Thirdorgan & (ISOFC) - Neon, Garbage & Worms

Akihiro Shimizo/Thirdorgan trades volleys of debris with Abdul Squeeter/(In Spite of Flaming Creatures) on this collaborative tape from 1998. Originally put out by Spite in a numbered edition of 50 copies.

Thirdorgan & (ISOFC) - Neon, Garbage & Worms

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Lasse Marhaug vs Dave Wright - The Rainbow Thief

More from Dave Wright/Not Breathing, this time in some sort of conflict ("vs"?) with the king of Trondheim, Lasse Marhaug. Lots of variety on this tape, put out by Labyrinth in 1999. Each artist uses the other's sounds to make something new. Side A is subtitled "Marhaug in Action", side B "The Wright Way".

Lasse Marhaug vs Dave Wright - The Rainbow Thief

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D.Wright & Woe Is Me - Emergency Procedures: Live / Orca Y Choronzon

Split tape of live recordings from the dependably high-quality Spite label (RIP), a numbered edition of 50 copies from 1998. Dave Wright, (slightly) better known as Not Breathing, performs his side in Tucson, Arizona, using electronics, Tibetan singing bowls and bowed water phone. John Patterson/Woe Is Me, also of metal band Taste of Fear, roars live from New York on his side.

D.Wright & Woe Is Me - Emergency Procedures: Live / Orca Y Choronzon

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Facialmess - Madcap Barely Smiles




Cracking C46 released on Spite in 1997.

Madcap Barely Smiles

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Facialmess ‎- 3 New Songs




These were 3 New Songs when they were released by Solipsism in 2001.

3 New Songs

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Facialmess ‎- Kick My Prog Rock




Back on steadier Japanese ground, here is Kenny Sanderson's Facialmess released on Harshnoise in 2003.

Kick My Prog Rock

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The Teashop Madman & Odal - A Destroyed Sandwich

Another very early tape on Troniks (TRO-26), split between Quebec's Pierre-Marc Tremblay (better known today as Ames Sanglantes) and Dutch junk noise beast Peter Zincken/Odal. Numbered edition of 50 copies, published in 2000.

The Teashop Madman & Odal - A Destroyed Sandwich

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Lather & Big Tex - Split

A very early release on Troniks, a label run by Phil Blankenship/The Cherry Point that would go on to become one of the most significant and prolific noise labels in America. This tape (catalog #TRO-44 for you trainspotters) came out in 2000 in a numbered edition of 100 copies and is split between two obscure bands. Lather is (was?) the nom de drone of an artist also (un)known as BRXTNLE, who ran the Noisegood label. Confusingly, Big Tex is from Sacramento CA, not Texas. His side is mono synth crunch, apparently recorded live at someone's birthday party.

Lather & Big Tex - Split

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Sukora ‎- Tower




Firstly, on behalf of Bleak Bliss™ I'd like to apologise for the actions of Mrs Inside. I can only assume that she is the type of women that tells you that she loves you just to mess with your head!

We don't come here for SPROING! We come here for fast-living action! We come here for the type of music that makes Schimpfluch-Gruppe look like a lazy death metal tribute act! We want music that makes John Cage look like a crystal-meth addict! We come here for the sound of a man wearing only socks and shuffling vaguely past some electronics and then taking his socks off and leaving the room and then remembering that he has left his socks in the room with the electronics in it and going back to put his socks on and then leaving again. Stand firm good readers! Fear not! My finger is on the quality control button!

This is the work of Takayoshi Kitajima and it was released on Meme in 1998.

Tower

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Hirama Takahiro - Thr Eat Rhy Thm

You can't deal with this one. In fact, don't even waste your time downloading it, because it's not for you. Ah, but I can hear you mutter condescendingly to yourself, "What do you know, internet stranger? You're just a girl. I am so much badder and tougher than you are. You have no idea what I have in my record collection. I love extreme music. This is just another album by some Japanese noise guy. It's probably exactly like all the other extreme noise albums I listen to every day when I play internet poker." It's fine if you think those thoughts. Everyone is entitled to be wrong, even you. The truth, however, is that even Sukora and Nerve Net Noise don't adequately prepare you for this one. Imagine a sound like... sproing! Add some reverb. Got it? Now imagine a very patient and/or nearly catatonic guy making this sound every once in a while into a microphone. Forty minutes later, for no reason that I can figure out, he stops. Why did he stop when he did? A better question is, why did he start? I don't have the answers to those questions. In fact, I have no idea who this person is or what else, if anything, he's done. Maybe this album is everything he ever wanted to say. After making it, maybe he made a few copies, had an immense feeling of satisfaction, and thought: it is so perfect, I have nothing more to say. Like I said, you won't like it. But if you don't believe me, then go ahead. Don't say I didn't warn you. Soak "The Eat Rhy Thm" in, and thank your lucky stars that you've never been trapped sitting next to Takahiro on a long bus ride. Sproing! 

Hirama Takahiro  - Thr Eat Rhy Thm

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va - The Rain of Fish

Intense old noise compilation tape from 1998 on the short-lived Dutch label Split Eye Tapes, with tracks by Sadistic Lingam Cult, Odal, proof of the shooting..., Bob Marinelli, Howard Stelzer, Diagram A, Psychologische Abwehrfront, Kinderlager, V.B., J.J.C., D., E.T., I.T., Grunt, and The Amazing Mr. Slug.

va - The Rain of Fish


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Circuit Wound - The Hunger of Insects in Dry Places

2005 tape on Swampland Noise.

Circuit Wound - The Hunger of Insects in Dry Places

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Magical Power Mako - Hapmoniym 1972-1975

Box set containing five volumes of private recordings made by a teenage Makoto Kurita, aka psych outsider Magical Power Mako. There was once talk of a fifteen disc set of sound from Mako's earliest homemade experiments, but only these have appeared so far.

disc 1
disc 2
disc 3
disc 4
disc 5

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Guitar Wolf / Lightning Bolt - Ultra Cross Vol. 1




CD released in Japan in 2006. Apparently the title translates as Ultra Cross Vol. 1. Was this an actual series? Were there any others?

Guitar Wolf and Lightning Bolt juxtaposed? The louder you play this the better it gets. Play this REALLY REALLY fucking loud!

ウルトラ クロス Vol.1

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I.S.O. - Gravity Clock




I.S.O. were Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M (both former members of Ground Zero who have created art and history elsewhere) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (a former member of Seijaku, Nishinihon and Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO). A very special trio indeed!

This was released on Amoebic in 1998. The label "is comprised of the individual labels of two producers: Yoshihide Otomo and Sachiko M. Amoebic's principal policy is that the producers individually release whatever they choose to, via "amoebic" management". A bit like me and Mrs Inside but without the insight or talent really ...

Gravity Clock

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I.S.O. ‎- Live




CD featuring live recordings in Japan and France during 1998 and released on Zero Gravity the same year.

Live

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I.S.O. - I.S.O.




Recorded and mixed in one day with no editing or overdubs on June the 4th 1998 and released on Alcohol the following year.

I.S.O.

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I.S.O. - I.S.O.




CD released on Sound Tectonics in 2003. Recorded live at Sesshu-tei Garden, Yamaguchi, Japan on December the 17th 2002.

I.S.O.

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Various‎ - In, Demons In




Ten inches of lovely vinyl which sees The Heads, Plastic Crimewave Sound and Lillydamwhite take on Hawkwind, The Edgar Broughton Band and The Pink Fairies respectively. And everybody wins!

Released on the inimitable Rocket Recordings in 2005.

In, Demons In

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Tommy Ramone




And then there were none ...

The last of the original members of The Ramones has died. He became the third of the band to succumb to cancer.

Tommy was the drummer on the first three studio albums and the It's Alive double LP. If you have never heard them, fix that situation immediately. They are all classics! The Ramones were the most influential band that have existed. Period!

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