Various - Great Blue Thing




A gratuitous compilation of stop it, do it again featuring the likes of Tatsuya Yoshida, Merzbow, Discordance Axis, Melt-Banana, Multiplex, Spine Wrench and more ...

CD released on O Great Blue Thing Records in 1996.

Great Blue Thing

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Suppression with Crank Sturgeon / Misopsychia - Bloated To Full Capacity Bloodsucker / DNA Programed To Unlimited Violence






Never forget, trumpet is the leader of the brass!

7" released in Japan on NAT Records and Total Questions Records in 1998.

one, two, ready, play

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Sewer Election - Vengeance

 

One of Sewer Election's best! Released as a 3"CD (not a CDR!) by Freak Animal in 2006.

Sewer Election - Vengeance

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Christian Marclay - Stop Talk




... and now ... a word from our sponsors.

A single-sided C50 on New American Radio from 1990.

just say stop

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Sewer Election - Kvävd


7" single released by A Dear Girl Called Wendy in 2010 in an edition of just 155 copies. 


Sewer Election - Kvävd

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Sewer Election - Choking In Shit and Decadence

 

2005 tape compilation of Sewer Election noise. There are some otherwise unreleased tracks, a couple taken from splits with The Cherry Point and Clew of Thesus, others from early CDRs. 


Sewer Election - Choking In Shit and Decadence

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Christian Marclay & Otomo Yoshihide - Split






A split 7" on Gentle Giant Records from 1999.

yep

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Christian Marclay & Otomo Yoshihide - Moving Parts




It's all about the tables.

CD released on Asphodel in 2000.

Moving Parts

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Something Like Elvis - Personal Vertigo




They saved the best until first? Maybe. Leticia is far too earnest and mainstream for me but the rest is gravy. For good measure, they turn in a version of NoMeansNo's "Dad" that seriously competes with the original and that is saying something indeed!

CD jointly released on Antena Krzyku & Smoeff in 1997.

My Own Personal Vertigo

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Something Like Elvis - Shape




If you've been here for a while then you will know exactly where my guitar sensibilities lie ... and it would appear you also get some free tabla and accordian. Seriously, nothing to not adore.

CD courtesy of Post_Post from 1999.

Solidarność

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World's End Girlfriend - Farewell Kingdom




Sublime ...

A jointly CD released on Midi Creative and Noble in 2001.

Farewell Kingdom

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World's End Girlfriend - Ending Story




On superficial surveillance many years ago, I knew exactly what to expect ... post-REM emo, what's the point? I still do that inverse snobbery bollocks but generally I've learnt not to admit it in public. Oh, erm forget I said that. So yeah, as always, my first instincts were completely correct ... this is genius. Katsuhiko Maeda starting off with classically sculptured electronica building to Massive Attack phatness and reverse engineered aphexpusher. So, for good measure, now you are comfortable he throws in one neck snapping turn after another. Wonderful.

CD courtesy of F.R.D Record in 2000.

told you so

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Bwannoy - A Minóy/If, Bwana Collaboration

 

Don't let the generic title fool you. This cassette is a classic of American bedroom murk by two giants, released in 1990 by a Florida label called Antebellum. It is wonderful. Minóy (RIP) was a prolific home taper whose mostly self-released tapes are being remastered and reissued now and are all worth exploring. If, Bwana is the solo project of Al Margolis, who ran the Sound of Pig tape label in the 80s/90s and who currently runs the more academic (but still vital) Pogus Productions


Bwannoy - A Minóy/If, Bwana Collaboration

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Something Like Elvis - Cigarette Smoke Phantom





Fucking hell, it's hot over here ...

So, here's a Polish band that should be sitting on thrones in front of their own golden statues. For all I know, that is what they are doing right now. Wonderfully articulate post-rock post-whatever with an adorable Stereolab / Belle & Sebastian vibe going on. Honestly, it's not heatstroke ... it's wonderful!

CD released on Post_Post in 2002.

I was a candidate for club 18-30, but I've been through all that shit before.

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va - Insane 80s [EV01>EV10]

13 songs taken from the first vinyl releases from Belgian label EE Tapes: 5 from compilations, plus one song from 2013. Music by Berntholer, Human Dance, Human Flesh, MAL, Bene Gessirit, The Misz, Pseudo Code, Absent Music, Kloot Per W, Opera Multi Steel, Subject, Nostalgie Eternelle. Released as a CD by EE Tapes in 2014.

va - Insane 80s [EV01>EV10]

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Various - The Universe Is The Messiah




David Prescott, Croiners, Jeph Jerman, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Los Paranos, a bit of Wigglepig, S·Core and more.

Field recordings as the source material to make unnatural art.

C90 released on the heroic Epitapes in 1988.

The Universe Is The Messiah

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Christian Marclay / Günter Müller - Live Improvisations




Recordings taken from performances at three festivals between 1992 and 1993 and reassembled for this release.

CD released on For 4 Ears in 1994.

Live Improvisations

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tac - Lapse of Silence

 

The final tac release (not counting a collaboration with Kapotte Muziek and All Fours that was recorded in the early 90s but released later) makes sense considering the path he'd chosen. Nearly silent recordings of events that don't produce sound: shadows moving, grass growing, the sun shining. Packaged in an elaborate sculpture of all-white materials that you had to break to get the CDR out. There wasn't much more he could have done after this, so he (seems to have) stopped.  Self-released edition of 50 from 2003.

tac - Lapse of Silence

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Front Line Assembly - Compilation Tracks

 

In the 1980s, before they became stars of the Wax Trax!/Third Mind industrial rock scene, Canadian electro duo Front Line Assembly contributed lots of tracks to obscure experimental cassette compilations. During this era, they were basically a "Crackdown"-era Cabaret Voltaire tribute band. I've collected most of those tracks for you here. I think the only tracks missing are from the two "Dossiers" compilations and on from a comp called "KR1ME". 

FLA - Comp

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Various - Kosmoloko




You know, I used to think "Haus Arafna ... are they all that?". Then I didn't think about it much for a long time. I've been listening a lot lately and it turns out that the answer is "Yes, what the fuck were doing leaving it this long?". So, having formally apologised to my own thoughts ... you think post-punk / post-industrial Kraftwerk mixed with a sophisticated Sutcliffe Jügend. Then it's all on you and my thoughts bear no responsibility for what happens next. The other stuff on here is great too btw ...

Cracking comp courtesy of Galakthorrö in 2004.

Kosmoloko

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