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Monday 31 October 2022

KENO-Retroflex Ep-(Bandcamp-UK-2020)


“Retroflex" was a recording project developed by Keno throughout the coronavirus lock down period. What started out as an experiment in pairing electronic drums with electric guitars, soon became a 5 track EP. After sending ideas back and forth online, the music was recorded in a living room in Clapton.

As this recording project was approached as a one-off, there is no plans to use sequenced instruments live in the future, but it was an interesting experiment to utilise what was there at the time.

Any money generated by sales will be equally donated to two organisations that offer support to communities affected by social hardship and institutionalised racism. One is based in the UK and the other in Australia. We do not plan to recoup any money for the production costs of the tape etc.


UK - www.stephenlawrence.org.uk
AU - rb.gy/kyziof

❤️ Keno

Music by Keno -- Alec, Dom, Jack
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Dom
Artwork by @sychrav


Released June 6, 2020     click me

Thursday 27 October 2022

BAD BRAINS - Live In Amsterdam (28/5/87)-(Watergate Tapes-USA-1987)

Bad Brains are an American hardcore punk band formed in Washington, D.C., in 1977. They are widely regarded as among the pioneers of hardcore punk,[1][2][3] though the band's members have objected to this term to describe their music.[4] They are also an adept reggae band, while later recordings featured elements of other genres like funk,[5] heavy metal,[1] hip hop and soul.[5] Bad Brains are followers of the Rastafari movement.[5(from wikipedia).

Watergate Tapes was a label created by Jeffrey Surak, who was also recording as 1348 and Violet (2) Later resurfaced as Zeromoon, which is offering many of old releases by Watergate Tapes in mp3 format.(from Discogs)   

Another live tape ,with a better recording, by this amazing band is already on this blog. Enjoy it.

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Sunday 23 October 2022

AGE OF CHAOS - Stop The Torture - (Self Released-UK-2007)


Age of Chaos is a band from Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England, UK.! They released a tape and a couple of  7inches on the end of the 90s,this self produced CD  is dedicated to the animal rights and anti-vivisection  propaganda. The political lyrics are listed in the folded cover sleeve where we`ll find a few info about the recordings and animal aid groups. 13 tracks of furious HC Punk from the very underground of the English punk scene. Enjoy it.

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Friday 21 October 2022

BETON COMBO - Sound LTD EP -(Static Age-Germany-2014)

Influential political West-Berlin punk band. Formed in spring/ summer 1978 as DC 10. They had their first live gigs in 1979 in preparation and to promote the Berlin Antifa-Festival September 1979. End of September 1979 they renamed themselves again to Beton Combo. They disbanded in 1986. (info from Discogs)   click me


Monday 17 October 2022

Tendencies N05 - (Fanzine-Italy-1990)

  Tendecies was an indipendent publication active on the end of the 80s, printed in 200 copies, an idea by Giorgio Bartolomei with the help of a few friends, focusing on  music and art. I have already posted issue 04. This is the 05 and it contains interviews to: Underground Life, Somewhere In Europe and articles about The Rest and Venus Fly Trap + some comics and tons of reviews of zines and music productions.

A great tool to research the fantastic music and art scene of the last century,this is underground press at its best.In Italian language only.

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Thursday 13 October 2022

BOL-E-ZEN - Svetovni Dnevi Duševnega Ultrazvoka - (Debila Records-Slovenia-2020)


 "Svetovni Dnevi Duševnega Ultrazvoka" means "World Days Of Mental Ultrasound" while Bolezen means Disease in Slovenian language.This is the project by  Tomaž (nicknamed Hruki). In the 90's he's been active in a bunch of legendary grind/noise bands like Diarrhoea, Deca Debilane and No Profit. Also he's been a second vocalist for Extreme Smoke 57's 2013 NoiseFest gig in Ljubljana. 

In this amazing tape Tomaž crafts 4 brilliant tracks of quiet-noize transporting us in a world of dreamlike sounds and messages.

It was released in a limited edition of 30 copies by the Slovenians label Debila Records and it comes with a badge.

Big Thanks to Nejc of Debila Records for sending to me such great tape with a few info and to Tomaž for additional info + the permssion to post it on my blog.Enjoy it. 

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Sunday 9 October 2022

v.a.-Yugoslavia Punk Hardcore Compilation DIY-(Not On Label-Yugoslavia-90s)

 A compilation tape received at the beginning of the 90s from Milan Duric or from Sasa Multinovic, sorry I do not recall well. It is all about old  bands active in the 80! Most bands play punk rock, a good sampler to know the lively punk scene of the Yugoslavia.

Enjoy it.

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Saturday 8 October 2022

Off With Her Head Promotions Flyer (UK-1991)

"The gig in question: Earth Citizens/ Pszychisz Terror/ Duckwind, The Queens Hotel, Scunthorpe, Saturday 25th May 1991

Two 'punk' bands from Switzerland, Pszychisz Terror, apparently, refused to open their luggage at customs and got turned back. "More Cider!" was Fritz, EC's guitarist's refrain between each song: Dry cider - the drink of the Gods he had just discovered and proceeded to drink to excess! Slotted in well with the locals.
Duckwind was a band formed from members from local psychedelic band Duck In Fog in order to play Hawkwind tracks; this included Col Spence on bass, who played in Terminus and was also a member of DIF before joining us - and Mick Hare on drums, obviously a Terminus drummer -  Rocky, also played guitar in DIF before playing in Terminus for a short while, and vocals would have been Graham Davis - DIF's vocalist.  "  (Mark Terminus)


Thursday 6 October 2022

THE BIGOTS/CLINT- Dirty Squatters And Filthy Punk Rockers-(Human Error Recs/Santiago-Australia/Italy-2000)

Split 7inch with The Bigots from Australia and Clint from Italy, it was a benefit for Patti of Laboratio Anarchico, an anarchist squat in Milano,very active during the 90s.

The Bigots play a personal form of punk rock while Clint assaults us with their angry power- violence. The folded cover sleeve reports lyrics and info. (all the relevant scans included here and I left these tracks as waves)!
Human Error Records was an Australian label from Brunskick active at the end of the 90s, Santiago was a small DIY label from Brugherio, Milano, active during the end of last century.
Enjoy it.

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Monday 3 October 2022

解剖室 [Kaiboushitsu]-髑髏 [Skull]-(HG Fact-Japan-2008)

 解剖室  Kaiboushitsu - Translates as "autopsy suite".

 Featuring members of Crow / Death Comes Along / Grave New World / Last Bomb. Japanese punk band named after The Stalin song, heavily influenced by The Stalin and ADK Records bands such as Kikeiji or Masturbation. Their 2010 album "邪" (Yokoshima) is said to be an homage to The Stalin's classic "虫" (Mushi) album. 

HG Fact Inactive Japanese hardcore, punk and noise label. Operated by Tadashi Satoh. Their website used to be at http://www.interq.or.jp/japan/hgfact/ but is not online anymore, old versions can be found at https://archive.org/web/ .(all info from Discogs)  click me


Saturday 1 October 2022

v.a-WHNZ:74:WAR-(We Have No Zen-Ukraine-2022)


This compilation was conceived as an address to Ukrainians and the people of our planet at the same time. Initially, I invited musicians to send free-form tracks with their own attitudes to this horrible war, which was brought to Ukraine by the "brotherly" country of RuZZia. The choice of musicians I invited was based on my personal love and respect for their work. In the beginning, I wrote to specific people, but then there were artists I had never known before who wanted to join the project because of its message. The initial goal of making a compilation of words of support, reflections on the war, and musical patterns that in a certain sense could be called "the soundtrack to a newsfeed from Ukraine" suddenly grew into a really free format, because you cannot force free people to think in any given way. I wasn't trying to. I simply outlined a vector, and then everything went as the participants of the compilation thought was right. They themselves chose both the form and the content.

I am immensely grateful to everyone who agreed to take part in this project. To everyone who decided to express verbally or musically their attitude to the atrocities that are happening in my country right now. This collection for me personally is a slice of the mentality of the reasonable world, the quintessence of reaction of a mentally healthy person, not only to the war in Ukraine but also to the current state of humanity in general. Our world is fragile and today, more than ever, the bastards are testing its strength... And the words/sounds of support that are included in this compilation are like threads that help stitch together a torn peace in Ukraine. A torn peace in Europe. A torn peace in the world...

I would very much like for as many people as possible to hear everything that ended up and will end up in this collection (it has been in "semi-finished" status since the beginning of April 2022). I think the writers of the messages on this compilation had words for everyone.

For all the fans of experimental music in Ukraine (unfortunately, they are few, but still, they are)...

For all the fans of this music on the planet (I think there are many more of them)...

For all the refugees from the east of Ukraine, from Mariupol, from Kherson, from Kharkiv, from Chernihiv, from Sumy, from hundreds of other towns and villages, who had to leave everything they lived with and for and seek shelter in other cities of the country, or even outside it...

For all those who are now defending Ukraine, with or without weapons...

For all who are now grieving the loss of loved ones in Bucha, Hostomel', Irpin', Borodyanka, Moschun, and other small towns near Kyiv, executed by Russian war criminals who consider themselves "soldiers" of the empire, who came to our land to liberate it from us...

For all those who have always spoken freely in my country in Russian, but after this war began, switched en masse to Ukrainian, right down to the last gopnik and previously unprincipled bum...

For all those who today, without regard to the risks, have saved the helpless and frightened...

For all those who believe in the victory of good over evil...

For all who believe in a free Ukraine...


Finally, my label was originally conceived as a free one. But today I want to ask everyone who likes the music published on it to help Ukraine in some way. All albums are still free, but there is a "Pay what you want" option. All money that has already come or will come for any album from the catalog was/will be sent to volunteers and territorial defense. Yes, there are armed forces in my country that have been quite successful in repelling enemy attacks. But the needs of the refugees and - more important - the territorial defense, which consists of ordinary civilians who have come out to stand their own ground, are always there. We must defend ourselves. Help us if you can and want to. You can buy any album from the label's catalog or you can download it for free and donate directly to wehavenozen@me.com. The choice is yours.

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Update 2022.08.13: I've been asked several times why the tracks were arranged simply by the names of the musicians. It's hard for me to answer, but I think I can say something resembling more or less the truth. Since for me every track and every feedback from all the artists who responded to the offer to participate in this compilation is important practically on the same level, I didn't dare to make some sonic paradigm and just arranged the tracks in alphabetical order by the names of the artists. Surprisingly... It's amazing that once again, serendipity works. It's time for me to stop being surprised. My personal opinion is that this order is awesome. If this one doesn't work for you, make it another way. This compilation is about freedom. Be free.

Love and hugs from free Ukraine!

Thank you all, fellows, you did/doing so huge help.


African // We Have No Zen!
Here's the 42nd day of the war.

Released April 6, 2022