Milk Cult - Love God

Debut album by the more experimental and electronic side project of Steel Pole Bath Tub, first released as a tape in 1992, then reissued on CD in 1993 by Boner. Recorded as the soundtrack to a film of the same name.

Milk Cult - Love God

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Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy & Violent Onsen Geisha - Sod And Sodie Sock / Studio C




HHHMMM ... where to start? Well, there's Mike Kelley who was part of the brilliant post-Velvet shamblefest that was Destroy All Monsters. Then you get Paul McCarthy who is as revolutionary and revelatory an artist as you can imagine ... and then you get Masaya Nakahara.

Seriously, just make your own shit up!

Double CD released on Mike Kelley's Compound Annex Records in 1998.

Sod Studio

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Blood Stereo - I Was Tucked Up Eyeless Inside A Fish




For so long, Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance have stood as a beacon of hope above the UK shitscape ... and that is always a source of comfort to me.

CDr released on the conspicuously delicious Chocolate Monk in 2012

art for flux's sake

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Enos Slaughter - On The Shore Of Jupiter




Double Dubz left news in the last post and I've felt it hard. Marc Orleans was a key person within the Sunburned Hand Of The Man universe and he isn't here any more. I've spent the past couple of days just listening back to some of his work. As a Sunburned fanatic, I own most of their releases and more or less everything else Marc played on. If you are not too familiar then take the hint below and listen to some of his work with them ...

From the Sunburned facebook page: "Wild Animal [is] a great example of Marc Orleans's amazing guitar playing. This was meant to be an LP but nobody remembers what happened. Marc foamed at the mouth to play, he WAS music. Our bandcamp page has just been rearranged and the top 13 releases all have Marc on them and they'll all be free (as they were, except for 2 titles) to check out or download for the rest of time... There may be more with Marc on them up there but memory is dull at the moment. Please enjoy and remember Marc. He is loved by us all."

This has Marc on guitar alongside David Shuford (aka D. Charles Speer and a member of No-Neck Blues Band and Egypt Is The Magick # amongst others) and Carter Thornton (whose collaboration with Kiyoharu Kuwayama & Rina Kijima and a bit of his work with Zashiki-Warashi I posted a long time ago).

Long-form smokey psychedelic jams on a CDr released on Sound@One in 2005 and bought by me then.

On The Shore Of Jupiter

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Jojo Hiroshige - 生きている価値なしBox




If your reaction is "who's he?" then you are definitely here by mistake. Goodbye. This is a set of his (more or less) solo work from between 1997 and 2004 with the glorious additions of a remastering of a very rare 5th Column tape (5C-11 btw) and a 40+ minute live gig from 2012. Right, so yeah, a bunch of regretful ballads and reminiscences? What do you think? This is the man who has been the central pillar of Hijokaidan for 40 years ... he builds castles out of carnage and is a complete legend.

This was a ten disc release but this doesn't have the two DVDs that came with the set. Yeah, I know. You'll just have to make do with a flac rip of the eight CDs that were jointly released on Youth Inc. and Alchemy Records in 2013. As far as I can tell it is out of print and sits firmly in the scalper marketplace.

Jojo was a man

who leaned against a woman

but he knew it couldn't last.

Get Back Jojo!

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Violent Onsen Geisha - Shocking Early Works 83-85 vol. 1




The progression towards Hair Stylistics some twenty years later was inevitable.

A C46 released on My Fiance's Lifework Productions in the late 80's/early 90's.

Shocking Early Works

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Forced Orgasm - What About Us?




More dismantled sound for conspiracy theorists.

C30 released on NCFO in 1994.

What About Us?

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Various - Nightside Terror




Harsh Noise Wall can be polarising ... love it or hate it? I'm in both camps. It isn't usually something that I have on heavy rotation and it's not something I would play whilst somebody else was there. For me, it's a deeply personal thing and when it is the right time it is perfect! The extreme monolithic quality of the noise cancels out all of the external bullshit and leaves me with my own genuinely unadulterated thoughts. Trance music for weird fuckers that spend far too much of their own personal time thinking about such things if you will / won't. Chances are that the words Harsh, Noise and Wall will have already made your mind up for you so whatever.

This is a great set of Richard Ramirez related work where Last Rape, Non Ho Sonno, The Wheel, House Of The Black Death and Forced Orgasm get two discs each.

This is a ten CDr set released on the Deadline Recordings sub-label H Series HNW ‎in 2014 in an edition of thirteen.

Sweet Dreams

Are Made Of This

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Forced Orgasm - Are You Home Yet? (1994-2008)




Forced Orgasm are apparently Hageshiseto Ohno and Naoki Chisato who were originally based in Kobe but moved to the US and appear to have fitted straight into the Texan harsh noise scene. The vast majority of their work was impossible to find. That is until Richard Ramirez started to reissue some of their tapes as CDrs in tiny numbers and it remained only slightly less impossible to find.

Or was Forced Orgasm always RR in the first place? It's the kind of textured occasionally crumbling wall noise I associate with a lot of his projects ... only somebody else knows ...

Whatever the truth is, this is a (purportedly) retrospective seven CDr edition released on Room 2A (one of Richard Ramirez's many Deadline Recordings sub-labels) in 2014 and it came in an edition of ten.

Shoobie Doobie Do Wop

Pop Pop Shoo Wop

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Hair Stylistics - The Maximam No Respect




We would hope that you are familiar with the work of Masaya Nakahara. If you are, then you will understand why I really can't even begin to describe where this begins and ends. If you are not familiar with his work, then sorry I still can't help you.

CDr on Boid in 2010.

Maximum Respect

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Harry Pussy + Cock ESP - Wreck Small Cocks On Expensive Pussies




I really really like Harry Pussy ... so perversely, I thought I would start at the awkward end first. First off, the title is beautiful (and will have brought a broad smile to the contemporary hipsters). This entire thing doesn't even add up to two and a half minutes. It's a small grab of a HP gig in Minneapolis in April 1997, reworked by telepathic Cocks and sent to the legendary New Zealand lathe maker Peter King for him to work his majesty on a virtually unplayable format. It is genius psychedelic noise. If I loop this then I could listen to this all day long. As you already know, everything I say is nearly true.

An 8" lathe released on Freedom From in 1998.

Wreck Small Cocks

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va - Activating the Medium XIV - Radio Transmissions Chapter Three

Third volume of the compilation CDRs given to audience members at the Activating the Medium event in 2011. Music from John Duncan, Camilla Hannan, Yan Jun, Adrian Dziewanski, John Davis, Rajar, Jorge Bachmann, Colin Andrew Sheffield, Adam Pacione.

va - Activating the Medium XIV - Radio Transmissions Chapter Three

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Hair Stylistics - Fuck Decaro




I don't know who Decaro was but the image is more late 70's Jimmy Hill (there's an unrelated one for UK football grandads). Whoever it is, he gets his arse handed to him in a way that we can all applaud!

CDr released on Boid in 2010.

Fuck Decaro

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Harry Pussy - Let's Build A Pussy




Harry Pussy were a genius noise-rock wtf crew where the drummer hits her sticks 1-2-3 and everybody piles in on the 4. You can literally hear property prices plunging everywhere they are played. Magnificent chaos all around frankly. So I was checking the tags on a few ideas and saw a review of this on Discogs: "Stupidest album of all-time. Totally unlistenable and not in a fun way."

So erm, yeah! Obviously!

From a review: "Consisting of an hour long piece of Bill Orcutt time-stretching a second of Adris Hoyos’ voice into a slow shifting drone. A piece of music you will love or hate, with not much for anything in between."

Originally released as a double LP on Blackbean And Placenta Tape Club (an admirable purveyor of weird shit), it was released after they split up and didn't exist as a collective. It's more we are all dead and this is what happens when the lights start to dim. It's fun for all of the family. It must have massively disappointed the prior devotees because this was not what they expected.

This is a flac rip of the double LP reissue on Editions Mego from 2012.

knuckle

tatoos

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va - Activating the Medium XIV - Radio Transmissions Chapter Two

Second (duh) volume of a CDR given to audience members at the "Activating the Medium XIV" event in 2011, curated by the 23five organization. The festival was based on the theme of radio transmission, so all sound work on the souvenir CDrs were intended for radio broadcast. Includes Letitia Casteneda, Keith Fullerton Whitman, the late Jim Kaiser, Rale, Jim Haynes, Ben Owen, Leif Elggren, Jason Khan and Antimatter.


va - Activating the Medium XIV - Radio Transmissions Chapter Two

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Violent Onsen Geisha - Violent Onsen Geisha




There are many things that Mrs Inside and I agree upon but first and foremost is the preeminence of Masaya Nakahara. He's been releasing music on a weekly basis for years and years ... a new Masaya Nakahara release that we haven't heard before is a thing of wonder and a great excuse for a party! You seriously have no idea how true that is!

Anyway, the main body of this release is a reworking / reissue of the Cry Baby Killer, Wagamama Na Ofukuro and Tenderley tapes from around 1989 to 1993 ... but there are edits and some tracks are apparently not included at all but it seems there is no possible way to get closer than this.

The 3" is supposed to be a split with Dynamite Masters Blues Quartet (who do exist and are great) but they get well and truly sliced and diced in the best possible way obviously.

This is a flac rip of the triple CDr and 3" CDr released on Bloody Butterfly in 1997.

Violent

Onsen

Geisha

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Violent Onsen Geisha - Black Lovers (Early Lost Tapes 1988)




When I posted some new Hair Stylistics a month or so ago, it made me go back and listen to VOG again for the first time in ages. Generally speaking, we don't have time for re-upping because there are still a million things that we haven't been posted that should take priority. However. It was nearly ten years ago when I originally posted most of what I have. I've been thinking for a while about what should come first ...

Early Lost Tapes is either true or not or both ... archive material recently unearthed or material from tapes that had been previously released or a bit of both? I have no idea and it doesn't matter. These are ten compositions functioning as a single track and it is spellbinding ... the choice of samples and their juxtaposition with brief blurts of harsh noise and cut-up is enough to make your head split with the width of the smile generated. Chin Straps Advised!

Flac rip of the CD released on his own My Fiance's Lifework Productions in 1995.

Black Lovers

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Hair Stylistics - Am5:00+




I've been holding off posting this for longer than I can remember because there was a version that came with an additional CDr with nearly half an hour of undoubted extra quality. I saw it for sale once and just missed it ... pissed me off for a year, only made worse by the fact that it sold for a really low price. Avoiding my true character, I decided to be optimistic and it was only a matter of time before I could post the three disc version. I should have known better. So here's the other version. It's Masaya Nakahara which obviously means that it is the work of a certifiable genius.

Double CD self-released on Boid in 2007.

Am5:00+

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Splintered - Turned Inside Out




You will have noticed a bit of a slowdown recently ... usually we cover each other when one of us have something to do (sorry to let light in on magic but it was never the google elves). This time around, both of us have had good things happen simultaneously and frankly, given the state of just about everything, it's about fucking time. So we are simply happy and don't start worrying that we are losing interest because frankly nothing could be further from the truth.

Anyway, this is a gorgeous compilation of unreleased tracks demos and fanzine rare stuff. It's totally brilliant ... the Landfall demo is pure Joy Division percussion and the bassline is surely what RDJ used for Come To Daddy. I have their split with Headbutt but none of the other singles ... if you have them ripped and can be arsed sharing then that would make people happy. If you have them but can't be arsed sharing them then unless you tell us nobody knows and it's a win/don't lose situation.

Flac rip of a double CD released on Totuuden Sarvi Levyt in 2013 that I can't find available first hand.

Inside

Out

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Splintered / RLW - Splintered / RLW




Apologies if I'm about to tell you that water runs downhill but RLW is Ralf Wehowsky of P16.D4 and so forth and all around genius (well maybe not all around, he's not solved poverty but we all have our limits I suppose). This is a collaboration and a split if you will. There are two shorter Ralf reworkings of the Moraine tracks from that album and he contributes material for the Splintered tracks. It's great but you've already skipped this bit ...

Released on Black Rose Recordings in 1996.

Splintered / RLW

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