J/O - Untitled

 

Only album by the duo of Alex Kmet (Climax Denial) and Luke Moldof (Stillbirth, Perispirit, Craniopagus etc). Cassette released by Kmet's Sexkrime Arts label in 2009 in a run of 84 copies.


auto-manipulators

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Phil Milstein – Tapeworm: SFX By Phil Milstein

 

No-fidelity tape fuckery and cheerfully crude ughs released as an LP on Jad Fair's 50 Skidillion Watts label in 1990. You may know this gentleman from his mid-80s stint rocking reel-to-reel machines with Boston post-no-wave band Uzi or from his great 1988 Forced Exposure LP as Pep Lester and His Pals. 

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Irene Moon++ - Triffles and True Trifles

 

A collection of tracks by renowned entomologist Katja Seltmann in her various bands/disguises, including her main alter ego Irene Moon as well as Auk Theater, Darker Florida and The Collection of the Late Howell Bend. Released by Carbon Records in 2009 as a limited edition CDR.


truffles

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Einstürzende Neubauten - Yü-Gung




A slight diversion for personal reasons ... this stone cold slice of genius is nearly forty years old. What the fuck is that about? I'm thinking of setting up a go fund me so my bonce gets frozen anytime soon so I can ensure that one day I'll get to hear all of Thurston and Henry's tapes. You in?

12" released on Some Bizarre in 1985.

five?

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Scant / Pleasure Island / Shredded Nerve - Beyond A Single Breeding Cycle




... and Pleasure Island is the work of John Pyle who also ran the brilliant Beyond The Ruins label which appears to have jacked it in after 50 excellent releases.

Triple tape set from Dead Gods in 2018.

ticket to ride

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Lapse - Adrenal Battering




Justin Lakes also records as Lapse and here you get four exquisite blasts of adorable harsh noise.

A double C8 released on Dead Goda in 2019 in an edition of sixteen. Small but perfectly formed.

i've got a catholic block

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Scant - Debilitate




The aforementioned Matt Boettke who, in the spirit of what the fuck do I actually know anyway (that's clearly intended to be rhetorical but feel free), records on a spectrum between nuanced harsh noise and droned formication that makes you sweat and continually look under the bed ... just in case you were right all along. This sits firmly in the middle of that dichotomy.

C30 released on Amerikan Erektors in 2020.

rehabilitate

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Various - Hate Tasting




Molester.
Mutant Ape.
Barrikad.
Werewolf Jerusalem.
Fecalove.
Fear Konstruktor.
Climax Denial.
Mourmansk 150.
Comforter.
Splinter Vs. Stalin.

Very Nice.

CD released on Sickcore in 2010.

play pasting

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Shredded Nerve - Milking The Predator Nest




Shredded Nerve is the work of Justin Lakes and I like it a lot. He's a busy man. Apart from the Brooklyn based Thousands Of Dead Gods store, he set up Small Mercies and runs the Dead Gods tape label with Matt Boettke (aka Scant).

A C20 released on Dead Gods in 2018 in an edition of 25. The label's site is down at the minute but a lot of new Dead Gods tapes have just hit Total Black, so check your favourite distros!

accrington stanley

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Various - Where Are We Now?




A choice compilation featuring the likes of Climax Denial, Hive Mind, Plague Mother, Scant, Shredded Nerve and more ...

Double CDr courtesy of the excellent Small Mercies in 2021.

where. what is it good for?

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Hate Poem & Depletion / Audiorcist - Some Men Look Into The Girl's Sticky Panties After Coitus To See Their Mark Of Territory




The title initially made me dry heave but we have all met men who would think that would be standard practice. Also, I've added the apostrophe because, come on, we have to maintain standards around here! Anyway, in spite of the tawdry grammar and tacky title this turns out to be a big chunk of nice.

Hate Poem was Kenny Johansson (aka Obskyr and Philosophers Of Darkness) which was kind of power electronics but he's Swedish so that instantly makes it better. He only recorded under this name between 2014 and 2016. The first side of this is a recording of the final gig on the 30th of October 2016 and it's a collaboration with the UK based Depletion who sit at the noise end of the PE attitude which also instantly makes it better. The second side is the work of Kenny's long time friend Krister Bergman (obviously as Audiorcist).

This was released as an LP as part of the Hate Poem self-released series in 2017. Within a month, it was unofficialy given the Carpenter Prod treatment. None of that stuff is unofficial ... think of all the Hjuler related Psych.KG versions, it's just a way to represent releases as kinky / extreme art packages. Not a criticism ... I like it a lot, I just wish I could afford to buy more than I have.

As a seamless link, Kenny was also part of The New Movement and as proprietor of Obskyr Records released lots of music with the art/anti-art fetish editions that you'll know from the Blockader universe. There were Bandcamp pages (that don't exist anymore) where I would torment myself staring at things that I would never be able to afford. Thankfully, at least the images are still accessible.

LP released on Carpenter Prod. USA in 2017 that is now based in Sweden. Seamless.

public castration is still a good idea

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Fire In The Head / Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Messenger Service - Here, Hill, Hell




Seriously, what else could you possibly need to know?

That it's a CDr released on Kohei Nakagawa's Utsu Tapes in 2004 perhaps?

crack on

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Vomir / Duct Tape Sadist / Mutant Ape - Split




Well you all know the bread and butter on this particular sandwich, but the prime vegetarian filling of your choice is provided by Duct Tape Sadist. A harsh noise glitchcore contact mic wall fest that is my kind of party all day long. It's fkn excellent but I know nothing about him/her/it/them and haven't heard anything else. That's a pisser on quite a large scale.

Initially a CDr released on Shedcore over here in 2007 but given a new lease of life on Smell The Stench in 2008.

vomiting tape ape

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Mutant Ape - Marilyn




I believe the children are our future protein substitues. Teach them well and let them feed the way. Show them all the noise that they possessed inside.

Another C60 from No Lyrics Records in 2005.

shoobie doobie do wop ... infiltrate it

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Mutant Ape - Rotten Rot




From mutant pop to ... ah, you're ahead of me.

C60 released on the Brazilian tape label No Lyrics Records in 2005.

what a fucking rotter

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Moloko - Do You Like My Tight Sweater?




So, how about some splendid mutant pop that seems to have been largely forgotten about? Oh, bad news you at the back. The partnership of Mark Brydon and the drop-dead gorgeous wtf vocals of Róisín Murphy. Expect slinky and warped electronica.

CD released on Echo in 1995 that I bought twenty fucking seven years ago ... never mind, I'll be dead soon.

aural sex

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Yama Akago - Wheel Of Fortune




Yukiko Ohishi aka half of Hana Kodama with a recording engineered by Fumio Kosakai aka the other half. There are some moving images on toob recorded live at Flying Teapot ... ah, you're with me now. This recording is spacecake rather than fruit cake and I like it a lot. It was very much the retrospective end of the road and the only thing I have ... so, over to you lot!

CD released Sottomondo Edizioni in 2008.

get it on

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Golden Serenades, Cornucopia, E° - Live in La Plata

 

Norwegian noise monsters Golden Serenades (the duo of John Hegre of Jazzkammer, Noxagt and Der Brief with producer Jørgen Træen/Sir Dupermann) live in Puerto Rico with Cornucopia and Leandro Barbzabal/E° with a big collaboration team-up at the end. Released as a limited-edition CDR on Jorge Castro's Sonora label in 2007.

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Boredoms – Super Go!!!!! → Shine In ◯ Shine On

 

My favorite Boredoms is not one of their albums, but this Japan-only CD single, released to coincide with their "Super Ae" album. The main track is 17.5 hallucinatory minutes of thundering percussion ecstasy with repetitive bass and chanting voices smeared with insane dub effects. Imagine Gibby Haynes fronting Stereolab and maybe that'll get you partially there. 

super kraut

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Facialmess / Hana Kodama - Split




The always excellent Kenny Sanderson with two tracks that includes using Public Image Ltd's "Religion 1" as inspiration / demoralisation. The B-Side is a one-off collaboration between Fumio Kosakai and Yukiko Ohishi who deliver a sixteen minute example of ethereal in action.

LP released on Cipher Productions in 2006.

Facialmess / Hana Kodama

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