The Heads - Inner Space Broadcasts Volume 1 Part 1

I can't think of a finer way to see out 2012 than the LP put out this year by the "oh my god, i love you so much will you have my baby" label Cardinal Fuzz. The label are real psychonaut devotees and put as much love into their packaging as they do the music. This was released in an edition of 150 and sold out immediately.

I'll leave it to the people themselves to describe this gem:

"Massive fans of the Heads...we even named the label after a Heads, for our first vinyl release, Cardinal Fuzz get to put out two wild numbers from the Heads archive...2 tracks lasting 35+ minutes of head pummelling, brain crushing siked out and krauted jams straight from The Heads rehearsal room.

Sike behemoths The Heads have now been together for 2 decades but while most bands that long into their career bring out the 5 string fretless bass, financial constraints have thankfully robbed The Heads of this. Some wondered if they ever learnt more than 2 chords but the truth is that The Heads always knew more was less was more and for those wanting to hear an unholy alliance of Neu, Hawkwind, (((Loop))) and Grandfunk Railroad look no further than the 2 tracks on Inner Space Broadcasts Volume 1 Part 1. So, strap yourself in."

Head Space


I'm Dreaming Of A Bleak Christmas!

...and as you press your debauched face into the capitalist meat grinder of Christmas...what could be better than to raise your glass of fake bonhomie in a toast to the warmth of a family singalong? Well, nothing. Obviously!


Jah Shaka - Commandments Of Dub

Jah Shaka is a legendary UK based reggae/dub artist, producer and operator of the finest soundsystem you could ever hear. Although active since the mid-1970s, the Zulu Warrior's finest stand came in the 1980s when, alongside Adrian Sherwood's On-U Sound label, he maintained the roots and culture tradition in the face of the prevailing trend for digital dancehall, bass-less reggae (may Jah forgive them) and slack lyrics. Jah Shaka stands quite rightly at the pinnacle of UK dub and easily holds his own against the finest that Jamaica have produced.

The Commandments were a series of albums that were released on his own Jah Shaka Music label between 1982 and 1991 and rank amongst some of his most esteemed work. Crucial!

The Commandments Of Dub


Commandments Of Dub Chapter 2


Commandments Of Dub Part 3 - Lion's Share Of Dub


Commandments Of Dub 4 - Dub Almighty


Commandments Of Dub 5 - Jah Dub Creator


Commandments Of Dub 6 - Deliverance


Commandments Of Dub 7 - Warrior


Commandments Of Dub 8 - Imperial Dub


Commandments Of Dub Chapter 9 - Coronation Dub


Commandments Of Dub 10 - Africa Drum Beats



Heinz Hopf‎ - Heinz Hopf

LP released in 2011 on Italian label A Dear Girl Called Wendy.

It's sold out at source but you can still pick this up on discogs. Digitised rips can't compete with vinyl, so if you like this, pick one up before it disappears forever.

Heinz Hopf


Heinz Hopf‎ - II

Heinz Hopf‎ are Dan Johansson (Sewer Election etc) and Matthias Andersson (Arv & Miljö).

C20 released on Italian label Joy De Vivre in 2010.

It's very good...

Heinz Hopf II


Robe. - Night Terror

At it's core, Robe. is the work of Adam Cooley and Kyle Willey but includes many collaborators along the way.

Double C60 release on Waves Of Deacy from 2010 that was released in an edition of 70.

Subterranean drone noise blues.

Tape 1

Tape 2


Puce Mary‎ - Piss Flowers

C20 from 2010 and it's on Posh Isolation.

And...yes, I am obsessed by Posh Isolation.

Piss Flowers


LR / Puce Mary‎ - Lucia

Loke and Frederikke again. C20 on Posh Isolation from 2010.



LR / Puce Mary - The Closed Room

Another vinyl offering from 2011 on Posh Isolation.

Puce Mary is the work of Frederikke Hoffmeier. He has just had a collaborative LP with Dan Johansson's Sewer Election project released on Second Sleep. It's well worth picking up!

The Closed Room


LR - Exile

Loke Rahbek on vinyl thanks to those lovely people at Posh Isolation.

An edition of 250 from 2011.

"Based on a poem of the same name by Hans Sahl. One piece for each line of the poem and one for the title."



Ashley Choke / LR - Angeldust / Shit Comes Out The Same

Klaus and Loke on a C20 on Posh Isolation in 2009.

Angeldust Shit


Ashley C / LR - Endless Blossom, Early Blossom

Here Klaus is joined by Loke Rahbek in solo guise as LR. Loke co-runs Posh Isolation and appears in any number of excellent outfits such as War, Sexdrome and Lust For Youth.

This C30 was released on Posh Isolation in 2009.

Endless Blossom, Early Blossom


Ashley C‎ - Drastic Cull

Ashley C‎ is actually the noise project of Klaus H. Hansen

CDr released on Klaustrosignal in 2009 in an edition of 40.

"Recordings inspired by the spritual slaughterhouse that is modern society."

Drastic Cull


Today, our collective IQ decreased significantly!

Sir Patrick Moore died today at the age of 89.

If you have never heard of him, he presented the BBC's The Sky At Night for around a half of a century. His work as an astronomer pales into insignificance when it is compared with his legacy in expanding and inspiring the human imagination. He helped put us all into perspective and always encouraged us to think.

Personally, I admired him and have done so for as long as I can remember.

Given that I have this opportunity to mark the great man's passing... a civilisation, we are decreased by his abscence.


Various‎ - Anything's Better

It should really be called "Few Things Are Better".

This is a boxset containing four c40 tapes that Posh Isolation put out in 2010 to mark their 1st year of existence. An admirable statement of intent with no filler.

Contributors are listed here.




Various - Port Out, Starboard Home

This is a double C40 compilation from this year on Denmark's Posh Isolation.

The label site has sparse information available but sufficient details for you to follow the project. A key window into Northern Europe's experimental / noise contribution to civilisation. The label has been dropping quality for at least a couple of years. If you don't already have it, you need some Posh Isolation in your life!

The contributers are listed here.

Port Out, Starboard Home


Fossils - TV Magic H20

Fossils is the work of David Payne. You know that already. You know that he runs the impeccable Middle James Co label. You also know that he sells his wares on Discogs.

You might not know that he has a great Bandcamp page and that he's also a very nice person. You do now.

This is another quality (C30) tape from Beartown Records.

"Immerse yourself in a murky world of creaking vocal chords, scraping tape loops, eerie moaning and nauseating drones. Listen with wonder as rhythmic thumps and bumps dance clumsily around the whistling whines of a detuned radio. Marvel at the snap, crackle and pop of chewed up cassette decks and the clanging tap dance of a junkyard drumkit.

Just be generally floored by a composition so beautifully futile it'd make you cry, if only you could drag yourself out of your own crippling apathy."

Beartown have a new batch of wonderment in stock. Seriously, the label has a quality threshold set so high it hurts. Given that the festive season is fast approaching, don't waste your money buying crap for people you don't really like that much! Spend it on yourself. Spend it on Beartown tapes. The little baby jesus would approve!

Because You're Worth It!

TV Magic


Filthy Black Methusaleh - Lost Midlands or The Way From Scholar Green To Fegg Hayes

C40 resulting from a mail collaboration between Filthy Turd (Darren Wyngarde ... obviously) and the aforementioned Black Sue. We are steering straight into "Dog's Bollocks" territory here [trust me, that is a good thing...just in case that doesn't translate in your part of the world]. This tape is firmly lodged in my brain. I was singing track 2 for weeks, try it. Might be best if you don't do it in public tho'.

"FILTHY TURD and the ever disintegrating BLACK SUE collective collaborate on relocated, post-Pendle, incantation, A500 horror disco - FILTHY BLACK METHUSALEH. The regurgitated mumblings of a mad man alongside droning, burbling, looping, fuzzing reverse radio splurge. A timely examination of the sinister underbelly of life in the Midlands. Stripping away the veneer of decaying market halls, abandoned duel carriage ways and burnt out kebab shops, FBM unearth something sinister, uncanny and truly sacrilegious.

Three tracks on side A. The beast awakens and sings glorious duets with the plug hole, the cesspit and the drunkard respectively before casting spells, hexes and curses on anything that moves. Side B sees the radio tuned to 666 medium wave whilst swaying acolytes gather round the cauldron and hum the theme from Zombie Flesh Eaters backwards, and at half speed."

It's on Beartown Records and it's great!



Slump‎ - Dead Or Dying Roses

Slump is the synthweird work of David Mellor (who has also appeared as part of the noise unit Black Sue) and hails from Cheshire. I doubt it's the leafy areas of Cheshire if this remarkable C26 is anything to go by. The amount of ground covered here is startling. I love this a lot and could spend a long time telling you all about it. However, the Beartown boys tell you everything and nothing that you need to know:

"SLUMP stretches its legs and awakes for yet another failing/failed outing on Beartown Records. DEAD OR DYING ROSES is a splice-fest of brittle textures, angry feedback and lurking synthesis. Filing cabinet percussion, breathless vocal improvisations, and spiraling prayer-box mantras are chopped up and scattered onto the sonic canvas like so many coarsely ground post-noise peppercorns. Delicate sinews of AM radio are knitted into a disorientating fabric of backwards blab-chatter, sloppity-boppity stereo slurp madness and ectoplasmic glass-grinding.

Not harsh, but horrid. Not furious, but facile. Not essential, but existential. Not here, but there. All you need to while away the spring evenings, rearrange your mental furniture or glimpse cubist heaven in a cassette tape – fractured diads galore!"

Oh and did I mention that this is another quality release from Beartown Records?

Dead Or Dying


Bad Orb‎ - Chat Hole

Another splendid C30 missive from the boys at Beartown Records!

Bad Orb is the work of Brighton-based Sarah Albury who also features in The Polly Shang Kuan Band and Jettatura.

"BAD ORB beams in a far out feast of fetid field recordings, mesmerically mournful mumblings and doom-laden dirges of dustbin drone... all direct from her seaside abode on the South coast. Beartown is proud to release CHAT HOLE in its all full, (un)edited (un)glory.

Fakirs moan in the echoing taverns, accordions wheeze beneath the creaking arboretum while dead or dying televisions creep quietly across the attic floor. Laments are wailed for the flammable careless masses, conversations clipped, chopped and reversed and chicken bone dream catchers rattle against corrugated iron fences from here to there... and back again. Intriguing and enchanting, CHAT HOLE is over the horizon, between the hedges, beneath the surface and above the snow-line. While stocks last... and they always last."

Quality Gear.

Chat Hole


Dylan Nyoukis - The Shield That Pierces The Earth

LP released on Catsup Plate in the year two thousand.

You have to love Dylan Nyoukis!

No, seriously...that's an order!!!

The Shield


Ryan Jewell - Autodidact Starfruit Motherfucker

CDr from 2008 on Dylan Nyoukis' miraculous Chocolate Monk label.



Ryan Jewell, C. Spencer Yeh and Wasteland Jazz Unit - Ohio Ghastly Soil

...and apart from a wealth of work under his own name, Ryan is also a member of the excellent Psychedelic Horseshit.

CDr from 2008 on Dreamsheep that was run by Valerio Cosi.

Ohio Ghastly Soil


Storm Of Corpses - Bite Your Tongue

John Rich and Jon Lorenz with C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core etc), Jacob Felix Heule (Basshaters, Ettrick) Jay Korber (Ettrick and Burmese) and Tony Dryer (Basshaters and The Emergency String (X)Tet).

CDr on Bug Incision Records from 2009 in an edition of 100.

Bite Your Tongue


Wasteland Jazz Unit - Space Denial

Obviously, Wasteland Jazz Unit is Jon Lorenz on saxophone and John Rich on clarinet. Free Improv skronk heaven.

LP released on Nashazphone in 2009.

Space Denial


Birds Of Delay - A Living Room At The Bottom Of A Lake

LP released on the Egyptian / Algerian label Nashazphone in 2009.

Side B was recorded by Ruaraidh Sanachan...see what I've done there?

Living Room


Nackt Insecten / Birds Of Delay - Untitled

Birds alongside Ruaraidh Sanachan's Nackt Insecten project.

C30 released on Ruaraidh's Sick Head label in 2006.

Nackt Delay


Birds Of Delay / Jazzfinger - Split

Two of the UK's finest here. You all know my love of Jazzfinger. Birds Of Delay were Steven Warwick and Luke Younger who stopped recording as Birds in around 2010. Steven now records as Heatsick whilst Luke is recording as Helm...both need your serious attention!

Anyway...this LP was released in 2008 in an edition of 114.



Interlard - Meanwhile

There's some weird shit brewing in the backstreets of Birmingham!

Wes from Interlard sent me a link for their new album on their Bandcamp page (where you can also find plenty of past material).

Given that they also do a fine line in self-deprecation, I'll leave it to them to describe themselves:

"Interlard: a relentless, noisy, abrasive, heavy, experimental and noisy band from Birmingham, UK, that very few people would admit to enjoying, and fewer still really do. Functioning as a unit since 2003, and remaining unsociable, unheard and unpopular."

"...more unremitting filth from nobody's favourite band..."

Seriously...grab all of their work and use it to punish miscreants everywhere!



Non Band - Non Bandin' Live

I posted some Non Band earlier...Caligari liked it...that's good enough for me...double CD of live early '80s Japanese new/no wave released in 2007.

The sound quality isn't great (presumably, these were destined to be private recordings and they were recorded to tape and sat in a box for a few decades) but beggars shouldn't choose.

By The Way: Hello Caligari!

Non Bandin' Live


Jim O'Rourke - Old News

In 2011, Editions Mego started to launch an "Old News" series of double LPs which started at Volume 5 and is currently up to Volume 8. The first four Old News releases are a bit of a mystery. As far as I know, the first four were all tour releases.

The first Old News was sold on the Diskaholics Anonymous Trio tour of Japan in early 2002 whilst the second was sold on Mirror’s tour of Japan in late 2002. Volume Four was sold on a Japanese tour in 2005. I would assume that Volume Three was also sold on a tour of Japan but I have never even heard a rumour of it!

Whilst I may never get to hear Volumes 3 and's the first two.

Old 1

Old 2


Black Bombaim Tour

Lovers and Lollypops have just sent me details of a BB Tour in mainland Europe that has just kicked off. If you are lucky enough to be in the area, check them out!

The poster features beautiful artwork by André Coelho.

Black Bombaim seguem em Tour

Confiram as datas:

20.11. (PT) VILA REAL // Club de Vila Real

21.11. (ESP) SAN SEBASTIAN // Le Bukowski

22.11. (FR) PARIS // Les Combustibles

24.11. (D) BERLIN // White Trash

25.11. (D) HALLE(Saale) // Hühnermanhattan Klub

26.11. (D) - REGENSBURG // Winter-VOID

27.11. (D) - WÜRZBURG // Immerhin Würzburg

28.11. (LU) LUXEMBOURG // Rocas

29.11. (NL) UTRECHT // Le Guess Who? Festival

01.12. (B) GEEL -//Yellowstock Winterfest

02.12. (FR) LILLE // TBA

03.12. (FR) NANTES // TBA

04.12. (FR) TOULOUSE // TBA

05.12. (ESP) BARCELONA // Be Good Club

06.12. (ESP) MADRID // Space Cadet

07.12. (PT) CARTAXO // CentroCultural

08.12. (PT) BRAGA // Bracara Extreme Fest 2012


Black Bombaim ‎- Saturdays And Space Travels

I've been meaning to post some Black Bombaim for a couple of years. My head either contains many ideas or nothing. Sometimes it happens at the same time and they cancel each other out.

Black Bombaim are a really great psychrock band from Portugal. This LP was released in 2010 (from memory, it was an edition of 500) on Lovers & Lollypops. I bought it at the time. It is a great piece of work...

Since the release sold out, the BB crew have put this up for free download on their Bandcamp page. I recommend you try to find the vinyl of this album. Anyway, I've linked you to the new 2xLP "Titan"'s around for download but...seriously...this band were made for vinyl.

...and here it is: Black Saturdays


In July, my favourite "pay attention you dick" blog / label Rocket Recordings told me that Gnod were touring Portugal and that on the 22nd of July, Gnod would be collaborating gig-wise with Black Bombaim at the Milhoes de Festa in Barcelos.

At least three things struck me in quick succession:

1. sweet lord, that is a masterstroke!

2. shit, I don't live anywhere near Portugal.

3. that will take me forever to try and find a bootleg of that.

Those thoughts made me sad!!!

Anway Part II

The always reliable Rocket pointed me in the direction of Cardinal Fuzz. These mighty people have not only recorded the collaboration but are about to release the beast. It's available for preorder this Monday (the 19th if you're late getting here) and that makes me feel quite damp!


No-Neck Blues Band‎ - Letters From The Serth

NNCK should need no explanation. A faultless collective.

This CD was released on their own Sound@One label in 1998.

Result of a request. Somebody who bothered to have a name couldn't find his copy of the CD. Mine was sitting at eye level and here it is.

There may be a lesson in there for all those anonymous types who leave never to be published comments for re-ups. Or there might not be.

Letters From The Serth


Sten Ove Toft‎ - Lit De Parade

Norwegian electronics experimenter that has contributed to Hijokaidan releases. There are even some Lasse Marhaug contributions hidden away in here somewhere.

CD on Roggbif Records from 2007.

"Recorded between 2001-2006 at various locations in Oslo, Haugesund and Stavanger. Mixed and mastered between 2004-2007 at NOTAM in Oslo, The National Academy Of Fine Arts in Oslo, Thorvald Meyers Cultural Centre in Oslo and at Cold Raven Studios in Copenhagen."

Lit De Parade


TAC / factor X / E / Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck - Perverse Series No.1

TAC (Tom Cox) with factor X (Shaun Robert) with E (Andy Bolus aka Evil Moisture) and Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck (Rudolf Eber).

1996 CD on Harsh Dept. Productions.

It's a very strange beast indeed!

Perverse Series No.1


Ore // KK Null - Archispirostreptus Gigas

Ore are the Birmingham-based drone doom tuba project of Stuart Estell and Sam Underwood.

Now drink that sentence in...

I was at Supersonic a couple of weeks ago where Ore played alongside Kazuyuki Kishino. The set started with Stuart and Sam playing drone kind of reminded me of Coasters from the Lemon Kitten lp I posted a while ago...and after about 10 or 15 minutes, KK came back on stage to bring the noise whilst Ore brought the tone. One of the highlights of the festival!

This cdr was exclusively for sale at the festival in an edition of 100. It was undoubtedly hoovered up by speculators and cultural tourists and will shortly appear for a million dollars! Well, here it is for free!


Stuart Estell has been kind enough to get in touch. There are a few copies of this still available from here. You can also get the debut Ore full-length "Granolithic" from the same place. You can also visit here for the "Beyond Tree and Stone" digital EP.

Archispirostreptus Gigas


Sound Of Pot + Pewt'r - Untitled

I've been busy buying music recently...well over 100 tapes/cdrs/vinyl gems that have been taking priority over the blog...

Couldn't resist breaking away to post this beauty...

C60 released on Ecstatic Peace! in March of last year. Only 50 of these were made...which is a shame.

Just in case you are wondering what the fuss is about...Sound Of Pot is Conrad Capistran of Tarp (with Joshua Burkett) and I think has major affiliations with Sunburned (although I may have made that up in my brain) and Pewt'r who is Ron Schneiderman who certainly is a regular member of Sunburned Hand Of The Man.

Two lovely gentlemen meet up to put out a really great tape...

Pewt'r Pot