Perennial Divide - Bee Head

Second 12" single, released by Sweatbox in 1987 and produced by Swindon's own Andy Partridge!

Perennial Divide - Bee Head

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Isaac Willow - Ingestion Of Flavor Shack




Giant cicadas as attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.

C20 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2009.

Ingestion Of Flavor Shack

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Perennial Divide - Burn Down

12" EP released by Sweatbox in 1986.

Perennial Divide - Burn Down

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Kane Pour - Cat On A Paisley Shawl




Ecclesiastical accompaniment for church services in the year 3000.

C32 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2009.

Cat On A Paisley Shawl

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Kane Pour - Wand In The Beak Of The Yellow Bird




Kane Pour with interstellar incense sticks set to stun.

C20 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2009.

Wand In The Beak Of The Yellow Bird

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Perennial Divide - Purge

Pretty damn awesome debut LP by a sorely underrated band from Swindon, the same English city that was home to XTC. Perennial Divide (look that up) had some sonic sympathy with other post-punk/industrial bands from the mid-80s, like The Box, Hula, the Pop Group and Clock DVA; aggressive dub cut-ups and desperate yelping vocals over a bed of noise. Released on Sweatbox in 1986. It was reissued on CD in 2007 in a far inferior version that had the vocals removed. The singer, John Corrigan, would later make a goofy record under the name Meat Beat Manifesto, which became so successful that it eclipsed his other band and continues to this day.

Perennial Divide - Purge

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Tricorn and Queue - Tapestry Head Ban




Loping clatter and lifting drones on this C40 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2008.

Tapestry Head Ban

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Tricorn and Queue - Ragged Bright Degrees




Jeff Astin and Kane Pour producing meditative structures overlaid with found sound and tape hiss.

C18 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2019.

Ragged Bright Degrees

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Seziki Tetrasheaf - Furnishings Of Former Lives




And now you're infirmly established ...

Double tape set released on Rotifer Cassettes in 2010.

Furnishings Of Former Lives

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Seziki Tetrasheaf - Confluence Of All Conglomorations




It's that man Jeff Astin again, this time alongside David Toro (who, I think, also ran Rotifer Cassettes). It's all wonderfully warped hallucinogenic nightmare / film / everyday living music.

C68 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2010.

Confluence Of All Conglomorations

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Terror Against Terror - Psychological Warfare Technology Systems

Lustmord and Lagowski get together in 1992 to make... a Wax Trax!-style industrial disco album? Yeah, this happened. Movie samples, police sirens, un-funky drumbox beats interminably going thud-thud-thud-thud. It's not quite a debacle on a "Machine Age Voodoo" scale, but it's not objectively good either. I find it hard to believe that the same people who made "Paradise Disowned" listened back to this and thought, "Yeah sure, this is an album that ought to come out." Perhaps they saw their peers raking in the goth-club dancefloor bucks and couldn't resist taking a slice of pie for themselves. Hope they spent the royalty dough on a real nice dinner. Maybe you'll be entertained.

Terror Against Terror - Psychological Warfare Technology Systems

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Hairmaiden Of The Totem Robe - Fallen Totem




Warped loops and kung fu cut-up.

3" CDr released on Housecraft Recordings in 2008.

Fallen Totem

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va - A Selection Of Drones Past (Singles 1993-2000)

The title pretty much tells you what to expect. Tracks from German 7" label Drone Records' output between the years of 1993 and 2000. Music from Francisco Lopez, Kallabris, Alio Die, Aube, Toy Bizarre, Maeror Tri, Reynols, Tarkatak, Spear, Vir, Droneament, Yen Pox, Delphium, Inade, Vance Orchestra, Osso Exotico, Die Feinen Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, Dual, Klood. Released by Tumult Records in 2006

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Hairmaiden Of The Totem Robe - Boomerang From The Eastern Room Of Rebirth




Endlessly engaging work the covers all ground from the prosaic to the profound: rattling around in your shed or uncovering the inner secrets of the cosmos? Or both? Probably neither.

C40 released on Housecraft Recordings in 2008.

Boomerang From The Eastern Room Of Rebirth

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Hairmaiden Of The Totem Robe - Breaking The Head




A relatively (and tragically) short collaboration between Jeff Astin and the person who was Royallen. Fundamentally, these are home-made sounds that are warped into the unaccepted truth that the Mayan civilisation was abducted by altruistic aliens.

Double tape set released on Housecraft Recordings ‎in 2009.

Breaking The Head

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Do Tell - Sewn To The Current




This may have found it's way into a New Age (gag) category but it's much too sophisticated for that. The interspersed early 4AD inspired bass and guitar lines plus a few left turns saves it from being bracketed alongside Josh Burke.

Double tape set released on Housecraft Recordings ‎in 2008.

Sewn To The Current

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Digital Natives - Three Shits To The Wind




Jeff Astin's unhinged Digital Natives. Like gatecrashing a series of parties, realising that they are all happening in reverse and not being able to find your way out.

Three C60s released on Housecraft Recordings in 2014 in an edition of 50.

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Stephen Mallinder - Pow Wow Plus

Incredible album of skeletal robot dub from 1982 by Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder, reissued on CD with contemporaneous extra tracks by a short-lived sub-label of Mute called The Grey Area. If "Red Mecca" and "The Voice of America" are your fave CV era, this album will check all the right boxes.

Stephen Mallinder - Pow Wow Plus

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va - Arcana Cœlestia (Nexus One - An International Musical Explorer)

A fitting compilation album for winter afternoons, full of dour, vaguely "world-music"-scented ambience for chilly yoga studios. Terry Burrows, Controlled Bleeding, Asmus Tietchens, O Yuki Conjugate, Robert Rich, Jeff Grienke, Twice a Man, Peter Frohmader, Peter Bryngelsson. Released by Multimood in 1989 and very much a showcase for the sort of thing that label tended to put out.

va - Arcana Cœlestia (Nexus One - An International Musical Explorer)

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Xiphiidae - Sewn Within A Circle




More godhead organic electronics ...

Double C60 released on his own Housecraft Recordings in 2009.

Sewn Within A Circle

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