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Wednesday 31 July 2019

S-CORE-Dysphonia-(Morpheus Editions-Holland-c60-1989)

Another great cassette by this uncompromising artist from Japan.
Active since the mid of the eighties, Japanese musician Yutaka Tanaka released his works under the name S-CORE. 
Early works are all cassette albums he put out on his own cassette label Afflict Records, many of those were recorded via mail collaboration with many sound artists from international underground scene, such as Stefano Biasin (Italy), Telepherique and Trigger B (Germany), Merzbow (Japan), Al Margolis/If, Bwana (USA), Rafael Flores (Spain).
Webpages: orc.ru, rgnz.free.fr
I haven`t got much info about this Dutch label active in the 80s. 
Enjoy it.

Monday 29 July 2019

DREAD 101/SOCIAL INSECURITY-Split Tape-Insane Society Recs-Czech Rep-2002)

Great split tape by these political punk bands, Dread 101 from the Czech Republic and Social Insecurity from Scotland. It was printed on tape and on vinyl in 2002 by the Czech labels  Insane Society Recs and Spearhead Recs operated by the members of Dread 101.
The tape came out with lyrics in Czech and English languages, some pics + addresses.
Expect furious crust/HC punk with good recordings and amazing graphic works.
Enjoy it.
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A1 Social Insecurity Victims Of Hatred
A2 Social Insecurity Tranquilized
A3 Social Insecurity Killer
A4 Social Insecurity Demonstrate
A5 Social Insecurity Social Insecurity
Backing Vocals – Leoš
A6 Social Insecurity Wage Slave
A7 Social Insecurity Futureless World
A8 Social Insecurity System Control
B1 Dread 101 Tak Dost!
B2 Dread 101 Žoldák
B3 Dread 101 Survival Under The System
B4 Dread 101 Stále Znovu
B5 Dread 101 Read Or Die
B6 Dread 101 Ústa Plná Krve
B7 Dread 101 Tlak Konformity
B8 Dread 101 Systems Continue

Saturday 27 July 2019

Games Of The Arseholes n5-(Fanzine-Usa-2003)

Very well done punk fanzine made by Stuart Schaber in Portland back in the last decade. This issue is dedicated to the Japanese punk scene, quite comprehensive including nice pics too.
You`ll read here an article about Gauze & Paintbox, Total Noise Addiction, Raw Shit(a piece about Japanese Raw noise-punk bands), New Year`s EVE noise attack vol 2 in Portland(2002) and tons of music reviews. 
A nice zine with good graphics, pics and messages.
Enjoy it. 

Tuesday 23 July 2019

ZONA INDUSTRIALE-Neutro-(ADN Tapes-Italy-1985)

This is the second release by this fantastic Italian duo called Zona Industriale, I have already posted Materiali(85-87) and Requiem.
A Discogs page about them is here, this tape was reprinted in 1996 by the mighty Slaughter Productions with the title "Pornografia: Materiali/Frammenti",I am posting here the cover sleeve that Marco Corbelli chose for this reprint. 
Adn was an Italian electronic/experimental/industrial label based in Milan. ADN was run by Marco Veronesi, Piero Bielli and Alberto Crosta (with one Carla Crotti also involved at some point), although Alberto Crosta was the main international contact. I have posted a few productions by this old Italian label too.
Enjoy it.

Sunday 21 July 2019

Bagger/Lieselotte–Bagger/Lieselotte-(Sorry Records-Switzerland-1999)

Amazing split vinyl with two Swiss bands from the crust punk scene of the last century. Bagger used to make performances with fire and masks while playing their furious HC punk. I think they were involved with the Schrottbar in Biel.
Lieselotte plays a violent form of grindcore mixed with HC punk...I spoke about them when I posted their Split tape with Pakita.
This record comes with an 8-page booklet with graphics and lyrics(all the relevant scans included here). 
A great vinyl for people into violent music with positive ideas and attitude.
Enjoy it.

Friday 19 July 2019

GRONGE-Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine-(Not On Label-Italy-1989)

This is an amazing tape documenting the live show of this fantastic band at the Social Squatted Centre of Udine(Northern Italy) on the 21st January 1989.
Try to describe the music by this great band is not easy, with thousands of various influences they play a very personal form of Avantgarde Art Rock, their live shows were explosive mixing improvisations and performances leaving the public struck with an assault of lights, costumes,body movements, improvisations and more genial ideas, changing all the time.
I was lucky to see them twice back in the 90s ,they blew everybody away. Their various productions are quite different music-wise,as well.
Indexing this tape was very difficult because many tracks are mixed up, it took me a long time and for whoever will get it then please read the notes that I have added. The recording is pretty amazing, delivering to us their full energy as a great live act.
To complete this post I am adding some info taken from a Wikipedia page dedicated to them + an old video from their Youtube Channel.
A very big thanx to Marco for giving me permission to post this astonishing live document. 
Enjoy it.
History Of The Band

Born during the New Wave era but with a very original music idea, Gronge has been groundbreaking of many music genres that evolved in the following years.

The name of the band, that prefers to define itself as a musical collective, originates from the roman slang and it means a boxer apparently defeated but who still has the strength for his last punch.

Their music style is been defined by themselves as tecknopunkcabaret because they mix in their shows music and theatre. Among the first bands to include in their compositions some samples,

they have been an epiphany for important Italian bands like Zu.

They have been, together with Franti from Turin, the first to propose the DIY/self-production in Italy.

Gronge, that from 2014 change its name in Gronge X, are still active.

In 2015 They have published a CD titled Manuale Di Imporvvisazione Per Giovani Socialisti released on Danze Moderne label.

Between 2015 and 2016, the Again Records reprints all their discography of the 80s and the 90s in two double cd.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

DISAHOGO n4-(Fanzine-Argentina-199?)

This fanzine seems to be another production by Max Vadala. I spoke about him when I posted the split tapes Terror Y Miseria/Ruido E Ideas and Sovredocis/Sopa De Garron and the fantastic zine DF Dismadre.  
 In this blog, you`ll find info about Max graphic works and fanzines + @punk bands from Buenos Aires.
This issue is inspired by the dadaist movement and work, you`ll find some cool graphics, some comics, an article about the Chaos Day In Hannover and another one about how to grow up marijuana at home.
Short and funny, this is a nice little zine.
Only in the Spanish language.

Monday 15 July 2019

ZONA INDUSTRIALE-Requiem-(Discipline Produzioni-Italy-1987)

Zona Industriale was an industrial group (two people) formed in Cosenza (south Italy) in 1983, and released 5 tapes album before became inactive in 1987: “IZ” (C60), “Neutro” (C45) (for ADN Tapes), “Sequenze” (C20), “Away” (C45) (for Bloedvlang Produkt) and “Requiem”(C45) (for Discipline Production). Tracks appear on some compilations in Italy, France and Netherlands.
In 1996 the Slaughter Production re-releasing first on tape after on CDR (2003) the first tape “IZ” and after another two tapes: “Pornografia: frammenti/materiali” (1996) (C34), “Materiali 1985 - 1987” (C34) (1997).

The first tapes of the group were noised and industrial from “Sequenze” the sound became more evanescent and ambient. 

Discipline Produzioni was an early Italian industrial/experimental label run by Gianfranco Santoro (info from Discogs).click me

Saturday 13 July 2019

KLEG-Eating And Sleeping(#15)-(Barooni-Holland-1987)

Kleg (1984-1995) was an art-rock ensemble from Groningen, the Netherlands. Influenced by Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham.
Kleg recorded two albums: #15 'Eating and Sleeping' and Zing.
#15 was a 50-minute suite.
Zing had a more conventional rock-feel and was produced by Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. Both albums are out of print.
4 unreleased tracks from 1995 were made public in 2014 via their Bandcamp page.
 Eating And Sleeping (#15) was commissioned by the City Of Groningen in 1987.
Barooni was a Dutch label, founded by Roland Spekle, it seems that it is not active anymore. (All Info from Discogs)
Enjoy it.

Friday 12 July 2019

Θάνατος Αρχίζει –Γιατί -Λαυχατατάθλιψη [Thanatos Archizei / Begins the Death - Giati / Why - Lauchatathlipsi]-(Fanzine-Greece-198?)

Very rare Greek fanzines from the last century.
These zines were made by the band Mavra Idanika (Black Ideals) from Athens.
Aesthetically very close to some graphic works of bands such as Crass and Rudimentary Peni as well as the messages contained in these great collages.

Thanatos Archizei(Death Begins) contains
graphics works and texts against the army, (nuclear) wars and religions.

Giati(Why) delivers to us some lyrics by Mavra Idanika + messages against prisons/asylums, state violence, family violence, veganism and animal liberation.

Laukatathlipsi offers us contents about sex and gender, religion, the voting system + political parties, animal exploitation and some music reviews. 

These amazing fanzines were printed around the early and mid-80s and are true evidence of the anarcho-punk movement in the Greek capital during these years.
My gratitude to Ionas of E.T.C. label for passing me these 3 obscure pearls from the deep Greek underground scene and for translating their main messages.
Enjoy them if you are greek literate.



Tuesday 9 July 2019

SOCIAL INSECURITY-Futureless World Demo-(Self Released-UK-2001)

Social Insecurity is a Hardcore Punk band from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
This is their first demo, it was also released as 7 inch with the name Burn All Flags (with a different track sequence) by the Czech label Emergency Records in the same year.
5 tunes of raging HC Punk with political lyrics, the folded cover sleeve report email address and the lyrics too.
Their Bandcamp page is here, where you will find only their last album 
Resurgence released in February 2019.
Enjoy it.

Sunday 7 July 2019

v.a-Northern California Is A Noisey Place Indeed-(Sound Of Pig-c60-USA-1987)

Great compilation with a bunch of good artists playing some strange forms of experimental electronics and early industrial music.
Sound Of Pig was an American Industrial/Experimental/Electronic/Noise tape label run by Al Margolis in New York. Now defunct.
SOP Cassette Mail Order Catalogue featured hundreds of titles.
From the early 1980s through the '90s, Al Margolis earned the title "Cassette Godfather" with his Sound of Pig cassette label by releasing tapes and distributing them through growing DIY music underground.
Many of the tapes are still available via Pogus Production website.
Enjoy it.

Friday 5 July 2019

DEGENERATE-Issue 3-(Fanzine-Finland-2003)

Number 3 of this amazing fanzine, professionally printed and very well done.
In-depth interviews to Genocide Organ, Somer, Slogun, Knifeladder, Isomer, Troum, RRR Records, Robert X and many more + interesting articles and tons of reviews, nice graphic layout and pictures/flyers complete a fanzine that is a work of love and passion.

If you are into industrial music and all its subgenres then you`ll love this zine.
Enjoy it.


Wednesday 3 July 2019

POLIDRICO-Primera Muestra-(Korm Plastics-Holland-1984)

Polidrico is the name chosen by the Spanish artist José Manuel Vázquez, this is his first tape-work and it seems that came out on the Spanish label Obreros Del Sonido and then reissued by the Dutch Korm Plastics on the same year. 
His music is a mix of experimental electronics touching the old school industrial, some drone and atonal concrete music.
There are no info in the handmade cover sleeve and no song titles either.
Definitely, a tape that will make happy people into a certain old type of unsound experiments and difficult music. 
Enjoy it.

Monday 1 July 2019

Forgarður Helvítis-Helviti Sessions-(Not On Label-Iceland-2000)

Forgarður Helvítis is an Icelandic metal/grindcore band primarily active 1995 to 2000 but technically still going.
This CD-R  includes The Helviti Session (1999), Burn Churches demo(1995), Messiarse Demo(1993). It came out with a folded cover sleeve reporting some  of the lyrics in English and info/contacts. 
If you are into brutal grindcore and fast violent music then you`ll like this one.
A Facebook page about them is here.
A big thank you to Forgarður Helvítis for giving me permission to share this great cd here.
Enjoy it.