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Wednesday 31 December 2014

ANDREW SMITH-Cosmic Panspermia-(Sounds For Consciousness Rape-France-c60-1990)

Noise industrial attack by this artist active since the end of the 80s.Limited edition of 175 numbered copies. The cassette and a small 28-page booklet (featuring writings and artwork)was packaged inside a fragile paper box.
Sounds For Consciousness Rape was a small French label, already covered in this blog a few times now.
Enjoy it.
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Sunday 21 December 2014

v.a.-The X-Mas-Compilation (Ebus Music-EM024+025-Germany-1992-2xC63 in a videobox with 28-pages booklet)

After posting few tapes by the legendary Ebus Music I got back in touch with Carsten Olbrich,the mastermind of this label, I was planning to transfer this double compilation to my pc when he told me that he already had it as digital format,so this is his rip, I asked him to write an introduction to include in this post,  after all, who better than him could write an intro for this great sampler???
Carsten is still very active and you can check his official webpage please go here.
He also plays in a cool radio each 1st Tuesday of every month(8pm to 10pm)please go here to listen to his show, and here the link for his playlists.
So I finish now and leave you all to his nice and detailed introduction.
Big thanx Carsten for passing me this compilation already in digital format and your great remembrances.Enjoy it!
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"I cannot remember my first impulse to organize a "X-Mas Compilation". After a few years of EBUS Music this was not the first compilation release, and so I created a very simple flyer and asked also some friends from the tapescene for contributions. The first deadline (end of Novemver 1991) was much too close to X-Mas. Some mastertapes reached me in the mid of December, and I also ran a recall for artwork. At least the X-Mas Compilation was planned to be released one year later in December 1992. Well, it finally came out at Easter 1993, which was a kind of dada-joke to me, even if some people found it strange to listen to Christmas music in April ;-)


Didi was a christian ex-junkie without confession, who later got some fame with his S/M EBM project "Call" (first album "Domina")
L'Edarps A Moth was a good friend from Frankfurt, a very active musician for the tape-underground. He was also the editor of the "Independent-Kontakter" which came out at his "Büro für Akute Planung". His two tracks were recorded at X-Mas 1989 and in 1990.
Richard Youngs was a new artist from England to me. He already had a large discography and sent his 12"-vinyl-LP "Advent" as present together with his master tape. He wrote a detailed description of his traditional Christmas with his dad, which I printed in the booklet.

Schmertz der Welten is my own project. I altered the lyric of the German X-Mas-song "Alle Jahre Wieder" into something ironic about violence against children, and recorded to the original melody my very own version (even if the vocals level is to low...). The other track "Weihnachtsmann um Mitternacht" is still exclusive until today like many other contributions.

Some more new contacts to me were The Tall Bald Grandfathers, Xerpphyte, Dee Jay Emm (who sent much more artwork than i could use), Majorana, Raimondo Del Prete, SHA 261 and Chris Wind.
Chris Wind is a feminist writer, actress and musician from Canada. I took three short pieces from her "Christmas Album". After she received her free copy, she replied with a thankful postcard, but wrote, that she didn't liked any of the other tracks ;-)
Also Frak from the Swedish label Börft Records contributed an exclusive track.
Matthias Schöller was a musician from the local band "Vague Venture". He also released a whole tape ("The Path") on EBUS Music.

Steve Hartwell from Peeved Records, England sent tracks from "Deaf Goes East" and from his better-known project "Dead Goldfish Ensemble".

Also  Eiaculazione Amusicale came on board. We had a little misunderstanding with the artwork of his booklet-page. In this digitalized version for this Blog you will find the exchanged page.
My friends Haiko Herden ("The Evasion On Stake") and Alexander Pohle ("Beton Tapes" sent their exclusive X-Mas Medley, which should only be released under a different artist name "Band Aids".

"Doves Under Chairwalk" and "Cult Goes Culture" were both projects of Thomas Deppermann who ran the tapelabel "Culture Tapes"

B.O.P. is a shortcut for "Base Of Pyramid". The two persons behind (Tom Pyramid and Ms McGuire) were a couple with whom i and the femalse drummer Anette Bum Betz formaly made music as "Top Of Pyramid".
"Etat Des Stocks" war Patrick Perent from the Belgian label "Red Neon Tapes"

"Telepherique" were Danijela Jochim, Rene Jochim and Klaus Jochim. Klaus was also my contact-person for the label "Drahtfunk Produkt".

"Klimperei" is a well-known project of Christophe Petchanaz. He created a totally unique version of "Stille Nacht" and dedicated the title to me.

"D.M.A.D.T." was a a project of Carsten Vollmer from the label "Cat Killer" with an exclusive track recorded live on 9 Oct 1991.

"Knut Baltz Formation" existed even in the GDR. Florian Merkel sent four b/w photos from 1989 and 1990 which I used for the booklet.

Raimondo Del Prete with his child sent a quite long "Christmas Pudding" from which I choose a short extract. At least I was a bit sad for them, that my choice was that short.
SHA 261 wrote in a personal letter to me, that the French word "Noel" comes from the meaning "No Hell".

The X-Mas Compilation was released in a limited edition of 100 copies." 


Saturday 20 December 2014

LEGION-Exfoliation-(Sounds For Consciuosness Rape-France-c60-1992-)

Legion is a name used by the Japanese artist Kiyoshi Mizutani,who is an ex member of the very famous Merzbow,playing since the early 80s and releasing  many tapes and cds on different labels as solo artists since the 1989.
His sound is characterized by usage of primitive electrical feedback and field recordings.Here a webpage with some pictures and discography about him.
Sounds For Consciousness Rape is a defunct French label active in the early '90s in the industrial/noise area and well-known for its limited edition releases.
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Friday 19 December 2014

TRESPASSERS W-Cross K- Sept Fur Fans # 3(1989-1994)-[EEtapes-Belgium-c60-1994]

Trespassers W (TW) started in 1984 as a duo, consisting of Cor Gout (vocals/lyrics) and Wim Oudijk (instruments/compositions/arrangements)and after all those years,different line up changes,various tours and albums they are still very active.
It will be very long to write about them, a long biography and discography and all the rest,this is an amazing  Dutch band mixing avant-garde,electronic and some strange noises and bizzare re-makes.
You can find all the info in their official webpage, please go here.
This is a compilation released on the legendary EE Tapes,Belgian label still active and already covered in this blog quite few times.
This is a great tape for people into avant-garde post rock and experimental music.
Enjoy it.
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Thursday 18 December 2014

SLEEP CHAMBER-Satanic Sanction-(flyer/postcard-Musica Maxima Magnetica-Italy-1988)

There is no music in this post but a nice postcard that came out from the Satanic Sanction album by the mighty Sleep Chamber and a letter by Luciano Dari ,owner of the  amazing Musica Maxima Magnetica,the label that released this  album back in 1988-included with this letter there is a deviated review by somebody with a very narrow mind who got really scared at one Sleep Chamber`s gig back in the 80s.
I think this is just hilarious...well worth reading to laugh for such great stupidity.


Wednesday 17 December 2014

SOUND AWAKENER-Five Chapters-(cd-Petroglyph Music-2014)

After exchanging few emails with Nhung Nguyen,an amazing artist from Vietnam,I am posting here (as requested) the cover sleeve of her latest album + description from her archive page.
"Five improvisations recorded on upright acoustic piano. Each piece has a really extinctive character.
Vibrate has layers of reverb and exteneded techniques on piano string. Gather Eternity has loud hiss noise and distorted sound.
Gallery of emptyness is sort of a lo - fi recording. Remembering all passing things and Untold are a mix of piano chords and field recordings.
"Five Chapters" refers to the endless search in life.
My real, native name is Nguyễn Hồng Nhung ( Western name order is Nhung Nguyen ) and I'm from Vietnam.
I used various other name before 2014 but right now I stay with the artistic name Sound Awakener.
I have 5 years under private classical piano training ( from 2002 to 2007 ).
From 2007 to now I'm self - taught, develop my own technique as well as focus closely on composing and improvising.
I still play classical music, as well as other kinds of music nowadays.
My music expresses everything, from life to deep, dark inner corners.I always want to combine different elements and experiment new ideas.
Sound Awakener (website)
Petroglyph Music (website)

Please go here to download this album and here to check her FB page.
Enjoy it.

TVU Video Trash Zine:TEKNOLOGIK OCCULTURAL PSYCHOSEMANTIC YOUTH-(Video-Necrofile Collective-Italy-199?)

Very weird experimental  video by the Necrofile Collective that seems to be  a proper band playing with Sissy Biasin,noise artist still active now days.
There are quite few videos on youtube about him and his noise performances,this video seems to be still unreleased on the net.
A big thanx to B.A.O. for the conversion from VHS to digital format.
Enjoy it.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

RED FLAG 77-Demo-(Self Released-1993-UK)

11 songs on this demo by the English punk rockers Red Flag 77!!!Good recording and pure punk rock 1977 style.
A perfect soundtrack to get drunk and pogo dancing all over your bedroom... 
Enjoy it!
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Monday 15 December 2014

WEBCORE-Cinematography-(Areal Kavoom Productions-1984-UK)

Webcore was an old welsh psychedelic rock and prog band formed by Clive Goodwin, Dan Carpenter, Karen Kay, Mick West (2), Paul Chousmer, Phil Pickering.
Cinematography was released on A Real Kavoom label in 1984.
A very good band playing nice progressive rock dreams...
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Sunday 14 December 2014

HERD OF ETHER SPACE-Noises Of War-(Taped Rugs Productions-Usa-c60-1991)

"The group of sound experimenters known as "Herd Of The Ether Space" has a long and complex history, full of wonders and surprises for anyone interested in the avant-garde underground of the late 20th Century. Much of that history was documented on cassettes released by Taped Rugs Productions and other independent cassette/home recording labels. Between the 1980's and 1990's, Herd Of The Ether Space (HOTES) released 34 cassette albums and contributed to five international compilations of home-recorded, avant-garde tape compositions. Nineteen underground cassette labels from seven different countries distributed 26 HOTES productions throughout the world-wide home recording network. All of this happened before digital recording, computer technology, and the internet had become available and affordable to the average residents of what some might call "the modern world."HOTES was not a "band" in the traditional sense, and, in fact, several HOTES recordings were created years before the group even had the inclination to give itself a name. Over the course of two decades, no fewer than 29 individuals took part of creating HOTES recordings and/or participating in HOTES public performances. This archive is an attempt to unravel the complex tale of Ethereal chaos which HOTES wound together during its many years of sonic experimentation."(taken from their archive.org page)
Tapes Rugs was operated by Charles Rice Goff III since 1980. Over 200 releases including cassettes, CDs, videos, small press publications, etc. Underground cassette culture, experimental, avant-garde, electronic, Dada, sound collage, noise, etc. Among many recording projects: -ing (or -ING), Disism, Herd Of The Ether Space, Turkey Makes Me Sleepy, The Magic Potty Babies.Here the Taped Rugs official webpage.
Enjoy it
ps-this tape is not indexed
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Saturday 13 December 2014

BRAIN OF MORBIUS-Pissing ON The Disco Lights (cd-Morb Prods. 2000-UK)

A very good cd of deviated  harcore punk mixing synth textures,strange vocals,some jazz passages and  surreal lyrics.
I  know they were from South London and active on the end of the 90s.They recorded other  stuff before this cd and it seems that Morb is their own label,the folded cd cover sleeve contains the lyrics too.
I must admit that they have their own very personal style and nobody can argue about the originality of their crazy music and voices.
A must for people into weird stuff.
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Friday 12 December 2014

DARK ALCESTE DE SOCAI VOMIE-Hemotronic Neurale[c90]+Ondes Neuronales[minicd](Sounds For Consciousness Rape-France-1993)


Dark Alceste De Socaï Vômie is Marc Alhanati,a French musician into noise industrial and harsh electronics.He seems to be active with this  name during the early 90s.Sounds For Consciousness  Rape was a French label managed by Stephane Santini in Bordeaux.This label was very active in the early 90s and it is  well-known for its limited edition releases,in fact this tape+minicd came out in a clear case designed to hold 2 cassettes, with various stickers, thin balsa wood and clear inserts pasted on & in the case. Limited to 285 handnumbered copies.

A rare jewel for people into harsh noise. 


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7 KEVINS-Stop The Lights-(Self Relesed demo-199?-UK)+Sacred Cow Bomb(cd-Gusch Records-Germany-1992)

This is an amazing band of which I have few random info.
They were part of the European squat scene and in the beginning of the 90s they were living in Brixton(South London-Uk),they were  good friends with Mustoid Waste Company and L.S. Diezel playing often during gigs ,festivals and squat parties together,the drummer playing in those nice releases is a very good painter and left in 1996 to dedicated himself full time to his big passion,here his official webpage.They were a mix of travellers coming from different countries,their music is a very personal mix of different styles including bluegrass,country,punk,reggae,folk,rap and more crazy fantasy`s splash.
I am not sure if they are still playing,there are some videos on youtube filmed in 2007 but with a different line up of those productions.
They considered themselves musicians with an attitude and not political activists.
I saw them live few times and I loved their energy,on stage they were just amazing.
To end this messy introduction I am attaching a video that I really like.
Enjoy it.
stop the light
sacred cow bomb

Thursday 11 December 2014

v.a-IMPULSE N4 + c40 compilation tape(Impulse,Fanzine-Uk-1992)

Impulse was an english fanzine active in the beginning of the 90s and covering  industrial/ritual/noise/electronic bands.
This number came out with a compilation tape,I am not sure if the other issues have been released  together with a sampler.
This is the number 4 and you`ll find in it interviews with Michale Mantra,Attrition,Musica Maxima Magnetica,Ordo Equitum Solis + tons of reviews of books,fanzines ,cds and tapes,a couple of  pages full of addresses of bands,zines,distros and labels and few nice flyers and graphix.
A very good fanzine and the compilation included makes it is even more interesting.
In fact the tape is pretty nice with lots of very amazing  acts/bands and  a good recording too.
Here I am attaching the cover sleeve so you can read the bands whom took part to this nice project.
Enjoy It.

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Wednesday 10 December 2014

P.M.B.-Entbeint-(Art Konkret-Germany-c90-1995)

P.M.B stands for Pissen Mit Blut,a German industrial project that seems to be active  from mid  90s until 2003.
This cassette was released by the German label Art Konkret run by Markus Kropfreiter of Drape Excrement and other projects.
This one in my hands is a limited edition of 100 hand numbered copies released in a metal-fence on a white tape with xeroxed strip reading "P.M.B. - ENTBEINT" glued to side A.
Numbered edition was printed in marker on side A of tape. It came with one small xeroxed insert of image & artist's contact info-(all the scans provided here).
A very good tape for people into ritual noise industrial music.
Enjoy it.


Tuesday 9 December 2014

BIN RAIDERS-Same Old Rubbish(mini cd-Self Released-2011-UK)+The Shit Demo(mini cd-Self Released-2014-UK)

Fast and furious HC Punk from Hackeny (North London-UK),this is where this band come from.They have been active on and off for few  years  and  they might as well re-form one day soon,in the meantime I have been asked by my friend John(the bass player) to post those 2 mini cds on my blog.
Both mini-cds have a professional recording and rather funny covers.
This is for the lovers of some  old school HC punk,a very good band.
Enjoy it.
same old rubbish
the shit demo

1348-The Slow Walk-(Nihilistic Recordings-Holland-198?)

Very few info about this northern American project called  1348,I know it was active from 1983 to 1991.This tape came out on the Dutch  Nihilistic Recordings cassette label  run by Peter Zincken (Odal) during the eighties.
The music is a bizarre example of noise,drone,ambient and  weird sounds.
A nice tape for plastic heads.
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MAYA-Slow Escape-(Conspiracy Records-Belgium-1996)

I passed this album to Radiomolotov blog few years back,that link isn`t working anymore and this album is too good to be left forgotten and buried.
I must to post it again here.
This Belgian band mixes together with excellent skills and fantasy stoner rock,HC punk,psychelic rock and some extreme doom metal.All goes smooth and degenerated from the lyrics of incredible shades about mysticim and horrors to the very nice artwork:this album is a must for all the lovers of great 
and original music.
Conspiracy Records was a Belgian record label, distributor and booking agent specialized in many genres : indie rock, punk, metal (black, doom, sludge and all things in between), psych, experimental music, field recordings, found sounds, avant-garde music of all types, DIY bands and artists.

Enjoy it.

Monday 8 December 2014

ARSE-Greatest Hits-(Joukkomurha Products-Finland-c90-1992)

This tape with a live low-fi recording and brutal vocals will make happy all the grindcore and violent music fans.
Not much info about them,yes there are quite few written notes on the folded cover sleeve but only in finnish language.
The label is the famous Joukkomurha managed by Jupe Luoma in the 90s,label already covered in this blog few time now.
Enjoy it.
ps-this tape is not indexed

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Sunday 7 December 2014


Klangwart play an intense form of drone/abstract ambient noise,this tape contains 2 long tracks,1 each side.The tape came out in a special plastic case with a hole.
This is  the German project managed  by Markus Detmer and Timo Reuber and formed in Cologne in 1996.
Klangstelle seems to be their personal label.
A great tape for people into abstract field recording experiments.
Enjoy it.
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SPLINTERED-The Judas Cradle-(Dirter Promotions-UK-1993)

Another great album by this amazing band:Splintered was an experimental noise-rock band founded by Richard Johnson (Grim Humour 'zine, Fourth Dimension Records, Lumberton Trading Company, Adverse Effect) when the band he was previously in, Playground, disbanded in 1989/1990. Splintered lasted until 1998 and also released many side-project records, often on Steve Pittis' Dirter Promotions imprint or Richard Johnson's Fourth Dimension label but likewise turning up on labels such as Meeuw Muzak and Ralf Wehowsky's Selektion. Splintered ground to a hiatus shortly following a European tour in late 1997 (with a lineup including James Hodson, later of Faust, Hassni Malik, Colin Bradley, Stuart Carter and Richo), although a final release happened soon after. Stuart Carter, Hassni Malik and Richard Johnson then formed Theme, a group more concerned with abstract textures, drones, occasional eastern sounds, cut-ups and suchlike than anything resembling the 'rock' employed by Splintered. Theme continue to this day, plus there is talk of renewed Splintered activity... (info taken from discogs)
This English label Dirter is still alive and kicking here their webpage,this cd was pressed in 1000 copies back in 1993 and it`s not available any longer.
Great music.Amazing band.
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Saturday 6 December 2014

AMANO n4-(Fanzine-Industrias Mikuerpo-Spain-Nov.1996)

Amano was a magazine printed and distributed by Industrias Mikerpo in Madrid(Spain) during the 90s.
There are lots of internet pages about this "anti art network" and they have their own blog,go here to read their archive 1994-1999,their blog is very well done and give  us  lots of infos about their activities and ideas yet about this zine there is only the cover sleeve.This is the number 4 of Amano,one of their publication and it has very interesting articles and contacts+ includes Sign Zine,which was a visual art  zine dedicated to a different  artist on each number,on this one you`ll find art-works by Aurelio Cambao.
I am afraid all the webpages about it are in Spanish language and this zine too.
I`ve found a good introduction about Industrias Mikuerpo and I am going to attach it here yet it was translated using google translate,so it`s not the best,sorry.Any Spanish blogger out there providing links with good english translations??It will  be very appreciated.
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MIkuerpo Industries was not a group but a network share . An ear instead of a voice
over vocation emitter means , although such a way that the medium was not
only the message but all instances of communication assembled in a sort
 of chemical reagent , or microorganism capable of  fermenting the
 cultural magma to try to give another sense . Its raw material was the noise ,
 confusion of images, the conceptual mixture of the street. 
There was no structure behind , but a fractal 
generation device " unexpected consequences ", a production test system errors .
 His program was a blind search on the pragmatic level of expression , 
completely revolutionizing the mechanisms of production , 
distribution and consumption of culture , the role of the artist and the critic,
 consumption patterns and all productive relationship between art , 
shaken each again by new means of production . 
This was the sense that he wanted to give effective implementation and
 improvement of art, able to ignore the institutional circuit : exploring new
 forms of symbolic capital management based on the disturbing intervention on
 any instance of communication (dissolution of issuer, collective production
 network , shifting the burden of meaning on the receiver, dematerialisation
 or infinite reproduction of the work , denaturation of codes, generation of
 " significant noise" , etc. ) .

Friday 5 December 2014

A SANGRE Y FUEGO-...Se Ha Escrito La Historia-(Self Released-cd-Colombia-2002)

Anarco HC Punk from Bogota`(Colombia). This is their first diy cd-very good recording and screen printed cover sleeve,they have their own  webpage where you can download for free all the other albums,go here.
Up the punx!
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Thursday 4 December 2014

BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT-Dedicated To Andreas Vesal-Soundtrack For A Non-Existing Film-(Trummer Kassetten-Germany-c60-199?)

BESTATTUNGSINSTITUT is just another name for the genius of electronic music Siegmar Fricke covered in this blog here and here and who also played in all those acts Ambulatorio Segreto, Delta-Sleep-Inducing Peptide, Doppelwirkung, Efficient Refineries, New Tits On The Cock, Nome De Voyage 2.
This tape came out on the nice label Trummer Kassetten ,German label run by Lutz Pruditsch.
The actual plastic front cover of the  cassette case was covered with a collage/pieces of fabric,very nice recycling idea.
I am attaching a picture to show you.
Amazing music-Enjoy it.
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Wednesday 3 December 2014

YGGDRASIL/NAPALMED-Split Tape-(Darkness Productions-Germany-1996)

"Yggdrasil is Michael Krause also owner of  Darkness Productions label. 
Napalmed was a Czech noise band from Most town (1994-2014).
The band started in June 18, 1994 at its first Live Performance in Kopisty u Mostu. Planned to create "noise", but play kind of impromptu noise-core with a drum kit, two bass guitars and voice. After short time they stopped using instruments and started to play only many different materials, equipments, garbage, junks and things, people didn't need (as like metals, woods, glass, plastics, papers), prepared electronix, various microphones, tape deck, pedal effectors, drum module, mini disc, samples, turntable, etc...
Band activity under name NAPALMED was stopped on January 2005, continues as NPLMD solo project, but in June 2006 band rises up again with a new line up. Of the previous formation only RadeK.K. remains.
MartiN.B. become new member, style was changed to XQX (Xtreme freaQency electroniX) as band uses mostly D.I.Y. synthesizers in combination with few metals. Of course all sounds are destroyed via load of effects. In some time PaveL.H. asks to be part of the band on metals.
Since March 2013, after MartiN.B.'s tragic death, group becomes solo unit again named Napalmex. PaveL.H. will help on studio recordings only, sometimes on live performances too, because of no free time.
June 18, 2014 group transformed itself to industrial noise cover band Eine Stunde Merzbauten."

(info taken  from discogs)
This tape came out in a limited edition of approximately 100 copies, each copy had a different cover with a coloured abstract picture. 
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Tuesday 2 December 2014

VIKTIMIZED KARCASS-Traumatized-(audiofile Tapes+Harsh Reality Music-Usa-1987)+VIKTIMIZED KARCASS-30 Feet Tall-(EE Tapes-Belgium-c60-1992)

2  amazing cassettes by this crazy post rock experimental band from Usa,Viktimized Karcass were

Chris Phinney, Mike Jackson, Richard Martin, Robert Henson, Roger Moneymaker, and Chris Phinney used to run a tape label which is considered a milestone of the cassette culture of the  wonderful  80s.
The famous Harsh Reality Music that   produced about 300 releases, including numerous compilations as well as material by the likes of Big City Orchestra, Violence And The Sacred, and Nomuzic
Audiofile Tapes  is another legendary tape label from the same old days  based in New York and managed by Carl Howard,
I spoke about him and his label already in this blog.
 30 Feet tall was released in a limited edition of 100 copies by another great tape label: the Belgian EE Tapes
managed by  Eriek Van Havere.
I consider both tapes  very good
and I can only suggest you  all to listen to them,especially if you do not know this amazing band.


MACELLO COMUNALE-Demo Autoprodotto-(Self Released-Italy-1993)

HC Punk with political lyrics by this young band from Torino (Northern Italy)!!!Totally diy demo,the recording is not too bad -It has lyrics in the cover sleeve.
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Monday 1 December 2014

BIG CITY ORCHESTRA-Massacre Again-(Tonspur Tapes-Germany-c60-1986)+BIGGE CITY ORCHESTRA Meets EEL O-Pandora Snicker Eros-(Ecto Tapes-Usa-c60)

Other 2 tapes by the famous and incredible Big City Orchestra,I already spoke about them when I posted Baobab and Anguilliform.
Their website is very well done  and offer us lots of info,videos,music + archives,people and more,go here to check it.
I guess they are quite famous in the underground scene having had a very long history and discography yet I am going to re-copy what it is written on the discogs page dedicated to them as I find it very good.
"One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalog of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded."
and to complete this post---this is their discogs page  where you`ll find lots of (if not all) their productions.
Enjoy those nice tapes.
ps-Pandora Snicker Eros is not indexed 
massacre again
meets eel o-pandora...

Sunday 30 November 2014

DE YXIMALLOOFABRIEK-Kretek Music-(Sakura Wrechords-Japan-1989-c90)

This is  tape is a full collaboration between the  Japanese noise artists Yximalloo and the  Dutch experimetal electronic act De Fabriek.
It came out in a very special package including a Indonesian cigarette and a piece of fabric that seems to be painted  with a batik colour technique + a A4 page with info, tracklist and few stencil  drawings that seems to be hand-painted.
The music evolves in areas such as electronic experiments,cut ups from radio shows,weird loops,mixed voices talks,field recordings and more random noises assembled with a special genius touch.
A very nice cassette released on the Japanese Sakura Wrechords that seems to be the label managed by Yximalloo.
Enjoy it. 
ps-this tape is not indexed
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Saturday 29 November 2014

THE LAST (Fanzine-Self Released-Italy-199?)

The Last is a comic fanzine created,designed and written by Gianluca Ricchiardi.He was born in Taranto (Southern Italy) and after different travels in the Italian boot he settled down in Torino(Northern Italy).
His close friends used to call him just Virus,he was a very talented comic artist.
This fanzine was released in a  limited edition of 100 copies and he described it as : "diy comic:style=splatter hardcore destroy & search cyber hip hop".
It was an A5 16 pages fanzine printed as laser photocopy,which allows us to appreciate his astonishing  drawing`s style.I must make a note about the printing method:laser xerox copies back in the 90s were very expensive therefore it was very rare to have a totally diy fanzine fully printed as laser photocopy.
The story itself is also very funny,unfortunately only in Italian language yet the lovers of certain comics will love his drawings.
Virus died in a car crash in Torino in the end of the 90s.
He was a very nice guy and a  great artist.
This post is dedicated to him.
Enjoy it.
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