Agog & Zan Hoffman - Fragment 2
Agog & Zan Hoffman - Fragment 2
John Wiese, Eric Wood and Kei Yakota collaborating on a 7" piece of vinyl released on Eric's DP label in 2000.
Cauldron Of Fire
Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - Ebola/Swedish Dreamers
One side of Kei Yokota's stop start crackle and blast and the otherwise unknown (to me) Pocajontas who start with a bit of easy listening lurve before driving a blowtorch laboratory through the bedroom.
C34 released on Spain's Shit Attack Records in 1996.
Iron Concrete / Red Cat
Ptôse - Night of the Reptiles
Radek Kopel and Pavel Petržíla sharing a tape with Kei Yokota's brilliant Outermost project. Funnily enough, it's feckin' great.
C36 released on Kei Yokota's Cat Move in 1995.
Ptôse - Hand-Made Electronics
A very brief look at Napalmed's grind-noise-core roots .....
Single-sided C20 self-released in 1994.
Live Performance - 21.5.1994
Un Département - Au Menu
More unique living room noise. I'm not sure how contrary the collaboration is given that it is Radek Kopel and Martin Holý who were both in Napalmed. Given that the material is from 1998, it might have been before the relationship was formalised.
"Equipments, sound sources & other stuff: pedal effects, microphones, tape deck, video recorder, mix-board, tumblers, crockery, metals, plastics, wooden sticks, paper pipe, green split peas, water, breath, voice, hands, foots and ?"
C60 released on Smell The Stench in 2005.
Un Département - Les III Vinyles
Radek Kopel as Napalmed, Maarten Kleywegt's Recalcitrant and Italy's All Scars Orchestra collective bringing the crunk to your Wednesday morning ...
3 Way Split
Un Département - La Cassette
Reverse metal junk from Radek Kopel.
"No PC, keyboards, sampler, mix-board or any musical instruments! Recorded, mixed, manipulated at living room on TASCAM 234, SONY MT-R30, SONY MDS-JE520. Live metallic rhythms were performed and recorded 13.07.01 live at factory."
CDr released on Napalmed in 2001.
Misch Masch Miksasch
In this incarnation, Napalmed were Franta Pačan, Martin Beraxa, Miroslav Vlček and Radek Kopel proving that more is indeed more. The first track is good but the second track is where it's at ... clocking in at nearly 57 minutes of stealth noise, the rewards keep on coming.
CD released on the Napalmed label in 2002.
Never Mind The MSBR, Here's The Napalmed
This pretty much does what it says on the tin! Originally released as an LP on Epidemie Records in 1999, this expands the material to bursting point. A roaring squealing beast of a record.
CD released on Stand Against Vivisection Records in 2006.
Up To The Ears In Tinnitus
disc 1 Guerre Froide - Cicatrice 1980
disc 2 Gegenacht - At Home! 1984 & Live for Death
disc 3 Guerre Froide - Archives
disc 4 Pour l'Exemple - Untitled 1986, Untitled 1988, E Pericoloso
Your favourite Czech noisecore outfit alongside your favourite human.
CD jointly released on Merciless Core Records and Napalmed in 2001.
Crash Of The Titans
Leif Elggren, Brent Gutzeit, Kuwayama Kiyoharu - International Art Exhibition
7" jointly released on the Xerxes and Napalmed labels ... simple as ...
Sludge / Untitled
Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - Two Thin Eating One Fat
Takashi Koyamaguchi sharing vinyl destruction with Miroslav Vlček and Radek Kopel ...
7" self-released by both parties in 2000.
Послушайте "Песенку" / Untitled
Takashi Koyamaguchi (who also recorded as Ordinateur and was a member of Longdreamdead) giving us two sides of brooding harsh-ish noise and contact mic fuckery.
C20 released on his own Brainchaos in 1998.
Mayuko Hino, Mason Jones, Monte Cazazza and Elden M. (aka Allegory Chapel Ltd.) ... although not all together at the same time on all three tracks. As you might expect, it's genius, just grab it.
CD released on Endorphine Factory in 1995.
Live At KFJC
Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - 9.11 (Desperation is the Mother of Laughter)
Mayuko Hino (former member of C.C.C.C. and participant in the legendary Senssurround Orchestra) dealing with the electronics with Ranko Onishi dealing with the strange front of house manipulations. I think that this was all that they wrote. Always leave on a high people (... or get high and then leave ... never quite found the balance with that one ... ).
CD released on Alchemy Records in 1999.
Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - Zzz....
Hiroshi Hasegawa, Mayuko Hino, Ryuichi Nagakubo and Fumio Kosakai.
The only other thing that you need to know is that this is a CD released on Endorphine Factory in 1992.
Cosmic Coincidence Control Center
... and a C40 released on AMP in 1997 ...
Rare C44 released on the man's own AMP label in 1998 ...
Gravity The Existence
Gorgeous Pain Jerk track (and I mean gorgeous) accompanied by Javier F. Riera Navas' Masoquista Industrial (aka Industria Masoquista).
Javier is an Ecuadorean gentleman who also ran the wonderful Rape Art Productions label. To share a tape with Kohei Gomi in his prime is a brave thing to do if you view it through your 20 years later prism ... don't compare, just listen. It's great.
For me, works by the Masoquista project are virtually impossible to find ... so step up people!
C46 released on Charito Records in 1997.
Pain Jerk / Masoquista Industrial
he Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland, a state that has annexed all borderlands (physical and mental) as its territory. You can actually write to the kings to order a passport, declare yourself a Minister, and set up a (temporary) embassy. Obviously, these guys have a dry, biting sense of humor. Possibly my favorite of their projects began as a book titled "Experiment With Dreams", in which they wrote letters to celebrities and politicians accusing them of stealing ideas from their dreams and demanding financial restitution. This CD, "The Codfish Suit", consists of the authors reading from their book. It was published in 1997 by Elggren's magnificent label Firework Editions.
Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - The Codfish Suit
Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - The Codfish Suit
Kohei Gomi with Jeremy Kart.
Jeremy only recorded a handful of (infrequent) releases but everything that I've heard is great ... sometimes less really is more.
7'' released on Art Konkret in 1993.
A Mouse Orchestra - A Lump in Your Throat
You are about to enter into Sweet Baby Jesus territory.
This is Kohei Gomi reworking the last 20 minutes of a live set at Blå, Oslo from 2007. The louder the volume, the more hypnotic it gets. It goes silent at around 20 minutes .... for a while ... then you get a "hidden track" of (erm...) high-pitched burping and farting noise birdsong (sort of ...).
Caligari, if you drop a "not bad" on this, I'm coming around to your house to kick you up the arse :)
CDr released on his own AMP label in 2010. This is another one of the resurrection releases that came out in Japan in a really small edition with only a reported five copies making it out to my half of the world.
Dogliveroil multiple-handedly saved Stoke-On-Trent (and large swathes of the disUnited Kingdom). The literature, such as it is, suggests that if it wasn't for the Americans, the rest of us poor bastards would still be listening to Black Lace (... insert your national equivalent here). Me arse mate!
Released on Phil Todd's legendary Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers in 1997.
The Snake Charmer's Beautiful Daughter
The good news is that this is a split 7". The bad news is that whilst this was "independently" released as a single, it was originally accompanied by a C48 with these lovely people undoubtedly ripping the arse out of the fabric of space and time. I've spent a very long time waiting to hear that tape but it's just not going to happen. Anyway, did I mention that this is a split 7" between Pain Jerk and Skin Crime? Whoohoo!
Released on Patrick O'Neil's legendary Self Abuse Records in 1997.
Gadget Bondage / Aural Stimulation
Swedish artist Ronnie Sundin has been active (under his own name or as Bad Kharma, solo or with frequent collaborator Lasse Marhaug) for more than 25 years, yet is consistently underrated. It's not hard to understand why; the music he makes has always been difficult to crack. Though he draws comics, his music is mostly devoid of (sonic or visual) imagery. Even when he made "noise", it was not aggressive or emotive, but more otherworldly. His later work could be barely audible, filled with intentionally unsatisfying non-sounds like ambient air and irritating high frequencies, or else made with an odd sense of pacing that never lets a listener get too comfortable. I find it all fascinating, but then I also like The Hafler Trio, Francisco Lopez and Artificial Memory Trace. Your mileage may vary. Just don't expect immediate gratification when you listen to Sundin's music. Live with it awhile, then form a judgement later.
This rare album was released on Sundin's Bonbon label as a set of three CDRs in a numbered edition of 100 copies back in 1998.
... and this is even better.
There is no better US/JP collaboration out there.
If there is, I'll eat my own anus and put it on youtube (again).
Noise afterburners on?
Full on scree destruction?
Happy Happy Joy Joy?
CD released on Meatbox Records in 2007.