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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  



Thursday 19 May 2022

Force Majeure - Force Majeure - (Concrete Collage-France-2022)

 Force Majeure’s self-titled six-track debut LP of noisy soundscapes, illbient beats and experimental techno drops as a digital release
on French label Concrete Collage on 13 April 2022.
This short LP traverses a dark path into noisy and dense layers of processed sound – brooding and powerful in its intent, but still retaining some intricacy and dynamics.
The work is described by the artist as ‘The sound of the earth coming apart at the seams; nature turning against its aggressor.’ Some musical reference points include:Roly Porter, Speedy J, The Haxan Cloak, DEFCE, The Bug, Phuture Doom and Kamikaze Space Programme.

Force Majeure is one of the latest musical projects from Nick Ronin, a London-based audio/visual artist with over twenty years of gigs and artistry behind him. This project is a new stepping stone in the artistic career of someone who was born from the more rave-orientated British underground DIY scene. Here, the lack of a dancefloor focus provides a good opportunity for him to explore the more experimental and abstracted side of his musical tastebuds.
Although a devoted fan of synthesis, this project is chiefly concerned with how far recorded audio – vocal noises and foley-style sounds – can be manipulated and processed into thoroughly electronic realms. Bar a few obvious analogue synth sounds, all of the final Force Majeure output is the result of granular, spectral and effect processing and all of the sounds have been performed and recorded by the artist at home.
With the advent of this debut release, things are gathering pace for this new sonic adventure – with Force Majeure recently tackling a performance of two live soundtracks at an event in London as well as working towards a special surround- sound liveset in May. Fans of this unearthly sonic palette can expect a follow-up release of more textural experiments derived from the new performance setups later in the year.

Force Majeure links: linktr.ee/forcemajeure
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/forcemajeureaudio
Central artist website – roninaudio.net

Force Majeure Bandcamp   

released April 13, 2022

Written and produced by Nick "Ronin" aka Force Majeure
Artwork by Julien "Stazma" Guillot and Nick "Ronin"
Mastered by Julien "Stazma" Guillot at the Electric Voyage Studio 

Tuesday 17 May 2022

WARPEACE - Submission - (Self Released-Italy-2010)

  4 tracks of pure crsutcore on this demo CD-r by this Italian band from Rome.The folded cover sleeve reports lyrics and info. Enjoy it.

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Sunday 15 May 2022

GUERRA FREDDA/STRELNIKOFF - Concerto Al C.S.A. Udine - (Not On Label-Italy-1989)

 Strelnikoff were a Slovenian  electro punk-rock band active in between 1988 and 2001. Members were Franek Markošek - guitar, Robert Ceglar - saxophone, Tomaž Vučer - bass (1988-1989), Sergej Steblovnik - vocals & programming, Vasja Ocvirk - vocals & programming, Scheet (ex Afflict) - bass (1989-1990), Aleš Uratnik (ex Epidemic Zone, Non Finire Mai) - bass (1994-1997), Iztok Mravlje (ex Phone Box Vandals, Semprini) - bass (from 1997).

The Strelnikoff Mary of Help of Brezje controversy or the Strelnikoff Affair (Slovene: Afera Strelnikoff) began after a depiction of Mary of Help of Brezje holding a rat instead of Jesus,it was published by the Slovenian music group Strelnikoff on the cover of their 1998 album Bitchcraft. The album was made in protest of the official views of the Roman Catholic Church in Slovenia and the statements of some of its highest representatives on the subject of abortion.
The first to condemn this depiction was Franc Rode, who was the Bishop of Ljubljana at the time. This was followed by general public outcry and expressions of the inappropriateness of the misuse of one of the most known symbols of Slovenian Catholicism. The State Attorney's Office received 3,867 public protests and 1,208 requests for indictment. These were united in one that was at first rebuffed before the Celje District Court. However, the state prosecutor Elizabeta Gyorkos filled a complaint. The group members also received phone calls and threats. In August 2003, the indictment was refused by the Ljubljana Higher Court as well. In accordance with the Constitution of Slovenia and the Slovenian law, the court concluded that the authors were "tasteless in their artistic project, however they did not surpass the boundary of allowed at all." (from LastFM )

Guerra Fredda was an anarcho-punk  band from Venezia,active on the end of the 80s.Enjoy it! click me

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Flour Power N3 - (Fanzine-Canada-1993)

 As described on the cover, this zine is all about anarchism and punk music. It reports many anarchist activities (bookfairs, meetings, workshops, conferences) and punk festivals and gigs mainly happened in Canada around the early 90s. A good tool to research the underground scene of that era in northern America.

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Monday 9 May 2022

ATTANAS - Joulupukki-E.P. - (Hätäapu Records-Finland-1987)


Attanas was a punk band of the late 1980s in the city of Tampere, Finland. Or from a place called Lentävänniemi in northern Tampere, to be more exact  Attanas, the band itself and their closest friends were members of a local youth club, "Lentsun klubi". From those youths was to become a band that wanted to tell what they thought of matters surrounding them without asking anybody. Also, they played their music just as they wanted, with no regrets. Influences were drawn first mainly from 77-punk but later there can be found similarities with hardcore or even speed metal. Not to forget about alcohol and its consumption. Though Attanas released four records, three 7" EP's and 8 tracks on a compilation album "Stop Vivisection - Use Yuppies", they never toured or even did too many gigs. The main reason for that was that they really didn't care too much to leave Lentävänniemi. (info from LastFmclick me



Saturday 7 May 2022

v.a. - The Lowell Plan [Planned Obsolescence] - (Double K7-Statutory Tape-USA-1991)

 A compilation dedicated to Lowell City in Massachusetts (USA).A double cassette exploring the various angles of the music scene coming from this city. Very ecletic, it offers to us some rock, a hint of punk, a few excursions into folk and country and some experimental tracks touching the electronic music and the avantgarde.It is worth reading the introduction by David Perry,which I am including here.Enjoy it.

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A1Duck DuckRapid Ray's
A2IngridLa Canal Dramatique
A3Sponge Awareness FoundationZamfir's Evil Twin
A4A Shattered DreamProduct Of My Society
A5Nisi PeriodEntropy Happens
A6Bob ColtmanSwamp Dog
A7Duck DuckToast'em Boy
B1Screaming AlphaDemolition Man
B2Angel ConnellCloser To You
B3Keith B. BlauveltI Need Some Bread
B4Free CheeseWelfare Women
B5Data-Bank-ASalad Days
B6CompoundIn The Shadows
B7Due ProcessBeethoven
C2Pig SexA Song I'll Probably Go To Hell For
C3Only Living WitnessBad Blood
C4Paradox (54)Fool For You
C5Abstract OrangatangsMud
C6Aeolian KidHenry
D1Mickey GreenMessin' With The Grace
D2Peter CinHe's A Star Again
D3Puncture WoundGonna Kill You
D4Buzzsaw FrizzbeesPretty Soon
D5Nisi PeriodNotes From The Underground
D6Bop ApocalypseExploited


Thursday 5 May 2022

BLIND JUSTICE - Demo Tape 4 - (Self Released-UK-1993)

Blind Justice formed in 1988 as Gus, vocals; Grant, guitars; Gavin, drums; and Jolly, bass. Immediately the band began writing their own material, together with a handful of cover versions (mostly from the Ramones).

The band played a few gigs and recorded their first demo tape titled Rock'n'Roll Vermin with its original line up. Jolly parted company in 1989, joining fellow Merthyr punk band Foreign Legion. Wolfie joined on bass for a while but was replaced by ex-Foreign Legion bassist Eggy for the band's second recording session in 1990, collectively titled Into The 90s. This line-up was stable for the duration of the band's lifespan, until sometime in 1994 when the band ceased.

During 1993 signs were positive for the band with their anti-prejudice song X-Ray Vision appearing on Bosstunage Records' early compilation LP Floor 81 (which also included classic 1990s UK underground punk / alternative bands Sink, Sofa-Head, Love Junk, Exit Condition and many more), a cassette titled 9193 was released by Polish label Demonstracja Tapes (using recordings from the last two cassettes Self Injustice & 43).

There was also a 7" and an album planned with Full Circle Records (which was announced in Maximum Rock'N'Roll through an interview with Full Circle's Andy Turner). Unluckily for Blind Justice Full Circle soon closed down. A couple of other small independent record labels were also in discussion with the band at this time but these didn't progress further. This was the beginning of the end for the band. Gus had also just started college in England, making rehearsals almost impossible.

Following the first cassette Rock 'n' Roll Vermin with Jolly on bass, Blind Justice recorded five further sessions, with Eggy on bass. The first was the Into The 90s cassette, the next two in 1991 combined to make the Self Injustice cassette. Another recording in 1993 made the cassette titled 43 and a final one song demo, which would help to make up the Blind Justice cassette on Poland's Demonstracja Tapes.

Blind Justice played gigs across Wales and England, with a short mini Irish tour (with Northern Irish band Alumni Feedback) in 1992. The band supported bands including UK Subs, Joyce McKinney Experience, The Abs, Thatcher On Acid, Wat Tyler, Cowboy Killers and many others, together with the band's own headline shows.

There were numerous compilation tapes, fanzine articles and interviews with or about Blind Justice, together with independent distributors, spreading the music and name, from across the world (predominantly Europe, with some in USA, South Africa and other places too) including: Suspect Device (UK), Vision On (UK), Pogo Post (Germany), Zips and Chains (Italy/Yugoslavia), Puke (South Africa), Crude (USA), Crud (UK), Little Green Man Music (UK), No Man's Land (France) plus many more.

All the recordings were demo tapes, rather than highly polished official releases, which perhaps catches the band's live sound better than spending months in the studio: The total hours spent in a studio recording and mixing would add up to about a week (17 songs). (from their official webpage)

I have posted already their Demo Tape n3 released in 1991.To complete this post I am adding their only official video of the track "X Ray Vision", and I left these tracks as waves. Enjoy it.

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Sunday 1 May 2022

v.a - Magnetic Submission - (Musica Maxima Magnetica/Sub-Mission Records-Italy-1995)



Promotional CD enclosed to magazine MUSIC FROM THE EMPTY QUARTER No. 11. It features a bunch of amazing artists performing fantastic tracks. Enjoy it.

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1Ordo Equitum SolisLa Flamme Perdue4:20
2ThelemaThe Glory Of The Hawk2:31
3Glod*Black Song For A Dead Sun6:00
4Mellonta TautaChucao3:23
5TechnogodAddiction And Subtraction4:35
6Synthetic ZooSurfinblood4:10
9Swamp TerroristsDive-Right Jab3:26
10Circus Of PainDick Smoker5:19
11MeatheadYou Owe Me4:09
12Cold (3)Disgregation3:59
13TemplebeatHeidi S.3:47
14T.A.G.C.*Iso-Erotic Calibration6:45
15CranioclastOur Coming Out0:45
16M.J. Harris* & Martyn BatesThe Bloody Gardener5:50
17Raksha ManchamBefore The White Men Came (Live)6:34
18Theatrum ChemicumPreghiera Al Grande Architetto Dell'Universo4:42