Acid Mothers Temple & The Cosmic Inferno / White Hills - Sonic Attack (Psychedelic Warlords)




The Cosmic Inferno offering up a deliriously hallucinogenic take on Brainstorm with White Hills attempting to claw back your sanity with a rampant run through Be Yourself.

7" released on Trensmat in 2008.

Psychedelic Warlords

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Kinski / Bardo Pond - Sonic Attack (Lords Of Light)




Kinski brilliant reworking the great Master Of The Universe and Bardo Pond bringing the darkness to Lord Of Light in spectacular fashion.

7" released on Trensmat in 2008.

Lords Of Light

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Mudhoney / Mugstar - Sonic Attack (Motorheads)




The first of Trensmat's Hawkwind covers singles. You've got Mudhoney providing a comparatively graceful stomp through Urban Guerilla (that was originally recorded as part of a 2002 Peel Session) and Mugstar tearing into Born To Go.

7" released on Trensmat in 2008.

Motorheads

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Mugstar - Today Is The Wrong Shape




Admirably full-on collapsing space-noise-rock from this great outfit.

7" lathe that came with a bonus CDr with two additional tracks that was released on Trensmat in 2009.

Today Is The Wrong Shape

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Mugstar - Bethany Heart Star




Synth driven psych-rock (like Steroelab getting a good pummeling) followed by a brilliant bit of bass-led shamanic chaos theory.

7" released on Trensmat in 2007.

Bethany Heart Star

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Carlton Melton / Mugstar - Company / Black Fountain




Carlton Melton sharing the honours with Scouse psychedelicists Mugstar. I've included a different and expanded version that Discogs has as a web-release. I can't find it on t'net and wonder whether it's actually one of the bonus CDrs that the label had a penchant for ...

Released on Trensmat in 2011.

7"

CDr?

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Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation

1978 LP of the man whose name is synonymous with free improv guitar, Derek Bailey, recorded in a Tokyo studio with local heavyweights including monumental bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa, trumpet player Toshinori Kondo (a collaborator with Steve Beresford, Peter Brotzmann, Peter Kowald, and many more), percussionist Toshi Tsuchitori, tenor sax player Mototeru Tagaki, and sax player Kaoru Abe. This version is the 1992 CD reissue on DIW.

Outtakes from these sessions were eventually released as a CD called "The Music.... Hardcore Jazz", which is yet unheard by me. Less than a month later, a quartet of Abe, Bailey, Yoshizawa and Kondo would take the stage at Machida-Kavalika and record a blistering set that found daylight as the "Aida's Call" CD. I might post that one later if anyone's interested.

Derek Bailey - Duo & Trio Improvisation

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va - Untitled

A set of two 7"s and two CDs, released in an edition of just 300 copies by Die Stadt in 2005 to coincide with a concert in Bremen by Aidan Baker, Fear Falls Burning, Z'ev and John Duncan.

7" one
7" two
CD one
CD two

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Carlton Melton - Live At Hebden Bridge




Recorded live at the excellent Trades Club in the centre of North West England's bohemian spirit that is Hebden Bridge on the 20th of October, 2012.

Being live, there is no point splitting the tracks ... it ends with a cover of Hawkwind's "Time We Left This World Today" with Chris Hardman (of Manchester's rather excellent Dead Sea Apes) adding his guitar work.

C82 released on Triangle Sounds in 2014.

Live At Hebden Bridge

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MvvMvv Vets - O Seasons, O Châteaus!

Vocal plyometrics by Jennifer Sindon, processed and/or accompanied by John Wiese. It's a strange little one-sided 7" released in an edition of 121 copies by the seemingly Wiese-affiliated NuForm label in 2001.

MvvMvv Vets - O Seasons, O Châteaus!

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Carlton Melton - Photos Of Photos




More slow burning psychedelia courtesy of the lovely people behind Carlton Melton ...

The LP that came with the bonus 12" on Agitated Records in 2012.

Photos Of Photos

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Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton ‎– Split




On this one, Bardo Pond deliver the most dense sound that I can remember them achieving. I mean "dense" in the sense of this is what it sounds like when a star collapses ... very heavy indeed! As if to prove that's not enough, towards the end, Isobel floats in her gorgeous vocals and a flute assault. Wonderful! Fellow American space psychonauts Carlton Melton deliver a slow-burning gem that eventually seeks the same singularity.

LP released on Agitated Records in 2011.

Bardo Pond / Carlton Melton

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Boche - Tape

In case you couldn't figure out what this is by looking at it, the title provides a helpful clue: it's a tape. The gent whose noises are preserved on this tape is Hans Ludwig Jacoby, aka Boche, who recorded a small number of industrial bleeps between 1983 and 1991, then sensibly turned his attention to the far more lucrative pastime of racing motorcycles instead. Two albums compiling tracks from Boche's tapes are available at his Bandcamp page (and also as a CD and an LP for all you fans of physical media). I encourage anyone who likes DIY electronic sound (that is, anyone who visits this blog) to buy those now. "Tape" was a cassette released by Marc Behrens' Animal Art label in 1991.

Boche - Tape

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va - Lapse From Virtue

Cassette of Japanese noise, compiled by Yutaka Tanaka (aka S*Core) and released by Sound of Pig in 1989. All-around excellent tape with a variety of approaches, including some obscure artists and some heroes of the genre. Solmania's mutant-guitar shred, Merzbow's throw-everything-in-the-air-at-once assault, a typical (and typically brilliant) tape-mangled violin from Agencement, The Hanatarash grumbling frantically from inside a dumpster, moody gloom from Contagious Orgasm, a short strange glorp by S*CoreNihilist Surfin' Group (aka Juntaro Yamanouchi of the Gerogerigegege with his pants on), plus oddities by minimal-output forgotten four-track weirdos Noizrt, Liminal Stimulus, Thug System, and PCCBHS.

va - Lapse From Virtue

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Ascension - Broadcast

The final Ascension, and they went out with a massive bang. Two CDs, each containing one long track of manic free-noise abrasion. Released by Shock in 1996.

disc 1
disc 2

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Gnod - 5th Sun




If you've been looking here for a very long time, you'll already know how much I love the Gnod squad.

Here, they conjure the hypno-apocalypse of a laudanum fuelled early Killing Joke with an over-driven dub version on the reverse.

7" released on Trensmat in 2012.

5th Sun

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Our Love Will Destroy The World - Even My Angels Thought Darkly / Yellownirvana




Campbell Kneale is a really nice bloke. I've met him, he's lovely! He's also the person behind Birchville Cat Motel (amongst others) as well as the immortal Celebrate Psi Phenomenon label. I literally spent so many years stalking the cpsip releases ... all of them are excellent with most topped off with lovely fancy wallpaper sleeves. If you don't want to stalk physical releases then he has made a ton of delights available digitally.

This is an apparently undigitised release on Trensmat from 2009.

Even My Angels Thought Darkly / Yellownirvana

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Black To Comm - Incidents




A Marc Richter solo project ... who now records as Jemh Circs ...

A 7" of dissected squelch released on Trensmat in 2009.

Incidents

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Descension - Live March 1995

One-time-only pairing of Ascension's Stefan Jaworzyn and Tony Irving with bassist Simon H. Fell and saxophonist Charles Wharf. Recorded live in 1995 and released as a CD by Shock that same year.

Descension - Live March 1995

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Circle - Vaahto




Circle and all of their variations are endlessly entertaining. Live, they are even better and punctuate the beauty by ripping the piss out of themselves. Anyway, here's a lovely motorik confection released as a 7" on Trensmat in 2007.

Vaahto

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