Agog & Zan Hoffman - Fragment 2

ND was a zine about experimental music, published in Texas in the 1990s. Some issues included a cassette tape, like this one from 1990 featuring two American artists who were active in the tape noise underground at the time. The zine featured interviews with each of them and the cassette was split with one artist per side.

Agog & Zan Hoffman - Fragment 2

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Bastard Noise / Outermost - Cauldron Of Fire




John Wiese, Eric Wood and Kei Yakota collaborating on a 7" piece of vinyl released on Eric's DP label in 2000.

Cauldron Of Fire

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Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - Ebola/Swedish Dreamers

Two tracks by the artist/authors behind "Experiments With Dreams" and other absurd provocations, released as a 7" single on Firework Editions in 1996.

Leif Elggren & Thomas Liljenberg - Ebola/Swedish Dreamers

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Outermost / Pocajontas - Iron Concrete / Red Cat




One side of Kei Yokota's stop start crackle and blast and the otherwise unknown (to me) Pocajontas who start with a bit of easy listening lurve before driving a blowtorch laboratory through the bedroom.

C34 released on Spain's Shit Attack Records in 1996.

Iron Concrete / Red Cat

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Ptôse - Night of the Reptiles

More Residents-ish homemade electronic bloop by this band of French oddballs, released as a cassette in 1983.

Ptôse - Night of the Reptiles

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Napalmed / Outermost - ''Mental Block'' Split




Radek Kopel and Pavel Petržíla sharing a tape with Kei Yokota's brilliant Outermost project. Funnily enough, it's feckin' great.

C36 released on Kei Yokota's Cat Move in 1995.

Mental Block

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Ptôse - Hand-Made Electronics

More industrial/unclassifiable French strangeness, this time by the mysterious Ptôse, who were most active in the cassette scene of the early 1980s. This cassette contains some of their first recordings, released first in 1980 and then again in 1983 with additional material.

Ptôse - Hand-Made Electronics

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Napalmed - Live Performance - 21.5.1994




A very brief look at Napalmed's grind-noise-core roots .....

Single-sided C20 self-released in 1994.

Live Performance - 21.5.1994

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Un Département - Au Menu

Released as a limited edition in 2004, "Au Menu" collects two cassettes recorded in 1983 and 1984.

Un Département - Au Menu

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Napalmed - Contrary Collaboration




More unique living room noise. I'm not sure how contrary the collaboration is given that it is Radek Kopel and Martin Holý who were both in Napalmed. Given that the material is from 1998, it might have been before the relationship was formalised.

"Equipments, sound sources & other stuff: pedal effects, microphones, tape deck, video recorder, mix-board, tumblers, crockery, metals, plastics, wooden sticks, paper pipe, green split peas, water, breath, voice, hands, foots and ?"

C60 released on Smell The Stench in 2005.

Contrary Collaboration

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Un Département - Les III Vinyles

Just in case your French is rusty, the title "Les III Vinyles" means "The Three Records". Maybe you figured that out on your own. This album collects Un Département's self-released 12" and 7" and their full LP, released by Illusion Production, all of which originally appeared between 1981 and 1985. The CD here was released by Infrasition in 2008.

Un Département - Les III Vinyles

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Napalmed / Recalcitrant / All Scars Orchestra - 3 Way Split




Radek Kopel as Napalmed, Maarten Kleywegt's Recalcitrant and Italy's All Scars Orchestra collective bringing the crunk to your Wednesday morning ...

3 Way Split

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Un Département - La Cassette

Debut album by theatrical French weirdos Un Département, released in 1984 by like-minded theatrical French weirdos DDAA on their Illusion Production label. Fans of the Residents, Der Plan, Ptôse or Bene Gessirit will like this one.

Un Département - La Cassette

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Napalmed - Misch Masch Miksasch




Reverse metal junk from Radek Kopel.

"No PC, keyboards, sampler, mix-board or any musical instruments! Recorded, mixed, manipulated at living room on TASCAM 234, SONY MT-R30, SONY MDS-JE520. Live metallic rhythms were performed and recorded 13.07.01 live at factory."

CDr released on Napalmed in 2001.

Misch Masch Miksasch

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Napalmed - Never Mind The MSBR, Here's The Napalmed




In this incarnation, Napalmed were Franta Pačan, Martin Beraxa, Miroslav Vlček and Radek Kopel proving that more is indeed more. The first track is good but the second track is where it's at ... clocking in at nearly 57 minutes of stealth noise, the rewards keep on coming.

CD released on the Napalmed label in 2002.

Never Mind The MSBR, Here's The Napalmed

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Napalmed - Up To The Ears In Tinnitus




This pretty much does what it says on the tin! Originally released as an LP on Epidemie Records in 1999, this expands the material to bursting point. A roaring squealing beast of a record.

CD released on Stand Against Vivisection Records in 2006.

Up To The Ears In Tinnitus

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Guerre Froide, Gegenacht, Pour L'Exemple - Cryopack - Cryogénisation Report

This is the entire output of the French industrial/new wave/post-punk label Cryogénisation Report, four cassette albums released between 1980 and 1986, remastered and reissued as four CDs by Infrastition in 2011 with additional material. The band Guerre Froide appears twice, plus two tapes by bands featuring their members. The set came in a manilla envelope, with each disc housed in its own little folder.

disc 1 Guerre Froide - Cicatrice 1980
disc 2 Gegenacht - At Home! 1984 & Live for Death
disc 3 Guerre Froide - Archives
disc 4 Pour l'Exemple - Untitled 1986, Untitled 1988, E Pericoloso 

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Napalmed / Merzbow - Crash Of The Titans




Your favourite Czech noisecore outfit alongside your favourite human.

CD jointly released on Merciless Core Records and Napalmed in 2001.

Crash Of The Titans

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Leif Elggren, Brent Gutzeit, Kuwayama Kiyoharu - International Art Exhibition

A 3-way split EP with multiple prints by each artist, released in 2002 by Box Media as a 3"CDR in an edition of just 50 copies, intended to accompany an art exhibition at Heaven Gallery in Chicago, USA.

Leif Elggren, Brent Gutzeit, Kuwayama Kiyoharu - International Art Exhibition

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Government Alpha / Napalmed - Sludge / Untitled




7" jointly released on the Xerxes and Napalmed labels ... simple as ...

Sludge / Untitled

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