Various - Timeline Beserker

Stare Case, Birth Refusal and F.I. Spykes doing the do.

C82 courtesy of American Tapes in 2012. It's AM917 btw.

stink my henbane


Eating People & Spykes (FxIx) - Eating Spykes

Create your own sentence here:

Four tapes that come in at somewhere betweem C14s and C20s released on American Tapes in 2013. It's AM 949 btw.

"Eating Spykes=Daytime"


Charlie Draheim / Spykes - From The Noize Explorers

It starts off with Crank crunk beatboxing, found sound of somebody doing bad but explaining to himself that it will be fine and then settles into its rusty groove. Play it in the background when you are planning something important and then wonder why you just forgot everything.

C32 released on American Tapes in 2006. It's AM548 btw.

i spy with my third ear ...


Hour Of The Wolf / I Dreamt Of Her Beautiful Tentacles / Dead Body Collection / Indch Libertine - Split

Whilst at least three of us await delivery od the GOL three CD set (all hail München!), let's gasp for breath with a monstrous slab of wall.

A double CDr released on Sickcore in 2011.

max wall

mega option


GOL - 25

Frédéric Rebotier, Jean-Marcel Busson, Ravi Shardja and Samon Takahashi with contributions from Fred Segall, Yann Leguay, Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari, Sébastien Busson and Dennis Tyfus.

A sublime double 10" set released on Gol Records in 2014.



Macronympha - Ongoing Orgasm

I would like to apologise for the funnel of spunk dust shot into the atmosphere by the small number of genuflecting morons that appear to be representative of this sinking ship of a country. Rest assured, they are not. Most here would happily follow the French example!

This is a C92 released on Mother Savage Noise Productions in 1995. Apparently people pay a lot of money for a physical copy. The release / reisuue schedule of MSNP is intertwined with the entire Macro fall-apart back in the day. Best not to know the details ...

the wankers will be queueing up at a food bank next week and still not understand the concept of dissonance


Various - 1974 Hobo's Concerts Ⅴ "ありがとう ありがとう ありがとう"

Of course I hadn't forgotten. Yoshitaka Minami, Fumio Nunoya & Coconut Bank, Chu Kosaka & Budou Batake, Sentimental City Romance and Haruomi Hosono.

CD released on Super Fuji Discs in 2007.

chang yr ba to this


Flatline Construct - Crippled Officers

More stellar Canadian noise, this time courtesy of Ryan Bloomer and Scott Hodgins.

C30 released on Where Late The Birds Sang in 1999.

no give me producer


Fossils - Memory Box Vol. 2

This huge collection covers a lot of ground: the Archive 1 CDr (which was itself a collection of parts of rare tapes and live performances, the aural contents of the Fossils & The Broked Leg Ensemble dvdr, live sound from the gigs on the Whale dvdr, the "Romancing The Stone / Jewel Of The Nile" tape that came out in 2006 in an edition of 11 (tagged here as part of the Terror Tapes series, but I'm pretty sure it never was), a self-titled tape from 2006 that came in an edition of 13, some work with Johnny Scarr (aka Spoils & Relics), some apprently unreleased mammoth sessions and (undoutably) some obvious stuff that I have missed.

Six C90s in a semi-posh little box released on Poor Little Music in 2016 in an edition of 20 copies.

i sometimes wonder

what's moving underground

Lean on this first ...




GOL & Charles Hayward - GOL & Charles Hayward

Another majestic recording guided by the musical mastermind of Charles Hayward. The first side is recorded in the studio and there are parts that sound like The Herbaliser are beaming one in from another dimension. The second side is a live recording from Sonic Protest Festival le 104 on December the 14th, 2008 and it's another beast altogether but it still has the beat driven straight through it's heart.

LP released on Planam in 2010.

give the drummer some


GOL & Ghédalia Tazartès - Alpes

It is highly probable that GOL are the most significant quartet that this century has seen or wiil see. I've only heard their collaborations with other remarkable people, so on balance, I'd say yes of course they are!

Initially, you think it's an Alan Lomax enthnographical examination of central France. Then, the late and greatly lamented godhead that still is Ghédalia Tazartès taps you on the shoulder and gives you a cheeky wink. The carpet gets pulled from underneath you to reveal a massive rabbit hole where the floor used to reassuringly fool you. It's amazing and you lot are the only people I know who would get this in anyway. See you on the other side ...

LP released on Planam in 2013 ... and the artwork is by Dennis Tyfus (obviously).

mont blanc


Various - King Of Extreme Music Vol. 1

This is a cracking tape released in Japan nearly thirty years ago. Tonnes of fun to be had by all ... lots of noise variety, some nice grind and some wonderful what!?! The artists are largely from Japan, some you'll recognise and some you won't and there are a couple of American gutternoise monkeys thrown in for good measure.

C90 released on Noting Note Tapes! in 1994.

spin me right round baby


Crank Sturgeon / PCRV - Future Steps For An Ancient Fever

Whilst drowning in a mental drought, Matt Anderson and Matt Taggart can always pull me out! Kinda glad I wasn't trapped in a trough ...

Here is a heart-warming tribute to the complexity of the tape:

"COMPLETEISTS ONLY! I have the utmost respect for both of these artists and I have no intention of bad mouthing their work. That being said this is not necessarily "enjoyable." cranks interest in spoken word is on full display, and boiled down to the absolute minimum. One man, one microphone, one word. Serious DADA ... sound entity? Did make me laugh a few times and I appreciate that. PCRVs side is a continuation of the crank piece, either a remix of sorts or a collaboration. The track title is BEWTS...a dialog, which leads me to suspect the latter. A bit more "musical" than cranks side but still probably a bit too minimal or "weird" for most listeners. Definitely not his usual work. If you consider Kommisar Hjuler or Dennis Tyfus to be a little too mainstream for your tastes than this is the tape you've been dreaming of. But if you are looking for charming bounce and clank or innovative soundscapes I would seek out one of the many top notch releases these two masters have available."

Nancy Sinatra's recordings released as a C30 On Matt T's Fluxus Montana label in 2014.

and that's just what I'll do


Andrew Coltrane - Rotten Blues


Another Hermitage Tapes cassette from 2008.



Andrew Coltrane - Hidden Underworld


2008 cassette from the artist's own Hermitage Tapes label.



Andrew Coltrane - Midnight Winds


CDR of tape gunk released by Chocolate Monk in 2009.



Andrew Coltrane - Chromosphere


Two long tracks of ugh by Andrew Coltrane, released as a CDR by Folkwaste (which is a very good name for a label) in 2008.



Severed Heads - Ear Bitten 79-99


A self-released and long out-of-print CDR from 1999 by the legendary Severed Heads. Includes their side of a 1980 split LP with Rhythmyx Chymx (aka Slugfuckers) with remixes and more to round it out.

living in the past


Protein Den - Cml


Protien Den was a short-lived but excellent duo of Gordon Ashworth (Oscillating Innards, Concern) and Matthew Sullivan (Privy Seals, Earn, Deep Jew). This c15 came out in 2008 on Sullivan's flawless Ekhein label.



Iovae & Teeth Collection - Untitled


Two solo tracks and one collab by two Ohio noise dudes. Iovae was very good but not prolific and he seems to have fallen off the noise map. Teeth Collection's Matthew Reis remains active as Developer. Released in 2006 as a CDR in an edition of 100 copies by Epicine Sound Replica.

round on the ends, high in the middle