Collections of Colonies of Bees - Stuck

2003 album by a Wisconsin group formed by members of post-rock band Pele, including drummer Jon Mueller (founder of the Crouton label and collaborator with people like Raymond Dijkstra, Z'ev, Asmus Tietchens, Duane Pitre, Jeph Jerman), Chris Rosenau (of ambient band Telecognac) and Jon Minor (of synth-pop band Warm Ghost). A hard band to describe, so you may as well just listen for yourself.

Collections of Colonies of Bees - Stuck

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Workbench - Pipes




Not sure if my memory holds up but released at the same time but separately with the only differentiation in cover being the respective title written on the back.

C18 released on Heavy Tapes in 2007.

Pipes

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Workbench - Frequencies




C20 released on Heavy Tapes in 2007.

Frequencies

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A Vibrant Struggle - Whispering Bones

Bjerga/Iverson + Staplerfahrer = A Vibrant Struggle. Released by Small Doses as a CDR in an edition of just 83 copies in 2008.

A Vibrant Struggle - Whispering Bones

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Fetish - Untitled

Obnoxious saxophone reed-biting screech from a trio led by David Gross, who also honked in EED. Mike Bullock and Tatsuya Nakatani play bass and drums, respectively. One long and very strange track that sounds as if each member was in a separate room, unable to hear the other two. Then a shorter track of quiet breath and spit. Imagine a more punk, self-defeating version of classic post-AMM improv in the Erstwhile or Grob vein. Released as a CD in 1999 by Tautology.

Fetish - Untitled

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Workbench - Live From The American Snake Machine




21 minutes of fluttering hypnosis for the hard of hearing.

CDr released on Chocolate Monk in 2005

Live From The American Snake Machine

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Workbench & Yeh - Untitled




Mike Bernstein of Double Leopards and Religious Knives with C. Spencer Yeh of Burning Star Core. That'll do nicely.

C16 released on Heavy Tapes in 2004.

Workbench & Yeh

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EED - Morphic Resonance

Scratchy and tumbling free-improv by a sax/drums/tuba trio whose 1999 disc was the sole mark they made upon this planet before succumbing to whatever "morphic resonance" is supposed to be.

EED - Morphic Resonance

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va - The Noise Is All In Your Head

Is it, though? Gold Soundz strikes again with a wonderful comp from 2003, this time featuring an international all-star cast. Tracks from Continental Fruit, Oren Ambarchi, Noxagt, Lasse Marhaug, Thurston Moore, Volcano the Bear, Rats With Wings, Neil Campbell and more. The Greatest Band Name Award goes to Neil Mackay, former bassist in Loop and The Hair & Skin Trading Company, whose solo blurp is credited to If You Meet Your Anti-Self Don't Shake Hands. It's actually good advice!

va - The Noise Is All In Your Head

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Double Leopards - Double Leopards




A trio of Chris Gray, Jon Chapman and Marcia Bassett with less forest dwelling fever tones and more elevated future drones.

CDr released on Polyamory in 2002.

Double Leopards

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Double Leopards - Soulless Dust, Speed And Strength




Five long-form tracks of glorious pagan psychosis.

Self-released CDr from 2002.

Soulless Dust, Speed And Strength

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Double Leopards - Urban Concussion




A request came in for this one ... yasswaddah posted this flac rip on his great blog dedicated to the label. The link is gone so here it is again just in case you weren't looking the first time around.

LP released on the excellent Qbico in 2004.

Urban Concussion

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va - Hi Fi Allergi



2003 compilation CDR from Sindre Bjerga's Gold Soundz label, featuring Norwegian noise artists such as Waffelpung, Fredrik Ness Sevendal, Uranus Rash and other strange obscurities.

va - Hi Fi Allergi

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va - Klang Spectrum 2 (A Compilation of Underground Music from Madison)

Comp CDR of noise/folk/improv weirdos from the greater Davenport/Second Family Band orbit in Madison, Wisconsin. Includes such anti-luminaries as Garage Indians, Drunjus, Bruce Carkiss, Craig Microcassette System, Metrocide, The Mumber Toes, Right Arm Severed, db Pedersen and others you probably haven't heard of. Released as a CDR by 23 Productions, the label run by Clay Ruby, who was in Davenport (and several other of these bands) before re-christening himself as Burial Hex.

va - Klang Spectrum 2 (A Compilation of Underground Music from Madison)

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va - Vhutemas Archetypi

Mute's 1991 CD reissue of an industrial compilation originally published in 1986 as an LP on Lustmord's Side Effects label. This is such a great album. Music from Laibach, Hunting Lodge, Gerechtigkeits Liga (a group I'd love to hear more of!), SPK and Lustmord, with incomprehensible liner notes by Graeme Revell.

va - Vhutemas Archetypi

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Wolf Eyes & Double Leopards - Breeding Turbines Vol One




They keep switching position ... I can't keep up.

C20 released on American Tapes in 2004 ... it's AM 373 btw.

Breeding Turbines Vol One

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Double Leopards & Wolf Eyes - Breeding Turbines Two




An exemplary combination released as a CDr on the worshipful American Tapes label in 2005.

It's AM 407 btw.

Breeding Turbines Two

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va - The Tyranny Of The Beat (Original Soundtracks From The Grey Area)

A compilation from 1991 intended to preview Mute's Grey Area sub-label, announcing their plans to make classic industrial and post-punk sides available again. This was very exciting when it came out. Before this, the original albums were very hard to come by. The disc included music from Throbbing Gristle, Non, Swell Maps, Monte Cazazza, Chris Carter, The Boys Next Door, Can, SPK, Dome, Wire, Die Krupps, Einstuerzende Neubauten, DAF and more. It's still a hell of a collection.

va - The Tyranny Of The Beat (Original Soundtracks From The Grey Area)

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Wolf Eyes & Double Leopards - 1




It's Wolf Eyes and Double Leopards.

C20 released on Heavy Tapes in 2004 in an edition of 30.

Two

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Wolf Eyes & Double Leopards - 2




It's Wolf Eyes and Double Leopards.

C20 released on Heavy Tapes in 2004 in an edition of 30.

Two

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