Immaculate:Grotesque - Soiled

More fried circuits by the wonderful Immaculate:Grotesque, this cassette was released by Truculent Recordings in 2007 in an edition of 14 copies.

Immaculate:Grotesque - Soiled

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Immaculate:Grotesque - Lifetime

Another stellar cassette of fried circuitry, released by Truculent Recordings in 2006 in an edition of just 12 copies.

Immaculate:Grotesque - Lifetime

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Immaculate:Grotesque - Outsider Time Labyrinth

2007 cassette of synth buzz, edition of 13 copies.

Immaculate:Grotesque - Outsider Time Labyrinth

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Immaculate:Grotesque - Daylight Perversion

Glorious monolithic analog synth noise by Jeff Plummer, aka Immaculate:Grotesque. This cassette was released on Plummer's own Truculent Recordings label in 2007 in an edition of just 9 copies. 

Immaculate:Grotesque - Daylight Perversion

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Atomsmasher ‎- Atomsmasher




I've never thought of myself a mathematical genius but I may have to reconsider that. Here's an equation for you:

Dave Witte (give the funky drummer some), Paul Richard (aka Speedranch) and James Plotkin (yeah right, you've never heard of him...) + noiserock, glitch, plunderphonic, prog, space, techno, noise, bass, twisted shouty business + a shitload of fun fun fun = ... ?

No. The answer isn't 42. It's Atomsmasher.

CD on Double H Noise Industries from 2001 that is made for a Saturday night out!

Atomsmasher

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Phantomsmasher‎ - Phantomsmasher




This is more "traditional" than the posts that sit either side of this one. Obviously, all things are utterly relative. There are major parts of this that give me the same feeling as watching The Jesus Lizard live! That isn't a throw away comment ... I adore The Jesus Lizard!

Phantomsmasher

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Phantomsmasher / Venetian Snares - Podsjfkj Pojid Poa / Oisdjoks




7" released on Double H Noise Industries in 2003.

Phantomsmasher is the same line-up as Atomsmasher. And, you get Aaron Funk's Venetian Snares ...what else could you want?

Podsjfkj Pojid Poa / Oisdjoks

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Connolly - Fuck Wolf Eyes




Mike Connolly on a C60 released on Hung Like A Horse?! in 2004. Eventually Mike begins to appear more frequently than Aaron and eventually join up on a full term basis for quite a few years after this. Mike literally smashes it and signals a change in the Wolf Eyes sound that was to come!

Fuck Wolf Eyes

And, of course: Fuck You!

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Wolf Eyes - Fuck Pete Larsen




CDr released on Wabana Ore Limited in 2004. This has completely different music than the Bad Glue LP that came out two years earlier. Pete must have done a bad thing!

Fuck Pete Larsen

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Wolf Eyes - Fuck The Old Miami




LP released on Important Records in 2005 with an etched B-Side that you can still play.

"Flip it over for a needle-destroying playable b-side etching hand carved by Wolf Eyes into the original laquers. Grooves cut in their own home lathe. Play at your own risk". Don't worry, we have done that for you! Any contributions to smashed needles will be gratefully appreciated.

Fuck The Old Miami

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Wolf Eyes‎ - Fuck The Pigs




There is no label information on this CDr so let's assume that it was self-released. It's from 2004.

Fuck The Pigs

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Wolf Eyes - Fuck Birmingham




C74 released on American Tapes in 2003.

It's AM273 btw.

Fuck Birmingham

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Wolf Eyes - Fuck The Old Miami



This is a 3" CDr released on Chondritic Sound in 2003.

Fuck The Old Miami

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Wolf Eyes - Fuck Pete Larsen




LP released on Bad Glue in 2002.

Fuck Pete Larsen

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Wolf Eyes - Fuck Cleveland



CDr stuck onto the back of a spray painted piece of vinyl released on American Tapes in 2001.

It's AM177 btw.

Fuck Cleveland

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Norbert Möslang & Andy Guhl - Sound_Shifting

This is the CD that came with the 90-page Sound_Shifting book, a catalog to Voice Crack's contribution to the 49th Venice Biennal in 2001.

Norbert Möslang & Andy Guhl - Sound_Shifting

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Alexis Malbert - People For NASA

Short but dense album of plunderphonic collage from obscure French weirdo Alexis Maibert, an artist sometimes known as Tapetronic, who also makes electronic music for radio and builds instrument-like things out of cassette tapes and magnets.  


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Cartesian Faith - Functional Media Derivative

Crunchy digital (?) noise from New York, self-released on CDR at a time when it wasn't very cool to do so. Cartesian Faith fell somewhere within that late-1990's loose escapees-from-IDM scene as Speedranch, Hrvatski, Lesser, Accelera DeckV/Vm, that sort of  junk.

Cartesian Faith - Functional Media Derivative

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Birchville Cat Motel / Small Blue Torch ‎- China Slope / L.P.




Here's another Kiwi conundrum. The original China Slope was a 12" lathe cut LP released on Stefan Neville's (I think) Stabbies And The Rocket Recordings in 1998. This contains an additional track "Wet Pack Myth" which I don't think appears anywhere else. The Small Blue Torch contribution is a bit of a mystery but the the recordings are from November 1996 ... is this another otherwise lost New Zealand lathe?

This is a C90 released on Campbell's Celebrate Psi Phenomenon. Is it 1999?

The Bleak Bliss archeology only takes us this far ...

China Slope / L.P.

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Small Blue Torch - Untitled (SBT 1 & SBT 2)

Not a lot of information on this one. Small Blue Torch was the mid-1990's duo of Campbell Kneale and Richard Francis, both from New Zealand. These guys would go on to "fame" as Birchville Cat Motel, Our Love Will Destroy the World, and Black Boned Angel (Kneale) and Eso Steel (Francis). This double CDR, issued by US label Last Visible Dog, might be a reissue of some sort. It's not clear where exactly the music came from. Are these tapes reissued on CDR? New or previously unreleased recordings? There are no track titles and no text. so it's impossible to say. Each disc is titled "SBT 1" and "SBT 2", but Discogs does not list albums by those titles. Maybe a Bleak Bliss reader out there knows more than I do about this.

Small Blue Torch - Untitled (SBT 1)
Small Blue Torch - Untitled (SBT 2)

Helpful info from the label's archived webpage (thanks to a Bleak Bliss reader for bringing this to our attention!):

"I contacted Campbell Kneale in 1998 after his release on Drunken Fish, hoping he'd have a little something for the dog. Shortly afterwards, we threw together the idea of a two disc Small Blue Torch release as a definitive document from this now deceased band. Compiling Full Fathom Five and Stockpile, Small Blue Torch is a landmark album in many ways, not least of which being SBT's first album available to Americans! At slightly over two hours of mesmerizing guitar drift, sputter and grind, Small Blue Torch is one of the most intensive and affordable (our price: $12) studies into the New Zealand soundscape, and your best introduction to Campbell Kneale's amazingCelebrate Psi Phenomena label. Those interested in this release will also wish to take note of Kneale's Ohm release." --Chris Moon, LVD

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