Starting in 1979, the name of this label began as Triple-X (or sometimes XXX Organisation). Sometimes it was also called Innersleeve. The name Inner-X did not solidify as the main name for this label until around 1986.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

DINAMITA CRISIS N15-(Fanzine-Spain-1992)

Dinamita Crisis was an independent fanzine published in Spain (Almeria and Sevilla), it was focused on extreme metal with a deep interest in the very Spanish underground metal scene. 
In this issue articles about Unbounded Terror, Repugnance, Falsa Ilusion, Mortuarium, Bastardos Del Metal, Intoxicacion Etilica, Angel Negro + tons of music and zines reviews.
A very good tool to research the lively death/thrash metal scene of the Spanish peninsula during the early 90s.
In the Spanish language, only.
Enjoy it.
~f(a^r~a)w~a(y
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Sunday, 29 September 2019

KLEG-Zing-(Barooni-Holland-1992)

Kleg (1984-1995) was an art-rock ensemble from Groningen, the Netherlands. Influenced by Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham.
Kleg recorded two albums: #15 'Eating and Sleeping' and Zing.
#15 was a 50-minute suite.
Zing had a more conventional rock-feel and was produced by Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. Both albums are out of print.
4 unreleased tracks from 1995 were made public in 2014 via their Bandcamp page.
 Recorded at Studio 20 (Tienen, Belgium) at August 19th & 20th and September 2nd till 4th 1991. Issued in a 4-panel Digipak with white tray, manufactured by Van de Steeg, Holland under license from AGI, USA.
Some copies with a sticker on front: "Produced by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) / mixed by Luc Van Acker (Revolting Cocks)"
All the info is taken from Discogs.
To complete this post I am here attaching a great video with a track from this album, here the info from that Youtube Channel:
  "A video for the song Diamanda by KLEG. (Yes, this is the stereo version) Diamanda was a track from KLEG's second album ZING, which was recorded in aug./sept. 1992 in Studio 20 in Tienen (Belgium) by Luc van Acker (engineering) and Lee Ranaldo (production). The video was made in the winter of 1993 by VPRO TV for their show TV Nomaden, a weekly experimental show that was on Dutch national TV between 1992 and 1995. The video was filmed in KLEG's hometown Groningen, but I can not recall where that nomad`s land was. In fact, I only remember it was a fuckin' cold afternoon! Diamanda was named after Diamanda LaBerge Dramm who was born in the month we wrote that track. This Diamanda LaBerge Dramm: http://youtu.be/NcF7VwpKhEA More vintage music by KLEG at https://kleg.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/kleg"
Enjoy this great album.
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Friday, 27 September 2019

v.a.-NECROPHOBIA-(Interrupt Product-Holland-c90-1989)

Old compilation released on a c90 cassette including many obscure yet great artists playing industrial in its many forms and shapes...noise, deranged electronics, broken ambient, weird cranking metal junks, voice loops and more difficult music to absorb.
Interrupt Product was a small Dutch tape label active in the late 80s releasing industrial and noise music.
Enjoy it.
:f(a~r*a^wa)y~ 

tracklist

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

TIRADE-London Hardcore Demo 2011-(Self Released-UK-2011)

In late 2010 four long-term friends and London hardcore veterans came together to form TIRADE, united by a desire to continue the legacy of quality that their scene has produced, and also to enjoy playing some back to basics heavy hardcore.
Despite elements of what could loosely be described as an NYHC sound, TIRADE is far from clones looking to copy one particular style. Their furious mix of old school speed and mid-tempo crunch, the odd moment of melody and frequent journeys into much heavier territory combine to provide a glimpse into the future of London Hardcore.
Featuring members of NINE BAR and INJURY TIME.
TIRADE is:
Tom - vocals
Si - guitar
Paulie - bass
Ammo - drums
Info is taken from stereokiller

Monday, 23 September 2019

Sub-cut- Institucionalizado-(Self Released-Brasil-1999)

Sub-Cut is a  Brazilian grindcore band from Presidente Prudente, São Paulo, that was formed in 1995. 
This tape  has 9 tracks of violent HC punk mixed with ferocious grindcore, their political lyrics in Brasilian/Portuguese language are reported inside the folded cover sleeve.
A great tape for people into smashing rage.
Enjoy it. 
~f(a*r~a(w*a~y)
 

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Claudio Parentela-Early Works-(Graphics,Mail Art-Italy-1997)

These are some of the early works by the graphic -mail artists Claudio Parentela, I have received them a long time ago..in the meantime, Claudio is been very active in the underground scene collaborating with many fanzines, webzines, mail art projects and so on...here a short biography taken from official webpage:  
"Born in Catanzaro(1962-Italy) where he lives and works…Claudio Parentela is an illustrator,painter,photographer,mail artist,cartoonist,collagist, journalist free- lance...Active for many years in the international underground scene. He has collaborated&he collaborates with many, many zines, magazines of contemporary art, literary and of comics in Italy and in the world...& on the paper and on the web..."
His webpage is very well done, and you can check there news, gallery, blogs, collaborations and more, it is here.
Big thanks to Claudio for giving me permission to post these old works.
Enjoy it.
:f(a~r*a~w)a~y( 

Thursday, 19 September 2019

HEX MINORA-Under A Pornographic Sun-(Pylon Recordings-UK-1997)

Another excellent tape by this female noise artist who also ran BV Tapes.   Already covered in this blog. This tape came out in a VHS box and include also a short interview although it is not specified where and when it was published.Recorded 1994/1995. Remixed 1995. Limited to 100 copies.
The music here is a cacophonous magma of dark sounds touching the quite noise, the dark ambient, some crystalline esoteric electronics and more obscure sexual hypnotic messages.
Pylon Recordings was a UK based noise label active in the mid-90s, now defunct.
An astonishing tape-work.
Enjoy it.
~f*a^r_a(w~a_y
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019

v.a-THRASHOLD-(Thrashold-Holland-1988)

Incredible and stunning compilation on vinyl including various bands from Northern Europe, mainly from Holland but also from Germany, Belgium, and the USA.
It came out with an A4 size booklet reporting addresses, lyrics and graphics(pics )by the bands, unfortunately, it is not included here.
On the B side label of the album, we find this message :
 " This record is a cooperation between all the bands, we made it the way we wanted, paid it ourselves and we`ll sell it to our friends."
  A statement that reminds me the DIY ethos attitude of the 80s, in fact, with a good recording and a dozen of cool bands this piece of plastic will make happy all the followers of certain obscure yet wonderful old school hardcore punk from that fabulous decade. 
Enjoy it.
^f_a¬r:a{w~a)y*

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Issued with zine styled booklet, 20-page A5 (insofar available: lyrics, credits, pictures, discographies, contact).

Little different spelling on labels:
- A3: Kikkerspuug -Hakkenbar
- A7: Rhythem Pigs
- A8: -Battlezone Donkiesjot
- B3: -I'm Only Loving Me

made in holland