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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EP-4 - The Crystal Monster




Considering the time it was recorded, from an Occidental perspective, you can link in with the B side and create some reference points. My advice would be don't bother ... on first listen, Side A will just leave you in a pleasant erm sorry what? no really, what? frame of mind ... and once you've played that for a few hundred times and then realised that you are still the person that you thought you were in the first place ...

This is a 12" released on Wave in 1985.

ride 'em cowboy

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Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet - Another Miserable Day




Luckily there are two days on the release so I guess that covers the entire weekend! It is very difficult to overstate how much I love Hans Grüsel's Kränkenkabinet ... I posted lots of their work over ten years ago (and whilst I'm here ... aren't the Policemen looking young these days!). In psychiatry, there are the concepts of neologism and word salad that apply primarily in psychotic conditions. Apply those principles and by the end of next week you will have Der Kränkenkabinet sussed.

LP released in 2006 on Ultra Eczema. Discogs tells you it has a six panel fold out sleeve ... but doesn't tell you that these panels build the house represented on the cover image. Very satisfying!

Another Miserable Day

... and in a sign of how much things have changed for the better, you would never get away with hitting Gretel on her househead these days!

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John Wiese & MSBR - Tacks

Split mini-CDr, released by Gameboy.

John Wiese & MSBR - Tacks

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Hair Stylistics - First




Don't know about you but I'm not worthy.

A CD released in Japan on the great Black Smoker Records in 2011 in a comparatively extravagant edition of three hundred.

Foremost

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Jack or Jive - Prayer


The first proper album after a self-released cassette by Japanese goth-ambient duo Jack or Jive. Released as a CD by Dradomel in 1991.

Jack or Jive - Prayer

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EP-4 - Lingua Franca-X




... and then, just because they can, they sprinkle a load of Sugar Hill all over the place.

12" released on Atelier Peyotl in 1084.

x marks the spot

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Jack or Jive - Mujyo

Released as a CD by Dradomel in 1992, more floaty gothy ambient lullaby music from Japan.

Jack or Jive - Mujyo

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EP-4 - Multilevel Holarchy




EP-4 were Kaoru Sato, Ko Sakuma, Tatsuo Kohki, Tohru Sanjo, Yuji Kawashima and Yung Tsubotaj.

They were briefly creating magic between 1983 and 1985 and apparently decided that changing the face of music wasn't interesting enough and they had better things to do. There was a brief reunion about ten years ago ... but really there should be statues of these people everywhere.

This is such an awesome recording and is vaguely indescribable. Post-punk low slung PIL, The Pop Group, Talking Heads when they were actually good, LA Barrio funk, A Certain Ratio and shit that won't be invented for another 30 years all brought together? Erm. Yes.

This was released originally on as an LP in Japan on Telegraph and Skating Pears in 1985. If ANYBODY out there is sitting on some Skating Pears releases then please please please etc etc etc.

This is the incredibly welcome CD reissue courtesy of Super Fuji Discs from 2010.

Multilevel Holarchy

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Jack or Jive - Kagura Live In Kyoto

Live recording of Cocteau-Twins-influenced ethereal ambience, released by Dragnet Records in 1994.

Jack or Jive - Kagura Live In Kyoto

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Jack or Jive - Expatriation


Self-published debut cassette by the ambient Japanese noise-pop duo. Never reissued, to my knowledge.

Jack or Jive - Expatriation

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Hair Stylistics - The Dangerous Barbarian




So, in the final installment of today's "I hope your weekend works out to be not as bad as you were expecting" ... here is some more stone cold idiosyncratic genius.

Another CDr released on Boid in 2010.

The Dangerous Barbarian

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