Akira Toyonaga - Cold and Clean and No People

Another CDR on PARA Disc, this is the only solo album by guitarist Akira Toyonaga. His other album is a duo with Charles Hayward of This Heat. Released in 2001.

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My Name Is Rar Rar - "Lost" Album




"My Name Is RAR-RAR was a spastic Chicago no-wave band that emerged in late 2000, formed by guitarist Chuck Falzone and bassist Jonathan Hischke. Both had served time in The Flying Luttenbachers and they brought that dissonance and speed to My Name is Rar-Rar, where Falzone's odd guitar timbre snaked between Hischke's ridiculous synth-bass lines and collided with the playful tribal thump of Chrissy Rossettie.

When original singer Camilla Ha left the band, Greg Peters took over on vocals, bringing his trademark bark from his previous band Xerobot. His whoops, coughs and delusional ramblings transformed the band into a speeding circus caravan that misses a turn and tumbles over a cliff, time and time again. Peters' on-stage antics were always something to behold as he flailed about, cupping the mic to his mouth and gripping the side of his leg. The band released a split 7" with Neon Hunk, a comp track on White Denim Records and a mini-EP on an obscure Italian label. They recorded their first record in 2003 but broke up before mixing it."

This is that unmixed and unreleased record ... it has finally seen the light of day in a completely different version courtesy of Skin Graft Records.

Lost and Found

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Neon Hunk / My Name Is Rar Rar - Split




Chipmonk chiptune rock goddery backed with warped angular juvenilia. Winner.

7" jointly released on Liquid Death Records and Hello Pussy Records in 2002.

Neon Hunk / My Name Is Rar Rar

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Neon Hunk - Abra Cadaver




Genius little piece of vinyl that comes off like a helium fuelled Boredoms at 10x speed.

7" jointly released on Liquid Death Records and Hello Pussy Records in 2001.

Abra Cadaver

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Curtain of Cards - Blank Exhibition

No information on this one. "Blank Exhibition" is the only album by Shuichi Ohori, aka Curtain of Cards. He contributed tracks to a few compilations in the early 00's, but then the trail of documentary evidence goes cold. Released by PARA Disc as a CDR in 2001.

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Bus Ratch - Untitled

If you like the sound of needles being dragged across records, have I got the album for you! The debut release on PARA Disc, a label that grew out of the Kyoto record shop Parallax Records, is a twitching mass of turntable abuse. There were four members of the group in 2000, when they recorded this self-titled (or untitled?) CDR, all of them simultaneously wrecking wax in a post-Otomo/Marclay/Tetreault sort of way.

Bus Ratch - Untitled

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Neon Hunk - Secrets Of The Hunk V:3




More primitive sounding electronic/drum blurt on this self-released CDr from 2002.

Secrets Of The Hunk V:3

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Neon Hunk - Smarmymob




You can also add bands like White Mice, Lightning Bolt, Forcefield and all of that Providence crew. Very excellent.

CD released on Load Records in 2003.

Smarmymob

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Neon Hunk - Neyan Honkies

Neon Hunk were a truly strange noise-rock band, somewhat in the mould of Wolf Eyes, Taiwan Deth, Hair Police or Fat Worm of Error. Messy and abrasive electronics and drums, intentionally difficult psychedelic assault. Neon Hunk were not particularly prolific while they were around, so this tape is one of the few extant documents of what they did. Released on Nautical Almanac's Heresee label in 2002.

Neon Hunk - Neyan Honkies

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Noggin / Eric Boros / Crank Sturgeon and Id M Theft Able - Untitled




Three untitled Noggin improvs, 19 minutes of live Eric Boros diced and spliced from a Japanese tour ... and ... drum-roll please ... Matt Anderson and Skot Able! Some crazy fucker (aka genius) let them loose in a studio to broadcast live on the radio. Hurrah! It's utterly brilliant and the image of some meth-head / truck driver / soccer mom accidentally tuning in just makes it even better.

If you ever thought Crank Sturgeon, Kommissar Hjuler, Rudolf Eb.er, Id M Theft Able, Joke and dp were isolated lunatics then stand corrected. Hand your children over, the revolution started years ago and the war was won whilst you were sleeping. Resistance is so yesterday. Accept your destiny ...

... and then jump all over this and this.

CD released on Manufracture in 2006.

HELLO ... it's Crank Sturgeon and Id M Theft Able. Yeah, in the same room. Yeah, live. Oh, for fuck's sake just get on with it.

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What do i get ...?




Crap day at work yesterday. Had me tea and went to bed early to read me book (an oral history of Swans, I recommend it). Fell asleep at some point and then woke up. Put the radio on and Pete Shelley's dead. Chances are that you're not from Manchester and probably weren't in the middle of the idea wars. Whatever. So what.

The absolute spearhead of Northern DIY (me mate has already doffed his cap). From song to band to label and still remained a really nice bloke. The closest I got was probably at Maxwell Hall at Salford University in ?1987ish when The Fall were headlining. John Cooper Clarke opened and then Pete got up on his jack with an acoustic guitar and sang the "greatest hits" in the greatest and most self-deprecating way you could imagine. Simply one of the most perceptive and incisive songwriters of my generation and Manchester is emptier without him.

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Nautical Kites - Herculoids

Nautical Almanac + Kites = Nautical Kites. But I'll bet you already figured that out, smartypants.

Nautical Kites - Herculoids

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Eric Ostrowski - Magnificent Forest




Well, half a Noggin is better than none. Now how far do you think you can push improvised violin noise? Let's find out ...

CD released on End Sound in 2007. It came with a ten track dvd but that rip appears to have gone walkabout. Sorry about that.

Magnificent Forest

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Nautical Almanac - Nnnnnautical Aaaalmanac

Aggressive chaotic nonsense by a bunch of Baltimore nutzos. Two live sets from 2002, released as a tape that same year on the band's Heresee label.

Nautical Almanac - Nnnnnautical Aaaalmanac

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Noggin Big Band - Down The Klahanie




"NOGGIN was usually Michael and Eric. The BIG BAND was a recording project that Michael put together: 11 people improvising with spontaneous arranging and conducting by Michael. Aaron recorded what happened at Yo-Yo Studios in Olimpia-WA, and, along with Adam and Eric, did the mixing. This part of the project was completed in 1996-7. It is now being formally released in 2008."

Apparently, a "no label" release from 2008.

Down The Klahanie

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Noggin - Noggin




Two tracks broadcast (and recorded obviously) on New York's WKCR in July '95.

7" released on Ignivomous in 1995.

Noggin

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Noggin - Some Live Noggin




This features our intrepid string abusers during two live outings in the Washington State area ...

C64 released on Plastic Duck Recordings in 1996.

Some Live Noggin

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Noggin - Noggin




Eric Ostrowski on electric guitar and Michael Griffen on electric violin making sweet sweet noise.

CD released on Trackshun Industries in 1994.

Noggin

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Drift - Diazepam




I wasn't planning to post this until a request came in. It's Gabriele Giulani who is better known as Dead Body Love. It's a lovely piece of locked-in introspection.

C54 released on SSSM in 1996.

Diazepam

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Pork Queen & Noggin - Split

Split wax by the mysterious Pork Queen and hyperactive violin/guitar duo Noggin. Released in 1993 with unique handmade covers. 

Pork Queen & Noggin - Split

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Pork Queen - Gunman




There was a request for Pork Queen 7"s. This gorgeous little thing is the only one that I have. Other than the split with Noggin that Mrs Inside will be posting soon, I have nothing else. If you do, please make the world a better place and share with us!

7" released on Trackshun Industries in 1993.

Gunman

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Pork Queen - Recorded Live




Two completely different types of live performance on this C38 released on Shrimper in 1995.

Recorded Live

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Pork Queen - Strang




I'm all up for fresh ears being applied to Pork Queen. Here's the sound of a guitar as source material being manipulated by devices, electronics and imagination.

CD released on Scratch Records in 1995.

Strang

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Various - NG




A "look how good we are" statement from a really young label.

Ruins, Boredoms, YBO², Absolut Null Punkt, Sodom and more ...

LP released on Transrecords in 1986.

NG

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Various - NG II




An expanded roster from the first NG compilation. Yes you get Ruins, but also Kokushoku Elegy, Bardo Thödol, Junk Schizo, Asylum and more.

LP released on Transrecords in 1987.

NG II

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Pork Queen - Beautiful Vision

Second album of before-his-time bedroom no-audience noise gonk by the sorely underrated Pork Queen, released on LP by Trackshun Industries in 1994. This artist is waiting to be rediscovered and given new attention with fresh ears. Now might be the time! Recommended for fans of BlowholeHands ToGlands of External SecretionClimax Golden Twins, Prick Decay. 

Pork Queen - Beautiful Vision

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Various - An Evening Of Serious Noise




Masonna, Ron Lessard's Emil Beaulieau persona, Japanese Torture Comedy Hour, Nightstick, Skin Crime and Merzbow, all recorded live at a Lowell knee's up.

Double C46 released on RRRon's Statutory Tape in 1996.

An Evening Of Serious Noise

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Espiritu - Espiritu




Again, this is the only full-length ... and that might be a good thing. Sometimes I like it and at other times I really don't. It's all a bit Test Dept. meets slow-mo Devo meets weird industrial EBM. Anyway, here it is ...

C46 released on SSSM in 1992.

Espiritu

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Mnemonists - Horde

This one might be their best, but that's up for debate. Released on LP by the band in 1981, then remastered and reissued on a great-sounding CD by ReR Megacorp in 1998.

Mnemonists - Horde

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Dicablus - Dicablus




Other than compilation tracks, I think that this is the only full release. No idea who she/he/they were. This doesn't fit into tidy little boxes, which is one of the reasons why it is great. Construct your own adventure playground and climb on board.

C48 released on SSSM in 1990.

Dicablus

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Mnemonists - Roto-Limbs

Very small-edition (50 copies) and extremely rare 1981 cassette by the mysterious Mnemonists.

Mnemonists - Roto-Limbs

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Various - Corporal Punishment




S·Core and Contagious Orgasm alongside the almost forgotten Dicablus and Yus.

The first of the SSSM compilations, this time a C40 from 1989.

There are three others that I posted a few years ago ... so just in case, here's Mumbo Jumbo, Microinjection Master Tape and Spiral Organ Of Corti.

Chaos Panic Compilation

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Mnemonists - Some Attributes of a Living System

In 1980, Mnemonist Orchestra became Mnemonists and released this LP. 

Mnemonists - Some Attributes of a Living System

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Mnemonist Orchestra - Untitled

Only album by the shadowy Mnemonist Orchestra, of Boulder Colorado, self-released in 1979 on the band's Dys label. The group would soon morph into Mnemonists, with overlap in band members. Later, they would separate into two different parts for making music and visual art, with the music-making half calling themselves Biota and the visual-art makers retaining the Mnemonists name. 

Mnemonist Orchestra - Untitled

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Various - Sociometric Test




The mysterious Underground Organisation, Kinky Over Pollution (aka K.O.P., Kultur Operating Penis etc, Espiritu, Contagious Orgasm, Rabbit Eyes Rising and a collaboration between Dislocation and Merzbow.

C60 released on SSSM in 1991.

Sociometric Test

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Various - Monochrome Meditator




Hirohito Taneguchi's Seed Mouth, Ryuzi Kagaya's tasteful Bloody Cum, Espiritu, Contagious Orgasm, Deborah Jaffe's Master/Slave Relationship and Genocide Organ.

C60 released on SSSM in 1991.

Monochrome Meditator

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Skin Crime & Government Alpha - Unnatural Disasters

Cross-planetary steel cage match by two titans, released on tape in 1998 by Xerxes. Heavy!

Skin Crime & Government Alpha - Unnatural Disasters

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Various - Sensory Deprivation




Contagious Orgasm, Salt, Sudden Infant, Ryuta Noguchi's great but limited Rabbit Eyes Rising and three tracks by somebody in London who's imagination stretched as far as calling himself "E" and some bedroom industrial / EBM style water treading. This has some great stuff included but also some really generic "ideas" and suffers from the year it was released. Apparently not all came with the Japanese rope bondage booklet so that'll compensate you then.

C60 released on SSSM ‎in 1991.

Sensory Deprivation

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Rhythm & Noise - Chasms Accord

Second (and final) album by the SF trio, first released on wax by Ralph Records in 1985, then label reissued on CD by band leader Mark Sprauge/Naut Humon's Asphodel label.

Rhythm & Noise - Chasms Accord

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Various - Rift Laboratory




The clerical hypnosis of Christian Pallentin's P·A·L, Jim DeJong's The Infant Cycle, Contagious Orgasm (naturally), Atrax Morgue, Nimoy (who is Stefan Alt aka Salt, geddit) and Espiritu's two tracks of plink plonk cop drama / martial incidentalism that fascinate me. A great tape.

C60 released on SSSM in 1994.

Rift Laboratory

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Rhythm & Noise - Contents Under Notice

Wonderful debut LP of industrial ambience by a San Francisco trio led by Mark Sprague, aka Naut Humon (say it out loud to yourself... oooh, so clever!). This LP was released in 1984 by the Residents' own Ralph Records label.

Rhythm & Noise - Contents Under Notice

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Various - Prayer Of Mankind




Brume. M.S.B.R., Black Elegance, Telepherique, Skin Crime, Bad Sector, Contagious Orgasm and more ...

Double C60 released on SSSM in 1997.

Prayer Of Mankind

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Rainbow Blanket - A Face Ruined By Form

Blammo! A blast of ferocious fury from the Witscher brothers, Gregory and Jeff. Don't know who they are? You can use Discogs, can't you? Released as a CDR in an edition of 27 copies by Tone Filth.

Rainbow Blanket - A Face Ruined By Form

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Various - Scud Sonority Splash Mix




The best thing about this for me is that it starts with Alienlovers In Amagasaki. It's Akihiro Shimizu (aka Thirdorgan) so it's evidently great. You also get Tadayuki Miura's post-punk dub and Routine Engine's manipulated vehicular field recording and more ...

CDr released on SSSM in 2000.

Scud Sonority Splash Mix

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Various - Scanning Shearing-Stress Microscopy




His own Contagious Orgasm, Kohei Nakagawa's Guilty Connector, Yutaka Tanaka's legendary S·Core, Takayoshi Kitajima's inspiringly peripheral Sukora alongside the less well-known (but excellent) Espiritu and Billy?

Excellent CDr released on Hiroshi Hashimoto's SSSM label in 2001

Scanning Shearing-Stress Microscopy

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Price Taggery - Untitled

Harsh noise from Houston, Texas, by Carlos Pozo. Released as a CDR in an edition of 50 copies on Pozo's Pitchphase label in 2004.

Price Taggery - Untitled

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Various - 16 Dance Party Smash Hits!




It's a palate cleanser don'tcha know.

Don't worry, this won't entice the relatives to stay longer than strictly necessary. This is Faust, Univers Zero, Art Zoyd, Art Bears, R. Stevie Moore, Chris Cutler & Fred Frith, David Thomas (of Rocket From The Tombs and Pere Ubu), Mnemonists and more.

16 x 7" box set released on Recommended Records in 1985.

Smash Hits!

Scans

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Various - Swissotic Commune Document




As a temporary farewell to the Swiss revolution, here's the CDr reissue of the single-sided C60 released in 1995 on the inevitably brilliant Chocolate Monk.

Swissotic Commune Document

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Tell - Tonal-Nagual




This is Joke Lanz on electronics and turntables with Christian Wolfarth dealing with percussion. As far as I am aware, this is all they recorded as "Tell" and I don't know whether they recorded together at all outside of this wonderful thing. The seven tracks come in at between four and twelve minutes long. So rather than the perhaps more typical burp blurt of the Schimp, this expands and grows in (ironically) a much more organic way.

It's absolutely triumphant and I can't recommend it highly enough to be honest.

CD released on Rossbin in 2009.

Tonal-Nagual

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Také Rodriguez & His Exotic Arkestra - Pasión De Ritmo

Bootleg "reissue" of the 1999 techno-salsa-wtf album by the late Takehito Nakazato (aka Hado-Ho and Dub Sonic), first released on his own Sonic Plate label and unofficially resurrected as a CDR wrapped in newspaper trash by Dolor del Estamago.

Také Rodriguez & His Exotic Arkestra - Pasión De Ritmo

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