Dead Machines - Communique Received




The interception of warped and degraded messages from the Olson dimension.

C32 released on American Tapes in 2003.

Communique Received

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Ultra Bonbon & Pak - Split

Another micro-edition noise tape from Bonbon Bruises, this time split between Ultra Bonbon and Pak, aka Philadelphia multi-media artist Lauren Pakradooni. Those with ears finely attuned to the sub-sub-underground may know Pakradooni from her tape loop bloop under the Tether moniker.

Ultra Bonbon & Pak - Split

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The Dead Machines - Live From The Sandblasters Court




Simply excellent live outing from John and Tovah.

CDr released on American Tapes ‎in 2003 ... it's AM276 btw.

Live From The Sandblasters Court

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Ultra Bonbon - Paradise Vol 1

From deep within the Canadian noise underground comes Calgary's own Ultra Bonbon, aka Danny Milanese (who also records as Gel Nails and Fat Legs). This tape came out in 2009 on Bonbon Bruises as an edition of just 20 copies, packed inside a neat little manila coin envelope.

Ultra Bonbon - Paradise Vol 1

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Saicobab - Live In OVA At Aoyama Cay On Nov. 2001




Nuanced new age drift.

CD released on Mau Recordings in 2003.

Live In Aoyama

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Haare - Doomsday Sunrise

2011 cassette of Ilkka Vekka's sun-blasted drone noise, released by Cathartic Process. Of note: Freak Animal's Industrial Recollections subdivision has just released a 6xCD Haare boxset collecting his out of print cassette material, including this one! I haven't heard it yet, but I'm certain it is worth your hard-earned Euros.

Haare - Doomsday Sunrise

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Saicobaba - Live In OVA At Yokohama Bay Hall On Apr. 2002




A self-explanatory release that is more horizontal than the previous post.

CD released on Mau Recordings in 2003.

Live In Yokohama

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John Wiese - Bubble Pulse


Recorded in 2002, released as a CD in 2003 by Kissy Records. One of Wiese's earliest full-length albums after a run of 7" singles and splits.

John Wiese - Bubble Pulse

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Psycho Baba - TabLoveDubLa




A clubbed up trio of drums, electronics and sitar courtesy of Yokota Yoshimi, Katsuki Kagawa and Yoshida Daikichi. A 54 minute track whose opening seven minutes is like System 7 at triple speed hovering above your head ... and then the tablas start.

CD released on Japan Overseas in 1999.

TabLoveDubLa

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Various - Maboroshi No Sekai Samples




Compilation to showcase the label with Melt Banana, Black Stage, Bondage Fruit, Painkiller, Harpy and Yuji Katsui with Tatsuya Yoshida amongst the throng.

CD released on Maboroshi No Sekai in 1995.

Samples

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Various - Cruel Beasts




The likes of Seiichi Yamamoto, Children Coup D'etat, Otomo Yoshihide, Tatsuya Yoshida, Yokota Yoshimi and Harpy. Very very good!

C40 released on Maboroshi No Sekai ‎in 1994.

Cruel Beasts

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Jurajium - Jurajium




Hatta Naohiko's synth-noise with Jojo Hiroshige adding guitar to the mix. Again, other than the split (and an appearance on an early Hijokaidan tape) I can't find any other recordings that he made.

CD released on Alchemy Records in 1997.

Jurajium

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NG - Ugomeku Ego




Utterly fascinating piece of vinyl that swerves between gabba, Talking Heads and AFX. Forty years ago. As far as I know, other than the contribution to the previous post, this is all they wrote.

7" released on Unbalance in 1981.

Ugomeku Ego

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NG / Jurajium / Hijokaidan - Shumatsu Shorijo (+1 Noise Remastered Edition)




The 1980 LP released on Unbalance only came in an edition of 200 so became vanishingly rare. This is a remastered reissue of the original (with a bonus Jurajium track) so it can be heard in it's full new-wave noise-rock synth-weird majesty.

CD released on Reveil in 2014.

Shumatsu Shorijo

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R. Sundin - Dreamsketch

A very early album by Ronnie Sundin under his own name. Recordings from 1997 and 1998, released as a CDR by Bake Records (a sub-division of Korm Plastics) in 1999.

R. Sundin - Dreamsketch

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Rsundin - Internal Reference

Sorry for the low-res image here. If someone owns this and wants to scan it and send us a better image, please do. Otherwise, this 2000 CD (self-released on Sundin's own Bonbon label) finds the Swedish artist composing computer music by only using sounds generated acoustically by his computer. Barely-there sound from fans, keyboard taps and electric hum. Actually, he cheated his concept on one track, but in a clever way; he recorded the sound of a roomful of computers that were on, but not being used. This was from 20 years ago, remember.

Rsundin - Internal Reference

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Hijokaidan - Shumatsu-Shorijo




The first track was originally released in 1980 as Hijokaidan's contribution to a split LP. It would appear it's recorded live and it's a magnificent example of just how far ahead they were of the No-Wavers and future noise-rock freak shows that were to come. A genuinely brilliant 27 minutes. The following track is an unreleased improvisation that brings to mind distant alien jazz skronk.

CD released on Alchemy Records in 2014.

Sewage Treatment Plant

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Rsundin - Sleepwalk

Ronnie Sundin (formerly known as Bad Kharma) left harsh noise behind for something much much stranger, making a big splash with his 2001 Ground Fault CD, "Sleepwalk". 44 short tracks for navigating in darkness and bumping into walls. For fans of RHY Yau, Schimpfluch, Francisco Meirino and being uncomfortable.

Rsundin - Sleepwalk

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Olson & Gross - Sax & Electronics

John Olson (Wolf Eyes, Spykes, Dead Machines, Graveyards, etc ad infinitum) plus David Gross on the obviously-titled "Sax & Electronics", released in 2002 as a CDR in an edition of only 25 copies by American Tapes.

Olson & Gross - Sax & Electronics

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Solmania - The Basement Tapes And Discs




Ten years ago this week I foolishly started this blogging malarkey and initially thought I'd do it for a couple of months ... and here we are.

This is in the Holy Grail territory of reissue compilations. The first five discs cover the CDs released on Alchemy Records between 1990 and 1998. The next four include eight of the impossible to find Fatagaga Tapes released between 1984 and 1987.

As if that isn't good enough, four of the six live performances on the DVD hadn't been released previously (those files are large and they all need to be extracted to their own single folder in order to work).

Nine CDs and a DVD released on Youth Inc. in 2013.

01 Metamorphor Chorus

02 Psycledelic

03 Trembling Tongues

04 Evil Bed

05 DLO

06 Gakinoizz / Hadayro

07 Vexation / H.C.P. Resolvent

08 Wörkenemy / Re-Rurr

09 Highdrophobia / Erosion

10 Movies - Live And Rare

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7

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