Bus Ratch - Untitled

If you like the sound of needles being dragged across records, have I got the album for you! The debut release on PARA Disc, a label that grew out of the Kyoto record shop Parallax Records, is a twitching mass of turntable abuse. There were four members of the group in 2000, when they recorded this self-titled (or untitled?) CDR, all of them simultaneously wrecking wax in a post-Otomo/Marclay/Tetreault sort of way.

Bus Ratch - Untitled

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Neon Hunk - Secrets Of The Hunk V:3




More primitive sounding electronic/drum blurt on this self-released CDr from 2002.

Secrets Of The Hunk V:3

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Neon Hunk - Smarmymob




You can also add bands like White Mice, Lightning Bolt, Forcefield and all of that Providence crew. Very excellent.

CD released on Load Records in 2003.

Smarmymob

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Neon Hunk - Neyan Honkies

Neon Hunk were a truly strange noise-rock band, somewhat in the mould of Wolf Eyes, Taiwan Deth, Hair Police or Fat Worm of Error. Messy and abrasive electronics and drums, intentionally difficult psychedelic assault. Neon Hunk were not particularly prolific while they were around, so this tape is one of the few extant documents of what they did. Released on Nautical Almanac's Heresee label in 2002.

Neon Hunk - Neyan Honkies

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Noggin / Eric Boros / Crank Sturgeon and Id M Theft Able - Untitled




Three untitled Noggin improvs, 19 minutes of live Eric Boros diced and spliced from a Japanese tour ... and ... drum-roll please ... Matt Anderson and Skot Able! Some crazy fucker (aka genius) let them loose in a studio to broadcast live on the radio. Hurrah! It's utterly brilliant and the image of some meth-head / truck driver / soccer mom accidentally tuning in just makes it even better.

If you ever thought Crank Sturgeon, Kommissar Hjuler, Rudolf Eb.er, Id M Theft Able, Joke and dp were isolated lunatics then stand corrected. Hand your children over, the revolution started years ago and the war was won whilst you were sleeping. Resistance is so yesterday. Accept your destiny ...

... and then jump all over this and this.

CD released on Manufracture in 2006.

HELLO ... it's Crank Sturgeon and Id M Theft Able. Yeah, in the same room. Yeah, live. Oh, for fuck's sake just get on with it.

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What do i get ...?




Crap day at work yesterday. Had me tea and went to bed early to read me book (an oral history of Swans, I recommend it). Fell asleep at some point and then woke up. Put the radio on and Pete Shelley's dead. Chances are that you're not from Manchester and probably weren't in the middle of the idea wars. Whatever. So what.

The absolute spearhead of Northern DIY (me mate has already doffed his cap). From song to band to label and still remained a really nice bloke. The closest I got was probably at Maxwell Hall at Salford University in ?1987ish when The Fall were headlining. John Cooper Clarke opened and then Pete got up on his jack with an acoustic guitar and sang the "greatest hits" in the greatest and most self-deprecating way you could imagine. Simply one of the most perceptive and incisive songwriters of my generation and Manchester is emptier without him.

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Nautical Kites - Herculoids

Nautical Almanac + Kites = Nautical Kites. But I'll bet you already figured that out, smartypants.

Nautical Kites - Herculoids

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Eric Ostrowski - Magnificent Forest




Well, half a Noggin is better than none. Now how far do you think you can push improvised violin noise? Let's find out ...

CD released on End Sound in 2007. It came with a ten track dvd but that rip appears to have gone walkabout. Sorry about that.

Magnificent Forest

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Nautical Almanac - Nnnnnautical Aaaalmanac

Aggressive chaotic nonsense by a bunch of Baltimore nutzos. Two live sets from 2002, released as a tape that same year on the band's Heresee label.

Nautical Almanac - Nnnnnautical Aaaalmanac

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Noggin Big Band - Down The Klahanie




"NOGGIN was usually Michael and Eric. The BIG BAND was a recording project that Michael put together: 11 people improvising with spontaneous arranging and conducting by Michael. Aaron recorded what happened at Yo-Yo Studios in Olimpia-WA, and, along with Adam and Eric, did the mixing. This part of the project was completed in 1996-7. It is now being formally released in 2008."

Apparently, a "no label" release from 2008.

Down The Klahanie

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Noggin - Noggin




Two tracks broadcast (and recorded obviously) on New York's WKCR in July '95.

7" released on Ignivomous in 1995.

Noggin

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Noggin - Some Live Noggin




This features our intrepid string abusers during two live outings in the Washington State area ...

C64 released on Plastic Duck Recordings in 1996.

Some Live Noggin

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Noggin - Noggin




Eric Ostrowski on electric guitar and Michael Griffen on electric violin making sweet sweet noise.

CD released on Trackshun Industries in 1994.

Noggin

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Drift - Diazepam




I wasn't planning to post this until a request came in. It's Gabriele Giulani who is better known as Dead Body Love. It's a lovely piece of locked-in introspection.

C54 released on SSSM in 1996.

Diazepam

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Pork Queen & Noggin - Split

Split wax by the mysterious Pork Queen and hyperactive violin/guitar duo Noggin. Released in 1993 with unique handmade covers. 

Pork Queen & Noggin - Split

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Pork Queen - Gunman




There was a request for Pork Queen 7"s. This gorgeous little thing is the only one that I have. Other than the split with Noggin that Mrs Inside will be posting soon, I have nothing else. If you do, please make the world a better place and share with us!

7" released on Trackshun Industries in 1993.

Gunman

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Pork Queen - Recorded Live




Two completely different types of live performance on this C38 released on Shrimper in 1995.

Recorded Live

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Pork Queen - Strang




I'm all up for fresh ears being applied to Pork Queen. Here's the sound of a guitar as source material being manipulated by devices, electronics and imagination.

CD released on Scratch Records in 1995.

Strang

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Various - NG




A "look how good we are" statement from a really young label.

Ruins, Boredoms, YBO², Absolut Null Punkt, Sodom and more ...

LP released on Transrecords in 1986.

NG

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Various - NG II




An expanded roster from the first NG compilation. Yes you get Ruins, but also Kokushoku Elegy, Bardo Thödol, Junk Schizo, Asylum and more.

LP released on Transrecords in 1987.

NG II

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