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Wednesday 30 September 2015

CHUMBAWAMBA-13 Brani Inediti Benefit Per La Liberazione Animale-(Decanale-Italy-1992)

Chumbawamba is a very famous band and it doesn`t need an introduction here.You`ll find lots of info on the net,a wikipedia page about them is  here and their well done webpage is here. 
This tape is not listed on the discogs page dedicated to them,it was benefit for an Italian group of  the Animal Liberation Front.
It came out with a small booklet attached to the cover sleeve where you`ll find the lyrics and info about those 13 unreleased songs + an introduction about the court case against this ALF group.
Enjoy it. 
{This rip is been revisited and corrected-it is much better now.(12th January 2016)}
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Tuesday 29 September 2015

ORANGE WORLD/PLEASANT VALLEY CHILDREN-Squat Muzak Part 1-Live-(Resistance Productions-Switzerland-1990)

Orange World is the band  before Earth Citizens,I posted one tape by them,you`ll find it here.
Pleasant Valley Children is one of the band by  Sned of Flat Earth Records,about this cool label you`ll find lots of info and free downloads in their blog,go here.
This tape was recorded live in a squat in Zurich(Switzerland) on 09/07/1990.You will find lots of info + the lyrics in the folded cover sleeve.
Fast,furious HC Punk with political lyrics.
Resistance Productions was a small yet very political label  active in Switzerland in the 90s!!I posted already quite few tapes and zines by this label.A discogs page about them is here.
Good punk stuff from the past.
Up the Punx.
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Sunday 27 September 2015

v.a.-ROOM CAPACITY-(Bawler Productions-c70-Germany-1996)

Another astonishing release  by the amazing  Bawler Productions,I posted already few tapes released by this good label.
Here a concept compilation:"Imagine you are in a big and empty hall and you should fill it with sound and atmosphere". The Results...are amazing sound sculptures by very good artists active in the 90s. 
It seems that every cover sleeve had a different glued image.
Enjoy this amazing compilation.
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A1 M.Nomized Close Your Eyes In The Temple 10:10
A2 End Of Silence Return Of The Silence 9:40
A3 Mlehst Bandaging Again 10:10
A4 Zero Emission Steel Spider (How To Catch And Cocoon Living Human Beings For A Harrassing Meal) 6:59
B1 De Fabriek Killer Planets 5:37
B2 De Fabriek Desert Storm (Remix) 5:22
B3 Re-Wound Delhi, Main Bazar (The Tantric Method) 11:42
B4 Aube Innermostfount 9:45
B5 Bär & Co besucht R. Koenders Besucht 3:57

Saturday 26 September 2015

RISONANZE-Continuare Ad Esistere-(Self Released-Italy-199?)

This is a band which I do not know much about.They play HC punk with a brilliant attitude and good songwriting.This tape was released together with a booklet and I do not have it ,therefore I  do not have lots of info that I reckon,were listed in the  booklet.
I can only suggest the lovers of  Italian HC Punk to get this tape as it is a good one.
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Friday 25 September 2015

EHI-Missing Pieces-(F.D.R. Tapes-Usa-c60-1996)

EHI is the personal project of Brian Noring, mastermind also of this nice tape label called F.D.R.!
Also in this tape, Brian composes a puzzle of deviated noises, fragmented industrial pieces and experimental electronic jingles.
I already spoke about him when I posted the tape/mail collaboration with Not Breathing and the
Split Tape with Culver
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Thursday 24 September 2015

Screams From Inside n4-(Fanzine-Usa-1994)

Another astonishing issue of Screams From Inside fanzine,I already posted the number 5 and the number 6,also in this issue lots of interesting articles,review of zine and music,letters...
Carisssa was the mastermind behind 
this small yet very interesting fanzine.
I am going to attach here the introduction
 that she wrote for this issue.
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Wednesday 23 September 2015

HERB MULLIN-Arthole-(Demonosound-Finland-c30-1994)

Herb Mullin is another name for the noise artist Lasse Marhaug: (b. 1974) has since the early 1990s been one of the most active artists in the Norwegian noise/experimental music scene. As a performer and composer he has contributed to well over 300 CD, vinyl and cassette releases over the years, as well as extensive touring and performing live on all continents of the world. In addition to his solo work, Marhaug has collaborated with several artists in the fields of noise, experimental, improv, jazz, rock and extreme metal, as well as working with music and sound for theatre, dance, installations, film and video. In the mid-90s Marhaug started TWR Tapes (still going) and Jazzassin Records (ended 2001). In the 2000s he started the record labels Pica Disk and Prisma Records. In 2011 he started his own print publishing called Marhaug Forlag. He has also been active as an organizer, promoter and producer. Marhaug was born in the northern regions above the arctic circle of Norway, but currently lives in Oslo.(from his own webpage.
I already posted another tape by him you`ll find it here.
This tape came out with a small booklet,it is included here.
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Tuesday 22 September 2015

KARCERAL FLESH-Closed Eyes On A Bloody And Shameful Past-(Self Released-France-c60-1992)

Karceral Flesh is the solo projec of Franck Kervizic mixing   minimal weird electronics,harsh industrial, nasty lyrics with restrained percussive passages of deranged fantasy.
Very good recording and graphix works.
A discogs page about him is here.
I will very probably post other tapes by this amazing project in future.
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Monday 21 September 2015

FEEL THE FAIR-Libera Danza-(Self Released-c46-Italy-199?)

Feel The Fair was a band  from northern Italy.They play a form of melodic punk rock reminding me some stuff of Kina or Husker Du,unfortunately the recording  is not the best.
The cover sleeve  has the lyrics and the contacts.
I don`t think that they are still active.
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Sunday 20 September 2015

DELETED-Entertainment Volume 1-(Self Released-France-c46-199?)

Another great cassette by Deleted,this is the personal project of Christophe Petchanatz,
I already posted two other tapes by this act-Well  and the split tape with C-Drik.
Christophe is best known for his musical work, especially under the name Klimperei,his webpage is here.
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Saturday 19 September 2015

ZERO OPTION-Zero Option-(Self Released-UK-199?)

A band from West Yorkshire playing punk rock and oi punk with a bit of a rough recording.
There are no info listed in the cover sleeve beside their address and the songtitles.
I am not sure when this demo was released
I guess sometimes in the 90s.
Only for the amateurs...
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Friday 18 September 2015

TEM OPH AB-Le Chele Di Hypnos-(Self Released-c46 -Italy-199?)

Tem Oph Ab is one of the personal project of Marco Farina,also involved in  Il Mestruo Delle Puttane.
In this one side only tape tem Oph Ab offer us a rather esoteric minimal tune with obsessive percussions and  strange sonic disturbances.
Marco also used to run the label Rarefazioni Uterine, this label has been active from the 90s until 2003,It seems that Marco is still active as musician with the project I.M.D.P.!

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v.a.ANYWHERE OUT OF WORLD-Compilation Incense-(Incense-France-c60-1992)

This is an amazing compilation of atmosferic brutal death metal with very oscure  yet brilliant bands.
Maybe we could call this music esoteric death metal or something similar.
If I am not misteken this was released by Cyril Herry,artist already covered in this blog when I posted the excellent fanzine "Le Journal De Ruines"
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Track listing:

a01-SHUD-vox in exceleo
a02-MORTAL FEAR-scorn of life
a03-NIGHTFALL-domestication of wildness
a04-THE HORDE OF TORMENT-pain asylum
a05-SUPURATION-in remembrance of a coma
b01-MORDOR-last demoniac invocation
b02-DROYS-forbidden ritual
b03-CHANNEL ZERO-no light
b04-MISANTHROPE-lord (of fate)

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Images About Youth`s World...Sounds,Trends and Feelings-(Mail Art Documentation/Fanzine-Italy-1992)

Very nice fanzine about the subject of this mail art documentation,there are quite few interesting articles about the mail art movement and this project/exhibition.Only in Italian language.
Lots of very nice art-works too.
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Tuesday 15 September 2015

v.a.-DISCREET CAMPAIGNS-(Rorschach Testing Product-UK-1985)

Very good compilation of abstract,post punk,new wave,industrial and experimental music edited and distributed by the english Rorschach Testing Product,old  cassette label active in the 80s and now defunct.
It came out in a clear vinyl pouch with 20 page booklet profiling each artist,all the scans provided here.

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A1 John Marc Gowans The First Thing You Ever Said To Me (Edit) 1:00
A2 Eyeless In Gaza Stay 4:23
A3 The Flamingos (2) This Heat 4:13
A4 The Wake Torn Calendar 4:51
A5 Corpaelia The Mentor Will Rise 4:10
A6 Cocteau Twins Pale Clouded White 3:20
A7 James What's The World (Live) 1:53
A8 The Decemberists (2) James Is 2:37
A9 Furniture Bullet 5:06
A10 Dif Juz Echo Wreck 4:40
A11 Kevin McDermott The Faintest Sound 3:52
B1 Chris & Cosey Shiver 5:00
B2 Actors And Famous People End Users 3:32
B3 Resistance (5) And With Disease (Live) 4:17
B4 John Marc Gowans Return To Activity 6:00
B5 Durutti Column* Weakness And Fever 5:20
B6 Life (3) Optimism (Electro Version) 4:44
B7 Spiral Staircase Everybody Has Bad Dreams 3:19
B8 Ganzheit Preface And Hostilities 3:30
B9 New Order Sunrise (Instrumental Rough Mix) 5:39

Monday 14 September 2015

HEAD CRASHER-The Day After...-(Self Released-Italy-1986)

This is a band coming from the very first italian heavy metal wave of the 80s.I am not sure if they ever released anything else beside this demo.
In it you`ll find 5 tracks of well played old school heavy metal with a decent recording.
Only for Metal Headzzzz!
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Sunday 13 September 2015

SMALL CRUEL PARTY-Stercoranism-(Sounds For Consciousness Rape-France-1993)

Small Cruel Party is Key Ransone,his work is focused on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on noninstrumental sound sources, the source itself not being readily apparent. Work generally involves manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm. More recent work has incorporated various influences related to studies in Buddhism (zen and Tibetan) but without including or perhaps suggesting any obvious references. 
Sounds For Consciuosness Rape is a  defunct French label active in the early '90s in the industrial/noise area and well-known for its limited edition releases. 
This tape came out in a hard leather case.
Enjoy the noisy drones...

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Saturday 12 September 2015

M.D.G.-Ultimi A Morire-(Self Released-Italy-1989)

Furious and chaotic HC Punk with few metal riffs in this first demo by M.D.G.!!Their name stands for Millions of Dead Glams,hailing from Trani in Southern Italy,they sing of riots,emotional problems and freedom.
The recording is pretty good and the folded cover sleeve has the lyrics and few pics too.
Up the punx.

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Friday 11 September 2015

TATSUYA YOSHIDA-Solo Works-(Magaibutsu-Japan-1989)

Yoshida Tatsuya(b.1961) is one of the most innovative drummers,composers and improvisers on the Japanese avantgarde scene.Best known as a founding member of energetic  drums+bass duo Ruins(continued as a solo project Ruins Alone since 2004),founder and leader of influential Zeuhl band Koenjiyakkei(often cited as Japanese Magma and many other bands and collaborations(John Zorn,Fred Frith,Derek Bailey,Otomo Yoshihide and many more).(from discogs)
There is so much to write about him that I would very probably get lost,so I don`t even try but you can just visit his very well done webpage to read about all the bands in which he played,the long discography,the gigs and all the rest.
A genius of impossible possibilities.
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ps-about this tape i wrote few lines specifically to explain some subjects related to it,you will it find them in  the same folder,my tape has a very bad xerox copy of the cover sleeve.

MAEROR TRI-Yearning From The Secrect Of Nature-(Fool`s Paraside Recs-UK-1992)

Maeror Tri was an ambient, noise and drone music band from Germany founded in the 1980s which consisted of Stefan "Baraka H" Knappe, Martin "GLIT[s]CH" Gitschel and Helge Siehl.
They used only live instruments to produce music with enormous amount of effects applied. They disbanded in the late 1990s after releasing a number of limited-edition records. They released music on labels such as Old Europa Cafe, Ant-Zen, Staalplaat, and Soleilmoon.
Stefan and Martin continued under the name of Troum, while Helge is recording as Tausendschoen. Stefan Knappe is also the founder and owner of Drone Records.(from wikipedia)
Fool`s Paradise Records was a small english label releasing experimental electronics on CD / vinyl / cassettes.It is not active any longer.
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A Timeless Transcension 32:55
B Yearning For The Secrets Of Nature 27:19


"The material was recorded September 1991 to December 1992. This cassette-only release is dedicated to the Nature. Thanks and greetings to Robin. There also exists a videofilmversion of "Timeless Transcension".

4-panel J-card. Cassette shell is spray-painted. Dolby B. Some copies dubbed onto C90.

The first 23 copies came packaged in a wheel of metal wire.

Lola Fish n. 10-(Fanzine-France-199?)

Short fanzine edited by Bruno Pommey in Mainvilliers (France) mixing mail art,random artworks and reviews of fanzines and cassettes.In this issue also an auto-interview by the Italian mail artist Ruggiero Maggi and the French mail artist Jean Francois Robic + an interview to the German composer/musician and mail artist Harald Ziegler.
31 pages full of info about the very underground network of mail art and zines makers.
I guess it was printed in 1990 or  early 1991 although there is not date listed anywhere.
The flyer by Red Neon Tapes requesting artists for the very first compilation by this label moved me deeply.
Only in french...
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Wednesday 9 September 2015

BRUTOPOP - Defrost - (Flop Records-Italy-2001)

Here the double compilation cd by the genius Brutopop-a very difficult band to review because they played for a long time changing style as the years were passing by...yet they kept their original aurea of proto punk/rap/hip hop/art rock and electro madness.
This double cd gives us a great compendium of what they managed to create in their life.
A very good example of creativity and exquisite fantasy. 
A discogs page about  Flop Records is here.
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ESTASI ACIDA - PornoHorrors - (BV Tapes-UK-c60-1994)

Another tape-work by the ghost collective E.A.,project covered in this blog many times already. Here the same info that I passed to Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum blog 5 years ago.
This tape was released in 1994 by BV tapes in England. It came out with a small booklet (A5 size) with copy art- works inspired by the subject of the title. Most of them were copy-art works that were also used for a few mail art projects, or as contributions to a few graphics zines. Also the tape was wrapped in “blood red” medical gauze, closed with a pin. (pictures included here).
The inspirational themes for this tape were ”pornography” thought as a lustful pleasure and “horrors” thought as fear/pain/suffering.
The music is a weird attempt to put together sound-collage, field recordings, percussions, and more random noises. A strange trip into the realm of torture and pain and pleasure/orgasms. For this project, E.A. means Acid Ecstasy. 

A  Discogs page about BV Tapes is here,
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Track listing:
Porno Side
A Untitled
Horror Side
B Untitled

Friday 4 September 2015

MISSING FOUNDATION-Live In Island-Amsterdam-1989-(Not on Label-Holland-1989)

Missing Foundation is Industrial Noise outfit from NYC. Their logo shows a martini-cocktail glass turned upside down meaning "the party's over!". 
Missing Foundation made a point of fighting gentrification in New York's Lower East Side and other metropolitan areas. They left their logo painted on walls where ever they travelled. 
Walking around in major European cities in the late 80's/early 90's you would find this all over the place.(from their discogs page) and here a webpage where you`ll find more info and biography.
Here another post  about them.
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Thursday 3 September 2015

SEA SHEPHERD - What About Love ? - (Self Released-France-1994-c30)

Sea Sheperd was an anarcopunk band from France,focused on the animal rights and related issues.
This tape is self released and it has lyrics and graphix in the folded cover sleeve.
A discogs page about them is here.
Up the Punx.
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Wednesday 2 September 2015


Educational Resources seems to be the personal project by J.D. Boswell, he uses different media to deliver his messages: this tape is crafted with lots of artworks, a small fanzine with few interesting articles and pretty nice graphics too (all the scans provided here).
I have already posted another tape by this unknown project, here that post.
The music is an amazing sculpture of sonic dissonances, dronish sounds ,and noise ambient birds chants.
Enjoy it.
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Tuesday 1 September 2015

AOS3 - Apparently We Had A Great Time - (Self Released-UK-1992)

AOS3 formed in Sunderland, UK in 1990, taking their name from the initials of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, LSD chemist and sound engineer. The bands logo comprises interlinked anarchy, peace, Om, and Yin Yang symbols, which together spell out ‘AOS3’. 
In the early 1990s before the 1994 Criminal Justice Act the band played on the free festival circuit throughout the UK including the infamous Castlemorton. AOS3 also toured regularly with bands such as Radical Dance Faction, Citizen Fish, Culture Shock and Back To The Planet.
Part of the anarcho punk movement, AOS3’s lyrics reflect the bands political stance. The songs ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ and ‘Dubbin’ Up a Riot’ describe the 1990 Poll Tax Riot in Trafalgar Square, and the bands’ cover of the The AK 47’s ‘Tottenham 3’ protests the innocence of the three men wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of PC Blakelock at the Broadwater Farm Riot in 1985. Other influences are more esoteric such as the works of Robert Anton Wilson.
AOS3 split in 1995, and singer John relocated to London going on to form P.A.I.N with Phil from Radical Dance Faction. AOS3 reformed in 2007, and have since toured with Citizen Fish, and are working on a third studio album.
Band members also played in bands:
Radical Dance Faction
Legion Of Dynamic Dischord
less (London, England) [from discogs]

(ps-this rip is been re-worked on the 14th jan. 2016-it is much better now)
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