Doc Wör Mirran - Garage Pretentions
The Grey Wolves, Kopfschmerztablette, Kapotte Muziek, Die Rache, If Bwana, The Haters, Pacific 231, Doc Wör Mirran and so on and so forth.
Double C60 set released together on Prion in 1987.
If you're not already convinced, let's add Big City Orchestra, Doc Wör Mirran, Con-Dom, De Fabriek, S·Core, Architects Office, Lieutenant Caramel, Merzbow and many more. Thought so.
C60 and C90 released together on Prion in 1988.
Doc Wör Mirran - Quickly Skitzo
Another set of strange sounds from the likes of H64, Viktimized Karcass, Die Rache, Mental Anguish, Odal, Merz and more.
C90 released on Prion on 1988.
Doc Wör Mirran - Deformed Presidents Protect Each Other
Did somebody mention Nürnberg? Compilation that includes P.C.R., Nostalgie Eternelle, Bene Gesserit, Smersh, Solanaceae Tau and Siegmar Fricke.
C60 released on P.C.R.'s / Peter Schuster's Prion in 1989.
As you might expect from such a determinedly eclectic bunch, DWM have been confoundingly prolific. A sensible entry point to the DWM world would be their singles, several of which I will post here. The first thing I'll post will be the first thing I ever heard by them, a 7" called "Falling to Achieve Freedom", released in 1987 by Empty Records in Germany. The record came with a booklet of lyrics and art that I couldn't be arsed to scan.
Doc Wör Mirran - Falling To Achieve Freedom
This will be the last bit of Matt Middleton for a while. It's a beauty. A one off collaboration between Matt, Rahdune (aka Duncan Bruce) and CJA (aka Clayton Noone).
CDr released on Imvated in 2006.
Probably my favourite of the bunch.
LP released on Ecstatic Yod, as part of their Center Of The Ass Run series, in 1997.
Matt has also uploaded some other things that you can download for free here and here. Why wouldn't you?
Refute A Myth Society
Carl Cox meets Richie Hawtin and get pushed through Matt Middleton's mind-prism. Why doesn't this man rule the world?
7" released on Trinder Music in 1995.
Desert Storms, Crooked Shawms
Bontempi gameboy therapy for troubled relationships and lilting jazz parp.
7" released on Crawlspace Records in 1997.
This starts with the sound of a cityscape as heard through a plastic drainpipe. Then it turns into sinister ninja-synthfunk. What? It carries on taking more thematic swerves than, erm, a very swervy thing. As long as you can come up for air once in a while, being inside Matt Middleton's head must be a hell of a lot of fun.
CD released on Juggernaut Records in 1998.
Pretty much does what it says on the tin...
8" lathe released on Crawlspace Records in 1998.
Worlds Worst Saxophone Solos Volume 48
Broken electronics, crunchy noise and incidental found sound make this the polar opposite of the previous post.
CDr released on his own Artless Intent in 2003.
Ladies and gentlemen, hold onto your sanity hats! You are about to enter The Wonderful And Frightening World Of... Matt Middleton.
The entire thing is Matt on guitar, bass, drums, synthesizer, piano, clarinet, and vocals. This sounds like a lot of things but I've never heard anything like it.
CD and LP released on the immortal Flying Nun Records in 1996.
Inner City Guitar Perspectives
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More muddy gutter punk on the final release of the last line-up with Matt Middleton joined by Paul Dixon on bass and electronics and Pat Kraus on drums.
CD released on Mental Telemetry in 2001.
Top drawer ugly gutter-punk from the early core of Shaun Jury on bass, Stefan Neville on drums and Matt Middleton on everything that he can get his hands on. A doff of the proverbial also goes to Rustle Coveney and James Robinson who sit in for a few of the tracks.
LP released on Ecstatic Peace! in 1999.
My Right To Riches
Hopelessly rare tape featuring two live performances from the The Aesthetics. The dates and venues are lost to me but a lot of what is here would see the light of day on the My Right To Riches LP the following year. I'm assuming that the line-up would be at least similar.
C60 released on Stefan Neville's Stabbies And The Rocket Recordings in 1998.
Dunedin Punks 7
Buzzcockian guitar and high octane Sonic Youth riffery and then the cool as fuck vocals saunter in ... three minutes of pure gold! The warped gentle riot of "A Short Poem With The Voice Of Williams Burroughs In Mind" follows and clinches the deal. One of the finest singles that I've heard.
7" released on New World Of Sound in 1992.
On And On With Lou Reed
More ramshackle rock punk aesthetics from the lovely Trash.
CD released on Turbulence Records in 1992. The vinyl came out the following year.
Gritt And Butts
Trash centred around the twin guitars of Bruce Blucher and Paul Cahill and the (Dead C) drums of Robbie Yeats but other people dropped in and out for gigs and recordings. Michael Morley even drops in to add his guitar to two of the tracks on this one. Needless to say, the entire thing is great.
CD released on Dunedin based IMD in 1995.
The previous post was the complete works of Dadamah until these 1992 recordings were unearthed by Yellow Electric and released as a 7" in 2012.
Violet Stains Red / Absent And Erotic Lives
Short-lived outfit consisting of Kim Pieters, Peter Stapleton, Roy Montgomery and Janine Stagg. This is the CD version that brings together the 12" and two 7"s that they recorded between 1991 and 1992.
CD released on Kranky in 1995.
This Is Not A Dream
The first Doramaar release was a lathe cut 7" released in 1994. I don't know if this was associated with a particular label.
Jury / I Will Not Disappear Into You
This is the original line-up that includes André Richardson (who was also in Trash and Cyclops) on bass and electric organ. On the opening track, the way that the organ and (what loosely could be described as) vocals intertwine wouldn't be out of place in a David Lynch dream scene. From there you just sink into a world of semi-improvised and warped unrock. You miss it when it's gone ... the sign of a class act if you ask me.
CD released on Bruce Russell's legendary Corpus Hermeticum in 1995.
Kim Pieters on bass and drums, Adria Morgan on guitar and drums and Sara Stephenson on guitar. Two offerings of glorious New Zealand no-wave-stlye hovering guitar, off-kilter drums and collapsing proceedings.
LP released on Fusetron in 1996.
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There are parts of this recording that come close to a spiritual cleansing which, for my cold dead atheist heart, is a rare thing.
CDr released on Kuwayama Kiyoharu's (ala Lethe's) Pale-Disc in 2001.
Music For Butoh Dance Improvisation
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Equal parts mournful meditation and free-jazz improvisation.
LP released on Siwa in 2009.
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Before I became aware of Sabu Orimo, I had no idea that the shakuhachi existed. The tones that he draws from the instrument are nothing short of spectacular.
CDr released on Subjective Spirit Sound in 2006.
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Sabu Orimo makes deeply personal improvised music using the shakuhachi (a bamboo flute). This couldn't be further removed from the previous label posts.
CDr released on Subjective Spirit Sound in 2006.
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Akiko Naito, Mamoru Narita, Nobu Kasahara, Roboku Akasawa, Takeshi Kobayashi and Yuki Obara.
Now, where do you even begin with this one? Chaotic futurist alien-shaman-rock recorded in an asylum by the inmates? Yeah, that'll do it.
Spectacular CDr released on Subjective Spirit Sound in 2007.
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Shower drone on this 3" CDr released on Subjective Spirit Sound in 2006.
Rinjin Wa Uchu
This is where things start to become completely unhinged. Whilst there are some of the previous acts, the roster is broadened to include Fetus Productions, Empty Wien, Twilight Ritual, Enno Velthuys, Sue Ann Harkey and (erm) Jezebel.
C60 released on Insane Music in 1984.
So, this will be the "massively-dislocated second album" then. Dissociative might be a better descriptor. Slide into the Twilight Zone.
CDr released on his own Subjective Spirit Sound in 2005.
Yuki-Onna Ni Ai Ni Iku
More insane delights from the series. I think everybody here has appeared on the previous volumes so if you liked them then this is for you. The only mis-step is Subject's appropriately named "Mistake" which is a tune in search of a floppy fringe.
C60 released on Insane Music in 1984.
"First self-released album from this new Tokyo psych project from Hide Uchida is a much harsher fuzz of trance than their massively-dislocated second album. Here there are moments of almost Hototogisu-esque ecstasy electronics along with boulders of UK noise-style fuzz over which the trio work patterns of melodic electro gush, a huge rush of heavily F/X saturated electric guitar and dead television signals. Parts of this sound most like an armed, urban wing of the Angus MacLise Orkustra at their most heaven storming, with octave bombing guitars crippled by bulldozers of fuzz and concrete and almost Wolf Eyes-levels of live-wire threat." Volcanic Tongue
A slightly over-blown description but I see what they mean (it also refers to Yamashirube being Hide Uchida's project and a "trio" ... ah well). This is the kind of psychedelics that should be given to children so they bugger off and leave all of the best drugs to the adults!.
CDr released on Hide Uchida's Subjective Spirit Sound in 2005.
Psychedelic Sounds of Yamashirube
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A note of caution with this one! Apparently this is a CDr for sale at the gig above. Evidently released on La Musica but I can't find any reference to it online. Given that it looks like Mason played on this one, maybe he can help us out?
Psychedelic Atmosphere Beatnik USA Tour 1998
Appearing in 1983, two years after the first volume of Alain Neffe's remarkable cassette compilation series, you can already see how the scope has widened. Instead of only tracks by Neffe and his friends under different names (which is surely not a bad thing!), the album includes formative music by young up-and-coming hometapers such as Colin Potter, Legendary Pink Dots, Let's Have Healthy Children, Portion Control as well as Insane Music staples like Cortex, Bene Gesserit, Pseudo Code, and Subject.
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According to the J-card, this is the first Ohkami No Jikan album and they "concentrate on the heaviness of minimal noise". Unfortunately, as far as English is concerned, it doesn't reveal who amongst the revolving membership are present for the recording. Obviously, Asahito Nanjo is here but all else would be speculation.
C58 released on La Musica Records in 1999. It's LA-026 btw.