Jurajium - Jurajium




Hatta Naohiko's synth-noise with Jojo Hiroshige adding guitar to the mix. Again, other than the split (and an appearance on an early Hijokaidan tape) I can't find any other recordings that he made.

CD released on Alchemy Records in 1997.

Jurajium

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NG - Ugomeku Ego




Utterly fascinating piece of vinyl that swerves between gabba, Talking Heads and AFX. Forty years ago. As far as I know, other than the contribution to the previous post, this is all they wrote.

7" released on Unbalance in 1981.

Ugomeku Ego

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NG / Jurajium / Hijokaidan - Shumatsu Shorijo (+1 Noise Remastered Edition)




The 1980 LP released on Unbalance only came in an edition of 200 so became vanishingly rare. This is a remastered reissue of the original (with a bonus Jurajium track) so it can be heard in it's full new-wave noise-rock synth-weird majesty.

CD released on Reveil in 2014.

Shumatsu Shorijo

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R. Sundin - Dreamsketch

A very early album by Ronnie Sundin under his own name. Recordings from 1997 and 1998, released as a CDR by Bake Records (a sub-division of Korm Plastics) in 1999.

R. Sundin - Dreamsketch

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Rsundin - Internal Reference

Sorry for the low-res image here. If someone owns this and wants to scan it and send us a better image, please do. Otherwise, this 2000 CD (self-released on Sundin's own Bonbon label) finds the Swedish artist composing computer music by only using sounds generated acoustically by his computer. Barely-there sound from fans, keyboard taps and electric hum. Actually, he cheated his concept on one track, but in a clever way; he recorded the sound of a roomful of computers that were on, but not being used. This was from 20 years ago, remember.

Rsundin - Internal Reference

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Hijokaidan - Shumatsu-Shorijo




The first track was originally released in 1980 as Hijokaidan's contribution to a split LP. It would appear it's recorded live and it's a magnificent example of just how far ahead they were of the No-Wavers and future noise-rock freak shows that were to come. A genuinely brilliant 27 minutes. The following track is an unreleased improvisation that brings to mind distant alien jazz skronk.

CD released on Alchemy Records in 2014.

Sewage Treatment Plant

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Rsundin - Sleepwalk

Ronnie Sundin (formerly known as Bad Kharma) left harsh noise behind for something much much stranger, making a big splash with his 2001 Ground Fault CD, "Sleepwalk". 44 short tracks for navigating in darkness and bumping into walls. For fans of RHY Yau, Schimpfluch, Francisco Meirino and being uncomfortable.

Rsundin - Sleepwalk

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Olson & Gross - Sax & Electronics

John Olson (Wolf Eyes, Spykes, Dead Machines, Graveyards, etc ad infinitum) plus David Gross on the obviously-titled "Sax & Electronics", released in 2002 as a CDR in an edition of only 25 copies by American Tapes.

Olson & Gross - Sax & Electronics

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Solmania - The Basement Tapes And Discs




Ten years ago this week I foolishly started this blogging malarkey and initially thought I'd do it for a couple of months ... and here we are.

This is in the Holy Grail territory of reissue compilations. The first five discs cover the CDs released on Alchemy Records between 1990 and 1998. The next four include eight of the impossible to find Fatagaga Tapes released between 1984 and 1987.

As if that isn't good enough, four of the six live performances on the DVD hadn't been released previously (those files are large and they all need to be extracted to their own single folder in order to work).

Nine CDs and a DVD released on Youth Inc. in 2013.

01 Metamorphor Chorus

02 Psycledelic

03 Trembling Tongues

04 Evil Bed

05 DLO

06 Gakinoizz / Hadayro

07 Vexation / H.C.P. Resolvent

08 Wörkenemy / Re-Rurr

09 Highdrophobia / Erosion

10 Movies - Live And Rare

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6
part 7

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Various - No Skull Left Unturned




A compilation that embraces the wider Bastard Noise family. Most of the BN is Wood Wiese (which includes three collaborations with Kimihide Kusafuka) but there is also a live Wood Nelson offering as well as plenty of Amps Of Christ and Bill Nelson's Unicorn. Of equal interest, you get to visit more obscure outposts such as Antennacle, Sleestak and Hierophant (which is a collaboration between Eric Wood and Kohei Nakagawa aka Guilty Connector).

Triple CD set released on Hear More! and 200mg in 2007.

No Skull Left Unturned

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va - Molten Strings, Train Wrecks, and Birdsong

A solid compilation, released as a CD by Students of Decay in 2006. Tracks by Birchville Cat Motel, Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood, Peter Wright, The North Sea, Family Underground, Zaimph, C. Spencer Yeh, Robert Horton, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Taiga Remains.

va - Molten Strings, Train Wrecks, and Birdsong

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Zikachudoku - Untitled

The other 1993 self-released cassette by Zikachudoku.

Zikachudoku - Untitled

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Zikachudoku - Untitled (Sept 93)

The first of two cassettes released by Tsuneaki Toki in 1993. Then changed his band name to AMB and was active for only three more years. 

Zikachudoku - Untitled (Sept 93)

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Bastard Noise - The R.A. Sessions




It doesn't mention it on the release but for me it's Wood Wiese all the way down aka Quality!

7" released on Riotous Assembly in 2000.

The R.A. Sessions

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Bastard Noise - The Progression Of Sickness




The first time I heard this was a proper head-scratcher. Then I figured out that the counterpoint to Eric's guttural roar was actually Aimee Artz who was also in Progeria and is the only women in grindcore that I can think of.

10" released on Deep Six Records in 2012.

The Progression Of Sickness

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Thuja - Pine Cone Temples


Double disc zoner of strange forest soundscapes made out of material recorded over five years and released in 2005. Fans of Small Cruel Party, Jim Haynes or G*Park will love it.

disc 1
disc 2

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The Locust - Molecular Genetics From The Gold Standard Labs




Who could possibly forget such toe-tapping classics as "Twenty-Three Lubed-Up Schizophrenics With Delusions Of Grandeur", "The Half-Eaten Sausage Would Like To See You In His Office", "Spitting In The Faces Of Fools As A Source Of Nutrition" and "Get Off The Cross, The Wood Is Needed"?

Excellent compilation released on Anti- in 2012.

Molecular Genetics

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Thuja - All Strange Beasts of the Past

2002 album of folk-tinged abstract rustling ambience from the Jeweled Antler-related group featuring members of Coelacanth, Of, Franciscan Hobbies, Hala Strana and more.

Thuja - All Strange Beasts of the Past

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Man Is The Bastard / Locust - Our Earth's Blood Pt 2 / Locust






This time around MITB are a full-on 7-piece cacophony orchestra with the central section being an apparent attempt at noise onomatopoeia. The Locust are just a shitload of fun!

10" released on King Of The Monsters in 1996.

Our Earth's Blood Pt 2 / Locust

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Born Against / Man Is The Bastard - Born Against / A Call For Consciousness






I've never really spent that much time with Born Against but based on this offering of Beefeater meets Fugazi at a steroid party I'm going to remedy that oversight. The Bastard donate some splendid post-hardcore doom jazz. A cracking release.

8" released on Vermiform in 1994.

Born Against / A Call For Consciousness

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