Hair Stylistics - 200




I think it's fair to say that Masaya Nakahara (along with John Olson) is our exemplar of meaningful creativity. An apparently ceaseless stream of releases where the themes might change but the quality almost never drops below brilliant ... and even a perceived lowering of the standard is a very personal decision that is wide open to criticism. We know that he regularly records a whole bunch of CDrs and walks into his local record stores and hands them over for sale. This means three things: there are huge holes in his discography because we don't know him; we don't work behind those record counters so never get the chance; we can't afford the prices that the same scalpers offer them up for on discogs.

Slightly confusingly, he has two bandcamp pages going ... this one sort of stopped but then a different one appeared recently that offers up an avalanche of recent savant imaginings.

If I ever find any of those missing pieces of the Hair Stylistics puzzle then I will share at every opportunity until I drop dead.

This is a self-released / Boid CDr from 2017 that isn't on discogs and isn't on bandcamp or apparently anywhere else ... in the world.

fantastic day

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Pop Culture Rape Victim / Crank Sturgeon - Abe Lincoln Towncar




My two favourite Matt's in the world together on one tape. Trust me, not everyone with a metal colander for a helmet is a genius but one of them definitely is.

A C96 jointly self-released in 2005 in an edition of 71.

Abe Lincoln Towncar

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Deutsche Anarchisten Taumeln Benommen Einen Schritt Zur Seite ‎- Jubiläumsplatte

A strange double 7" was released in 2003 in a run of 200 copies by Kernkach, a label that started out doing collector-bait small-run vinyl editions of music from ultra-obscure German synth-pop cassettes (the sort posted regularly by the indispensable Tape Attack blog). The label did a very nice series of compilation 7"s called "2 Hemden und 2 Hosen" and some worthwhile reissues of material by Fröhliche Eiszeit, Sütterlin, Ich, Kunstler Treu & Hoffnung & Psyche before turning their attention to contemporary German bands influenced by the oldsters' style.

This double single by Deutsche Anarchisten Taumeln Benommen Einen Schritt Zur Seite seems to contain one 7" of mid-80s music and one of the duo's more recent recordings, but I'm not entirely sure. If anyone out there can read German and divine more information from the liner notes, kindly enlighten us in the comments. Meanwhile, fans of DAF (RIP Gabi Delgado-Lopez...), Liaisons Dangerouses or Alu will enjoy this strange little artifact.

Deutsche Anarchisten Taumeln Benommen Einen Schritt Zur Seite ‎- Jubiläumsplatte

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PCRV + Armenia - Mundanismo Retóric




Matt Taggart and Leonardo Sabatto doing what they do extremely well.

It's a CDr released on Bizarre Audio Arts that won't appear on a typical search ...

Mundanismo Retóric

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Armenia / Crack Fierce - Split




... and without further ado:

C60 that was jointly released on Bizarre Audio Arts and United Syndicate in 1997.

Armenia / Crack Fierce

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Noise-Maker's Fifes - Soirée Dansante

This self-published CD came out in 1995 It documents the group's soundtrack to a dance performance. The great Adam Bohman, of Morphogenesis and Bohman Brothers, guests on a couple of tracks.

Noise-Maker's Fifes - Soirée Dansante

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Molester - Our Kids, Our Business




Molester is the work of Hitoshi Imura. On this release you get "dirty voice with harsh noise & power electronics using analog electronics and some bizarre equipments". It's very enjoyable. He ran the apparently short-lived Chi Omega Institute label that put out some great things ... including a split with Cracksteel that I have never found and is one of those holy grail type things for me. He seems to have just got on with real life (whatever that is) but he still occupies an alcove inside my brain.

CDr released on Chi Omega Institute in 2008.

... and I will stay with you until you die ...

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The Plague Bells - Hyfrydols One




Ding. Dong.

A CDr released on American Tapes in 2004 ... it's AM349 btw.

Hyfrydols One

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The Plague Bells - Hydrofils Two




John Olson only recorded twice under The Plague Bells name. Eventually it was bound to become prescient ... unless he knew something? No obviously not, it's just another completely singular and brilliant insight into his velvety interior

CDr released on American Tapes in 2004 ... it's AM 361 btw.

Hydrofils Two

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Henry & Hazel Slaughter - Demo




Another demo? Yes, sort of ... it's the same as Demos A except for the first track that is 16 minutes of self-styled primitive techno that is well worth having on its own.

CDr released on American Tapes in 2011 ... it's AM903 btw.

Demo

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Noise-Maker's Fifes - Legnica

Another archival recording, "Legnica" contained a live recording of the group from 1997. It was released in 2006 as a CDR in an elaborate aluminum foil package by the Polish label Impulsy Stetoskopyu.

Noise-Maker's Fifes - Legnica

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Noise-Maker's Fifes - Cruelty Has A Human Heart & Marumares

Noise-Maker's Fifes were a Belgian multi-media group that existed from 1990 until 2006, when founding member Geert Feyton died. Three members of band continued as Onde, including Timo Van Luijk (aka Af Ursin) who also collaborates with Christoph Heemann (as In Camera), Andrew Chalk (as Elodie) and Raymond Dijkstra (with Asra). This CD collects two early NMT works. The first came out on cassette in 1994 and the second is an exclusive collage of material from 1993 and the soundtrack to a dance performance.

Noise-Maker's Fifes - Cruelty Has A Human Heart & Marumares

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demos A




Sorry, given that I am utterly predictable, no prizes for guessing this was next.

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes but for the sake of variety it's 2011 this time around.

Demos A

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demos B




... and back in the real world. Genius is what genius does.

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes from 2012.

Demos B

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Spreading The Love ...




Let's face it people. These are pretty terrible times for all of us. We really need to reach out and think of those less fortunate than us ...





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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demos C




More crunchy disco biscuits ...

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes from 2012.

Demos C

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Demo = D




As I said previously, the Permanent Collection set partly comprised of the three Live Frying tour CDrs. The Live Frying Demo series are completely different collections of loveliness ...

It is still tour mersh on American Tapes but is from 2012.

Demo = D

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Wolf Eyes & Hair Police - Live!!!

Rotten-sounding fake bootleg on a fake label called Purple Stuff in a fake edition of 42 copies (every copy was #26/42). I think these are audience recordings of the bands at Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in 2005. The Wolf Guys' side features the legendary Anthony Braxton (who isn't credited anywhere here), and was released in much better quality as an actual CD later. Hair Police's side is, as far as I'm aware, exclusive.

Wolf Eyes & Hair Police - Live!!!

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H & H Slaughter - Live Frying: Attaker




In my time, I've been to a lot of "weird" clubs ... but where were Henry and Hazel when I needed them?

American Tapes tour mersh from 2012.

Live Frying: Attaker

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H & H Slaughter - Permanent Collection




Or Henry And Hazel Slaughter if you will, which turns out to be John Olson again. It's a collection of CDrs that appeared as volumes of AmTour Live Frying ... at least the first three are, I've not figured out what the fourth is yet. Anyway, all aboard for scree-driven noise-rock techno?

A four CDr set released on American Tapes in 2011 ... it's AM913 btw.

Permanent Collection

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