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Tuesday 9 April 2024

IZU - Going Salamander - (Highpoint Lowlife-USA-2006)


 A fantastic brew of warped yet warm future-melodies discordant breaks & twisted, languid synth action. Effortlessly includes some highly involving & hypnotic structures combined with a playful DIY techno attitude. A highly original, darkly atmospheric & hugely impressive round up from someone with a braindance orientated mind. Honestly, if you wanna hear an inventive & funky album then go no further....(review by beeslovesugarwater published on Discogs)

Highpoint Lowlife records started as an idle daydream atop Potrero Hill. Two bums by the names of Joey Hurt and Thorsten Sideb0ard were running a local dj night in a bar, where they would play a mixture of new and local indie pop, rock and electronica. Inspired by the success of their club night, they decided to push forward with the idea of the record label. The daydream came to fruition with a double disc compilation of local San Francisco bands that summer of 2001. Continuing that dream, Highpoint Lowlife strives to bring you the best in new alternative music. You can check out our website for more information.(from Internet Archive)  click me


 

Wednesday 3 April 2024

v.a. - Tribute To Rudimentary Peni - (Pumpkin Records-UK-2012)


 Amazing compilation with a bunch of great bands covering the famous British anarcho punk band formed by Lead singer/guitarist Nick Blinko notorious for his witty, macabre lyrics and dark pen-and-ink artwork, prominently featured on all of Rudimentary Peni's albums.

Pumpkin Records  is a British DIY collective formed in 2006 in Manchester that do some not for profit releases, distribute records, run the Pumpkin Records Studio, put on gigs (in the Manchester area with SLit Promotions) and help with tour booking.(Bandcamp Page) Enjoy it.

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1The Restarts*Radio Schizo
2Global ParasiteBile Ball
3AutonomadsCloud Song
4Detritus (5)Flame Of Insanity
5Mischief Brew (2)Drinking Song From The Tomb
6Star Fucking HipstersMedia Person
7Dead SubvertsNothing But A Nightmare
8Lack Of Joe1/4 Dead
9Police BastardA Handful Of Dust
10Godless (6)Love Is Not
11NiestroyInside
12Famous ImpostersThe Gardener
132 Sick MonkeysPoppycock / B-Ward
14Burnt CrossBlissful Myth
15RAM-MAN*Zero Again
16Bus Station Loonies*Dutchmen
17Flowers Of Flesh And BloodSacrifice / Teenage Time Killer
18Deathskulls*Tower Of Strength
19WarcrimeWhen You Are A Martian Church
20Power Is PoisonCosmetic Plague
21Black Light MutantsRotten To The Core
22From The Cradle To The RaveBlasphemy Squad
23Unorthodox ConquerorPsycho Squat

 

Friday 29 March 2024

Dinosaurs (Mail Art Documentation-Global Networking-1992)


 

 A simple b/w A4  xerox copy this Mail Art documentation for the Mail Art project "Dinosaurs" launched by Xavier Mulet from Barcelona(Spain) with deadline on the end of 1992. His next project was  "Skull-Love Death-and Lady" and I cannot remember if  I sent him something for it. Here the invitation - warning: address very obsolete.


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Tuesday 19 March 2024

v.a. - Διατάραξη Οικιακής Ειρήνης [Diataraksi Oikiakis Eirinis]-(Do It Yourself Records-Greece-1996)


 Fantastic compilation from the very underground Greek punk scene of the last century.The title means Domestic Disturbance. It was a join effort as a co-operation of two greek squats, Villa Amalias (Athens) and Villa Varvara (Thesalloniki)! It came out with 16 pages booklet with graphix and writings, here I am attaching the introduction in english language.Big Thanks to my friend Ion for the help with the language barrier. Enjoy it.

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Sunday 17 March 2024

Vale & Raff Zine - (Fanzine-Italy-1996)


A small zine with short stories and poetry written by Raff and Vale during 1994/95 and assembled at Ex Cim Occupato squat in Foggia in 1996. It was sent for free to prisoners, a very few copies shared with friends . It is in Italian language,only. Buona lettura!

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Wednesday 13 March 2024

FEAR OF EXTINCTION - Demo 2013 - (Self Released-Czech Republic-2013)


 

 Self released demo with 5 tracks of pure d-beat by the Czech crusties Fear Of Extinction. The CDr comes with a folded cover sleeve reporting lyrics and info.Crust as fuck. (bandcamp address)

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Saturday 9 March 2024

The Tapeater n2 - (Demotheque-France-1993)

 

Newsletter edited and distributed by The Demotheque, an archive in Paris collecting cassettes from the very underground music world in the early 90s. The cover sleeve explain it all. This is a short bulletin that can be used nowadays to research the lively underground scene of that era. Enjoy it. 

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Wednesday 6 March 2024

TEATRO SATANICO - Untitled Box Set - (Ars Benevola Mater-Italy-2005)


 Teatro Satanico has been making post-industrial electronic oriented musik since 1993.
Over the years, according to its Satanic attitude, they traveled along erratic and heretic sonik-paths, pacing along noises, melodies, rhythms and drones.
In its last neo-Kosmische psychedelick-industrial channeling musickal embodiment their line-up are D. Granziera, Kalamun, M. Martinuz and N. Antonello ( from their bandcamp page - official webpage )

Wooden Box limited to 66 handnumbered copies including:
-CDr with a collection of old rare tracks.
-signed 7" with two previously unrealised tracks.
-3 pins, T-shirt, a ceramic insert. Reelaed by the Italian Ars Benevola Mater:
Italian underground label founded by Mauro Casagrande, specialized in industrial, ambient, experimental, folk music. Born as a collaboration with Stefano Gentile (Amplexus), they parted ways in December 2004.( official webpage )
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Friday 1 March 2024

BRISTLES D.C - Free The Prisoners-(Rosa Honung Records-Sweden-1986)


 Old 7ich by this Swedish label focused on punk rock bands. Bristles D.C give us 3 great punk rock tunes with political lyrics. I left these trakcs as waves. Enjoy it.

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Friday 23 February 2024

DOKUGA - Demo 07 - (Self Released-Portugal-2007)


 

Dokuga is a Portuguese crust punk band from Porto formed in 2007 by Kisto Kutabari on vocals, Banzai Mig on guitar, Oscar Gloom on bass and Arikiri Giró on drums.Their bandcamp page is here. This is their demo self released as CDr in 2007, 6 tracks of pure raw HC Punk sung in Portuguese. Aproveitar!

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Saturday 17 February 2024

v.a.- Really Fast Vol. 8 - (Really Fast Records-Sweden-1993)


 Vol. 8 of this famous serie compiled by Really Fast Records,I have posted already a few of these great albums.

DIY label from Mjölby, Sweden. Founded by Patrik Jonsson, Staffan Fagerberg and Peter Pinaitis in late 1981, it seems to be still active. A very interesting interview with Patrik Jonsson is here.

 Great sampler for old and new generations of fast and raw punk music lovers. Enjoy it.

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A1DispenseMoney Controlled World
A2DispenseKilling Of Innocent
A3Randy (4)Faster, Faster My Ass Is Burning
A4Bizzarre Scums*Fredakväll
A5Bizzarre Scums*No Brain No Pain
A6Bizzarre Scums*Henry Lee Lucas
A7Moment 22Stå Upp!
A8HälsningsarménVem Är Du?
A9HälsningsarménSverige Så Fel?
A10Cascade (9)Puzzle
A11Radioaktiva Räkor*Skymningsland
B1Charles HårfagerVandringsled
B2Doodles*9:13
B3DissoberAmerica Did This
B4DissoberBomb Again
B5Trigger Happy (4)Nothing's Forever
B6Trigger Happy (4)Smiling Faces
B7RefusedI Wish
B8Mental HärdsmältaAndras Vilja
B9Mental HärdsmältaSommar
B10Lifeless ImageNext In Line

 


Wednesday 14 February 2024

RAKSHA MANCHAM - Ghazels - (Musica Maxima Magnetica-Italy-1994)


 This Belgian group's music is strongly derived from the music of indigenous peoples worldwide, and is played on native instruments from Tibet, Egypt, Brazil, Morocco, Mali, Nepal and the Cameroon, along with many other acoustic percussion, wind and string instruments.(from Discogs)

The titles "Ghazels" (also "Ghazal" or "Ghzali") refers to beautiful girls" ("beauties") as well as lyrical poems, love poems or love chants and comes from the great Persian lyrical poet Shemseddin Hafiz who described his "ghazels" in such a way : "At the hour of parting, by going away from you, my eyes came emplty of light by dint of weeping".(from their official webpageclick me


 


Monday 5 February 2024

T.B.A.C. - How Many More Brutal Fucking Police MURDERS? - (Self Released-UK-1998)


 Amazing self released cassette by this english anarcho-punk band spitting their anger against the police violence and other injustices, expect furious HC Punk with political lyrics.Up the Punks.

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Thursday 1 February 2024

v.a.-Final Noise Attack - (MCR Company-Japan-1994)


 Great 7inch compilation released by the legendary Japanese MCR company !! 4 bands from Japan playing furious HC punk and Crust,the folded cover sleeeve reports info and lyrics and I left these tracks as waves. Crust as fuck!

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A1    Defiance – Violation Of Human Rights
A2    Defiance – Never Be Decieved
A3    Reason Why – Contradiction
B1    Condemned – Remember
B2    Condemned – Depends On Bloody Human
B3    Despair – The Free World
B4    Despair – No Face


 

Saturday 27 January 2024

v.a. - Fuck The Millenium - (Munster Records-Spain-2001)


 Fantastic compilation created by the legendary Spanish Munster Records!! It is all about Garage Rock, Proto Punk and high energy R`n`R ! A great selection of bands and tracks that will make you jump and dance till you drop. Enjoy it.

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1    Suicide King–    Get On Up (On The Floor)    3:08
2    New Christs*–    Groovy Times    4:51
3    Atom Rhumba–    Gimme Chaos    4:39
4    Sour Jazz–    Mr Popular    3:10
5    Streetwalkin' Cheetahs*–    Automatic    3:26
6    Tight Bro's*–    Make It A Habit    2:16
7    Sonny Vincent–    Surfin' Motherfucker    1:37
8    Los Perros–    Rockeros    2:51
9    Broma De Ssatan*–    Terrorismo Autorizado    3:11
10    Safety Pins–    Just In Fun    2:08
11    The Meanies–    Buffalo Free    3:12
12    Michelle Gun Elephant*–    Baby Stardust    3:16
13    Graves Brothers Deluxe*–    Honey    2:44
14    Sylvain Sylvain–    Paper, Pencil & Glue    3:00
15    Golden Zombies*–    The Creepy Conga    2:52
16    No Artist–    Untitled    0:04 


 

Friday 19 January 2024

Without Future? (Fanzine-Portugal-1993)

Anarcho-punk zine made in Coimbra(Portugal)in the early 90s. In This issue interviews to Hiatus, Agathocles and Sofa-Head + an article against the death penalty and music reviews. Photcopies and pencils,very old school yet cool. All in english language. Enjoy it.

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Tuesday 16 January 2024

UF-UR-NJAK FT. SNAGA - +15 6 11 3+ - (Debila Records-Slovenia-2016)


 Mni Cd-r by this  Slovenian project playing a quiet and rather interesting form of drone noise rock!! A long track mixing regular repeated pattern of movements with a noise background.Debila Records,label already covered in this blog a few times : Slovenian DIY label, active since 1995. Operated by Nejc Počkar Trelc.Sites:brotherofjudo.blogspot.com.Enjoy it.

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Thursday 11 January 2024

GRITO - Grito - (Rizoma Records-Mexico-2001)


 Grito is a Mexican band playing furious HC punk with political lyrics sung in Spanish.14 tracks in this CD released by Rizoma Records, I haven`t got many info about this label neither the band,sorry...Disfrutalo!

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1        Cero Democracia
2        Masa Oculta
3        Che
4        No Cedas
5        Libertad Igualdad Para Las Mujeres
6        Nuestra Vida
7        Poder
8        Estudiantes
9        Dejalos
10        Raza
11        Solo En Esta Vida
12        Dos Caras
13        Pura Mierda
14        Estupido Vicioso

Tuesday 9 January 2024

REVOLVER- Chi Sono I Veri Mostri ?! - (Ogiva Records-Italy-1997)


 There are thousands of band using this name,this one is the rock band from Milano active on the end of the 90s!! They released a CD in 1998 called "E` Difficile Bere Sangue Quando Non Lo Vendono"!!

 This tape was released one year before the CD and it has a colour cover including lyrics, info and pictures. 8 well-recorded tracks of hard rock sung in Italian. Enjoy it.

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Friday 5 January 2024

v.a.- Shizuoka City Hard Core - (MCR Company-Japan-1991)


 Flexi 7inch compilation with bands from Shizuoka,the label is the famous MCR Company!!1.500 copies pressed back in 1991.Enjoy it!!

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A1    Mental (10)–    ネコ
A2    Mental (10)–    Your Life Is...
A3    The Rustler (2)–    How To Live
A4    The Rustler (2)–    Like A Beast For Myself
B1    Innocents–    Esper
B2    Innocents–    Agony
B3    Nibbles (2)–    Out Cast
B4    Nibbles (2)–    1/5 Oz