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Saturday 31 May 2014

SOL NIGER-Pro Defunctis-(Putrefactio-Portugal-c60-1992)

In 1992 I was in touch with Paulo Maldoror of Putrafactio label from Lisbon(Portugal) and we exchanged few tapes.
I passed this one as digital format to Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum blog back in 2010,I re-post it here as that link is dead now.
I am adding the flyer and a slide show from my youtube channel,I am re-posting also the very good review written by Crepusculum,big thanx to him.

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"There is a persistent belief in alchemaic and hermetic tradition in the existence of two suns: a hidden one of pure "philosophical gold," consisting of the essential fire conjoined with aether, and the apparent one of profane "material gold." The "dark, consuming fire" of the material sun leads to its being called the "Dark" or "Black Sun."

Sol Niger was thee projekt ov Paolo Maldoror [Nigredo & Maldoror Tapes] from Lisboa, Portugal. Aside from a couple ov compilation tracks; it would appear this was thee only release for which he utilised this moniker [though there also appear to be two variations ov this cassete where thee next to last song appear as either Ars Moriendi or Maledictio].. am incredibly thankfull to {{F@R@W@Y}} for gifting this very rare cassette ov early 90's occult- industrial from thee Portuguese label: Putrefactio to our blog!!
Officium Defunctorum - refers to a musical setting of the Office of the Dead [a prayer cycle of the Liturgy of the Hours in the Roman Catholic Church, said for the repose of the soul of a deceased] composed by the Spanish Renaissance composer, Tomás Luis de Victoria in 1603. Thee track here consists ov hauntingly effected chants which evoke a darkly beatific atmospheric presence.. at about six minutes into thee piece are interspersed quiet clangs of bells for a rather short sektion.. only then to be abandoned to thee droning choral presence with it's great power!!

Obscurari Sidera [obscuring seducer?] draws one within; to places non-illumined with indecipherable feminine vocalisations mingled amongst trancing waves ov magnificent sonorism.. five minutes into thee piece the deeply effecting shriek ov a woman's cry pulls us even further into thee emerging dark atmospheres within; where there are chanting voices and beatific violin amidst thee roaring; as ov powerfull winds..

Claudatur [be it closed..] roars and distantly clangs bells; becoming quieter, and suspending us with drones amidst beatific feminine chorus; becoming alternatingly haunting & magnificent!! later thee drones become more shrill before dissipating amidst renewed female choral incantation..

Lucce Tenebrae [gloomy light] consists ov indecipherable vocal utterances making their powerfull presence amidst powerfull drones and an effecting harpsichord progression!!

Sol Niger Omnipotens [omnipotent black sun] begins with quiet sparse percussions shrouded in reverberations which increase their intensity.. suddenly a sonic void; then magnificent atmospheres [ it is as if the prima materia has reached putrefactio [the burning away ov all preconceptions] as one is held within an awe-inspiring ambiance which sustains for quite some time before becoming distant..

Ars Moriendi [The Art of Dying] is the name of two related Latin texts dating from about 1415 and 1450 which offer advice on the protocols and procedures of a good death, explaining how to "die well" according to Christian precepts of the late Middle Ages. It was written within the historical context of the effects of the macabre horrors of the Black Death 60 years earlier and consequent social upheavals of the 15th century.. sonicly: insidious atmospheres prevail; with scarce hidden choral utterances barely making themselves perceptible.. towards thee end there are a few scarce clangs and a sudden cessation..

Ecclesiastes - refers to the book ov thee Hebew Bible which emphatically proclaims all the actions of man to be inherently vain, futile, empty, meaningless, temporary, transitory, or fleeting.. powerfull vocal chants are present amidst the harshest ov feedbacks for this cassette; when suddenly all ceases, and restrained percussion makes a reverberating presence for thee concluding sektion ov this most darkly illumined ov sonorous experiences!!

Track listing:

A1 Officium Defunctorum
A2 Obscurari Sidera
A3 Claudatur
A4 Lucce Tenebrae
B1 Sol Niger Omnipotens
B2 Ars Moriendi
B3 Ecclesiastes

({{F@R@W@Y}} & crepusculum)

Friday 30 May 2014

STEINE FUR DEN FRIEDEN-demo-(Self released - Switzerland-c30-199?)

Nice HC punk with political lyrics singed in German language the music that Steine Fur Der Friden plays in this self released cassette.They were hailing from Luzern (Switzerland) and were involved in Romp infoshop,this is the webpage of this place that seems to be still active,this cassette was self released but as contact there is the address of the Romp infoshop.It was coming inside a screen-printed red bag with a booklet with  lyrics(english translation provided) and nice graphix.
I met them few times around Europe:really nice people-funny enough I even met Fix(the singer) by accident travelling in Mexico-that was really funny...,it`s a pity I lost touch with him/them.
Good Hc punk,great messages...

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v.a.-p.s.-YOUR BAND SUCKS-(EF label-Usa-c90-199?)

Another compilation tape passed years back to Misterioso Impossivel blog and no longer available there.
I have no info about this label,the music is experimental electronics,noise,industrial and more weird goings.
Here I am going to attach the trackslist inserts that came out in this parcel.
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Wednesday 28 May 2014

CONTRASTO - Live Tape - (F.M.H-Italy-c60-1989)

Contrasto was an HC punk band from Bordighera(Liguria region,Northen Italy),they were active in the beginning of the 90s.This tape is a gig recorded in Leoncavallo Squat in Milano in 1989.It was released by F.M.H. ,a small distro in Southern Italy,not sure how many copies were distributed and it came out with a lyrics sheet in Italian language only (included here).They also have an lp out on Mister X Produzioni released in 1992.I think they splitted up a couple of years later...

This is the first band who used this name and it`s not to be confused with the band with the same name formed in 1996 and still active nowadays.

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Monday 26 May 2014

DELETED/C-DRIK-Hopeless Dreams-(Trummer Kassetten-Germany-c60-1994)

Deleted is Christophe Petchanatz and here his personal webpage.C-drik is Cedrik Fermont,his webpages syrphe.com, MySpace, MySpace, Facebook. 
Both artists already 
covered on this blog.
This tape is a full co-operation between those two artists and it did happen via mail-exchanging and collaborating via the letter box,it was summer/autumn 1993,and at the time email and internet didn`t exist yet.

This tape was released by three different labels;the French Facade,
the Italian Old Europa Cafe and the German  Trummer Kassetten ,my copy is from this German label.
Very nice experimental electronic and more weird passages of fantasy and joyful sounds.Lovely collaboration by 2 great musicians.Enjoy it.

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Sunday 25 May 2014

DIVISION BY ZERO-Division By Zero-(Self Released-Usa-1991)

Self released  cassette by this American band,8 tracks recorded in studio-their music is a weird form of electro-punk industrial with effects on the vocals and other strange noises surrounding bass and  guitar.
Nice demo for the lovers of Cosmonauts  Hail Satan,Ministry and similar bands...

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United States of Mail Art-One Dollar(Mail Art,Mail Networking,graphinx-art work-90s)

Plagiarism was an act very diffused into the mail art network and this is a very funny example.This piece of mail art  was printed by the italian mail artist Fabio Rossi in Bologna(Northern Italy).
It depicts Ray Johnson, a very famous collagist and correspondence artist, who was a seminal figure in the history of Neo-Dada and early Pop art.He was the grandfather of the Mail Art and associated with the Fluxus movement.

Saturday 24 May 2014

GARRASIKA-Buruhausteak-(c30 -Garrabika-1999-Basque Country-)

Garrasika plays  punk rock with 
 faster breaks,
double vocals(male +female) singing political orientated 
lyrics both in Spanish and Basque language.
11 songs with professional recording 
+ a colour cover sleeve with pics and lyrics
make this tape a very fine production.

For the international community of punk lovers...

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Friday 23 May 2014

SKDRON-Have A Great Trip-(Self Released 3 tracks demo-France-199?)

Skdron were an "electro punk" project from France,they have a song on the international compilation No More Sexism.
This is a very short demo with 3 songs-nice recording and photocopy inset with lyrics...

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Thursday 22 May 2014

v.a-1000+1 TiLt n6-The DREAMS and The MACHINE(1000+1 TiLt,Greece,c60-1999)

Compilation number 6 released and distributed  by 1000+1 TiLt in Greece back in June 1999 both as tape and cd-r.
Very interesting bands/projetcs all around this c60, I am going to attach here the tracklist.
Great compilation on a very good label.

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Boredom Images n4,"blasphemy,heresy and jesus h christ"(UK,fanzine,Mail Art,Copy Art-90s)

Here the number 4 of Boredom Images fanzine,I posted already the numbers 3,5 and 6&7,this in a very nice short zine mixing mail art,copy art,weird art works and 
messages related to the  subjects written on the cover.
For the lovers of the underground press of the 90s.
This is just excellent.


v.a-TV CH 009-(Old Europa Cafe-c60-Italy-1992)

Old compilation tape released by the italian Old Europa Cafe mainly noise and experimental electronic music.
Enjoy it.
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Here the tracklist.
A1 Alvaro* Please Do Not Adjust Your Set
A2 Soft Disgust Watch The Moderator
A3 Eiaculazione Amusicale TV Sucks My Brain
A4 M.Nomized Horror Film On Ch. 13
A5 Drum Fondu, The Racing On TV
A6 M.T.T.* Golden Dogs Club Reverberation On Screen
B1 7/Inanna/7* Jesus Is My TV
B2 Die Rache Bildaus
B3 RR (2) Vol.TV.Cti
B4 Bo Fors Liquid Program
B5 Andreas Bick Shooting
B6 L'Edarps A Moth Leck Mich Doch Am Arsch
B7 Thrush Singular Broadcas

Tuesday 20 May 2014

ZOOPHYTE-The Grey Man Swerves-(Matching Head-UK-1995-c90)

Half abstract/drone, half noise and all in all very esoteric and sick electronic music on this long tape by Zoophyte,released by the english Matching Head managed by Lee Stokoe.

I really like this tape and  here you`ll find the discogs page with the other productions by this project.

Anybody out there with  more info about Zoophyte and/or his other tapes to download???
I`d love to know more...

ps-this tape is not indexed

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Monday 19 May 2014

BRANDELLI D`ODIO-No Tanax-(Video-Italy-Original Recording 1993>Final Editing 2013-Unreleased]

Another video by Brandelli D`Odio this time not a  long "theatrical performance" but a very short HC Punk song, in fact 1 minute only.This is the very first line up of Brandelli D`Odio and the video was recorded in the practise room of the Squatted Swimming Pool(Social Squatted Center in Foggia-Southern Italy) during October 1993.Gianni was the vocalist,only for this track and the lyric is about the tanax.
The intro and the outro are fragments taken from Electric Tie by Emblema Angelico as those two projects were very closely connected by  strong bonds.
For people into fast distorted music with a short additional electronic deviated twist...


v.a.-NEW HIPPIES - vol 8(Red Neon Tapes-Belgium-c60-199?)

Another compilation of the serie New Hippies,this is the volume number 8 and it features : The Cospiracy,Halo Svevo,Judas Elend,Sympathy Nervous,Das Istitus,Westland,Proses in cennes,The Moth,Morcel  Sal Ami,Bruce Actinson.
I posted already quite few  volumes of this serie and more tapes by Red Neon Tapes.Use the search box on this blog to look for them,you`ll find  info and related links too...

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Sunday 18 May 2014

Queeruption in London - Programme 2002 - (zine,graphix,UK)

Queeruption (a compound of queer and eruption)[1] is an annual international queercore festival and gathering started in 1998 where alternative/radical/disenfranchised queers can exchange information, network, organize, inspire and get inspired, self-represent, and challenge mainstream society with do-it-yourself (DIY) ideas and ethics.[2][3][4] Shows featuring queer punk bands, performance artists, and other entertainment are put on at night, while workshops and demonstrations take place during the daytime.[3][4][5] Queeruption generally takes place in a different city in a different country every year.[3][4] It has contributed to anarcho-queer (queer anarchist) movements.[6] The groups that organize each event and even within the same city may have disagreements about how aspects should represent politics including queer safe spaces.[7]
From their 2003 announcement. "Queeruption is non-commercial! Queeruption is Do-it-Yourself! We draw no line between organisers and participants. We seek to provide a framework (space, co-ordination) which you can fill with your ideas. It will include workshops, music, demonstrations, film, art, performances, (sex) parties, picnics, games and any other activities your feel like trying! What is queeruption? What is queer culture? For expression and exploration of identity. Climbing over the artificial boundaries of sexuality, gender, nation, class! Against racism, capitalism, patriarchy and binary gender repression."[8]  (from wikipedia)
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v.a. - PSYQUIL SAMPLER - (Psyquil Recs.- Germany-1992)

Psyquil was a small record label based in Germany  and active in the 90s.This is a very good compilation released in the 1992,it came out with a 16 pages booklet with pictures and addresses of the bands.Here the tracklist and here a very good review on discogs webpage originally published on Soft Watch magazine.
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A1 No Comment Mutant 3:40
A2 Nachzehrer Nosedive * Bee 4:20
A3 Ordinary Strange Black Sunny Day 3:06
A4 Echophrasia She Eats My Eyes 4:15
A5 Lloydt And Me Desire 3:27
A6 Charlottes Manie Trip To The Moon 3:08
A7 Giants Causeway In Your Dreams 3:27
A8 B-Ha Strohblond 1:33
A9 Planoforce (2) Technique Idea 3:05
A10 Mülli Schokoladi Quackel Dakkel 3:06
B1 Echophrasia Fallopian Tube 2:02
B2 No Comment Organic Life 3:40
B3 Charlottes Manie She 1:59
B4 Ordinary Strange Fasades Burning 4:05
B5 Lloydt And Me She's Gone 3:02
B6 Mülli Schokoladi Unser Norman 4:24
B7 B-Ha Pogokönigin 1:18
B8 Nachzehrer Neurosis 4:20
B9 Giants Causeway Enchanted 7:47

Friday 16 May 2014

v.a.-BULSA BREAKOUT(Sound Action-South Africa & Art of Noise-Bulgaria-c90-1996)

Here a compilation released and distributed by  the South African Sound Action and the Bulgarian distro Art of Noise.I posted already 3 cassettes by this Southern african label here and here and here.
No much info about the bulgarian label.
As for the introduction of this tape I am going to attach here what they wrote in the cover sleeve.

Good punk-grind and  metal bands from those 2 countries,good recordings and an A4 colour copy cover sleeve with pics and addresses make this release a very nice one.
Enjoy it.

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ERIC LYON-Electronic Music By...-(Biotope Art Organization-UK-1995-c60)

Eric Lyon is a composer and computer music researcher. Major areas of focus include computer chamber music, spatial orchestration, and articulated noise composition. Recent compositions include "Spirits", a 43-channel electroacoustic piano composition for the ZKM Kubus,"Noise Variations" for ensemble mise-en, and “The Book of Strange Positions” for the violin duo String Noise( info takenfrom Virginia Tech.)
 Here and here 2 web-pages with more info about his activities and works.
The label is the amazing Biotope Art Organization already covered in other posts in this blog.

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Thursday 15 May 2014

AXIOME-CRNO KLANK - Split Tape - (C60-Self Released-Belgium-199?)

I passed this tape to Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum blog,that link is dead now so I re-post it here with the  excellent review by Crepusculum. Thanx mate...

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"some interesting material here for this split cassette from these two Belgian projekts!!

Axiome tis thee projekt ov Olivier Moreau [Delta Files, Imminent, Imminent Starvation, 2 Be Freak, Ambre, Collapse, The Incredible Three, Myrza, Rob(u)Nent, Torsion, Tricot Trio, Urawa..] & Cedrik Fermont [C-drík, Alien Vegan Sect, D-Drik, F-Drik, H-drík, J-drík, Kirdec, M.E.3, O-Drík, Q-drík, R-Drik, T-drik, V-drík, Y-drík, 9E Phalanx, Ambre, Ammo, Axiome, Dead Hollywood Stars, Elekore, Globuleux, Klank Of Črno Migs, The, Logatomistes, Moonsanto, Tetra Plok, Xøn. xêkhäl, Xingu Hill, Črno Klank..]
all ov thee trackx are essentially repetitive filtered sequencing material!!

Crno Klank tis another projekt ov Cedrik Fermont [see above^] at one point this was a two piece projekt [though if this tis from that era am uncertain/??]..
thee first track: birth of darkness sonicly consists ov slow drum sequencing with pulsating synthesiser and flangy vocals..

nen aktib tanz in de mesto of toth consists ov slow pulsating sequencing with wierd flanged power elektronik type presence which tis met with restrained percussion and distant vocals..

toth cosists ov a fairly similar approach with a repetitive synth line with warbling elektronikx and minimal percussive sequencing..

o zone tis quite a bit more atmospheric [jeje..] with fluttery elektronikx and a snare hit roughly every eight seconds..

genetik consists ov sparse pulsating sequencing with dissonant organ accompaniment and processed agonised vocalisations..

fatalite` tis by far thee most caustic ov thee pieces presented here with harsh sreams accompanied by power elektronikx and pounding gunshot-type drum sequencing!!

Track listing:

a01-axiome 222(pole)
a02-axiome 114(thalle)
a03-axiome 153(magnitogorsk 1932)
a04-axiome 656(triedre)
a05-axiome 356(metamorphoses)
a06-axiome 261(desequilibre)
a07-axiome 365(meteore)
a08-axiome 314(systole)
a09-axiome 666(clepsydre)
a10-axiome 454(les deux infinis)
a11-axiome 616(pole)
b01-birth of darkness
b02-nen aktib tanz in de mesto of toth
b04-o zone

(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)"

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Yops Zine n5(Fanzine-Italy-199?)

Yops was a fanzine edited and  published by Andrea Fornaca in Milano(Northern Italy) during the late 90s.
It was a  zine of pictures,mostly punk gigs and punk bands  but also pictures from friends and  art exhibitions.
I guess everything was going!!!
Back then there was no digital pictures and so the size/format was normal pictures assembled together in A5 size page and photocopied in black and white,colour copies were  very expensive.
If you are into random black and white pictures then you`ll find here some nice ones.

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ALMA MATER-Satira-(M.s.k. Productions-Italy-1996)

Alma Mater was an Italian project playing a kind of atmospheric goth/dark wave with synth and programming + vocals.

This tape was released and distributed by M.S.K. productions,little southern Italian label.
It came out in with xerox cover sleeve with info and lyrics,the tape in a yellow cardboard box.
Enjoy it.

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Tuesday 13 May 2014

A.D. EKER - Earth Circle (Cadenced Noise-Italy 199?-c46)

Short tape of 4 tracks by A.D. Eker former member of the seminal Dutch band  De Fabriek.
The label is the Italian Cedenced Noise managed  by  Mario Pota writer and singer in Rudy e Crudy and Bandiera dell`Odio.

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Monday 12 May 2014

FOREHEAD-Demo (Lux Noise-c20-1991-Switzerland)

7 songs on this demo by the swiss  Forehead,great band of alternative punk mixed with lots of different influences and creative song writing.Good lyrics too.Yes they were just very good...
There were the same songs on both side so I just  digitalized one.
Very good professional recording!!!This is just great...and I have one more tape by this amazing band...

Ah yes, 4 years ago I passed to Radiomolotov blog their nice cd,so here that link.
Titus calls their music a crossover between funk and HC Punk recalling names such as NomeasNo and Infectious Grooves!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the lovers of original and well played "art-punk"+...

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ETAT DES STOCKS-Galactic Gigolo`-(Red Neon Tapes,Belgium-c60-199x) + Disturbing The Clown -(Red Neon Tapes-Belgium-199x-c60)

More Etat Des Stocks tapes here.
Both out on Red Neon Tapes, sometime in the 90s.
I spoke already about Patrick Parent mastermind of both Etat Des Stocks and Red Neon Tapes label.

More frazzled and  weird electronic experiments...

Enjoy it :)


galactic gigolo`

disturbing the clown

Saturday 10 May 2014

TIMINGILA - Timingila - (Oral Gestation Artefacts-Usa-1996)

The Timingila is a huge aquatic creature that can swallow whole whales in one bite (the word itself means whale-swallower in Sanskrit), as written about in the ancient historical text, Mahabharata (Vana Parva 168.3). It is also mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam (12.9.16), Ramayana (Yuddha-kanda 4.114), Susruta Samhita (Ch.45), and Caitanya-caritamrta (Madhya-lila 13.142).
This is an american noise project using this indian name and this is a compilation of old stuff .
The label is the legendary Oral Gestation Artefacts I spoke about them when I posted Human Shield cassette.
A small gift from the unknown deep oceans of the 90s...

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