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Friday, 23 August 2019

IDOLISE N2-(Magazine-UK-1985)

Idolise was an English magazine focused on weird and original graphics, industrial music and counter information.

In this issue The Threepenny Group, Mail Art Introduction by Guy Blues, info about a few industrial releases and labels and tons of graphics as xerox art, drawings and collages. Some of them quite astonishing...

A great magazine from the very underground press of the fabulous 80s.
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

v.a-‎SADOMACHINISM-(Misanthropic Agenda-USA-1999)‎

Great compilation assembling an astonishing number of powerful tunes by a bunch of fantastic artists playing noise, industrial, abstract and more weird electronics goings.
It was released in a limited edition of 500 copies in elaborate metal packaging. Aluminium shell sometimes embossed with the album title, sometimes not, it is sold out now.
 The American Misanthropic Agenda Experimental label was created in 1998 by the noise artist known as Gerritt. This amazing label is still alive and kicking and you can visit their well-done webpage here, where you can check their latest releases, catalogue and news.
Enjoy it.


1 Carthage Lo Flying Asrael 3:47
2 K.K. Null U.H.D.0023 5:09
3 Residual Orchestra Low 10:56
4 Gerritt Time Has Come 9:54
5 Merzbow Fireball 6:08
6 Aube Ionosphere V 5:59
7 Kid606 Kitten With A Whip 4:47
8 Tit Wrench Please Respond 2:15
9 Never Presence Forever Orchestral Parasitic Invasion 5:48
10 Three Bloody Monkeys The Special One's Cynthia 5:55
11 Season Of Discontent Tomagotchi Crib Death 3:25
12 Lockweld Do You Still Believe? 4:03
13 Psywarfare Reciprocation 3:47

Saturday, 17 August 2019

ALEMENT-Disturbing Future Visions-(Self Released-USA-2017)

Alement is a Crust punk band from Philadelphia, PA! A trio into powerful and fast music, they already toured Europe and have out quite a few records.
Their Bandcamp page is here where you will find more music by this astonishing trio. Strange enough this tape is not on their Bandcamp page. 
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Thursday, 15 August 2019

LES PHOTONICS-Les Photonics-(Self Released-Italy-1999)

Les Photonics was a band from Caserta(Southern Italy) active on the end of the 90s, they were playing a nice form of garage psych-rock with a very 60`s sound touching the surf wave with a good dose of splashed old rock`n`roll.
They released also a  7 inch in 2001 on Psych-Out Records
Italian independent psychedelic garage punk label since 1995, based in Ostuni (Brindisi), run by Cosimo Pecere.
This tape is crafted with 8 very catchy tunes, well recorded and well played. The cover sleeve reports a few info and some pics.
A little obscure jewel for people into old school garage rock.
To complete this post I am attaching a rare video.
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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

WARNING N4-(Fanzine-USA-2007[?])

Issue 4 of this excellent American fanzine!
I have already posted the Number 1 and 2.
A zine for Punks and Thrashers focused on hardcore punk, politics and political punk.
Interesting interviews and articles, lots of pics and a very punk graphic layout.
Long and good interviews to a few crust punk bands, a Japanese HC Punk special, a critic article about media control and a few in-depth reviews.
All in all a very good effort and a great zine to browse.
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Sunday, 11 August 2019

NO ONES ALLIE-No Ones Allie-(Self Released-USA-1987)

No Ones Allies was an American HC punk band active in the 80s.

I don`t know much about them. This cassette has 11 tracks of furious old school hardcore punk with political lyrics. The folded cover sleeve reports lyrics, pics, a few info and address.
 The recording is very good and it will make happy all the lovers of a certain old fashioned Hardcore Punk.  
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Friday, 9 August 2019

v.a.-L`Ultima Insomnia-(Discipline Produzioni-Italy-1987)

Amazing old sampler with a bunch of no- compromising artists playing old school industrial, ambient, noise and experimental electronic.
Discipline Produzioni was an early Italian industrial/experimental label run by Gianfranco Santoro
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A1 Die Form Purple Pain 3:33
A2 Negativ Person Stand At Gaze 4:46
A3 The Grey Wolves Rockwell Rising 4:20
A4 Victor/Im Dammbruch (Excerpt) 3:48
A5 Stenka Bazin Alice Zohar (Excerpt) 5:50
A6 Opera (4) The Sun Will Fall Forever 2:24
A7 I Giardini Di Marzo Hollywood Su Josafat 3:21
B1 The Psychic Workshop The Golden Cause 3:24
B2 The Psychic Workshop Swarm 5:58
B3 Bene Gesserit Rock Yoko (Live In Amsterdam) 3:43
B4 Appi Scratch - I 4:05
B5 Appi Tauchstation 2:44
B6 Liberticide Raccontare Ancora 5:02
B7 L.S.D. (3) Biglie E Zucchero Filato 1:42

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

ABSURD N5- An Issue Of Absolute Nothingness-(Fanzine-Greece-2001)

Absurd was an all-English written fanzine from Athens (Greece) active in the early years of last decade. It does cover many aspects of the industrial music scene in Greece and beyond.

For industrial music scene here I mean almost all its subgenres and also difficult music in a broad sense.

The concept itself for editing and writing this issue  is quite genial and I prefer to leave the explanation to the editor :
This issue number 5 evolves into info about quite a few obscure, or less obscure music labels, musicians, gig organizers and music reviews.
In some ways, it looks more like a very useful bulletin with addresses and various info. 

Eventually, I feel this is a very great tool to research the lively international electronic deviated music scene of the early 2000s and at the same time a very nice example of the creative and passionate underground press. 
Thanx to Jason of 1000+1 TiLt Recordings for sending me this astonishing zine a long time ago.
Enjoy it.

Monday, 5 August 2019

PINK FLAMINGOS/HIATUS-Live In Zoro-(Musical Destruction DIY Tapes-c90-Slovenia-1996)

Live Split tape with two legendary punk bands: Pink Flamingos and Hiatus.
Pink Flamingos was a Fast Hardcore band from Berlin. After their break up some members continued in the band Stalker (21.
Hiatus was a seminal crust punk band formed in Liege(Belgium)in 1989 and active till 1996.
Two separate gigs at the famous squat Zoro in Leipzig (Germany), Pink Flamingos on the 18/11/1995 and Hiatus on the 21/03/1996.
Both recordings are pretty good and the cover sleeve reports addresses, info and song titles.
A nice live tape from the crypt of the 90s.
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Saturday, 3 August 2019

v.a.-IMPULSE n2-(Impulse-Fanzine+c60-UK-1992)

Impulse was an English fanzine active at the beginning of the 90s and covering industrial/ritual/noise/electronic bands. This is number 2 and I have already posted the number 4.
In this issue interviews to Muslimgause, Current 93, Thunder Perfect Mind and tons of music reviews and book reviews +a long list of bands, zines and distros contacts. The sampler included offers us a bunch of artists playing industrial, experimental electronics and techno.
A very good production exploring the lively industrial scene from the beginning of the 90s.
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Thursday, 1 August 2019

PUNK SHOCKER n10-(Fanzine-UK-2002)

Number 10 of this legendary fanzine that started in 1989! In this issue "Punk Schocker competition time", a long interview to Angelic Upstarts, a retro article about The Germs, War against terrorism, and a long section with tons of music reviews.

32 pages, A5 size, full of good ideas and info and a very punk graphic layout.

Let`s see what Andy tell us in the editorial of this issue.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

S-CORE-Dysphonia-(Morpheus Editions-Holland-c60-1989)

Another great cassette by this uncompromising artist from Japan.
Active since the mid of the eighties, Japanese musician Yutaka Tanaka released his works under the name S-CORE. 
Early works are all cassette albums he put out on his own cassette label Afflict Records, many of those were recorded via mail collaboration with many sound artists from international underground scene, such as Stefano Biasin (Italy), Telepherique and Trigger B (Germany), Merzbow (Japan), Al Margolis/If, Bwana (USA), Rafael Flores (Spain).
Webpages: orc.ru, rgnz.free.fr
I haven`t got much info about this Dutch label active in the 80s. 
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Monday, 29 July 2019

DREAD 101/SOCIAL INSECURITY-Split Tape-Insane Society Recs-Czech Rep-2002)

Great split tape by these political punk bands, Dread 101 from the Czech Republic and Social Insecurity from Scotland. It was printed on tape and on vinyl in 2002 by the Czech labels  Insane Society Recs and Spearhead Recs operated by the members of Dread 101.
The tape came out with lyrics in Czech and English languages, some pics + addresses.
Expect furious crust/HC punk with good recordings and amazing graphic works.
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A1 Social Insecurity Victims Of Hatred
A2 Social Insecurity Tranquilized
A3 Social Insecurity Killer
A4 Social Insecurity Demonstrate
A5 Social Insecurity Social Insecurity
Backing Vocals – Leoš
A6 Social Insecurity Wage Slave
A7 Social Insecurity Futureless World
A8 Social Insecurity System Control
B1 Dread 101 Tak Dost!
B2 Dread 101 Žoldák
B3 Dread 101 Survival Under The System
B4 Dread 101 Stále Znovu
B5 Dread 101 Read Or Die
B6 Dread 101 Ústa Plná Krve
B7 Dread 101 Tlak Konformity
B8 Dread 101 Systems Continue

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Games Of The Arseholes n5-(Fanzine-Usa-2003)

Very well done punk fanzine made by Stuart Schaber in Portland back in the last decade. This issue is dedicated to the Japanese punk scene, quite comprehensive including nice pics too.
You`ll read here an article about Gauze & Paintbox, Total Noise Addiction, Raw Shit(a piece about Japanese Raw noise-punk bands), New Year`s EVE noise attack vol 2 in Portland(2002) and tons of music reviews. 
A nice zine with good graphics, pics and messages.
Enjoy it. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

ZONA INDUSTRIALE-Neutro-(ADN Tapes-Italy-1985)

This is the second release by this fantastic Italian duo called Zona Industriale, I have already posted Materiali(85-87) and Requiem.
A Discogs page about them is here, this tape was reprinted in 1996 by the mighty Slaughter Productions with the title "Pornografia: Materiali/Frammenti",I am posting here the cover sleeve that Marco Corbelli chose for this reprint. 
Adn was an Italian electronic/experimental/industrial label based in Milan. ADN was run by Marco Veronesi, Piero Bielli and Alberto Crosta (with one Carla Crotti also involved at some point), although Alberto Crosta was the main international contact. I have posted a few productions by this old Italian label too.
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Sunday, 21 July 2019

Bagger/Lieselotte–Bagger/Lieselotte-(Sorry Records-Switzerland-1999)

Amazing split vinyl with two Swiss bands from the crust punk scene of the last century. Bagger used to make performances with fire and masks while playing their furious HC punk. I think they were involved with the Schrottbar in Biel.
Lieselotte plays a violent form of grindcore mixed with HC punk...I spoke about them when I posted their Split tape with Pakita.
This record comes with an 8-page booklet with graphics and lyrics(all the relevant scans included here). 
A great vinyl for people into violent music with positive ideas and attitude.
Enjoy it.

Friday, 19 July 2019

GRONGE-Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine-(Not On Label-Italy-1989)

This is an amazing tape documenting the live show of this fantastic band at the Social Squatted Centre of Udine(Northern Italy) on the 21st January 1989.
Try to describe the music by this great band is not easy, with thousands of various influences they play a very personal form of Avantgarde Art Rock, their live shows were explosive mixing improvisations and performances leaving the public struck with an assault of lights, costumes,body movements, improvisations and more genial ideas, changing all the time.
I was lucky to see them twice back in the 90s ,they blew everybody away. Their various productions are quite different music-wise,as well.
Indexing this tape was very difficult because many tracks are mixed up, it took me a long time and for whoever will get it then please read the notes that I have added. The recording is pretty amazing, delivering to us their full energy as a great live act.
To complete this post I am adding some info taken from a Wikipedia page dedicated to them + an old video from their Youtube Channel.
A very big thanx to Marco for giving me permission to post this astonishing live document. 
Enjoy it.
History Of The Band

Born during the New Wave era but with a very original music idea, Gronge has been groundbreaking of many music genres that evolved in the following years.

The name of the band, that prefers to define itself as a musical collective, originates from the roman slang and it means a boxer apparently defeated but who still has the strength for his last punch.

Their music style is been defined by themselves as tecknopunkcabaret because they mix in their shows music and theatre. Among the first bands to include in their compositions some samples,

they have been an epiphany for important Italian bands like Zu.

They have been, together with Franti from Turin, the first to propose the DIY/self-production in Italy.

Gronge, that from 2014 change its name in Gronge X, are still active.

In 2015 They have published a CD titled Manuale Di Imporvvisazione Per Giovani Socialisti released on Danze Moderne label.

Between 2015 and 2016, the Again Records reprints all their discography of the 80s and the 90s in two double cd.