Inzekt - Elektrische Heilwärme




Peter Schmucki is one of the lesser known lights that orbited the black hole at the centre of the Schimpfluchian universe. He appears on the Mama (das fest) LP but doesn't seem to have recorded much else ... shame really.

LP released on Schimpfluch in 1991.

Elektrische Heilwärme

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Skin Chamber - Wound

Skin Chamber were Controlled Bleeding's alter ego for ultra-slow industrial metal, probably influenced by Godflesh, Swans and Neurosis. When this album came out, I remember thinking it was a brazen cash-in on a style that seemed popular. All these years later, though, it holds up more than I expected it to. Released by Roadracer in 1991.

Skin Chamber - Wound

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Dave Phillips - III+




There were a series of self-released dp tapes from the mid-90's that appear to have completely disappeared. This seems to be the only (adulterated) survivor thanks to this CDr released on Tochnit Aleph in 2001.

Anyway, I'll be one lucky fucker if I ever get the chance to post any more oop ... yer man has it pretty much covered.

III+

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Dave Phillips - Ideal World




More chopped up and reversed bodily workings splattered across a 7" released on iDEAL Recordings in 2012.

Ideal World

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Aphasia & Dachise - Split Disc

Just like it says on the tin, this is a split disc by two English noise artists: Richard Johnson is Aphasia and Paul Knowles was Dachise, though these days he's The Digitariat. Released in 1995 by the dependably high-quality US label, Realization Recordings.

Aphasia & Dachise - Split Disc

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Eric Boros / Dave Phillips - Split




The Eric Boros contribution is pretty inconsequential but the dp effort is typically great.

3" CDr released on Scrotum Records in 2003.

Eric Boros / Dave Phillips

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Dave Phillips - Hole / Holy




A beautifully atmospheric intrusion.

3" CDr released on Entr'acte in 2005.

Hole / Holy

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Dave Phillips & John Wiese - At A Loss For Words




Ten minutes of frequency twisting body horror that is every bit as good as you would expect from these two lovely people.

7" released on Blossoming Noise in 2006.

At A Loss For Words

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Dave Phillips / Maso Yamazaki / Rudolf Eb.er - Arschloch-Onna




One of the pillars of the Schimpfluch (dis)organization with Masonna and Rudolf / R&G. A selection of live and studio material from the three that is sliced, diced, blended and spat straight into your face.

CD released on Japan Overseas in 1997.

Arschloch-Onna

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Robert Ashley - The Wolfman

The title track is Robert Ashley's legendary 1964 room-clearing piece for tape, voice and feedback and is necessary listening for anybody and everybody who would be reading this blog. Etch this wrecker onto your brains immediately. Fleshing out the disc is a 40-minute-long behemoth from 1960 called "The Bottleman" (made as the soundtrack to a film) plus a 1957 piece called "The Fox" which was Ashley's first electronic music. Compiled and released as a CD by Alga Marghen in 2003.

Robert Ashley - The Wolfman

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Vehikel & Gefäss (& Ventilator) - Make ‘Em Pay (!): Homemade Napalm = Gasolin Or Fuel Oil + Nondetergent Soap (Bar, Flakes Or Powder) / Make Gasolin, Oil Or A (1:1) Mixture Bubble And Add The Soap (1:1)




Joke Lanz and Rudolf Eb.er alongside Marc Zeier (aka G*Park) live in Zurich in 1990.

7" released on Schimpfluch in 1990.

Vehikel und Gefass (und Ventilator)

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Runzelstirn Gurgelstock / Rudolf Eb.er - Bock Mist Bock




Appropriately perverse 7" where the grooves on Side A are etched into white paper. Side B gets the more traditional black vinyl approach.

Released on P-Tapes in 1996.

Bock Mist Bock

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Musica Elettronica Viva ‎- The Sound Pool


A total of 16 people are credited as performing on this record, including the core group of Rzewski, Curran and Tietelbaum plus a bunch of other people whose names I don't recognize. Released by BYG in 1970, then reissued on CD by Spalax2 in 1998. Darn close to the Platonic ideal of era-appropriate free improvisation electro-hippie noise. Fans of Vibracathedral Orchestra and Sunburned Hand of the Man can trace that stinky family tree back to May 1969, when this was hatched.

Musica Elettronica Viva ‎- The Sound Pool

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Schmipfluch-Gruppe / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck (mit den Saubaggerln und dem Kamm-Duo Plattl) - Mama (Das Fest)






By now, curious has left the building leaving essential to fight it out with profound irritation and utter indifference.

LP released on Schimpfluch in 1993.

Mama (Das Fest)

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Musica Elettronica Viva - Leave The City

Exit this Roman shell! MEV's second LP from 1970 is... not actually by MEV? Or is it? A sound that's not a world away from what Alvin Curran's group was doing at the same time, but made by some French guys instead. Huh? Actually, the ex-pats who made "Friday" in Rome were interested in bringing non-musicians into the fold and tacitly allowed other MEVs to perform without them but use the same name. When this record appeared, there was already an MEV in New York and probably others in smoky basements around Europe. Maybe part of the same zeitgeist that ignited the Scratch Orchestra, Taj Mahal Travellers and other similar-minded free-form hippie freakout groups with utopian ambitions. First appeared on wax from the jazz label BYG, later reissued on CD by Spalax.

Musica Elettronica Viva - Leave The City

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Schimpfluch-Gruppe - Paris Aktionen




Two live aktions from 1996 and '97 ... both are Dave Phillips, Helena Greter and Rudolf Eb.er with Doris Tomasoni added to the later performance.

LP released on Tochnit Aleph and Beniffer Editions in 2009.

Paris Aktionen

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Musica Elettronica Viva - Friday

The amazing debut LP by some American kids living in Rome. Some of those kids (Alvin Curran, Richard Teitelbaum, Frederic Rzewski) would go on to make a couple of other records in the ensuing years. They were joined on this album by Franco Cataldi (on trombone) and Gunther Carius (on saxophone). First released by Polydor (?!) in 1969, then reissued as a single-track CD by Alga Marghen in 2008, a format which I think really suits this music better.

Musica Elettronica Viva - Friday

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Schimpfluch-Gruppe - Aktion 950908 Taipei Taiwan




Joke Lanz and Rudolf Eb.er recorded live at Taipei Broken Life Festival '95 with Mike Dando contributing some shouty business on one side.

7" released on RRRecords in 1995.

Aktion 950908 Taipei Taiwan

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Joke Lanz and Allon Kaye - What Will Be, Wird Sein




Whilst somewhat unfortunately described on the cover, this sounds great in a "shit, they're in the room" way.

3" CDr released on Entr'acte in 2005.

What Will Be, Wird Sein

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Putrefier - Maebashed by Fuzz Ball Licks

Blistering harsh electronics by the stellar (but under-rated) Mark Durgan, released as an 80-copy CDR by MSBR Records in 1999.

Putrefier - Maebashed by Fuzz Ball Licks

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