"Former Members of Alfonsin do not contain any former members of a band named Alfonsin, so don't go looking for another band. They were, however, a really good (and interesting) mix of melodic hardcore and 90's emo sound. Fast at times and able to take it up to a frantic hardcore punk pace at times, they for the most part did the melodic hardcore thing with the old emo talk/sing-scream vocals (though some songs include alternating male/female vocals). Political, straight edge, funny- they truly deserve a proper re-release but until then they at least deserve some more recognition."(from what we want we must create a blog) Very good recording, nice cover sleeve with lyrics and info. Reaccionaria was a totally diy punk label from Monterrey(Northern Mexico)born in 1998 and run by Fernando Lozano (2). Enjoy it. ~f_a~r_a~w¬a~y* click me
I spoke already about Daniele Brusaschetto:here and here. Italian songwriter and musician, He has been active as a soloist since the middle of the 1990s. The releases under his name are characterized by the union of elements of soundscapes and electronics and an intimate soul. The result is a sort of industrial songwriting.danielebrusaschetto.net, Facebook, Bandcamp, YouTube, SoundCloud, Wikipedia
In this tape, Daniele makes a nice collaboration with 3 very talented artists: -Marco Milanesio: Electronic, Ambient and Experimental producer and musical engineer at O.F.F. (Oblivion Free Foundation) in Turin, Italy. Before the owner of Acqualuce Studios. Also well-known as musical head of DsorDNE and co-founder of the Hax Materiali per la comunicazione Label (1988-1997). Currently active as 9cento9.
Another very difficult tape to find edited and distributed by the The Brain Of The Monster zine crew back in 1988. 2 bands playing weird old school industrial,electronic jingles and psychedelic/goth rock...
The Brain Of The
Monster was a radical fanzine about music and anti-art conceived by a
famous mail artist: Alessandro Ceccotto
in Adria. He was running a big
mail art archive, and few fanzines as well.I already posted some stuff
published by him as Mail Art Archive. I have no idea how many
copies he printed of it.The cover sleeve was a xerox copy of red
Another astonishing release by Celluloid Mata,this is a French project of Matthieu Maire who, after his
first independent release, signed to the French label Noise Museum. Mata
produces (or used to produce) heavy ambient, dynamited by rhythmic
crashing pieces of noise. The compositions seem to have a natural
electronic body, which gets this impression of "quiet force." Wider, the
range of sonorities gears down the impact of these dangerous
techno-tronic oscillations, and dark breakbeats appear to go hand in
hand with a perfect cohesion of sound. After six years and several
releases on different labels, Maire decided to cancel all activities
that were executed under the Celluloid Mata moniker. With Philipp Münch
(Synapscape, Ars Moriendi) he now produces as Cell Auto Mata.
Amazing lp by the mighty One By One:
Newcastle, Leeds, Bradford based band who released two
studio 7”'s, a Peel Session, an LP, and a split LP which never came out
and an LP which never got mixed: A half studio half live 7" plus various
Completed tours of Europe, UK & the US.(from discogs) This is another band including Sned, drummer and founder of the punk label Flat Earth.His blog about this label is here.
I tried to find the booklet of this album on the net and I did realize that it is was not available.So I decided to post it here.
Amazing graphix,very good lyrics and messages.
If you are in HC Punk you`ll love this one.
To complete this post I am attaching a video that I created for one of the song of this great album. It talks about the P.M.R.C. and all those big framed up stories behind it.Very cinical and at the same time critical and challenging, it is still very present after more that 20 years of its release. A masterpiece,simply. Enjoy it. ~f*a~r*a~w¬a~y¬ click me
Another tape by this nice french project,I already posted the tape called Genese,released by the cool french label Groupuscule Vision,I wrote about them few times already.An independent tape
label formed by the art collective Cartel Experimental,as far as I know
they were also releasing an international newsletter called Concept.
Industrial,noise,sound collage and more headache sounds to destroy your easy peaceful life.
Number 12 of Lola Fish fanzine,I already posted the number 10.Short fanzine edited
by Bruno Pommey in Mainvilliers (France) mixing mail art,random artworks
and reviews of fanzines and cassettes. In this issue different contributions by various mail artists,a very nice comic story by Blair Wilson+Sparrow,flyers and mail art invites. Nice,small and funny... ~f^a¬r~a^w*a~y¬ click me
Here the legendary tape-work by the mighty Mexican Power Authority...a tape that blows away all the grindcore fans mixing weird passages of jazzcore,hc punk,fast drums and speed guitar solos to arrive to a pure chaos of creativity with no musical borders. Here a nice review by Short Fast + Loud zine: "MPA remain one of the least understood and most underrated bands from
the ‘90s underground. Their style was entirely unique, borrowing from
hardcore and grind, yet adding so many off the wall elements that the
end results never quite equated with their contemporaries. Imagine
Muppets who studied free form jazz playing punk rock songs with the
RUINS at a high school music recital with students playing recorders.
Odd clarinet sounds and yipping vox offset the spastic punkiness that
abounds. Kev from the almighty NEOS
is in this band, but don’t go expecting straight forward thrash. Maybe
someday MPA will get the recognition they deserve, but for now check out
this cult favorite if you want something completely beyond the radar." In September 2007, MPA regrouped after a decade hiatus and began
rehearsing material spanning their original six-year existence to
prepare for their first performances in ten years.
During 2008, the group focused exclusively on composing new material,
with legendary local drummer Jon London completing the line-up in
February 2009. The group will release a new LP in 2011.
A great tape issued with hand-numbered cover artwork and tape-labels.Inside the case embedded informations sheet. For all the lovers of certain crazy fast music with some weird genius hiding throu the musical notes/rhythms and the lyrics are funny too.
Microcellulazione was a collective of @punx active on the end of the 80s in Naples(Southern Italy). I wrote already about them when I posted the compilation Cellula Prima. This is a very nice poster for one of their gigs organized before they squatted a big social center called Tien`A` Ment. Up the punx... ~f*a~r^~a^w~a^y~
It appears that there are two bands with this name.One from Portugal and this one from Bergamo(Northern Italy).They were active in the early 90s,very involved in the @movement and squatting scene.This tape was dedicated to Daniele Marra,an anti-army total abjector jailed for refusing to serve the mandatory army service.
On the end of the side A you`ll find all the songs of the side B in double speed and on the end of the side B all the songs of the side A in double speed,making this tape a real example of punk chipmunk.
ceased to exist, Paul, Olav, Jos and Menno decided to call their new
band Seein'Red. Menno did not stay long in the band and after he had
left, Burt joined on Bas-guitar and Jos became the singer, Olav stayed
on drums and Paul on guitar.
After the first recordings, Jos went back on bass and Burt moved on
and would start his own bands: profound, Manliftingbanner, Colt Turkey
and Dead Stool Pigeon."(from discogs) This tape was benefit for the anarcopunk zine ROMP,I spoke about it when I posted the tape by Steine Fur Den Friden. It was recordet live at Ieper/Belgium on 28/4/1995 except track 27 - 29, which were recorded at Ratingen/Germany on 23/11/1990. Enjoy it. ~f*a~r*a~w*a*y~ click me
I passed this amazing compilation to Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum blog back in 2010,since then other bloggers have posted it on their blogs yet this is my rip and I re-post it because I love this sampler. If you want to read the very well done review by Crepusculum please go here. It came out with a very special cover sleeve covered entirely in wallpaper + A5 size pages with info and graphix provided by the different bands/projects involved.
I wrote about this amazing label many times now as I posted already lots of very good tapes by it.
If you are into tribal,esoteric eletronickx,noise ambient,industrial and similar music styles this is definetely a tape you should listen.
Few years ago a friend passed me this amazing cd and I loved it.Looking for permission to post it on my blog I got in touch with them via FB and after swapping few messages they sent me an introduction about this project and this nice cd.I have therefore give them a big thanx for giving me the OK to post it here and for this info. "Crappy Nightmareville is an experimental music group formed in Louisville, KY in 1993 by Andrew Willis and Mike French, and populated over the years by a shifting cast of adventurous friends. Most of our work has been issued as very limited (frequently handmade) cassettes, CD-Rs, and a couple of 7” records. The pieces on Shadow Garden were recorded live in Louisville at the Butchertown Pub, Hemispheres, and the Rudyard Kipling, and cobbled together in 2004 as a sort of demo. Many of these pieces have continued to take more developed and elaborate forms as we work to assemble our first full-length studio album." They are still playing and you can check their last activities on their Facebook page.
For all the lovers of experimental improvised music mixing fantasy, creativity and a pure genial attitude without musical borders this cd is just great.
To complete this post I am going to attach here a cool video introducing one of the songs published in this cd. Enjoy it. :f~a:r~a:w~a:y~ click me
One of the best italian speed metal band coming from the very first wave of italian heavy metal,I spoke about them when I posted their old demo-tapes,they formed in 1982 and disbanted in 1988,reformed in 2005 and in 2012 released a new album called " The end of silence".
This is a small fanzine with lots of old flyers,gig posters and tickets,press reviews and biography(in english and italian).
I passed this tape to Vita Ignes Corpus Lignum blog back in 2010. I re-post it here including the excellent review by Crepusculum. I `ve posted another tape by ths amazing project by Gianluigi Russolo.
"Great acoustic ritual sonorism here
from this projekt ov Gianluigi Russolo [Subliminale, TV Satanico, S.
Biasin Trio..] thee info in thee cassette states: "a coumcept ov natural
acoustick sonorites/ only acoustick instrumentation were employed in
this sexsion/ dedicated to Pan" it appears that assistance may have been
provided by DeviLs G. and Stefano Della Volpe.. though due to thee
esoteric heiroglyph-type writing some ov thee information tis a bit
-druides - [sounds like thee recording tis a bit warbly] ritual
percussions, flutes, bells, pieces ov metal, wailing saxophone, droning
voice, and dissonant bowed-strings make for a strange piece ov esoteric
-soltitius - dissonant wailing call and reponse from saxophones!!
-ritual-theatro chimico - nice distant ritual percussions reverberate,
and later thunder and are met with more dissonant wailing ov sax!! later
still in thee piece tis what sounds like nice dissonant/melodic
-genesis - ritual sonorous flutes evoke a unique atmospere and are joined with shimmering ov crystal and vocal chanting!!
-arkanos desvuelos - reverberating percussions and howling voice!!
-rex-pansophia - shimmering sounds ov crystal with quiet distant percussion and vocal chanting!!
-ana-valknut - beauteous flute with quiet droning atmosphere and sparse ritual percussion!!
(transferred by [[F@R@W@Y]] / review by crepusculum)"
This is another release by this very undergrond label:Cheap Tapes International,I wrote about them when I Posted the Canwll Corfe-1988 And Other Tales Of Terror tape. B.M.G. is an unknown band playing lo-fi bass propelled dirty blues/rock...it is just a pity that this recording isn`t very good but their music is somehow inspiring and full of good vibes/energy.
To let you know more I am going to attach here the few info coming into the cover sleeve.
The Jimi Hendrix hit "Fire" covered in a weird lo-fi psycho way is mindblowing.
For all the lovers of certain obscure blues genius...this is great. Enjoy it. ~f*a*r*a~w*a*y^ click me