Overhang Party - Untitled

Another self-released CDR of out-takes and live versions.

Overhang Party - Untitled

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Overhang Party - Out Takes From 1996 to 2003 (Memorial Edition for 26 September 2003)

Self-released CDR created to give away at a gig in 2003. Epic, soaring psychedelic rock led by singer/guitarist Rinji Fukuoku (now of Majutsu No Niwa).

Overhang Party - Out Takes From 1996 to 2003 (Memorial Edition for 26 September 2003)

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va - ND 7

Oldsters like me will remember ND as one of the only sources for information about the noise underground in the days before the internet. Based in Texas (as you can tell from the cover of "N D 7"), ND was a magazine and label affiliated with a record shop in Austin. At the start, they made split cassettes that came inside little magazines. Then, they made magazines full of interviews and loads of contact information so that you could write away for catalogs and tapes. Eventually, they made CDs. "N D 7" was the seventh issue of ND, and it's a compilation cassette. A who's who of who-the-hell-are-these-people. Some names you'll recognize: Minoy, Die Form, Big City Orchestra, X-Ray Pop, The Haters, If Bwana, The Joke Project, Odal, Ideas Beyond Filth. Others are just as obscure in 2019 as they were in 1992: Booed Usic (actually tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE from balTimOre), Vittore Baroni (of Trax), K.U.Sch, Theater of Ice, and others.

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Various - Sex & Bestiality




Pacific 231, Étant Donnés, Die Form, Big City Orchestra, Smersh, Smegma, Blackhouse, Asmus Tietchens, Anne Gillis, The New Blockaders, Bourbonese Qualk, Psychic T.V., O Yuki Conjugate, Sleep Chamber and on and on and on and on ...

Seminal four C90 set released on Philippe Fichot's legendary Bain Total in 1984. It's a huge flac rip of the box so don't say I didn't warn you.

Sex

Bestiality

Bestial

Sex

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Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit




There have been some requests to post this and the split with Berlinerluft or the Thule Apocalypse reissue that came from that tape. Of the three, I only like this one.

C34 released on Tonspur Tapes in 1988.

Sachlichkeit

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va - The Passing Gods

An excellent compilation of textural experimental music, the first release on the Play Loud label from Portugal in 1992. Two tracks by Kapotte Muziek and one track apiece by Vidna Obmana, PBK, S*Core, Temps Perdu?, Brume, Hybryds, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Frank Dommert and Hesskhe Yadalanah.

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va - X-Rated-The Dark Files

Dutch compilation from 2006, dedicated to John Balance and released as a CD on the Steamin' Soundworks label. Tracks by Scanner, KaH, Nurse With Wound, Legendary Pink Dots, Monoton, Markant, Threshold HouseBoys Choir, Raison d'Etre, Coil, Aural Rage and Black Sun Productions.

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va - The Memorial Elvis Project

A strange (duh) compilation of what are supposed to be Elvis covers, released as a CD in an oddly sized package by the French label Odd Size (duh again) in 1992. Music by Eleve Modele, HNAS, Asmus Tietchens, La Sonorite Jaune, Psyclones, Duck and Cover in a Psylobottle (isn't that a terrific name for a band?), Bene Gessirit and Laurent Pernice. Don't be cruel, download now!

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OOOPS ... we did it again




If you don't get it, you will never get it.

Never mind.

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Pacific 231 - Psychic Euthanasia




Strange.

Self-released C30 from 1983.

Psychic Euthanasia

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va - Autoficial

Everyone's favorite format is the compilation 7". This one, released by GX Jupitter-Larsen in 1996 as the first release on his short-lived Noisopoly label, includes short tracks by The Haters (aka GX himself), Chop Shop, Smell & Quim and Con-Dom (misprinted as Com-, perhaps indicating his real agenda: Comedy-Domination).

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Pacific 231 - Unusual Perversions




Fucked-up industrial electronics.

LP (presumably self-) released on VP 231 in 1984.

Unusual Perversions

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Pacific 231 & Le Syndicat - Alliance




A split between two sets of French legends. Self-explanatory.

C52 released on Cause And Effect in 1984.

Alliance

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Pacific 231 - The Lost Judgement




The first half hangs in the air like the promise of vengeance whilst the second flips the coin and gives pulsing noise, washed out guitar distortion and reverbed synth pulse ... or something.

C48 released on Le Syndicat in 1985.

The Lost Judgement

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Asmus Tietchens - Seuchengebiete 3

Released as a CD in 1997 by Artware.

Asmus Tietchens - Seuchengebiete 3

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Asmus Tietchens - Die Nacht Aus Blei

From 1993, released as a CD by Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien.

Asmus Tietchens - Die Nacht Aus Blei

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Pacific 231 - Power Assume




Splendidly warped industrial skronk noise courtesy of Pierre Jolivet.

LP released on Bunker Records in 1986. It appears that there is a CDr reissue on Ladd-Frith from 2002 that is different enough to qualify as a completely different release ... never heard it, can anyone help out?

Power Assume

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Legend





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Asmus Tietchens - Glimmen

Released in 1999 by E(r)ostrate.

Asmus Tietchens - Glimmen

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Pacific 231 & Lieutenant Caramel - Just Digging The Crazy Art




A beautiful collaboration that, if nothing else, just goes to prove that there is no excuse for not improving with age.

LP released on Rotorelief in 2009.

Just Digging The Crazy Art

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Pierre Bouchet - Sale Timbale




This is still Philippe Blanchard ... he constantly expands my blown mind. To have all of these pieces of the jigsaw and combine them to create such art? Makes me bow down in admiration and laugh out loud ... sometimes it happens at the same time ... bit awkward to explain when my cats walk in unexpectedly. Mind you, my cats think I'm fucking weird.

CD released on Éditions Suicide Commercial in 1998.

Sale Timbale

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Philippe Blanchard / Bardoseneticcube - Untitled




A very very good collaboration that reminds me that I should listen to Bardoseneticcube much more than I have done so far.

CDr released on Ultra in 2007.

Philippe Blanchard / Bardoseneticcube

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Philippe Blanchard / Christian Renou - Play:Lunch




An off-duty Lieutenant and an undercover Brume. What more do you want?

CD released on Plate Lunch in 2000.

Play:Lunch

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Asmus Tietchens - Daseinsverfehlung

Another magnificent album that's one of Asmus Tietchens' top three, released in 1992 as a CD by Stille Andacht, a sub-label of Dark Vinyl.

Asmus Tietchens - Daseinsverfehlung

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Felipe Caramelos - Se Prohibe Cantar




Of course it is the good Lieutenant. A cracking release of concrète awkwardness and bontempi aphex. Genius.

Double disc affair from Waystyx in 2007 that only comes in at around 35 minutes. Which is a shame. Play it on repeat, that way it's at least 70 minutes.

Se Prohibe Cantar

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Asmus Tietchens - Abraum

As with most of Asmus Tietchens' works, this one was released with very little information about the source sounds, concepts or process. All you get is the music, which seems right to me. Released in 2010 as a CD on the 1000fussler label.

Asmus Tietchens - Abraum

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Asmus Tietchens - Das Fest ist zu Ende. Aus.

The party is over. Tietchens assembled this collage of voices and sounds recorded between 1962 and 1972. The album is part musique concrete, part scrap-book photo album. Released in 1993 by Barooni as a CD in a striking opaque black jewel case with the title etched onto the front.

Asmus Tietchens - Das Fest ist zu Ende. Aus.

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Pacific 231 + Lieutenant Caramel - Aunt Sally




All of Phillipe's tropes are present but the collaboration with Pierre Jolivet sends it into a completely different and harder edged world. Fascinates me. Sorry for the use of "trope" ... I'll have a word with meself.

CD released on Alone At Last in 2013.

Aunt Sally

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Asmus Tietchens - Seuchengebiete 2

Another album from 1991, this one released as a CD on Syrenia, a short-lived sub-division of the Italian label Maxima Musica Magnetica.

Asmus Tietchens - Seuchengebiete 2

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Lt. Caramel & Victor Nubla - Dos Hombres Verdes




Now that City are back where they belong ... have a browse through Victor Nubla's very generous BC page.

CD released on Waystyx in 2010.

Dos Hombres Verdes

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Lieutenant Caramel - Et Sonner Les Coucous




I am, by no means, the barometer of what is normal or acceptable (or bearable) but if you really don't get the French Lieutenant (yeah, sorry about that) then this complete work of art hovers just close enough for you to be able to touch it. This is the party you would be at if you followed the fairies in Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth all of the way home.

All courtesy of Sounds For Consciousness Rape in 1992.

Et Sonner Les Coucous

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Lieutenant Caramel - The Pandora's Box




Warped fluxan genius.

CD released on Old Europa Cafe in 2000.

The Pandora's Box

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Asmus Tietchens - Sinkende Schwimmer

It's hard to choose a favorite Asmus Tietchens album. So many of them are so very very good. But this 1991 album, released on CD by Barooni and never reissued (at least, not yet) is easily in the top three. Mysterious, powerful music by one of the underground's master composers.

Asmus Tietchens - Sinkende Schwimmer

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va - Blunt Music

One side has noise and punk by Billboard Combat (aka Andrew Smith/Eunuchs of Industry), Process, Out Cold and Amaranthus. The other is the side to hear: Rock 'n'Roll with Emil Beaulieau! Released on Stomach Ache, a sort-of joke label co-run by a bunch of people who all pretended to be a guy in Mexico called Charlie Ward.

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Same bus, different driver?






Empty seats? Just saying.

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Lt Caramel - J'ai 10 Doigts




I used to frequently think "what the fuck is going on?". Then Lieutenant Caramel found me and I realised that there's no point worrying about it. Now, I couldn't give a shiny shit.

CD released on Sounds For Consciousness Rape in 1996.

J'ai 10 Doigts

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va - Woman Taken In Adultery

A terrific compilation with a dumb title and cheapo package, but don't let that deter you. Avant-rock noise and drones by some top-notch artists: Flies Inside the Sun and Lovely Midget from New Zealand, Noxagt from Norway, Loren Connors from the US, Random Reflections from Belgium, and Metatrella about whom I know nothing. A co-release by Carbon Records and Glasvocht from 2002.

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Lt Caramel - La Méthode Du Discours




It's been a while since I took a stroll in the world of Philippe Blanchard. Don't know why I was wasting my time elsewhere. This would have made Sten Hanson smile in admiration.

3" CDr released on the entertainingly named Éditions Suicide Commercial in 1995.

La Méthode Du Discours

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va - A Blind Man's Gallery of Mirrors (Freedom in a Vacuum Music Gallery Recordings Vol. 1)

There's some gold on this 1996 compilation from Freedom In a Vacuum, but there's also some forgettable "industrial" bullshit. The gold makes it worthwhile, though. Tracks by Sigillum S, Edward Ka-Spel, IAM Umbrella (who were so under-rated), Randy Grief, Violence and the Sacred, Plecid (who I'd like to hear more by someday), Illusion of Safety, Distraction Factory... and also Dive (yuck), Parade (ooof) and Mind Skelp-chur (gag!) which is one of the most bone-headed band names ever.

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Various - Gears=Sexone




Other than Doc Wör Mirran (one of them did all of the art for the series btw), Die Rache and Kopfschmerztablette, few (if any) seem to trouble the human consciousness any more. I'm not saying that's a bad thing.

C60 released on Empty Records in 1988.

Sexone

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Various - Gears=Sextwo




The highlight is Merzbow de/re-constructing The Mothers Of Invention's "Trouble Every Day". No point saying anything else, you're already downloading it.

C60 released on Empty Records in 1988.

Sextwo

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Various - Gears=Sexthree




Die Rache, Minoy, Big City Orchestra, Esruk, Daniel Johnston, De Fabriek and so on ...

C60 released on Empty Records in 1988.

Sexthree

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Various - Gears=Sexfour




Siegmar Fricke, Solanaceae Tau, M.Nomized, Harald Sack Ziegler, Die Rache, The Grey Wolves and so forth ...

C60 released on Empty Records in 1988.

Sexfour

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Various - Gears=Sexfive




The (undeniably great) Haters, Doc Wör Mirran, Solanaceae Tau, Bestattungsinstitute, Nostalgie Eternelle and some other people.

C56 released on Empty Records in 1990.

Sexfive

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va - Optional Ingredients From a Vile Recipe

1994 7" comp on Trackshun Industries with short tracks by Noggin, Pork Queen, Good Horsey, Bugskull, Paste and Roughage.

va - Optional Ingredients From a Vile Recipe 

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Various - Gears=Sexsix




M.Nomized, Solanaceae Tau, Die Rache, Chris Phinney's Mental Anguish, John Trubee & The Ugly Janitors Of America, Brent Lewis Ensemble, Siegmar Fricke's Bestattungsinstitute and the unknown Atrocity Exhibit.

C62 released on Empty Records in 1990.

Sexsix

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va - Nature is Perverse

Sonic documentation of the three-day "Nature Is Perverse" festival, which took place in Stockholm in 1998, released by Fylkingen as a double CD in 2000. The set includes music by Dror Fieler, Kapotte Muziek, Voice Crack, Zbigniew Karkowski, Small Cruel Party, Mikael Stavostrand, Farmers Manual, Kent Tankred, Leif Elggren, Goem, Mats Lindstrom, Tetsuo Furudate, Soren Runolf, Thomas Liljenberg and Freundschaft.

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Various - Gears=Sexseven




Big City Orchestra, Minoy, Kopfschmerztablette, Kapotte Muziek, De Fabriek et cetera et cetera.

C66 released on Empty Records in 1990.

Sexseven

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