Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Tétreault, Sachiko M, Yasuhiro Otani - Four Focuses

An album that exploded countless minds when it first landed in 1999, the "VU and Nico" of improvised electronic noise music in that everyone who bought a copy went on to start their own label or band or just fill CDRs with sine waves and feedback. It's a monster.

Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Tétreault, Sachiko M, Yasuhiro Otani - Four Focuses

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Sissy Spacek - Psychic Facts

 


In order to get Sissy Spacek's "Psychic Facts" LP, you had to buy one of the first 100 copies of their "Scissor" LP and notice that the gatefold cover had something strange inside it. The "Scissors" record was in one side of the gatefold, but the other side was sealed shut... and had another record hidden inside of it. That's "Psychic Facts"! The husband was a Wiese fan from the beginning, so he had the foresight to buy two copies. One of them was kept intact, the other circumcised to reveal this record. 

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Fat Legs & Thousand Year Frog - Split

Of course these guys made a split cassette. Two obscure noise heroes on one tape, released by Cloud Valley.

Fat Legs & Thousand Year Frog - Split

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Theoretical Girls - Theoretical Girls




Barbara Ess (The Static, Y Pants etc), Jeffrey Lohn, Margaret DeWys, Wharton Tiers (who has been the producer behind a mountain of things that you can just listen to and say, yeah that's him ... I should know I bought about half of them ... even when I didn't know the band, it was "Wharton is on production? I'm in!") and Glenn Branca (legend).

This is a proto-no-wave outfit that was more referenced than actually heard which isn't surprising given that they only officially released a 7" single. This is a great collection of material largely culled from 1979 to 1981 and it's so obvious how they informed the next decade or few.

CD released on Acute Records in 2002. It's not MP3.

Theoretical Girls

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Margaret DeWys - I Oh



Or Margaret Davis as her mother insisted on calling her. She was a member of Theoretical Girls and Glenn Branca's larger ensembles. This is a single 27 minute track of utterances that are multi-tracked and occasionally manipulated. What's the point? What's the point of anything?

CD released on Ecstatic Peace! (what else) in 2001.

Oh I

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Fat Legs - Ripe for the Harvest

More from the deep-underground no-audience Canadian noise "scene". This is one is a favorite around our house.

Fat Legs - Ripe for the Harvest

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Thousand Year Frog - Torpor

Extremely underrated underground Canadian noise by Steven Smith, an associate of Fossils and the Middle James Co crew.

Thousand Year Frog - Torpor

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Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Totem Zero




... and then in 2012, the excellent Japanese label Daymare Recordings released a box set that brought the three Totems together with this fourth disc that I don't think has appeared anywhere else

It's not MP3.

Totem Zero

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Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Totem One




A spectacular and spectacularly deranged recording. That is right up there in my pantheon of hyperbolic compliments. Genuinely magnificent ... and on "People Of The Drifting Houses" you even get Alan Bishop contributing vocals!

Conspiracy Records. 2009. Not MP3.

Totem One

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Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Totem Two




More colossal Sun City Girls inspired shamanic psychedelia. Epic.

Released on Important Records in 2010. It's not MP3.

Totem Two

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Master Musicians Of Bukkake - Totem Three




Now nobody can accuse us of not caring about our flock. Well you can if you want. However, our resident Jewel was concerned that the previous post may have coated him in filth. This seems to be an effective way to hose him down!

Important Records. 2011. Not MP3.

shampoo and conditioner

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Sawgasm - Untitled

Unhealthy-sounding nasty noise by the late David Gilden, self-released as a tape in 1995.

Sawgasm - Untitled

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va - Teutonik Disaster 2

Second volume of 80s German wave and disco-influenced post-punk, just as good as the first volume. Includes songs by some slightly more known groups, like Starter and Instant Music (whose 1981 albums were both reissued by Dark Entries), Camilla Motor (a real weird song from them), Die Chefs, Exkurs, Die Heteros, Fred Banana Combo and more.

va - Teutonik Disaster 2

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Violent Onsen Geisha - The Erotic World




"Music from the original soundtrack" ... erm, yeah and you'd still watch it you dirty bastards! Coming in at around five minutes it's a key slice of the VOG / Hair universe.

7" released on M.O.O.D. in 1995.

given that heaven doesn't exist, who the fuck is helping us now?

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Hair Stylistics - Impression Of Nasty Dread / Best Of Hair-Style In My Life




Surprisingly, I have had loads of ideas during the period where I've been capable of having loads of ideas but it never crossed my mind to imagine Jamaica as a fully fledged psychotic breakdown where Rudolf Eb.er turns up as the saviour and just makes it eb.en more weird ... or maybe I don't understand the efficacy of medication and it all worked out well in the end. To be honest, I'm glad he got there first so I don't have to worry about it too much ...

7" released on Japan Overseas in 1999.

Dread Beat and Hairstyle

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Violent Onsen Geisha - Balloon Collector In The Wilderness (Who Is Totally Naked) / Real Wild Thing




The really fucked up soundtrack to a really fucked up 1971 hip-hop grindcore Giallo porno ... and you would all watch it as well you dirty bastards! Then you get a cover of guess what that would make Shockabilly reappraise their importance to human culture and then realise that Masaya Nakahara logically and technologically extended the mission. They bowed their heads and smiled ... and didn't go on to form a death cult, which is pretty good news I guess. Unless you are a fan of death cults, in which case you're not that much of a fan because if you were you'd be dead.

7" released on Japan Overseas in 1995.

Totally Naked Wild Thing

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va - Teutonik Disaster

Need a break from harsh noise? I sure do. This is a compilation of obscure German synth-punk, post-punk and DIY disco-influenced neue Deutsche welle from 1977 to 1983. It's a lot of fun. Includes tunes by Exkurs, Scala, Geisterfahrer, Schwarze Bewegung, Ampzilla's Delight, Bernward Büker Bande, Reifenstahl and other bands I won't bother to list here because the only way you would have heard of them is if you were a member. Anyone following the Tape Attack blog will also like this.

va - Teutonik Disaster

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Sissy Spacek & Die Monitr Bats - Split

Split 7" from 2004, released by Helicopter and Hand Held Heart. One member of Die Monitr Bats is Nathan Howdeshell, aka Brace Paine, who plays with John Weise as Heavy Seals and is also a member of The Gossip and Caves and runs the Fast Weapons label. 

Sissy Spacek & Die Monitr Bats - Split

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Hair Stylistics - Never Ending Fuck!




The never-ending Masaya Nakahara delivering his traditional coital bliss ... there is even a 23 minute recording of him live in Tokyo.

CDr released on Boid in 2010.

Never Ending Fuck Me!

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MvvMvv Vets - O Seasons, O Châteaus!

One-off single-sided 7" by John Wiese and Jennifer Sindon, released by NuForm in 2001 in an edition of 121 copies.


MvvMvv Vets - O Seasons, O Châteaus!

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