Human Art, Factor Psy-D, Animal Light - Compilation

A very interesting compilation/collaboration cassette from 1992 by three German artists who straddle the imaginary lines between sound art, electro-acoustic composition, industrial noise and proto-techno. Animal Art was an early band name used by composer Marc Behrens, and also the name of his cassette label. He shares this tape with Ho. Turner and Lukas Ernst (Human Factor). They present a three-way collaboration on one side and sort pieces by Ernst and Behrens on the other. Years later, Ernst would venture firmly into techno music, Turner would continue to embrace visual art and abstract noise until his death in 2012, and Behrens would produce a significant body of work in both. This tape came in large envelope that unfolds into a poster. The Behrens pieces seem to run together, so I did not separate them into individual tracks.

 Human Art, Factor Psy-D, Animal Light - Compilation

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Xper. Xr. - Recycled

Hong Kong's bizarre Xper.Xr. turns in a collage of screaming noise, saccharine pop records, karaoke destruction, fast-forwarding tapes and distorted crunch, but never any one of those for very long.

Xper. Xr. - Recycled

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The Haters - The Subsequent Rip




Again, this is only two minutes in total. Whilst there are 13 years distance between this tape and the Vomir tape below, they are inextricably linked.

Released on Banned Production in 1995.

The Subsequent Rip

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Vomir - Subsequent Wall




This stands as Romain Perrot's tribute to the The Subsequent Rip tape by The Haters. Whilst only two minutes in total, this little beauty still delivers maximum impact.

Released on Central Dynamo Room in 2008.

Subsequent Wall

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Jessica Rylan - Lush Life

Self-released c20 from 2006.

Jessica Rylan - Lush Life

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Jessica Rylan - Long Term Relationships/Juliette Who Broke My Heart

Hushed ditties on tape self-released by the artist, comes with a little book with circuit diagrams and background about the music.

Jessica Rylan - Long Term Relationships/Juliette Who Broke My Heart

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Jessica Rylan - Long Slow Changes

Released as a tape by Fargone in 2005.

Jessica Rylan - Long Slow Changes

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Jessica Rylan - Goya Version 2

This cassette has no information on it, but the internet tells me that it's called "Goya Version 2", and that it Rylan made 37 copies of it for her IRFP label in 2003. The "cover" (such as it is) is a recycled bag for Goya brand ground coffee. No track titles are listed. Most of the music is made with synthesizers, but Jessica sings on some tracks and plays guitar on at least one. I get the impression that these recordings were rehearsals or tests that weren't at first intended for inclusion on an album. We are lucky listeners that she eventually decided to share these diary pages with us.

Jessica Rylan - Goya Version 2

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Jessica Rylan - Tying Up Loose Ends

A very long (90 minutes!!!) tape of roughly recorded improvisations and sketches, mostly Jessica Rylan's voice and home-made synthesizers playing harsh and dense noise, but there are some spacious passages and a couple of guitar-based songs as well. It came out in 2004 in an edition of 59 copies on the artist's own IRFP label. Rylan offers a bit of self-depreciating advice in the liner notes: "A cassette always represents two positions in time. If you don't like one side just flip it over. Also, just leave it on in the background, by the end you've killed 1 hour 1/2".

Jessica Rylan - Tying Up Loose Ends

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Blitter - Blitter EP


While on the topic of Brian Alexander Whitman, here's his only other extant release, a 7" EP. Less "irrevocably overdriven" than most Hrvatski it still traffics in the same territory: disjointed beats, ambient passages, and the occasional squall of static.




A 7" released on Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge in 1997.



Blitter EP

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Blitter Vs. Hrvatski - Heaven And Earth Magic


This was recorded Nov 21, 1998 at The Space in Worcester and is a live performance soundtrack of Harry Smith's film "Heaven And Earth Magic." Blitter (aka Brian Alexander Whitman, KFW's brother) processed the original audio from the film's score in real time while Hrvatski (KFW) provided ambient sounds and effects. If you're feeling ambitious you can watch the film here while playing the soundtrack to recreate the entire experience!




Released on CDR by Reckankreuzungsklankewerkzeuge some time after 1998.



Blitter Vs Hrvatski

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Various - What's Your Function? (A Tribute To Franco Battiato)




Franco Battiato is an Italian composer, singer/songwriter and filmmaker that has covered miles of ground from experimental electronics, musique concrète, prog and synth rock through operatics to poignant pop music.

This compilation is a homage to the man released on Sillyboy in 2004 featuring the likes of Volcano The Bear, Kinski, Hrvatski (aka Keith Fullerton Whitman), Zu vs. Økapi, Jennifer Gentle, Circle, Los Natas, Oneida and Acid Mothers Temple SWR.

What's Your Function?

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Id M Theft Able - Alice The Camel




Skot Able is responsible for the crack in the wall of the universe that is Id M Theft Able (and the many reorganisations of the letters involved). Words often fail ...

Magnificent CDr released on Skot's Mang-Disc in 2002.

Alice The Camel

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ID M Theft Able - The Xylophoning Of Dirges




Have you ever tried to describe ID M Theft Able?

How did you get on?

CDr released on Beniffer Editions in 2005.

The Xylophoning Of Dirges

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Id M Theft Able - Crispy Hexagons




Deliriously broken cut-up...

CDr released on Mang-Disc in 2006.

Crispy Hexagons

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Club Skull - The Origins Of...

Club Skull was a one-time-only supergroup comprised of Akifumi Nakajima (Aube), Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants, CCCC) and Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro, CCCC).

Club Skull - The Origins Of... 

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Sshe Retina Stimulants - Kusa'i




Sshe Retina Stimulants is Paolo Bandera (who was also a member of Sigillum S).

C46 released on G.R.O.S.S. in 1994.

Kusa'i

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Aube - E-Power

This Aube tape of oscillator squall from 1994 was not included in the massive "Tapes" 20xCDR set.

Aube - E-Power

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Smegma‎ - Clitoridis / Praeputil




Warning: Take your medication at least one hour before taking this on!

C46 released on G.R.O.S.S. in 1997.

Clitoridis / Praeputil

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Hands To - Turn Back The Sun




Jeph Jerman's Hands To project with a disorienting and disturbing little number ...

C46 released on G.R.O.S.S in 1993.

Turn Back The Sun

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