Genius Females - Tightening the Hinges

Half an hour of noise by Matthew Sullivan, who is a member of Deep Jew and is the same guy behind Ex-Jesus, Privy Seals, Protein Den, Earn, and several others. Released as a tape by Trash Ritual in 2006.

Genius Females - Tightening the Hinges

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Impregnable / The Rita - Split




The brilliant Jeff Witscher and the brilliant Sam McKinlay ...

Double business card CDr set released in an edition of 50 on Iatrogenesis Records in 2005.

Impregnable / The Rita

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Gelsomina - The Skulls Have Spoken

Trash Ritual turns its attention to Finland for a blast of harshness by Gelsomina with contributions by members of Bizarre Uproar and Clay Figure. Released as a cassette in 2007.

Gelsomina - The Skulls Have Spoken

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Hollow Bush - Null-A Pt. 1




Whilst we're on the subject ... here's Bryan Martin and Rodger Stella with a live recording of skronk electronics that perfectly fits the oeuvre of the label that it was released upon.

CDr released on Chocolate Monk in 2007.

Null-A Pt. 1

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Hollow Bush - Wrong Hole

2007 cassette on Trash Ritual by Rodger Stella's post-Macronympha duo.

Hollow Bush - Wrong Hole

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Taeter - Absolut Nothing




This is Nicola Vinciguerra, who you will know better as Fecalove and operator of the Italian division of Turgid Animal. Twisted and brilliant.

CD jointly released on Turgid Animal and Trash Ritual in 2010.

Absolut Nothing

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Filthy Turd - Hot Summer in the City/No Values

He may have one of the worst ever band names in noise (though it's still slightly better than Cock Scene Investigators), but Filthy Turd makes some appreciably ugly din. Released as a tape in a painted manilla envelope with art glued on by Trash Ritual in 2006.

Filthy Turd - Hot Summer in the City/No Values

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Gilles de Rais Order / Mania - Split




I don't know who is behind Gilles de Rais Order but the name is taken from a 15th Century French nobleman who was a convicted child serial killer. The reverse is Keith Brewer ... hurrah!

7" released on Trash Ritual in 2009.

Gilles de Rais Order / Mania

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Failing Lights - Scent Pattern

Low-frequency, shit-fidelity feedback burl by Mike Connelly (of Hair Police, Wolf Eyes, Clay Rendering and CEO of the Gods of Tundra label).

Failing Lights - Scent Pattern

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Craniopagus - Terrace

Power electronics scum, released by Trash Ritual in 2008 in an edition of 75 copies.

Craniopagus - Terrace

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Cock Scene Investigators - Stolen Public Toilets

A noise trio from Pittsburgh, PA, featuring Joe Roemer (of Macronympha) with Ed-um Bucholz (of Telecorps) and Nick Painter left behind only this LP as evidence of having ever existed. Edition of just 200 copies.

Cock Scene Investigators - Stolen Public Toilets

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Various - Hated Perversions




Filthy noise and perverted power electronics courtesy of Nicole 12, Sick Seed, Bizarre Uproar, Eleczema, Grunt, Taint, Dorchester Library and Control.

This came with a 28 page booklet cataloguing some of the most extreme sexual fascinations to appear in a "noise" release. It even got it banned from sale on discogs ... probably to avoid them being prosecuted for distributing obscene publications. The booklet isn't included (which may be good or bad news) but if somebody wants to hook people up in the comments ...

Unsurprisingly, this was released (in 2008) on Freak Animal Records as part of their Institute Of Paraphilia Studies series.

Hated Perversions

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Various - Eleven Notes In Black




A whole heap of Texan noise: Melanie Riehle, S.P.I.T., Loudspeaker, T.E.F., Last Rape, Concrete Violin, Forced Orgasm, Werewolf Jerusalem, Baptist Skin Communiti, In The Land Of Archers and White Nurse Black Death.

CD released on Mask Of The Slave in 2009.

Eleven Notes In Black

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Ninth Massacre - 1992-1996




A massive blast of Texan noise courtesy of Richard Ramirez and Dwayne Cathey that I originally posted four years ago. The first tape uses the work of Taint (aka Keith Brewer / Mania) as source material btw.

Two C60s and two C90s released on Trash Ritual in 2006.

Flesh/Punishment : Murder

Drazewar : Unreleased/Givenchy

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Shinro Ohtake - Zen-Kei Retrospective 1955-2006, 大竹伸朗 - 全景




Shinro Ohtake (of Juke/19 and Puzzle Punks) is also, as if you didn't know, an extraordinary artist in his own right. The title of the post is the name of the book published following his retrospective exhibition held at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, in 2006. A massive 1152 pages documenting his life and works (and no, this isn't a scan of the book ... that would be ridiculous).

To be honest, I didn't even know that it existed . Until Caitlyn / CPI commented in one of the Puzzle Punk posts that is. Luckily she bought the book and ripped the two CDs that came with it ... and then gave them to us as flac copies. It even comes with photographs. A truly wonderful thing to do!

This also feels like an appropriate time to re-up the Juke/19 boxset that Mrs Inside posted four years ago almost to the day ... just in case you missed it.

All Hail Caitlyn / CPI!

Shinro Ohtake & Dub-Hei New Chanell - Found Heat (Jyu-Netsu) & DA (2007)

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Club Moral - Mit Neuen Waffen

Trash Ritual was a very interesting label while it lasted. Not only did they secure top-notch noise by some of the best of the 00s underground, they also reissued key albums that strongly influenced the label's aesthetic. This one, which TR produced as a CD in 2010, polishes off an obscure Belgian industrial cassette from 1982 and gives this nasty, brutish document a deserved spotlight. Club Moral are a band, a label, and a venue for experimental music and noise in Antwerp. They began in the early 1980s and are still active in sound, performance and visual art today! They even received a deluxe Vinyl-On-Demand boxset treatment in 2011, though Trash Ritual was there first.

Club Moral - Mit Neuen Waffen

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Rovo - Live at Hibiya-Yaon 2003.05.05 - Man Drive Trance Special -




Finally, the final Rovo post...

Double CD released on Wonderground Music in 2003.

Man Drive Trance Special

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Edward Allan Clarke




Today it was announced that Fast Eddie died yesterday ... and now all three are gone!

The worst thing about getting old is that your childhood heroes die. Nobody told me it would be like this when I came along for the ride. Frankly, it shouldn't be allowed.

As a very young child, I saw them at the Manchester Apollo on the Ace Of Spades tour. Right down at the front of the stage ... off my tits on cider and mushrooms ... and walked out temporarily deaf.

Stone cold genius and now stone dead forever.



Ace Of Spades

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Climax Denial - Fragile Grace

Climax Denial presents a powerful set of anguished, sex-obsessed "emo" power electronics, released in 2005 by Trash Ritual in an edition of only 50 copies. More than 50 people need to hear this. If you like it (and you will), you'll be glad to know that Mr. Denial is still producing albums and they're all worth seeking out. The newest one I'm aware of was an LP on Fusty Cunt. Go get it! 

Climax Denial - Fragile Grace

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Rovo - Live at Magasin 4 - 2004.06.04 Brussels, Belgium




A self-explanatory live excursion ...

CD released on Rovolone in 2005.

Live at Magasin 4

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