Various - Broken Flag: A Retrospective 1982 - 1985




In 2007, Vinyl-on-demand revisited the legendary Broken Flag output with a plush vinyl boxset and re-released it as a five CD set five years later (without the members only 7" unfortunately).

You get extracts from releases by Giancarlo Toniutti, Maurizio Bianchi, Mauthausen Orchestra, Le Syndicat, Controlled Bleeding, Un-Kommuniti, Male Rape Group, Ramleh and Kleistwahr plus a compilation featuring the likes of Sutcliffe Jügend, The New Blockaders and Consumer Electronics.

A compulsory stained (glass) window into the world of the early Eighties pioneers.

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Wolf Eyes - Fork Over Your Face




Now here's a conundrum (part 2). This is another Am255 ... same story ... go figure!

Hey There, Forkface!

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Wolf Eyes - Strangled In Filth




Palette cleanser? Pah! I like my tongue furry ...

Now here's a conundrum (part 1). This doesn't appear on John's AmTapes release list. Discogs has this CDr as Am255 but that catalogue number is taken by Wolf Eye's Droll Vol. 11 tape ... conspiracy theories ahoy!

Strangled In Filth

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Being - Battery Cages II

We interrupt this steady stream of American Tapes muck for a brief palette cleanser. Here's some stomp box roar from the mean streets of Dayton, Ohio. Being's "Battery Cages II" is the 2nd part of a trilogy, but, much like "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Wrath of Kahn", it holds up well enough on its own. You can figure out what happened to get us to this point. Edition of 50 tapes released by Skeleton Dust in 2007.

Being - Battery Cages II

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Wolf Eyes - Strangulation Tank




Looped hypnotic beats and electronic fear that wouldn't sound at all out of place being played out tomorrow at a Blackest Ever Black Berlin night out. Future proofed excellence from Aaron, John and Nate.

Released on American Tapes ‎way back in 2002. It's AM255 btw.

Strangulation Tank

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Wolf Eyes - Strangle Rations




You need this. That's it.

CDr released on American Tapes ‎in 2005. It's AM483 btw.

Strangle Rations

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Wolf Eyes - Technical Difficulties




Live CDr released on Little Hands in 2000.

Technical Difficulties

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Wolf Eyes - Black Rat Floods




Simply extraordinary 3" CDr released on American Tapes ‎in 2002.

It's AM234 btw.

Black Rat Floods

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Saturday Night Live - Flooded Low Wayz

First album of raw, but quite lovely, slow-motion improv by the Michigan quintet who would go on to call themselves The Cases and issue several cassettes on Fag Tapes. Clarinet, harmonium, tape loops, creaking chairs and piercing whistles seem to have been used, but it's hard to tell because of the hiss-forward, live-direct-to-boom-box non-fidelity that coats every gesture in a healthy layer of freshly baked mud. Band members include Dan Ackroyd, Gilda Radner... oh wait, I'm sorry, that's not right. I meant Heath Moerland (Sick Llama, Slither), Mike Connelly (Failing Lights, Clay Rendering, Hair Police, ex-Wolf Eyes), Anthony Miller (Crib Death, Mini-Systems), Candace Williams and Kye Potter. This was released a numbered edition of 25 cassettes by American Tapes in 2005.

Saturday Night Live - Flooded Low Wayz 

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Wolf Eyes - Scowl




Again these are live captures from gigs in Houston and (the wonderfully named) Kalamazoo in March 2001 ...

CDr released on American Tapes in an edition of 13 in 2001. It's AM181 btw.

Scowl

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Wolf Eyes - Snake Transmitters




Live improvised radio broadcast that starts with a 60's psych-rock vibe before turning into synth-suspense via tribal electronics. My youngest cat is always really interested when this one comes out to play. Kato says yes!

CDr released on American Tapes in 2002 in a huge edition of fifty copies. ‎It's AM244 btw.

Snake Transmitters

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Wolf Eyes - Music For Valie Export




Aaron, John and Nate captured live in a performance that begins relatively orchestral before bending sinister ...

CDr released on American Tapes in 2001 in an edition of 15. It's AM226 btw.

Music For Valie Export

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Wolf Eyes - Untitled

An untitled Wolf Eyes c90 from September 2010, released in an edition of just 12 copies on American Tapes adorned with John Olson's typically brilliant collage art. If you read this blog (and I'm going to guess that you do) you already know that this mystery murk needs to be playing on a constant loop at your home, in your car, and over some sort of public address system at your place of employment.

Wolf Eyes - Untitled

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Wolf Eyes - Terror Tanked

Lathe-cut 12" and CDR set of ugly burl by the mighty Wolf Eyes, released in an edition of 30 copies on (where else?) American Tapes in 2004. Because the record has multiple holes and no play speed specified, I included different versions of the rip. The CDR is extremely brief, but I don't suppose that matters.

Wolf Eyes - Terror Tanked

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Wolf Eyes - Throats Filled With Concrete




A live performance from Aaron Dilloway, John Olson and Nate Young that conveys threat and swirling murk in equal measure.

Released on American Tapes in 2002 in an edition of 22. It's AM250 btw.

Throats Filled With Concrete

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Wolf Eyes - Human Slaughterhouse Demos




This starts off as though it was recorded way down the corridor from the slaughterhouse. It quietly morphs into something recorded in the bowels of the Nostromo. The fact that I find this particularly hallucinatory might tell you more about the poor quality of the drugs that I have taken in my time ... but, I really recommend this one.

Released on American Tapes ‎in 2005. It's AM493 btw.

Human Slaughterhouse Demos

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Wolf Eyes - Lost Sockets




Wolf Eyes in found-footage mode.

Whilst also released as a 10" on Blake Edwards' (aka Vertonen's) Crippled Intellect Productions, this is the 3" CDr jointly released on Chondritic Sound and Hanson Records also in 2005.

Lost Sockets

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Het Hilaire Brisdak Ensemble - Sound Theft




This starts off with slow motion helicopter blades which chop up HAY by the Butthole Surfers (from Locust Abortion Technician) and gets more twisted from there. Yeah, I know. The Ensemble is the work of Dirk Vercruyssen (and I don't know of anything else that he did).

This great C30 was released on Dutch label Opus Dei Society (probably) in 1987. Opus was a sublabel of Korm Plastics which is run by Frans de Waard ... and now it all makes sense.

Sound Theft

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The Haters - Tractor

Classic 1988 LP of GX Jupitter-Larsen/The Haters wreaking joyous havoc in three American cities.

The Haters - Tractor

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Kristian Olsson - Cirkeln Bryts




This starts with drone harmoincs before it starts to kick you around the room. CD from 2003 that was self-released by the man who was in the likes of Alfarmania, Blood Ov Thee Christ, Heid and Survival Unit .

Cirkeln Bryts

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