Hirsche Nichts Aufs Sofa - Melchior (Aufmarsch Der Schlampen)

The album that put HNAS on most people's radars, thanks to the participation of Steve Stapleton/Nurse With Wound, who released it as an LP on his United Dairies label in 1986. Stapleton and Diana Rogerson perform on the album, and Stapleton alter ego Babs Santini created the striking bird-faces artwork. Scads of additional songs are added as bonus material, including both sides of their 7" with Frank Dommert and several compilation tracks.

Hirsche Nichts Aufs Sofa - Melchior (Aufmarsch Der Schlampen)

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK, 2011.11.05




Self-explanatory live CDr released on Grumpy's Third Eye Lives in 2015.

Hare & Hounds

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Hirsche Nichts Aufs Sofa - Küttel Im Frost

2002 DOM reissue of HNAS' 2nd LP from 1986. Like the other DOM versions, this appends extra material, which in this case is a live recording from the same era. Also includes the passive-aggressive statement: "This CD was mastered from the original master-tapes, the cover was faithfully restored from original artworks", which is surely a dig at Heemann's competing CDR versions that would have been available at the same time.

Hirsche Nichts Aufs Sofa - Küttel Im Frost

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno - For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Goofy Funk ?




It starts off with the choppy guitar and vocals of The Pop Group / Mark Stewart (which is obviously both funny and amazing) and just gets crazier and more warped and then just rocks the fuck out and then goes all spliffed out jazz funk and then disappears into space.

Truly brilliant!

CD released on Chaotic Noise Recordings in 2011.

Do We Tolerate Goofy Funk? Hell Yes!

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Hirsche Nicht Aufs Sofa & Mieses Gegonge - Abwässermusik

After some self-released cassettes under several different monikers, HNAS' debut LP from 1985 came out with two band names on the cover. At first glance, it appears to be a collaborative album made by two groups, but it's really just one. They would eventually stick with Hirsche Nichts Aufs Sofa, of course.

If that's not confusing enough, consider the history of HNAS reissues. Apparently, the band's mid-1990s split was a messy one and members Achim Flaam (aka Achim P. Li Khan) and Christoph Heemann disagreed on who owned the rights to their albums. Several were issued as small-run CDRs on Heemann's Streamline label, each one with unique handmade art. Others came out as pressed CDs with loads of bonus material on Flaam's DOM label. Earlier tapes appeared on a CDR label called G. Gonge, which people seem to believe was a product of Flaam himself, though no one can say for sure. Today, everything is out of print and unavailable. That's a shame, considering how strange and wonderful all of these recordings are.

This post here contains the DOM CD version of the debut LP "Abwassermusik", recorded in 1984 and 1985 and first released by the Psychout label in '85. The bonus tracks include an unreleased session from 1985, one track from 1983 that might be the earliest HNAS recording, two tracks from the 1985 "Chormborssie" cassette recorded as Mieses Gegonge, plus compilation tracks from the same era (taken from "Contactdisc 3", "Dry Lungs" and "Zamizdat Trade Journal 4").

Hirsche Nicht Aufs Sofa & Mieses Gegonge - Abwässermusik


(By the way, you might have already noticed that I've re-tagged and re-upped older HNAS posts from years ago. Check them out!)

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno - Chaos Unforgiven Kisses Or Grateful Dead Kennedys




Glorious acid-space-punk-rock ... obviously!

CD released on Chaotic Noise Recordings in 2012.

Grateful Dead Kennedys

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Bravo Google!




There have been issues with people commenting recently. We used to get email notification that comments were waiting but those emails stopped ... we just assumed that nobody could be bothered commenting. Turns out they were sat there in the background of the blog. Once we (well, Mrs Inside tbh) figured it out, they were posted ... with the final ones being posted last night. I got back from work today and all comments posted since the 3rd of June have simply disappeared. There is no evidence that they ever existed.

I've been all over the "Help" forums and it looks as though it all started on May the 25th (presumably when they were preparing for GDPR) and it looks as though they have made a right bollocks of it and introduced bugs into the system. There is the occasional official "we are aware of the issue" type comment but no actual action or advice. 26 days later and now comments are being deleted en masse! Now that's improvement for you!

We have no idea whether you can actually comment on here anymore ... or if you can, whether they will still be on the blog 10 minutes later. Just letting you know that it's definitely nothing to do with us!

Do us a favour and drop comments on this so we can try to figure out what the damage is ...

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Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens - Mouth Eating Trees and Related Activities

A gorgeous piece performed by percussionist Paul Lovens, bassist Barry Guy and reeds player Mats Gustafsson. Recorded in December 1992 for Swedish radio, released on American label Okka Disk in 1996.

Mats Gustafsson, Barry Guy, Paul Lovens - Mouth Eating Trees

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Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid - Black Magic Satori




As soon as you hear the crows sing, you know you're back in heavy Sabbath territory ... and then it just gets heavier.

CD released on Chaotic Noise Recordings in 2013.

Black Magic Satori

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Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Charles K. Noyes - Improvised Music New York 1981

I believe one look at the line-up gives away the game here. Live recording from The Kitchen in NYC, September 18, 1981. Triple-guitar blammo from three legends, plus a young Bill Laswell on bass, Charles Noyes (from Carbon) on drums and Zorn honking his Zorny honks.

Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Sonny Sharrock, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Charles K. Noyes - Improvised Music New York 1981

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Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid - Live In Kochi 2013 - My Name Is Lucifer




Live recordings by Kawabata Makoto, Hiroshi Higashi, Mitsuru Tabata and Okano Futoshi covering Black Sabbath's "Iron Man", "Wizard", "Black Sabbath" and "N.I.B.".

CDr self-released in Japan in 2014.

My Name Is Lucifer

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno / White Hills - Sonic Attack (Psychedelic Warlords)




The Cosmic Inferno offering up a deliriously hallucinogenic take on Brainstorm with White Hills attempting to claw back your sanity with a rampant run through Be Yourself.

7" released on Trensmat in 2008.

Psychedelic Warlords

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Kinski / Bardo Pond - Sonic Attack (Lords Of Light)




Kinski brilliant reworking the great Master Of The Universe and Bardo Pond bringing the darkness to Lord Of Light in spectacular fashion.

7" released on Trensmat in 2008.

Lords Of Light

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Mudhoney / Mugstar - Sonic Attack (Motorheads)




The first of Trensmat's Hawkwind covers singles. You've got Mudhoney providing a comparatively graceful stomp through Urban Guerilla (that was originally recorded as part of a 2002 Peel Session) and Mugstar tearing into Born To Go.

7" released on Trensmat in 2008.

Motorheads

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Mugstar - Today Is The Wrong Shape




Admirably full-on collapsing space-noise-rock from this great outfit.

7" lathe that came with a bonus CDr with two additional tracks that was released on Trensmat in 2009.

Today Is The Wrong Shape

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Mugstar - Bethany Heart Star




Synth driven psych-rock (like Steroelab getting a good pummeling) followed by a brilliant bit of bass-led shamanic chaos theory.

7" released on Trensmat in 2007.

Bethany Heart Star

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Carlton Melton / Mugstar - Company / Black Fountain




Carlton Melton sharing the honours with Scouse psychedelicists Mugstar. I've included a different and expanded version that Discogs has as a web-release. I can't find it on t'net and wonder whether it's actually one of the bonus CDrs that the label had a penchant for ...

Released on Trensmat in 2011.

7"

CDr?

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Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation

1978 LP of the man whose name is synonymous with free improv guitar, Derek Bailey, recorded in a Tokyo studio with local heavyweights including monumental bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa, trumpet player Toshinori Kondo (a collaborator with Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, Peter Kowald, and many more), percussionist Toshi Tsuchitori, tenor sax player Mototeru Tagaki, and sax player Kaoru Abe. This version is the 1992 CD reissue on DIW.

Outtakes from these sessions were eventually released as a CD called "The Music.... Hardcore Jazz", which is yet unheard by me. Less than a month later, a quartet of Abe, Bailey, Yoshizawa and Kondo would take the stage at Machida-Kavalika and record a blistering set that found daylight as the "Aida's Call" CD. I might post that one later if anyone's interested.

Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation

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va - Untitled

A set of two 7"s and two CDs, released in an edition of just 300 copies by Die Stadt in 2005 to coincide with a concert in Bremen by Aidan Baker, Fear Falls Burning, Z'ev and John Duncan.

7" one
7" two
CD one
CD two

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Carlton Melton - Live At Hebden Bridge




Recorded live at the excellent Trades Club in the centre of North West England's bohemian spirit that is Hebden Bridge on the 20th of October, 2012.

Being live, there is no point splitting the tracks ... it ends with a cover of Hawkwind's "Time We Left This World Today" with Chris Hardman (of Manchester's rather excellent Dead Sea Apes) adding his guitar work.

C82 released on Triangle Sounds in 2014.

Live At Hebden Bridge

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MvvMvv Vets - O Seasons, O Châteaus!

Vocal plyometrics by Jennifer Sindon, processed and/or accompanied by John Wiese. It's a strange little one-sided 7" released in an edition of 121 copies by the seemingly Wiese-affiliated NuForm label in 2001.

MvvMvv Vets - O Seasons, O Châteaus!

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Carlton Melton - Photos Of Photos




More slow burning psychedelia courtesy of the lovely people behind Carlton Melton ...

The LP that came with the bonus 12" on Agitated Records in 2012.

Photos Of Photos

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Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton ‎– Split




On this one, Bardo Pond deliver the most dense sound that I can remember them achieving. I mean "dense" in the sense of this is what it sounds like when a star collapses ... very heavy indeed! As if to prove that's not enough, towards the end, Isobel floats in her gorgeous vocals and a flute assault. Wonderful! Fellow American space psychonauts Carlton Melton deliver a slow-burning gem that eventually seeks the same singularity.

LP released on Agitated Records in 2011.

Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton

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Boche - Tape

In case you couldn't figure out what this is by looking at it, the title provides a helpful clue: it's a tape. The gent whose noises are preserved on this tape is Hans Ludwig Jacoby, aka Boche, who recorded a small number of industrial bleeps between 1983 and 1991, then sensibly turned his attention to the far more lucrative pastime of racing motorcycles instead. Two albums compiling tracks from Boche's tapes are available at his Bandcamp page (and also as a CD and an LP for all you fans of physical media). I encourage anyone who likes DIY electronic sound (that is, anyone who visits this blog) to buy those now. "Tape" was a cassette released by Marc Behrens' Animal Art label in 1991.

Boche - Tape

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va - Lapse From Virtue

Cassette of Japanese noise, compiled by Yutaka Tanaka (aka S*Core) and released by Sound of Pig in 1989. All-around excellent tape with a variety of approaches, including some obscure artists and some heroes of the genre. Solmania's mutant-guitar shred, Merzbow's throw-everything-in-the-air-at-once assault, a typical (and typically brilliant) tape-mangled violin from Agencement, The Hanatarash grumbling frantically from inside a dumpster, moody gloom from Contagious Orgasm, a short strange glorp by S*CoreNihilist Surfin' Group (aka Juntaro Yamanouchi of the Gerogerigegege with his pants on), plus oddities by minimal-output forgotten four-track weirdos Noizrt, Liminal Stimulus, Thug System, and PCCBHS.

va - Lapse From Virtue

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Ascension - Broadcast

The final Ascension, and they went out with a massive bang. Two CDs, each containing one long track of manic free-noise abrasion. Released by Shock in 1996.

disc 1
disc 2

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Gnod - 5th Sun




If you've been looking here for a very long time, you'll already know how much I love the Gnod squad.

Here, they conjure the hypno-apocalypse of a laudanum fuelled early Killing Joke with an over-driven dub version on the reverse.

7" released on Trensmat in 2012.

5th Sun

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Our Love Will Destroy The World - Even My Angels Thought Darkly / Yellownirvana




Campbell Kneale is a really nice bloke. I've met him, he's lovely! He's also the person behind Birchville Cat Motel (amongst others) as well as the immortal Celebrate Psi Phenomenon label. I literally spent so many years stalking the cpsip releases ... all of them are excellent with most topped off with lovely fancy wallpaper sleeves. If you don't want to stalk physical releases then he has made a ton of delights available digitally.

This is an apparently undigitised release on Trensmat from 2009.

Even My Angels Thought Darkly / Yellownirvana

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Black To Comm - Incidents




A Marc Richter solo project ... who now records as Jemh Circs ...

A 7" of dissected squelch released on Trensmat in 2009.

Incidents

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Descension - Live March 1995

One-time-only pairing of Ascension's Stefan Jaworzyn and Tony Irving with bassist Simon H. Fell and saxophonist Charles Wharf. Recorded live in 1995 and released as a CD by Shock that same year.

Descension - Live March 1995

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Circle - Vaahto




Circle and all of their variations are endlessly entertaining. Live, they are even better and punctuate the beauty by ripping the piss out of themselves. Anyway, here's a lovely motorik confection released as a 7" on Trensmat in 2007.

Vaahto

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Cave - Butthash




Another 7" and CDr combo where the vinyl is on the disc. This finds Cave wearing their hats at a jaunty angle! It also includes one of those quicktime videos (constructed by a certain Nate Young).

Released on Trensmat in 2008.

Butthash

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Cave - Brah Vibes Vol. II




Cave are pretty great. Never afraid to space-rock the fuck out, they keep that Neu! motorik beat going throughout ...

The person on the stone was a bassist in one of those inexplicably popular metal bands. He died flying through a tour bus window ages ago and ended up in one of those phony american hall of fame type things in 2009. The fact that this is a tour tape that was released in 2009 would have the band hunted down with shotguns by rednecks in many places of the world if they had the wit to figure the link or stop inbreeding. I find it very amusing.

Self-released C30 from 2009.

Brah Vibes Vol. II

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Ascension - LP

Two side-long yawps by Jaworzyn & Irving, recorded live in 1994 and released on long-playing vinyl shortly thereafter.

Ascension - LP

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Various - Recovery




A specially commissioned set of cover versions / tributes / deconstructions of "popular" tunes. As clues: Carter Tutti with Floyd's Lucifer Sam; Alva Noto with Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force's Planet Rock; Matmos with Bow Wow Wow's C•30 C•60 C•90 Go; Mika Vainio's take on Kate Bush's Running Up That Hill and Ryoji Ikeda's brilliant tech-glitch appropriation of AC/DC's Back In Black.

People, this is an absolute joy. Well, it is to me. As always, please yourselves!

10 x 7" box set released on Fractured Recordings in 2008.

Recovery

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Varous - Régénération - Dégénérescence






A wealth of wonderful people woven through the mostly (and ironically) silent interludes of Cédric Peyronnet's Toy Bizarre project.

Double CD released on Cédric's own Kaon label in 1997.

Régénération - Dégénérescence

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Ascension - Five Titles

Can you really name an album "Five Titles" if you haven't bothered to title any of the songs? Released on shiny (though probably rotten) CD by Shock in 1994.

Ascension - Five Titles

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Ascension - One Title

Another short blast of "Daily Dance"-lineage guitar & drums blurt, from 1994.

Ascension - One Title

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Ascension - Two Titles

Early 7" of misanthropic free-noise guitar/drums blowout by Tony Irving and Stefan Jaworzyn, released in 1993 on Jaworzyn's own legendary Shock label.

Ascension - Two Titles

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Spectrum / Cheval Sombre - Mary / Red Moon




The Pete Kember led Spectrum with a lovely tribute to the late Mary Therese Hansen (a member of Stereolab) and Christopher covering a song by The Walkmen (with Pete providing the mix). There is also a great live collaboration between the two here that you should listen to.

7" released on The Great Pop Supplement in 2011.

Mary / Red Moon

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Cheval Sombre - I Sleep




Cheval Sombre is the expansively insular work of Christopher Porpora. These are precarious opiated songs of love as it's about to be lost ... the fact that Pete Kember (of Spacemen 3 / Spectrum / Experimental Audio Research etc) produces a couple of the tracks here just makes it all fall into place.

7" and CDr released on Trensmat in 2008.

I Sleep

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Expo 70 - Night Flights




Did someone mention Night Flights?

LP released on Fedora Corpse in 2009

Night Flights

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Expo 70 - Sunglasses




Seven inches of Justin Wright's spectacular psychedelic space-drone. The B-Side "Transcending Energy From Light" is an excerpt from the much longer version on the Night Flights LP.

Released on Trensmat in 2009.

Sunglasses

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va - Or Some Computer Music 2

From 2001, with music by Alberto de Campo, Atau Tanaka & Eric Wenger, Curtis Roads, Farmers Manual, Jim O'Rourke, Phoenecia, and Tom Wallace.

va - Or Some Computer Music 2

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va - Or Some Computer Music 1

1999 compilation featuring a range of underground noise and academic composers: Trevor Wishart, Stephen Travis Pope, Aphex Twin, cd_slopper, Beautyon, General Magic, Kevin Drumm, Ubik, Zbigniew Karkowski & Kasper T. Toeplitz.

va - Or Some Computer Music 1

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Astral Social Club - Skelp / Ginnel




The great Neil Campbell doing what he does ... extremely well. This was released as a single that came with a cdr. The disc contains the 2 vinyl tracks plus 1 mix of Skelp by Richard Youngs, and two mixes of Ginnel by Magnetize and John Clyde-Evans.

Released on Trensmat in 2008.

Skelp / Ginnel

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Various - Every Noise Has A Note




When Trensmat Records was around, the world was a better place. In general, they specialised in releasing gorgeous limited 7" singles that soon disappeared from view. This compilation brings together tracks from some of those missives: Circle, Bardo Pond, Heavy Winged, White Hills, Mugstar, Astral Social Club and a host of others...

CD released on Trensmat in 2009.

Every Noise Has A Note

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Various - A Box Full Of Ghosts




Three 7" singles featuring TV Pow, Liminal, Incapacitants, Kazumoto Endo, Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide along with a CD-rom full of videos and live material.

Released on Gentle Giant Records in 2001.

A Box Full Of Ghosts

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Michael Prime - Priory Gardens

Wonderful 7" single by Michael Prime featuring two unprocessed recordings of bats. Released by Joe "Crawl Unit" Colley on his Povertech label in 1998.

Michael Prime - Priory Gardens

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