Incapacitants / Torturing Nurse ‎- Father Eggplant / Bomb Fixers




7" on Viva Angel released last year.

Q: Is it the dog's bollocks?

A: What do you think?

Hint: Yes!

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Cory Strand - The Bling Ring: A Reinterpretation




I don't know much about the prolific Cory Strand and the releases tend to be extremely limited so they are usually gone before I know they exist. However, the Altar Of Waste blogspot is as good a place as any should you want to play the catching game. Even so, the new three cdr set has only been available for a few days and is gone! Mind you, there were only ever five copies. He also has a bandcamp page where he kicks the twerking emptyheads in their pretty little arses just for fun.

This is a seven cdr set that reinterprets a film that I know nothing about (I tend to focus on European and South East Asian cinema) but you can check the full motivation here.

There were only ever five copies of this set for sale. I think that it is a truly magnificent thing! Cory can tell you what to expect:

"In working with the soundtrack I have tried to mirror the film's pacing, with the first three discs being the more aggressive and flashy of the set. Massive psychedelic walls of screaming noise combine with washed out club bangers and crushing percussion loops, creating a numbing repetitive sort of "dance noise" that crumbles and glitters simultaneously. The last three discs retreat into psychic oblivion, with frigid washes of empty graying ambient mirrored by caustic HNW of the emptiest sort, all struggling to eradicate a sort of sickly sweet loveliness stinking of illusory nostalgia and connection. I feel i have done a successful job in interpreting Coppola's thematics and this set stands as a personal favorite amongst my works, reveling in a mass of new sounds and techniques while existing well within the defined confines of my projects."

You need this!

Ring 1

Ring 2

Ring 3

Ring 4

Ring 5

Ring 6

Ring 7

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Burn Ward, Internal Empty, Xiphoid Dementia - Split

Three-way split of harsh noise and dark-ambient sound.

Burn Ward, Internal Empty, Xiphoid Dementia - Split

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Burn Ward & Xiphoid Dimentia - Xiphoid Burn

Terrific little 3"CDr of harsh dark-ambient electronics, a collaboration between two bands from Boston.

Burn Ward & Xiphoid Dimentia - Xiphoid Burn

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BRN - Five Pieces for Winter

Benjamin Nelson currently records cold analog-synth minimalism under his given name, but in the mid 00's he made harsh noise as BRN and Burn Ward. "Five Pieces..." is one of his earliest CDRs, probably from 2005 or 2006. It came out on Anxiety Attack in a red textured paper envelope that looks like a wedding invitation.

BRN - Five Pieces for Winter

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Burn Ward, Jenny Haniver, 2673 - Crocs and Socks

Recorded live on the radio in June 2007.

Burn Ward, Jenny Haniver, 2673 - Crocs and Socks

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JGrzinich - Equal and Distant Lines

John Grzinich, an American sound and installation artist living in Estonia, makes immersive ambient drone that I could bathe in all day long. This album came out on Cloud of Statics in 2005.

JGrzinich - Equal and Distant Lines 

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Sophie Durand & Manu Holterbach - Verres Enharmoniques: Un

"Composed from an experimental, self-made instrument constructed by Manu Holterbach". This came out as a 3"CD on Michael Northam's short-lived (but rather high quality) Cloud of Statics label in 2004.

Sophie Durand & Manu Holterbach - Verres Enharmoniques: Un

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Wandering Eyes - Achievements

One-off solo project of Luke Moldof (Stillbirth, Craniopagus, Perispirit) on Razors and Medicine, sold as a cassette in an edition of 20 copies on the Perispirit/Cowards summer 2010 tour.

Wandering Eyes - Achievements

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Arthur Doyle, Takashi Mizutani And Sabu Toyozumi - Live In Japan 1997




Double LP released in 2003 on Qbico.

In a different kind of trio, Arthur is joined by Sabu Toyozumi on drums and Takashi Mizutani (of Les Rallizes Denudes) on guitar.

I only found out today that Arthur passed away in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama on January the 25th this year. These posts are my clumsy way of bowing my head and saying thank you for all of the beautiful music.

Live In Japan 1997

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Arthur Doyle Trio - Live At The Alterknit




The trio is completed by Rashid Bakr (aka Charles Downs) on drums and Wilber Morris on bass.

Single-sided LP released on Qbico in 2008. Recorded Live in New York in 1997.

Live At The Alterknit

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Arthur Doyle Trio & The Orkustra - Split




Excellent picture disc LP which fittingly marked the 100th release on Qbico in 2010.

The Arthur Doyle Trio on this occasion is Arthur with Rashid Sinan on drums and Charles Stephens on trombone. Charles spent over a decade playing with the Sun Ra Arkestra so you know this is going deep. Their side is a live recording in New York from 1972.

The Orkustra were a San Franciscan psych rock collective that featured Bobby Beausoleil (of the "infamous" Lucifer Rising soundtrack) on guitar. This side is recorded live in San Francisco in 1966.

Split

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Syllyk ‎– O Comme Icare

Eric La Casa and Sylvie Larouche's first album of lush, cinematic ambience and unsettling atmosphere from 1992. La Casa's sense of drama and timing might sound familiar to those who know his (entirely excellent) later work with field recordings.

Syllyk ‎– O Comme Icare

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Syllyk - Ascendre À L'ombre Du Vent

Syllyk was a French duo of Sylvie Larouche and Eric La Casa, who would go on to compose dramatic albums of abstract sound made from field recordings. This mysterious piece of deep, evocative musique concrete was released in 1996 in a breathtaking handmade-paper package with a band that holds it closed.

Syllyk - Ascendre À L'ombre Du Vent

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Nurse Unit ‎- Detox




Texan wall noise featuring Alison Rowe and Richard Ramirez.

This four taper was released on Phage Tapes in 2009 and gathers otherwise lost Nurse Unit tapes that were originally sent out into the world between 1996 and 2000.

The label's wares are also available directly on Discogs.

A to D

E to H

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Virgin Spring - Untitled

An untitled tape from 2010 (?) by Virgin Spring, aka Max Gudmunson of K.P., Virile Games, and Dust Belt.

Virgin Spring - Untitled

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Fever Spoor + Filthy Turd + NxFxTxEx - Split

Three-way split by Fever Spoor, Filthy Turd, and NxFxTxEx, aka Eli Gudnason, also the man behind the Legion Sudan label that released this ugliness into the world back in 2003.

Fever Spoor + Filthy Turd + NxFxTxEx - Split

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Proiekt Hat / Agres Zion‎ - Make Believe 1994-97




Again, this is a single sided C90 released on Hatband. This time it is from 1997. Agres Zion is Proiekt Hat and vice versa. I wish I could tell you more about the history but these are mysterious fuckers. This and the previous post were released in a maximum of 10 copies but resurfaced in an edition of who knows how many copies.

Make Believe 1994-97

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Proiekt Hat/Agres Zion‎ - Make Do 1994-99 Vol. 2




Single sided C90 released on Hatband in 1999.

Make Do 1994-99 Vol. 2

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Proiekt Hat - HB XII




C44 released on his/her/their own Hatband label in 2004.

HB XII

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Proiekt Hat‎ - X




C48 released on Xn Recordings in 2005.

X

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Proiekt Hat‎ - Make Sense




C50 released on Segerhuva in 2006.

Make Sense

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Various‎ - HTW




Single sided C60 released on Hatband in 2002. Hatband was a division of Proiekt Hat Commercial Enterprises (P.H.C.E.).

Features Treriksröset, Ochu, Taint, Irgun Z'wai Leumi, Drone Lebanon, Green Army Fraction, HlewagastiR and Proiekt Hat.

HTW

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Various‎ - Underground Sweden



The first release on Dan Johansson's Harsh Head Rituals from 2005.

C40 featuring Ochu, Sewer Election, Treriksröset and Regim.

Underground Sweden

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Various‎ - Piller Thriller




C90 released on Kristian Olsson's Styggelse in 2006.

Alfarmania, Odal, (Tommy Carlsson's) Treriksröset, Blod, The Nevari Butchers, Blood Ov Thee Christ, Altar Of Flies, (Matthias Mützlitz's aka Die Reitenden Leichen) 120 Days, (Love Rosenström's) Ochu and many more.

Piller Thriller

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Various‎ - Pundartugg - Argot Bruit




Compilation that features the likes of Gaze Campaign, Sewer Election, Sick Seed, Tongue Knax, Burial Hex, Fecalove, Treriksröset, Alfarmania, Xenophobic Ejaculation, Blådåre, Clew Of Theseus and Blood Ov Thee Christ.

C60 and C90 set released on Kristian Olsson's Styggelse in 2009.

Pundartugg

Argot Bruit

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Lassigue Bendthaus - The Engineers Love

This is the beginning of Uwe Schmidt's hyper-prolific career as a solo artist. Starting out in the industrial disco band Pornotanz with a tape that came out in 1986, Schmidt produced this cassette of cold, heavy synthesizer tunes a couple of years later for the NG Median label. It would be the first time he used the name Lassigue Bendthaus, which would later be applied to more melodic and insanely detailed albums such as Matter and his masterpiece, Render. It's when Schmidt fully embraced techno and ambient music that his productivity exploded, with work appearing under tons more "band" names (Bitniks, VSVN, Almost DigitalSeñor Coconut, Urban Primitivism, Lisa Carbon, etc etc), all produced by his pseudonym Atom Heart or Atom(tm).  

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Alfarmania‎ - From Fix To Fix




Swedish industrial noise delivered by Kristian Olsson and Tony Hallén. I think that Tony joined later in the project's life and these earlier releases are the work of Kristian. However, I may have made that up in my own head.

C60 released on Hatband in 2004 in an edition of 45.

Totally recommended!

From Fix To Fix

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Alpharmania - At Sanatoriet




C60 released on Proiekt Hat's Hatband label in 2004.

At Sanatoriet

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Alfarmania - At Ulleråker




C30 released on Kristian Olsson's Styggelse in 2005.

At Ulleråker

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Alfarmania ‎- Kofotsrekyl




C30 released on Trash Ritual in 2005 and possibly getting a second edition in 2006.

Kofotsrekyl

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Alfarmania ‎- Kodon




C40 released on Hatband in 2006.

Kodon

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brb>voicecoil - In Damascus They Are Marked by the Teeth

Self-released CDR in edition of 100 copies from 2009.

brb>voicecoil - In Damascus They Are Marked by the Teeth

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De Fabriek - Music For Endless Cassettes

The most recent cassette I'm posting by De Fabriek, and one of my favorites. This c60 came out in 1989 on the De Fabriek label, which by the late 80's had become a factory for producing not only music by Richard van Dellen and his rotating cast of factory workers, but also likeminded artists and collaborators such as Yximalloo, Technological Aquiver, Beequeen, Vivenza, Telepherique, The Klinik, and many other weirdos from deep within the international hometaper underground.

I have lots more De Fabriek tapes that I could post, so drop a comment if you like what you're hearing and want more!

De Fabriek - Music For Endless Cassettes

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De Fabriek - Moda Bella

An excellent tape of industrial clank from 1982 by legendary Dutch industrial band De Fabriek!

De Fabriek - Moda Bella

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De Fabriek - Future Print

Another very early De Fabriek tape, this enjoyable1982 session catches them sounding like a loose, very laid back, improvising rock-ish band complete with horns, tapes, and burbling synthesizers.

De Fabriek - Future Print

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De Fabriek - Freaks

Dutch mail-art agitators De Fabriek return with a tape full of collaborators, including minimal synth hero Mark Lane, self-released by the band in 1985.

De Fabriek - Freaks

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De Fabriek - Depressie

A predictably unpredictable self-released 1989 tape by De Fabriek, one of the most active bands from the 80's/90's industrial cassette network bands.

De Fabriek - Depressie

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De Fabriek - Blecheintopf (Music for Modern Art Exhibitions, Volume Two)

Recorded in 1981 and released a year later, this is one of the earliest tapes by Richard van Dellen's multi-faceted and extremely prolific De Fabriek.

De Fabriek - Blecheintopf (Music for Modern Art Exhibitions, Volume Two)

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De Fabriek - Gold

Remarkable ten-minute tape from 1980 by the massively creative and prolific Dutch industrial band De Fabriek!

De Fabriek - Gold

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Seed Mouth - Scum




Seed Mouth was the work of the late Hirohito Taneguchi.

This is a C60 released on Hiroshi Hashimoto's (aka Contagious Orgasm's) SSSM label in 1991.

Scum

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Seed Mouth‎ - Live In Denmark 2001




This was recorded live (obviously) at LAB on Vesterbrogade 107b in Copenhagen in 2001. It was released on Koji Tano's Denshi Zatsuon label in 2003 in an edition of 50.

The edition of 50 might seem like a lot compared with some micro edition esoterics. However, Hirohito Taneguchi rarely played live (especially outside of Japan) and given the label, this is a rare and special thing!

This is 70 minutes of Seed Mouth captured live!

Live In Denmark 2001

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Crack Fierce - Full Metal Confused




Hideki Kato's wonderful Crack Fierce. This is a CDr released on Patrick O'Neil's Solipsism in 1998.

This is on discogs but hey, what else do you need to know?

"Crack Fierce was started in Spring 1996, and ended in 1999. I don't remember distinctly Crack Fierce's last release, but perhaps it was "Full Metal Confused" or "Perspicacious Variance". I was influenced from very plentiful various noisicians and avantgardists, like TNB, Organum, Incapacitants, Aube, Thirdorgan, Monde Bruits, Macronympha, Skin Crime, BLJ/Richard Ramirez, etc. etc. etc., many extreme noise, and also influenced by European noise like Kapotte Muziek, THU20, De Fabriek, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe. Also spiritually respect 70's cult German Kraut like Can, Faust, Neu!, and a part of Canterbury prog-rock like Henry Cow, Quiet Sun, This Heat, etc. etc."

So, there you go ...

Full Metal Confused

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Various - Highly Recommended For Otologists




Lovely C60 released on the great Ecuadorian Bizarre Audio Arts in 1996.

Eric Boros and J Flower as Hermit, Juan Herrero's underrated and fucked up Gestörte Nachbarn, Emil Beaulieau (once again: All Hail RRRon) and the marvelous Kazuhiro Matsuyama as Crack Steel (aka ... erm ... Cracksteel).

Highly Recommended

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Various - The Artificial Nerve




This gem was originally released as a 5 x C12 set on Yasutoshi Yoshida's (aka Government Alpha's) Xerxes label in 1997 in an edition of 30. There was a lower profile edition on Xerxes that compiled these as a single tape with a different order of events and some different track lengths. This is the latter.

Fancy some Macronympha or Skin Crime or MSBR or Magmax (which is Koji Tano in another nuclear reactor related alter ego) or Alpha Beaulieau (which is Government Alpha collaborating with Emil Beaulieau who is obviously the saintly RRRon Lessard) or Kapotte Muziek collaborating with Government Alpha or some other little gems? All thrown together on one sweet little tape?

If not, what the hell are you doing here?

The Artificial Nerve

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Taliban - Cubism


This cassette was published (can you even call it that?) in a numbered edition of just 8 copies back in 2005.

Taliban - Cubism

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Odal - TV Monster

Here at the end (for now) of the massive Odal dump, we get to a 1986 cassette on BloedvlagProdukt. It's messy and ugly and does precisely what you want an Odal tape to do.

Odal - TV Monster

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Odal - Terreur

Here's a 7" single that came out in an edition of just 100 copies in 1997 on yet another of Odal's labels, New Noise.

Odal - Terreur

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Odal - Potent

Another tape from Odal's earliest days, this was released in 1986 simultaneously on BloedvlagProdukt and a sub-label of Frans de Waard's Korm Plastics label called Opus Dei Society

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Odal - Positiv Soundsculptures

Another bit of very early Odal noise from 1986, this tape came out on one of Peter Zincken's BloedvlagProdukt imprint. I'm not sure what the relationship was between Bloedvlag and Nihilistic. They might have been separate labels, or a sub-label, or... who knows.

Odal - Positiv Soundsculptures

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