va - Garbage Sandwich


Absolute classic 1992 double cassette compilation from Beast 666 Tapes (later 777 Was 666) with cover art by Trevor Brown and tracks by Masonna, Incapacitants, Hijokaidan, Jojo Hiroshige, Masomania (that's Masonna + Solmania if you're too dim to have worked that out on your own), Grey Wolves, Smog (yes, Bill Callahan!), Con-Dom, Smegma, John Murphy, Schloss Tegal and lots of Yamatsuka Eye one-offs with funny names. 

va - Garbage Sandwich

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Joe Jones - Xylophone

 

Recording from 1976, released as a CD by ? Records in 2003. 


Joe Jones - Xylophone

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Oni - Sunwave Heart




This is a wonderful release from Takemasa Mayūmi. I almost don't want to post it because it feels like a private conversation that I am letting you listen to. Imagine Kristin Hersh's finest moments ... yes it really is that good and maybe better.

There is a CDr from a couple of years earlier that I want to hear before I die but ah well, never mind.

CD released on ハヤシライスレコード in 2010.

Sunwave Heart

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Pikacyu★Makoto - Live In San Francisco




A match that makes complete sense ...

A self-released CDr from 2011 that briefly decorated a few mersh tables.

Live In San Francisco

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Joe Jones - Solar Music

 


Recording from 1983 by the Fluxus giant Joe Jones, released as a CD by ? Records in 2000 and long OOP.

Joe Jones - Solar Music

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Acid Mothers Afrirampo - We Are Acid Mothers Afrirampo




The core Mothers of Kawabata Makoto, Higashi Hiroshi and Tsuyama Atsushi alongside Higashi Mineko and Takemasa Mayūmi. It seems rude not to ...

An interstellar CD released on Acid Mothers Temple in 2005.

Acid Mothers Afrirampo

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The Azusa Plane - America Is Dreaming Of Universal String Theory

 

This is the Azusa Plane album that gets the most play around here. It's a double CD of bleak, minimal guitar feedback and wavering tones. Not a lot happens, but it takes a long time to (not) do it. Released by Colorful Clouds for Acoustics in 1998. Fans of Xpressway non-fidelity not-rock, take notice!

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The Azusa Plane - Result Dies With The Worker

 


Azusa's live album is brutish & energetic rock-like noise, recorded on stage in Philadelphia, Washington DC, London, Baltimore, and Providence. Released as a CD by Colorful Clouds for Acoustics in 1999. 

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Asshole Blues Players - Teenage Power Mother Fucker Kick It !!!




Speaking of the f word ... overdriven fuzzed up garage rockers who occasionally get too melodic but largely stay on the right side of indecency.

CD EP released on タナカ•ヒロシ in 1998.

Kick Out The Marmalade Melon Farmers

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Afrirampo - We Are Uchu No Ko




I was planning a series of posts in a completely different direction ... and whilst doing so I was listening to this again (for the first time in quite a while) and I'd semi-forgotten how much fun this is.

Sorry for using the f word in these straitened times.

Double CD released on Supponpon Record and Disk Union in 2010.

It's not MP3. If that's an issue for you then let me know and I'll give you the email address of somebody who gives a shit.

No

Ko

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The Azusa Plane - Tycho Magnetic Anomaly and the Full Consciousness of Hidden Harmony

 

The story of Jason DiEmilio is a tragedy. As The Azusa Plane, he recorded a handful of wonderful albums of guitar drone, noise and blistering free-rock. He also recorded several vinyl EPs and split singles with people like Lab Rat, Grimble Grumble, Ariel M, Fuxa, Loren MazzaCane Connors and more. His concerts were famously high-volume, as his live album "Result Dies With the Worker" makes plain. Then in 2000, he became stricken with hyperacusis, a condition that makes all sounds, even quiet ones, unbearably loud. The effect was that he was in excruciating agony that never abated. Through his years of visiting neurologists and other doctors who specialized in hearing, he learned that there was no known cause or cure for hyperacusis. In fact, most doctors couldn't find anything wrong with DiEmilio. He got rid of all of his gear, moved into a small apartment in New York by himself, and in 2006 at the age of 36, he committed suicide as a direct result of not be deal with the never-ending pain. 

Luckily for us listeners, we can appreciate the excellent music he left behind. This is his first full CD album, released by Camera Obscura in 1997. For fans of Flying Saucer Attack, Charalambidies, RST, Sunroof!, Stars of the Lid, Roy Montgomery and stuff in the vein.  

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Off Mask 00 ‎– Sonic Cold Crazy Reaction / Extra Old Wave




I could have posted this a few days ago but I got a bit fascinated and have been listening to it on repeat in between bouts of tedious wage slavery. Anyway, this was originally an LP and a 12" released in 1986 and 1987 respectively. They were a truly astonishing collection of name your multiple sub-genres of punk imagination.

There are some releases after this that bear the same "band" name but share absolutely no relation to this ... more in the electro / tech club vein ... perfectly fine in it's way but it is not this!

A double CD reissue courtesy of Youth Inc. in 2013.

only joking ... masks on at all times

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Foetus Under Glass - Spite Your Face

 

Another early single from 1981, more normal-ish and of-its-time than the singular magnificence he'd compose decades later (culminating with "Hide", easily his greatest album). But it's fun in a Gadgets sort of way. If he'd decided to make more music like this, Foetus would be merely an interesting footnote in post-punk history, rather than forging his own genre and making listeners follow him down dingy corridors of his own design. 

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You've Got Foetus On Your Breath - Wash It All Off

 

Debut 7" from 1981, certainly not as good as what Foetus would do in the decades after this, but it's a fun little tune (with irritating B-side) of historical interest. 

You've Got Foetus On Your Breath - Wash It All Off

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Evil Moisture - Gak




There are alledgedly 34 tracks on this chunk of vinyl. If this was my rip I would have sat there for months trying to split the tracks. Luckily for me, somebody else chose to drive themselves insane before settling on three chunks per side before screaming "Nurse, where's my medication?" just before he/she went full on Scanners.

Now wipe that tear from your eye ... he/she took one for the team. As it should be. So ... erm ... yeah.

I've been a lover of moist evil for ages but I'm currently obsessed and have been listening to very little else. The main driver for this is buying the physical edition of the nine disc collection of live what the fuck from yer man. Personnaly, I recommend you do the same because it is genuinely brilliant.

On a seperate note ... go to the comments in the recent post of the Supercharge tape. A lovely person has dropped a very time limited link to the fourth side of the Harbinger double LP version of the tape that is (as far as I am aware) exclusive to that release. Maybe we'll get the full vinyl version to post? But maybe not so act fast!

LP released on the suggestively named Quick Latin Handful in 1997.

Ack Ack Ack

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Garage Monsters - Safari to Mumbooba!

 

Second and final release by this Foetus/The Pizz collaboration, released as a 10" in 1992.

Garage Monsters - Safari to Mumbooba!

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Narita Munehiro - Ether: Solo Electric Guitar Works




If you know him then this is self-explanatory. If you don't, then fire-retardent helmets on and strap in.

CD released on the great aRCHIVE in 2006.

Gang Of One

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Evil Moisture / Olympic Shit Man - Carnal Hostess Halitosis / Live Run In Storialpolis Greece




So ... it's a split (probably) but who knows who is on what track and where it is recorded and what was done to it after? Who cares?

CDr released on Dolor Del Estamago at some point in the past.

beware of Greeks bearing hostesses

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Garage Monsters - Powerhouse!

 

Single-sided 7" from 1990 by a short-lived project by JG Thirlwell (Foetus) with visual artists The Pizz and Buttstain. One side music, other side etching. The song is, as you probably guessed, a cover of the Raymond Scott classic. It also appeared on a Steroid Maximus album, but I'm not sure whether it's the same version or if it was rerecorded.

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Munehiro Narita - Psyche De Loid




Welcome to the weirdest karaoke bar in the world! Well, the weirdest I know about anyway. So you get the rhythm track from some classic 60's landmarks and then the legendary guitar shredder of Psychedelic Speed Freaks, Kyōaku no Intention and High Rise lays down the bass track and then lets rip on the old six string and pedals.

And the vocals ... Vocaloid (ボーカロイド, Bōkaroido), a singing voice synthesizer software product. Clearly there is some way to go ... it can't quite deal with "Kick Out The Jams Motherfucker!" and I swear I need to gatecrash a stoner's party and slip on the cover of Astronomy Domine so I can sit back and watch the brainmelt. It's atrocious and magnificent in equal measure and, as far as I am concerned, that makes it a masterpiece.

CD released on U-Rythmix Records in 2014.

Psyche De Loid

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