TADM / Timisoara - I Am Not Dying In A Nightmare




Two "solo" pieces from each with a couple of collaborations. Quality.

CDr and 3" CDr set released on Cipher Productions in 2007.

Oh yes, you are!

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Facialmess / Timisoara - Split




More of the similar with Kenny Sanderson's harsh knob destruction coupled with Keiko Morita's harsh crawl. She wasn't prolific but she was very creative.

C46 released on Xerxes in 1999.

Facialmess / Timisoara

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Embudagonn 108 - Requiem

Another great tape on Vitrine, this one by Nobu Kasahara's main noise project, Embudagonn 108. I haven't yet heard anything else by Kasahara, but he appears to be very prolific.

Embudagonn 108 - Requiem

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69 Passion + Facialmess - Split




More old school harsh ... apparently, 69 Passion is the work of a Canadian called Jayson Campbell that I have no knowledge of and it was released on a label that I have no knowledge of. Apart from that, the entire thing is very good.

C32 released on Shithammer Tapes in 1997.

69 Passion + Facialmess

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Facialmess + Armenia - Poxcontorsionista




Old school harsh noise face slappery courtesy of Kenny Sanderson and Leonardo Sabatto.

C58 released on Bizarre Audio Arts in 1997.

Poxcontorsionista

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010001111000 - lmof

2015 cassette by a mysterious Japanese (?) artist called 010001111000 (no actual name is listed on any of the tapes), minimal non-music released on the remarkable Vitrine label.


010001111000 - lmof 

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Facialmess - Dub Made Flesh




Several short choppy pieces that became more typical of his later work with a couple of longer tracks including the excellent "Lost Sleep".

CDr released on Obscurica in 2006.

Dub Made Flesh

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Facialmess - The Madcap Barely Smiles




Any similarities to Syd Barrett are purely non-existent.

C46 released on Spite in 1997.

The Madcap Barely Smiles

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Nihilist Spasm Band - Every Monday Night

An answer to the age-old question, "How often do the Nihilist Spasm Band perform?" Released as a CD by Alchemy in 1999.

Nihilist Spasm Band - Every Monday Night

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Facialmess - His And Hers




I reckon it's pretty much up there with his best work ... a little gem.

3" CDr released on Pitchphase in 2010.

His And Hers

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Facialmess - In The Facialmess




Here's Kenny!

C20 on Troniks from 2004.

In Your Face

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Nihilist Spasm Band - Volume Two

First released by Toronto's Music Gallery Editions in 1979, reissued on CD by Alchemy in 1996. Essential!

Nihilist Spasm Band - Volume Two

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Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record

It's hard to believe that this album, Nihilist Spasm Band's debut, was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in 1968. It sounds just as magnificent in 2019 as is did decades ago. This was a major influence on Japanese noise legends Hijokaidan, whose main antagonist Jojo Hiroshige reissued it as a CD on his Alchemy label in 1996.

Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record

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Nihilist Spasm Band - What About Me

CLASSIC RECORD ALERT! I don't have the time or patience to recount the history of London, Ontario's heroes, so look them up if you aren't already familiar. These classy gents have been performing every Monday night since the late 1960s, playing an exponent of free improvisation that influenced scads of "noise" artists in the ensuing decades. Hijokaidan's Jojo Hiroshige eventually reissued their early recordings on his Alchemy label as well as subsequent albums such as this one from 1992, which happens to be my favorite thing they've recorded. Aggressive and dense with a great sense of humor, "What About Me" is an ideal intro for new fans.

Nihilist Spasm Band - What About Me

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Facialmess & Guilty Connector - Nothing Left Inside




One half is Kenny Sanderson who left this festering stinking and sinking little island to move to Japan to become a glitch-core harsh noise head the ball. Kenny, Kenny, Kenny ... where did it all go wrong? And, you get Kohei The Fast Connector messing with your head as well.

CDr released on Kalifornia Love Addiction in 2002.

Nothing Left Inside

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Grim Talkers - Grimy City




Kohei Nakagawa and the sampler, visual artist and improviser blahmuzik aka BrothersGRIM (?). A found-sound industrial-lounge-core noise-anticipation fest that interests me a lot. Unfortunately, this is all that I have by them.

CD released on Gravity Swarm Recordings ‎– UT-40, Live.pro in 2013.

Grimy City

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Sudden Infant - Sidewalk Social Scientist (1989-1999)

Ten years, 17 short blurts of loopy noise from Joke Lanz' Sudden Infant project. Released on wax by Tochnit Aleph in 2000 as the first volume in their "Punk Series".

Sudden Infant - Sidewalk Social Scientist (1989-1999)

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Guilty Connector - Different Water




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CDr released on Utsu Tapes in 2000.

Different Water

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Fear Konstruktor & Defektro - Split

Split cassette from the mighty Phage Tapes. One side by Japanese industrial trio Defektro and one side of noise electronics by Russian artist Fear Konstruktor. Released as a cassette in a run of 100 copies.

Fear Konstruktor & Defektro - Split

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Electro Hippies - The Peaceville Recordings




Nifty compilation that brings together the "The Only Good Punk... Is A Dead One“ and "Live" LPs and the tracks from a couple of Peaceville compilations. It brought the curtain down on the Hippies but it's a great way to bow out.

CD released on Peaceville in 1989.

The Peaceville Recordings

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