Bloody Letter - Past




Understandably, you already realise that City fans do it better ... but then our exiled Blue gives us this!

An impossible to find collection of impossible to find tracks from Kazuma Kubota's Bloody Letter alter ego. WOW.

CDr released on Dotsmark in 2011.

You buy Phil Jones ... ?

Past

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Cracksteel - Look Homeward, Angel - Cracksteel Chronicle 1994-2008 Volume 2




At the same time as one reader gave us beautiful noise, a second person contacted us out of the blue. The fact that he is a City fan made the smile very broad ... and it's Cracksteel? It took hours for the surgeon to sew both halves of my head back together.

This is a collection of mid '90s impossible to find extracts from releases on Kazuhiro Matsuyama's own Workturm Ghetto label and otherwise unreleased material.

CDr released on Chi Omega Institute in 2008.

Just in case you were late, I've re-upped Bitch Jap Run, Blood Purge, Felucca, Official Channels and the Highly Recommended For Otologists compilation.

... we are not, we're not really here ...

Look Homeward, Angel

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Schreckwürmer - Destroy Disgusting System.... Kill 'Em All.




Imagine Extreme Noise Terror style drums, distorted overloaded bass guitar and filthy electronics. Now listen to (the gloriously named) Ironfist Tatsushima, Yoshinori Mochizuki and Kazuhiro Matsuyama (aka Cracksteel) recorded live at Urga in Shinjuku on the 11th of March, 2012.

CDr released on Kazuhiro Matsuyama's Workturm Ghetto in 2012.

Destroy Disgusting System

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Astro - Devils Come True




You know where you are by now ...

C54 released on Unlimited Drift Recordings in 2012.

Devils Come True

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Astro - The Depth Of A Death




Hypnotic synth-noise that climbs into the harsh end of Hiroshi Hasegawa's enviable spectrum.

C62 released on obsedante! in 2012 in an edition of 37.

The Depth Of A Death

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va - Hoisting The Black Flag

"Hoisting the Black Flag", released by United Dairies in 1980, is one of the cornerstone documents of early industrial music. Nurse With Wound is on it, of course (I believe that for the first part of the decade, anyone releasing an experimental music compilation was legally obligated to include a piece by either Nurse With Wound, Bene Gessirit or Smersh). There are also two early songs by Whitehouse, one by the indescribable Lemon Kittens, David Cross (not the guy from Mr. Show), Truth Club (an early band featuring Robert Haigh, who would later make records as Sema and Omni Trio), Mental Aardvarks, and the duo of Paul Hamilton and Joseph Duarte (who recorded one LP and a 7" as Bombay Ducks).

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Astro / Animal Machine - The Boundaries Between Acid and Matter




Hiroshi Hasegawa next to the live harsh blowtorch of Ernesto Bohorquez's Animal Machine.

C28 released on Kifrecording in 2011 in an edition of 15.

The Boundaries Between Acid and Matter

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va - In Fractured Silence

From 1984, the "In Fractured Silence" LP focused on just four artists, with one side each representing France and England. On the French side, you get Un Drame Musical Instantané and vocalist Hélène Sage. On the English side, you get Robert Haigh/Sema and Nurse With Wound. The music leans toward avant-classical and jazz-lineage free improvisation. Released by NWW's own United Dairies label. 

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Astro / Creation Through Destruction - Split




Wonderful live set from Hiroshi Hasegawa. Given that it's a live recording, it carries an extra harsh edge to the (nearly techno) cosmic-synth-noise. It makes me smile. A lot. Creation Through Destruction is Aleksandryuki Nenawasetsu (aka the brilliant Dead Body Collection) and his side is a spectacular example of what can be done with a Harsh Noise Wall aesthetic. A million miles away from the "turn on the machine and come back in an hour" merchants. A truly great tape.

C58 released on the always quality Phage Tapes in 2012.

Astro / Creation Through Destruction

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va - Earthly Delights (A Sterile Sample)

 
Continuing the run of classic mid-80's industrial compilation LPs, today we get a 1986 label sampler from Nigel Ayers' Sterile Records label. Nigel's own group Nocturnal Emissions makes an appearance, as does the dour industrial-ish Pornosect and Konstruktivists. The rest of the acts are Eversione, D-Box, Whores of Babylon, Fear of Thought (aka the compiler's brother, Danny Ayers), Despair Chorus, Reg Sailyne (aka Nigel Ayers in disguise), R&D 28, and others that you haven't heard of either.

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Astro / Pulse Emitter / Acre / Monsturo - Cold Fire




Four way split LP released on Anarchymoon Recordings in 2010.

Cold Fire

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va - The Fight Is On

Another genre-defining compilation from that magical year of 1985, this one came out on the Belgian label L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords and, like "Devastate to Liberate" (posted yesterday), it features nifty cover art by Steven "Babs Santini" Stapleton. Some repeat artists from yesterday's posted LP include Robert Haigh/Sema, Current 93, Coil, and Nurse With Wound, and also Organum, Lustmord and more.

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Astro & Cornucopia - Deep Wind




Another gift from one of our brilliant readers (?listeners).

Claudio Chea and Jorge Castro using source material from Hiroshi Hasegawa with the latter then remixing the result to create an entirely different sound.

CD released on Quasi Pop Records in 2010.

Deep Wind

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va - Devastate To Liberate

Want a snapshot of the industrial/punk underground circa 1985? This LP is a damn good one. It features music by some adventurous weirdos like Shock-Headed Peters, D&V, Crass, The Legendary Pink Dots, Coil, P16.D4, Nurse With Wound, Current 93 and Sema. Released by a short-lived label called Yangki as a benefit for The Animal Liberation Front.

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Astro & Fear Konstruktor - Dawn Mission




Another gift from one of our brilliant readers (?listeners).

Cosmic synth noise and hovering oppressive brooding on this great collaboration between Hiroshi Hasegawa and Nikita Evsuk.

CDr released on Quagga Curious Sounds in 2011. Whilst your here: Mike also sells his wares and a plethora of underground noise via Discogs (and always at extremely reasonable prices).

Dawn Mission

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va - The Philosophy of Sound and Machine

If you know what this is, you have already spit out your coffee and felt your heart begin to race. Yes indeed. This is one of the holy grails of the sort of music that this is, with tracks by people whose names might not mean much to you unless they really do. There's music by Cmetric, Future/Past, Neuropolitique, Soit-PP, Blue Calx, Q-Chastic, Kosmik Kommando and others... if a few of those names sound familiar, then this post is for you. Released as a CD in 1992 by Applied Rhythmic Technology.

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K2 - 311-365+1




Another gift from one of our brilliant readers (?listeners).

Kimihide Kusafuka dedicated this to the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and consequent devastation of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The blistering attack appears to sum up the chaos really well.

CDr released on Mike Ridge's splendid Quagga Curious Sounds in 2013.

311-365+1

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Kazumoto Endo & Kazuma Kobota - Gyoen Bedieningshendel




Sometimes wonderful things happen out of a clear blue sky.

Somebody who appreciates what we do here decided to just send us some glorious noise to post. Completely unsolicited, "just giving a little back". All three singles posted today are gifts and there is more to come. Remarkable!

7" released on Dead Mind Records in 2013 and you already know that you need it.

The label's releases have slowed right down recently but you might still be able to buy this if you're lucky.

Gyoen Bedieningshendel

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Kazumoto Endo / Encephalophonic - Quattro Pulsanti Bomba / 終身性的虐待






Kazumoto Endo and Emanuele Bonini's Encephalophonic on a 7" released on Emanuele's Audio Dissection in 2013.

Quattro Pulsanti Bomba / 終身性的虐待

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Venta Protesix / Kazumoto Endo - 寝取られ同人誌一覧 / L'Otto Gennaio Duemilasei






Italo Belladonna's Venta Protesix and Kazumoto Endo on an 8" lathe cut (with all of the crackles you would expect from the medium) released in an edition of 23 copies on Lips Infection in 2012.

寝取られ同人誌一覧 / L'Otto Gennaio Duemilasei

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