Evil Moisture / Cock E.S.P. - Monsters Of Cock




There are 381 individually named blurts on less than six minutes of vinyl ... did I split the sides? Erm ... no.

5" vinyl apparently released on at least a dozen great labels in the year 2000.

for those about to cock ... we salute you

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BC / TM - Gun Metal Black




So, you get the master of tasks and prior to that the admirable Khristopher Reinshagen ... seriously, what the fuck is trying to claw it's way to the surface on his second track?

C90 released on Nurse Etiquette in 2008.

Gun Metal Jacket

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Taskmaster - Ruined Hope




Never trust a priest with a stiff pole in his hand ... that's all I'm saying!

C30 released on the sublime Nurse Etiquette in 2010.

in a private space, no one can hear you scream

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Taskmaster - Get Dead




I never bothered to try and find out who Taskmaster / NFW is ... not relevant I suppose.

Thirty minutes of taped carnage courtesy of Rundownsun in 2007.

choose death

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Taskmaster - Kriemhild Anal Saxon




So ... unfamiliar with Taskmaster?

C30 also released on Harsh Head Rituals but a year earlier in 2006.

thank the lord it's not actually Saxon

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Wall Riders - Documents 1, 2




Well, actually, I'm having a lovely day ... thanks for asking!

I got up this morning (insert chicago blues bass line) and a certain "Roman J" (no asterisks needed btw) had left a comment in the Cremation Lily post. Being a nosy bastard, I quickly found out that it's the person that ran the Atavistic Transformations and Compulsion Rites labels. He's also the brilliant Plague Mother as well as being (at least partially) responsible for inflicting other aural atrocities on the public. He even manages to scrape enough time together to run the Harsh Truths Podcast. Turns out Mrs Inside knew about it but I didn't ... I've dived in and it's very good. Oh yeah, he's got a blog as well where amongst many treasures, he's posted The Rita's "Toe Cleavage" set that I have been looking for since what feels like forever. According to wikipedia he spends his remaining spare time helping fluffy kittens cross busy roads.

Until this morning, I had forgotten that I had this tape and was triggered because Roman has posted Document 3. I had put this into the very large Richard Ramirez side-projects sub-folders where it had lay unplayed for a long time.

However, I have been educated: "Wall Riders is an absurdly underrated project that involved contributors such as The Rita, Taskmaster, Richard Ramirez, and others - although the actual lineups for each recording are purposefully obscured as the goal of the project per Sam was "deconstructing the audio and any idea of personality behind projects."

The New Blockaders for a new and more imaginative generation if you will (or won't). Now, has anybody got Document IV?

C40 released on Harsh Head Rituals in 2007.

wall rider motorcycle hero

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Derek & the Ruins - Tohjinbo

 

Second album by the power trio of Derek Bailey with prog/punk duo The Ruins. Released by Paratactile in 1998.

Derek & the Ruins - Tohjinbo

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David Payne - Feedback 53




Middle James Company is/was one of the greatest ever tape labels. Period. I am so lucky to have been around and buying MJC over a decade ago. This isn't one that I own, it was gifted by a friend. Thirty brilliant minutes that only saw the light of day in an edition of 13 in 2009.

sometimes genius is hiding in plain sight

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Cremation Lily - It's OK To Say No




Controlled high end to the point where it feeds back, sampled drums and shouty business from the brilliant "Zen Zsigo".

Be Supportive.

Just Say No!

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Derek & the Ruins - Saisoro

 

First album by the legendary Derek Bailey on guitar and the Ruins' Masuda Ryuchi and Tatsuya Yoshida on bass and drums, a combination that seems inevitable and thankfully lives up to expectations. Released in 1995 on Tzadik.

Derek & the Ruins - Saisoro

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The Maytals - Never Grow Old




I assume that Trojan history left Funky Kingston out of the equation. If that's the case then this is the missing release of the previous box set. This is very early and you clearly get the Ska chops, there's Rocksteady, a hint of their Gospel roots and a bit of 50's R&B / doo-wop. Toots and the people that sailed with him coined the word and (arguably) created the style of Reggae. This is a key stepping stone in the evolution of Jamaican music.

Originally released as an LP on Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One in 1964, this is the Heartbeat Records CD reissue from 1997 that has four bonus tracks.

they never will

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Toots & The Maytals - Roots Reggae: The Classic Jamaican Albums




"The box set includes six of the seven Jamaican albums the group (as "The Maytals" and "Toots & The Maytals) released before signing with Island Records in 1975." Except that it doesn't. Pre-1976, neither of the two versions of Funky Kingston are here and there is one other key omission.

A box set I bought 15 years ago.

The Classic Jamaican Albums

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Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston




I choose not see much of my family. I seem to have escaped before the gene pool dried up and it seems pointless to bother. However, in a weak moment on Friday I got drunk with my brother (when will I ever learn) and at a certain point of the night I was playing this whilst he tried to impress me with his phone accessed conspiracy theories that Covid doesn't exist, BLM and Extinction Rebellion are terrorists (he is black btw ... just saying ... false consciousness in action) and all kinds of other bullshit. I woke up the next morning to find out that Toots had contracted Covid and ended up in an Intensive Care Unit where he died. I would rather it was my brother so that the global IQ could increase by a small percentile so that we all had a better chance.

This is basically a reworked compilation of a prior compilation ... Mango not Dragon. It's from 1975.

Funky Kingston

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Tear Ceremony - Film Decay

 

Lovely drone by Texan artist Todd Gautreau, who also records as Tapes and Topographies, Sonogram and Crushed Stars. Released as a CD on his own Simulacra label in 1998.

Tear Ceremony - Film Decay

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Suburbia Melting - Street After Street

 

Another CDR from 2008, this time released by Scarbox. The Italian label only existed for a couple of years, but they put out some good noise by Seed Mouth, Astro, Kylie Minoise, Bloody Letter, Fecalove, Kenji Siratori, Mutant Ape and others. 

Suburbia Melting - Street After Street

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Suburbia Melting - Self Defense

 


2008 CDR by Andrew Quitter (who also records as Regosphere, among other aliases), released on a German label called Soundo Maso Records in an edition of 78 copies. 



 

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Seed Mouth - 99 Pieces

 

Double disc album by Seed Mouth/Hirohito Taneguchi, released by Scarbox in 2008.


Seed Mouth - 99 Pieces

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Saint Francis & the Christmas Donkey - How Saint Francis Tamed the Very Fierce Wolf of Gubbio

 

Much better than the silly title might suggest, this is the only available album (as far as I can tell) by psych/drone/noise artist Ben Collins, released as a CDR on Thor's Rubber Hammer in 2007. The label existed for five years and was run by American public radio personality Lars Gotrich

Saint Francis & the Christmas Donkey - How Saint Francis Tamed the Very Fierce Wolf of Gubbio

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Macronympha - Macronympha Vol. 1 - American Chaos




It's an appropriately prescient title for these end of days times. However. This marks the start (or end) of the most impressive collections of "American Noise" that I can currently conjure to mind. Classic 90s Macronympha that you probably haven't heard before unless you have the tapes or your first name is Joe and you used to work very closely with a bloke called Rodger (or vice versa ... see, nothing gets past me). When the second wave hits, do yourself a favour and play all 18 tapes back to back ... never mind drinking bleach or shoving fluorescent tubes up your fundament, this will sort it right out.

Another set of six C46s released on Mother Savage Noise Productions in 2015.

Fuck

Trumps

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va - Дичь Авангарда - A Cross-Cultural Compilation Vol. 1

 

Excellent Russian compilation CD released in 2002 by Insofar Vapor Bulk, featuring (as you might have guessed from the title) noise from Russia and elsewhere, sometimes in collaboration. Features The Haters, Roughage, Erinys, Streicher, De Fabriek, Cotton Ferrox, Nocturnal Emissions, Cisfinitum, Nomusic, Kallibris, Kapotte Muziek, Ultra Milkmaids, Leif Ellgren, Alexei Borisov and more. The album's design was very strange, and challenging to store on a shelf without damaging it. It came in a digipack, but the front cover was deliberately cut at an angle, as if it was attempting to fly away from the spine and tray. I don't think there was ever a volume 2. 

va - Дичь Авангарда - A Cross-Cultural Compilation Vol. 1

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