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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.

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.
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019


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.

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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

Sunday, 15 September 2019

BLACK FAUN-Live 09022018-(E.C.T.,Concrete Noise-Greece-2018)

Black Faun is yet another project by Alex of Grim Machine, already fully covered in this blog.
In this tape, Black Faun(which appears to be a duo) offers us the live recording of their gig at Sticky Fingers in Patras, Greece (09/02/2018) and was released in 50 numbered copies as single side cassette.
The long track consists of found sounds slowly evolving from quiet noise to an assault of deranged brutal distortions and chaos.
E.T.C. is Cassette label orientate in noise, power electronics and industrial. Active from 2017.
Concrete Noise created by Alex M. (5) to host his sound and music works, as well as his collaborations and split releases with other artists.
A Fb page about Black Faun is here.
To complete this post I am attaching the video taken from the Concrete Noise Youtube channel about this tape. 
Big thanx to Alex for donating to this blog this great cassette.
Enjoy it.

Friday, 13 September 2019

Ripping Thrash n11/Hell And Damnation n1-Split Zine-(Fanzine-UK-1996)

I have already spoken about Ripping Thrash zine, in fact, I have already posted the Number 14
the Number 12 and  number 13 split with Why Zine.
I also have already written about Hell And Damnation zine as I have posted the number 10
and Number 2.

In this Split issue, Steve of  Ripping Thrash and  Colin of Hell And Damnation join forces to create a massive zine with tons of good stuff to read: Interviews, articles, reviews, reports, flyers, pictures...
To complete this short introduction I am going to attach the editorials for this great publication.
Enjoy it.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

REASON TO BELIEVE-Demo-(Self Released-USA-1987)

Reason To Believe was an American hardcore band from Los Angeles, California.
Active from the late 1980s to the early 1990s.This single-sided cassette was recorded at South Bay Sound May 15th + 16th 1987.
They play a powerful form of old school HC Punk fast and melodic yet quite aggressive.
Enjoy it.

Monday, 9 September 2019

SHURIKEN/TIMOTHY C. HOLEHOUSE-Split 2009-(Self Released-UK-2009)

Shuriken is a Dutch band playing a kind of indie rock with some noisy influences and obsessive structures,.They seem to be still active and their FB page is here.
 Timothy C Holehouse is a British musician from Dorset, in this tape he offers to us 2 pieces of drone noise industrial.
 TCH (AKA Timothy C Holehouse)
is the alter ego of Tim Holehouse the folk/ blues musician; this is his more leftfield material ranging from noise collages to ambient guitar soundtracks. In mid-2007 Tim Holehouse decided that his two styles of writing were falling into two very separate camps of music and decided to split himself up…Thus Timothy C Holehouse was born!  (although the first album was recorded new years eve to New years day 2006/2007) The name was later shortened to TCH.
This Project will CEASE TO EXIST on 31st December 2014. Records will still be available, but no further live performances or recordings will be made by TCH (timothy c Holehouse).
Info is taken from his official webpage while his Bandcamp page is here.
Enjoy it.


Preprinted cassette in a plastic case with a J-card insert.