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Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Sleeping At The Popes – Sleeping At The Popes -(Starving Times Records/BroederKont Records-USA-2005)

 Sleeping At The Popes is an american band playing raw punk with political lyrics,the recording is kind of low-fi and it suits very well their music.This 7inch came out with a folded cover sleeve reporting a few info and the lyrics too.Enjoy it.

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Limited to 500 copies, all on black vinyl.
B2 is named as 'New South Africa' on the the labels.

Sleeping At The Popes at various stages of their existence included the members listed in the credits, although duties would change at times.

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 108642 A
Beaten, Battered & Bruised
Bloody Hands
Jesus Christ's Super Saver Plan
The New South Africa
Raped By The Law 


Friday, 1 July 2022

v.a - Compilacion Benefica Para L@s Prisioner@s Politic@s - (Mula Records/Sin Apoyo-Chile)

 Long cassette compilation with punk bands playing various styles: HC Punk, Crust, Grind! It was benefit for political prisoners. Many bands sing in spanish as this is a joint productions of South American labels and beside one German band,all the rest are from Latin America countries such as Chile, Mexico, Peru, Brasil...


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A133 OctanosA La Calle
A2ChispasArroje La Bomba
A3Fallas Del SistemaResistir Y Existir
A4Septicemia (3)Subversao
A5AutonomiaSalud Y Anarkia
A6Sin ApoyoRobo Fugaz
A7Crimenes De GuerraFuego A Las Carceles
A8Contraste BizarroExpropriacion
A9Kamenish (2)Vigilar Y Castigar
B1EkidadPartidarios De La Violencia
B3Colapso AuditivoSed De Libertad
B4PersistenciaVeredicto Negativo
B6Mata FachosSentidos Limitados
B7Basquadé InchaláLibertad Para Todos


Wednesday, 29 June 2022

v.a - Sign Language - (Allied Recordings-USA-1992)

 Fantastic compilation in a box set with 3 7inches and amazing graphics. I wrote already about Allied Recordings, defunct hardcore label from San Francisco, California run by John Yates, a graphic designer whose work can be seen on many covers of punk and hardcore records, also known for Punchline, a graphic magazine with sociopolitical contents.I have, also already, posted many numbers of Punchline Magazine-fantastic paper with astonishing graphic works.


This triple 7 inch contains great bands and writings/graphics against war/sexism and racism.All the contents of the booklet are included here,I am inviting you to read it ...this is not only music but food for the brain. Enjoy it.

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Record One: Stop Racism
A1Scarecrow (14)Walls Of Vacaville
Backing Vocals [Guest] – Caroleen*
Bass – Greg*
Drums – Andrew*
Engineer – Jeffrey Warner
Vocals, Guitar – Tommy Strange
A2SawhorseTwice Removed
B1Seein' RedMan-Trap
Music By – Seein' Red
Words By – Rawie R. Frederick
B2Political AsylumSentenced
Bass – Kees DeGreef*
Drums – Leo Van Setten
Guitar – Stephen Dewar*
Vocals – Ramsey Kanaan
Words By, Music By – Political Asylum

Record Two: Stop Sexism
C1SpitboyMotivated By Fear
Bass, Vocals – Paula*
Drums, Vocals – Todd*
Guitar, Vocals – Karin*
Vocals – Adrienne*
C2Four One One*Life Minus Me
D1Christ On A CrutchFish People
D2SuckerpunchThe Pain Never Dies
Bass, Vocals – Dave (209)
Drums [Drums N Shit] – Joe (174)
Guitar – Jaime (24)

Record Three: Stop War
E1The FixturesSupport The Troops?
F1Econochrist18 And Free



Thursday, 23 June 2022

SADO RITUALS/MASS GRAVE-Sado Rituals/Mass Grave-(Gates Of Hypnos-Poland-2021)

 Sado Rituals:

Mass Grave:


Funeral drones and ambient doom noise walls suitable for traditional Sunday burnt offerings in your town. Yes, we do children's parties too (.click me)

 Gates Of Hypnos: Label specialized in meditative noise walls, hypnotizing industrials, dark drones, chilling ambiences, gloomy landscapes, psychedelic noises, sickening power electronics, violent harsh noise filth and more.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Perfect Day N5 -(Fanzine-UK-2016)

 Number 5 of this English zine, I have already posted the number 2. In this issue an article about wrestling,many gigs reviews, an interview to Lights Out zine editor,some nice drawings,a bunch of flyers, some rants and a few music reviews. A rather interesting zine about various topics. Here the Introduction to this issue.Enjoy it.

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Sunday, 19 June 2022

v.a.- Electro-Genetic - (KK Records-Belgium-1992)

Fantastic compilation with a bunch of artists playing electro, techno, EBM and Industrial music.

KK Records :Belgian label that started with EBM/Industrial in the 2nd half of the 80s. During the 90s the style changed into some more experimental pop-electro before it dissolved around 2000.(webpage)

 Enjoy it.

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12nd CommunicationFire4:46
2Sloppy Wrenchbody2nd Episode4:48
3Minister Of NoiseChasing The Flame6:16
4DRP (2)Warp6:54
5Stereotaxic DeviceBPM4:40
7Kode IVDisobey5:46
8Exquisite CorpseAnxiety6:43
9Blue Eyed ChristBurning Bodies2:47
10Cat Rapes DogPoint Of No Return4:38
11InsektZoeloe Noizz4:12
12SwainsSurely Get's Me3:41
13Psychick Warriors Ov GaiaPatience6:15


Friday, 17 June 2022

SEKAANNUS– Eksyneet (Stigma-Finland-1987)

Born 1983, and recorded multiple EP:s in 80's and did gigs around Finland with many legendary bands of time. Faded away 1989, and was resurrected from kiljusammio in 2008.
After that have done gigs and split ep & lp with Massacre, and split ep with Abortti-13.
2013 Sekaannus recorded Lp in Blackfloyids studio. There was limited cassette mini LP released from session 2015. (from their Bandcamp Page)  
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Väkivallan Vihollinen
Recorded 18.10.86 at JJ-Studio.



Saturday, 11 June 2022

v.a - 1997 Damn The Control - (Vomiting Label-Finland-1997)

 Crust Punk political compilation 7inch  released by this Finnish label in 1997. It  came out with a cool folded cover sleeve reporting info and  messages by the bands and the label. Enjoy it.

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A1    Chaos Channel–    Don't Kill Future
A2    Leben (2)*–    Mit Dem Wind-Wendehals
A3    Besthöven–    Sacrificio Grotesco
A4    Kirous–    Kasvava Uhka
A5    Guernica Y Luno–    La Programo
B1    Conclude–    No Need Flesh
B2    Totuus–    Kirkot Hyötykäyttöön
B3    Disclose–    Rights Of Liberty And Equality
B4    Blaze (19)–    Heavy Confusion

    Recorded At – Studio Cab

    Artwork [Chaos Channel] – Tem Tem

Comes in a fold-out poster sleeve cover. Some copies came with three postcards. Both glossy and matte sleeves exist.


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

ANY GIVEN DAY- Perverts And Pornstars - (Self Released-UK-2003)


Full Self Released Cd by this British Band playing street rock catchy tunes with a female voice,sometimes a bit too cheesy for me but...

Their Cd is well produced and well played and has a few info inside its folded cover sleeve. Enjoy it.

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Friday, 3 June 2022

Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia – Out Now! - (KK Records-Belgium-1994)

  Formation from Holland (Tilburg), specialised in blends of deep techno, subtle trance and ambient soundscapes, mostly redefining the adjective 'tribal'.
At the end of 1992, Robbert Heynen left the group to concentrate on his solo project Exquisite Corpse. PWOG went through different line-ups and after a long silence re-emerged in the 2000's with a remix compilation and a few appeareances. They dissolved after an final performance at Incubate 2016.
Tim Freeman, Robbert Heynen and Reinier Brekelmans started a new project immediately afterwards; SUMUS.(from Discogs)
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Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Corroded Zine N2 -(Fanzine-2012)


Good fanzine covering the crust punk scene around the world, a few intersting interviews,some gigs reviews and some music reviews, a tour report in Spain and an article about Santiago in Chile + a few rants. Everything surrounded by a very crust punk graphic layout.

Check table of contents for more info. Enjoy it.

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Tuesday, 31 May 2022

JEWELS OF SHAME - Negative Dialects - (Wormhole World-UK-2019)

 Ever since childhood, Jewels Of Shame has been fond of machinery noises. When he was a child his dad used to take him to the factory where he worked, and JOS would sneak in engine rooms and fall asleep to the pounding sound of the machines. As he was growing up he started falling asleep to the sounds of black metal, sludge, and industrial/noise giants such as Merzbow, Maurizio Bianchi, and Throbbing Gristle. So when he first acquired a PC, he thought he might as well try out make his own sleepy music. He started making field recordings on a cheap dictaphone and of the train station, bar air conditioners, and of the basement of the Physics and Engineering departments of the university in his hometown, which he mixed on the easiest-to-use sound programs with samples from video games and accidentally conceived loops. He gradually started adding recordings of barrel banging, breathing in the microphone, meowing neighborhood cats, and later instruments, such as the guitar, accordion, piano, flute, and other ones. Being a bit of a socially awkward guy, he never published any of these tracks, apart from playing them to his punk friends, and he eventually ceased his bedroom ambient/drone/noise career in 2009, as work and studying obligations prevailed. Nobody can tell for sure what got into him and he decided to send Wormhole World his private recordings ten years later. Hopefully, he will not dig out of his vault more jewels of shame

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Sunday, 29 May 2022

VALENHA - Big Game - (Self Released-Italy-1994)

 5 tracks of pure old school power metal on this tape by the Italians Valehna, well recorded and well played, it comes with a colour cover reporting lyrics and info.

Thrash `till You Drop...

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Friday, 27 May 2022

IT`S YOU ‎– It's You - (Too Circle Records‎-Japan-2004)

 It`s You is a 4 pieces Japanese band playing powerviolence, formed by Hajime Kushima:bass,Kento Kato :drums,Kentaro Kanaya :guitar and Hiroyuki Iwami :vocals, they shoot at us 4 fast&furious tracks with lyrics exposing the horror of the wars and religions. This 7 inch came out with a lyrics sheet in Japanese/English languages. Too Circle Records is a Japanese D.I.Y. hardcore / thrash label run by Shingo Maeda

Enjoy it.

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Wednesday, 25 May 2022

v.a . - Icare - (Orcadia Machina-France-1990)


This compilation is dedicated to the myth of Icare (Icarus) and inspired by the poem "Icare Est Chu Ici, Le Jeune Audacieux" by the french poet Philippe Desportes (1546-1606). This poem is used as lyrics in all the songs, but not always in its original french version.

Released in a VHS, thin plastic, clam shell case with a regular cassette jewel case inside.
The VHS case has a 1-sided sheet for the cover insert with a white feather placed in the back sleeve, a copy of the "Icare Est Chu..." sonnet glued inside, and an artist contact sheet insert.
The cassette jewel case has a 1-sided 4-panel j-card insert and this is released on a paper labeled black plastic type II cassette.
Artist tracklisting credits, time, and Icare myth are printed on the j-card.
There are no track titles printed on this release.

Androzophil is spelled differently on the contact sheet as Androzophyl.(from Discogs)  
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A1Anna OIcare4:30
A2A Distant Winter*Icare4:40
A3Collection D'Arnell Andrea*Icare4:45
A4Schaum Der TageIkarus4:40
A5Opera Multi SteelIcare4:00
A6Man's HateIcarus2:50
A7Emotionnellement SataniqueIcare6:15
A8X Ray Pop*Icare3:05
A9M. Nomized*Icare4:05
A10Bureau Des LongitudesIcare5:15
B3Modern Art (2)Icarus4:45
B4Lumpy DavyIcarus3:55
B5Shadowplay (2)Icarus3:15
B6Trespassers WIcarus5:10
B8T (13)Icare5:00
B9Pascal Et La Cage VerteIcare3:30
B10Sha 261Icare1:40
B11Les Petits Chanteurs De L'EspaceIcare2:30
B12Dancing ChromosomesIkarus2:35
B13Sweet GwendolineIcare2:35

Monday, 23 May 2022

New Bulletin n16-(Mail Art Archive-Italy-1991)

Number 16 of  New Bulletin created and managed by Alessandro Ceccotto,who was also managing  a big Mail Art Archive in Adria(Northern Italy)-I wrote about him when I posted the fanzine The Mouth.
Alessandro started this publication in 1988 and He was printing 4 issues at year,all the people involved received a free copy of it.

Inside its pages we find tons of mail art projects and flyers about mail art exhibitions too. Warning : Mail addresses here probably obsolete. 

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Saturday, 21 May 2022

v.a.-Is The War Over? - (Z Block Records-UK-1979)


Fantastic lp compilation covering mostly the Cardiff (Wales)music scene of the end of the 70s.A great mix of bands playing new waves,post punk,punk 77  and some electronic minimal experiments. It was recorded on location at Grass Roots Coffee Bar, 58 Charles Street, Cardiff. 

Z Block Records was a short living UK label founded in 1978 by Reptile Ranch and Andrew Tucker . Closed in 1980 .

A great document from the last century,and I left these tunes as waves.Enjoy it.

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A1Addiction (7)Violence
A2Addiction (7)Stampede
A3Addiction (7)Seek & Search
A4Mad Dog (31)Killer
A5Mad Dog (31)Someone Here Must Like Me
A6Test To DestructionPassive
A7Riotous BrothersAirey Neave
A8Riotous BrothersNo Justice
B1Reptile RanchWaterhole
B2The New FormOn The Edge
B3The New FormBoy
B4The New FormBlockhead
B5Beaver (4)Mac The Kinife
B6Beaver (4)Kleptomania
B7Young Marble GiantsOde To Booker T
B8Young Marble GiantsSearching For Mr. Right