bloggs - Music For Multiples




Joe Bloggs aka Ralph Haxton (one half of rhBand) aka Damon Cleckler (owner of the Gyttja label). Expect "strict tape manipulation, no effects processing".

CD released on Fresnl in 1999.

Music For Multiples

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Ralph Haxton - Itai Itai




Enjoyable but extremely brief harsh noise scree. It was designed to play at 45rpm, but you get it here in 33rpm as well.

Single-sided 7" released on Gyttja in 1992.

Itai Itai

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Ralph Haxton - Nathicana / Ernesticide




The first track is presumably taken from the HP Lovecraft poem. Quite fitting really given that if you play it forwards you can hear the devil calling. The reverse just makes me wonder what Ernest did to deserve it.

7" released on Gyttja in 1992.

Nathicana / Ernesticide

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rhBand - 12.27.01

Vinyl LP from 2003, released by HP Cycle.

rhBand - 12.27.01

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rhBand - (Take One)

Self-released CDR from 2000 documenting two live concerts. Glorious!

rhBand - (Take One)

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rhBand - Third Order Parasitism




Well, I wasn't intending to ... but why not? This is the first full-length release and it's beautiful.

CD released on Drunken Fish Records in 1997.

Third Order Parasitism

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rhBand - 6.20.98

I love everything that I've heard by rhBand, but don't know much about them. The duo was comprised of Mike Trouchon and Ralph Haxton (aka Joe Bloggs), and they created a seriously narcotic drone that was in a class with very few others. If you like Double Leopards, Pelt, Birchville Cat Motel (with whom they split a lathe-cut 8" in '98, yet unheard by me) or Surface of the Earth, rhBand will provide the deep-tissue brainstem massage you crave. This album documents a concert in San Francisco in (obviously) June of 1998. Released on wax in a run of just 300 copies by Klang Industries back in 1999. If you know anything about the group, please leave a comment! Better yet, if you have any Haxton solo material or rare rhBand to share, get in touch with us and we'll be forever grateful.

rhBand - 6.20.98

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John Wiese / MSBR - Untitled




An entirely extraordinary little disc. If John's work wasn't so exquisitely varied, I would quite happily say that his track is the best thing that he has ever done ... so lets just say that I think it's right up there.

3" CDr released on Gameboy Records in 2001.

John Wiese / MSBR

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MSBR & Blazen Y Sharp - Mass For Dead Insects




Sinister subterranean echoes of malevolent machinery.

Originally released on MSBR Records in 1997.

Mass For Dead Insects

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Sunshine Super Scum - Two Reactions




This was recorded in 1995 and it feels a bit like the label was late on the deal. Not complaining but it looks as though the band had left the building by this point.

I don't have a rip of the "Thrown Into Your Circle" single just in case anybody could help me out with that one?

7" released on Siltbreeze in 1997.

Two Reactions

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Sunshine Super Scum - Sunshine Super Scum




I'm feeling the drift again ... before I forget, someone asked for Sunshine Super Scum. This is much more of an EP than an album but who cares. They appeared very briefly and recorded almost nothing ... think Tragic Mulatto with a KillLizarddozer bassline.

A brief CD released on ZK Records in 1993.

Sunshine Super Scum

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MSBR - Structured Suicide +




One track of reworked source material from the original "Structured Suicide" tape followed by the thirtieth installment of the Final Harsh Work.

CDr released on Denshi Zatsuon in 2003.

Structured Suicide +

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The New Blockaders - History Of Nothing




The aforementioned ...

CD released on Siren Records in 2001.

History Of Nothing

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MSBR - Metal Stricken Terror Action - Dedicated To Richard Rupenus




This is largely a remastered and re-sequenced version of the tape that was released on Banned Production in 1995. It also comes with 13 minutes of reworked source material from The New Blockaders' "History Of Nothing" that had been released in Japan in 2001.

CD released on his own Denshi Zatsuon in 2005.

Metal Stricken Terror Action

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MSBR / K2 - Split




I can't tell you anything about the dates of the recordings, or frankly anything else for that matter. It just appeared.

A "no label" release from 2008.

MSBR / K2

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MSBR / K2 / Magmax - Split



Some classy live stereotype destroying work from Koji Tano's MSBR, two classic junk metal tracks courtesy of Kimihide Kusafuka and Koji's Magmax project that sounds like the goings on in a techno club run by Whitehouse.

CDr released on MSBR Records in 1999.

MSBR / K2 / Magmax

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Guilty Connector / Bastard Noise / MSBR - Split




It does what it says on the decorative tin.

CDr released on MSBR Records in 2000.

Guilty Connector / Bastard Noise / MSBR

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MSBR - Final Harsh Work #1




Lovely tape of MSBR remixed by Mr RoboChanMan.

C56 released on Yasushi Tahara's Robotomy Tapes in 1996.

Final Harsh Work

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MSBR / RoboChanMan - Australian Sunshine Madness




A split production for sale during their Australian tour of the same year.

CDr released MSBR Records in 1998.

Australian Sunshine Madness

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MSBR with RoboChanMan - Final Electro Acoustic Work 1




Collaboration between Koji Tano and Yasushi Tahara. When I posted the MSNP Japanoise tape, I said that amongst those artists that I knew nothing about was Moletown Crew ... who were, in part at least, the work of Yasushi Tahara. I should have joined the dots on that one a bit earlier. Ah well ...

CDr released on MSBR Records in 2003.

Final Electro Acoustic Work

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MSBR - 303 Holy Mountain Electronixx




... and nine and a half years since I last posted this. Fully saturated noise. It's beyond excellent.

C46 released on Cling Film-Records in 1996.

303 Holy Mountain Electronixx

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MSBR - Fracture Of Silence




It's been three years since I last posted this, but why not again? Let's face it, there should be more tapes released encased in giant Yorkshire puddings.

C54 released on Sounds For Consciousness Rape in 1995.

Fracture Of Silence

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MSBЯ - 2,000 Thousends Contaminate Electronic Acid




Three tracks of blissfully contaminated electronics on this C48 released on Old Europa Cafe in 1994.

2,000 Thousends Contaminate Electronic Acid

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Omoide Hatoba - Vuoy

Jump to 1997, "Vuoy" came out on a Japanese major label, Polystar, co-released by Cornelius' Trattoria label. As you might expect, the sound is more more accessible than Hatoba's earlier albums but it's still solid and fun. For fans of Yamamoto's other band, Rovo.

Omoide Hatoba - Vuoy

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MSBR - Structured Suicide




Extraordinary full-on engine roar coupled with his sense of humour via ultra-warped minimal techno.

C54 released on MSBR Records in 1993.

Structured Suicide

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Omoide Hatoba - Livers & Giggers

A single, 37-minute track that collages all sorts of live recordings from 1987 to 1993. Released on CD by Japan Overseas in 1994.

Omoide Hatoba - Livers & Giggers

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MSBR - Euro Grappling Electro




Of course this was next...

CDr released on MSBR Records in 1998.

Euro Grappling Electro

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Omoide Hatoba - Mantako

The first Omoide Hatoba album to be released outside of Japan, 1994's "Mantako" was released by Public Bath, an American label (and now, book publisher) dedicated to underground Japanese rock, punk and noise music.

Omoide Hatoba - Mantako

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MSBR - Euro Grappling Electro 2




Recorded live at Namba Bears on the 23rd of March, 2000.

CDr released on MSBR Records in 2002 in an edition of 100.

Euro Grappling Electro 2

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Omoide Hatoba - Suichi-Joe

My favorite Omoide Hatoba album, a truly inexplicable experience that mashes together styles of music that shouldn't be in the same room. Don't try to make sense of it. Just enjoy the ride. Released in 1992 by Alchemy. Your eyes are not lying to you: that is an image of someone with the world's worst belt buckle playing golf on the cover. This album might have been made to intentionally irritate people. I love it.

Omoide Hatoba - Suichi-Joe

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MSBЯ - Ultimate Ambience




Now this is way to tell the rest of the world that they were wrong and he was right. He's still right.

LP released on MSBR Records in 1992.

Ultimate Ambience

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Omoide Hatoba - Black Hawaii

Second album by Seiichi Yamamoto's schizophrenic psych/funk/noise/punk ADHD-inducing rock (?) band. Released by Alchemy in 1992.

Omoide Hatoba - Black Hawaii

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Molten Salt Breeder Яeactor - Ultimate Ambience 2




A belated complement to Koji Tano's opening gambit ...

CD released on 20city in 2000.

Ultimate Ambience 2

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Omoide Hatoba - 大音楽

Debut album by Seiichi Yamamoto's indescribable Omoide Hatoba, as hard to pin down as Yamamotor himself. The guitarist is known as a member of the legendary Boredoms, of the techno/trance band Rovo, as the owner of the Namba Bears live house, for his writing and art, for solo albums that range from soft rock to Derek Bailey-esque free improvisation to John Fahey-style acoustic music, to recordings of noise, jazz, psychedelic rock, to collaborations with Solmania, Acid Mother Temple, Anla Courtis, Phew, KK Null, Jojo Hiroshige, Michel HenritziChie Mukai and on and on... the man does it all. On this album, he seems to be trying to do everything simultaneously. Released in 1990 by Alchemy Records.

Omoide Hatoba - 大音楽

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MSBR - Collabodestructivists




Joint work with Crawl Unit, Daniel Menche and Basic Noise.

CD released on Isomorphic Records in 1997.

Collabodestructivists

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1/3 Octave Band - Fading Light from Distant Suns

Following a lathe-cut single in 1999 (yet unheard by me), this is the debut album of New Zealand drone/noise duo 1/3 Octave Band, released as a CDR by the legendary Celebrate Psi Phenomenon label. The title is an accurate description of the sounds contained inside.

1/3 Octave Band - Fading Light from Distant Suns

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MSBR / Government Alpha / Notchnoi Prospect - Japanoise Action In Russia




It does what it says on the tin.

CDr released on Insofar Vapor Bulk in 2000.

Japanoise Action In Russia

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1/3 Octave Band - Irregardless

Their 2nd album, self-released as a CDR in 2000. 

1/3 Octave Band - Irregardless

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Various - Japanoise




And here is a roll-call designed to drop jaws ... Government Alpha, Pain Jerk, MSBR, C.C.C.C., KK Null, Mo*Te, Incapacitants, K2, Masonna and a harsh blurt courtesy of Melt-Banana.

CD released on Little Mafia Records in 2003.

Japanoise

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Various - Japanoise




Good old fashioned Japanese harsh noise. The only name here that survives the test of time is Government Alpha ... with others being the likes of UR‹S›GE, Moletown Crew, Creation Of Nation and Shibireru Amagu (yep, me neither).

C90 released on Mother Savage Noise Productions in 1996.

Japanoise

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1/3 Octave Band - Navigation By Light

2005 is a wonderful vintage for New Zealand drone music. This particular ambient apocalypse, by the massive guitar/electronics duo 1/3 Octave Band, was recorded live and issued on Campbell Kneale's dependably stellar Celebrate/Psi/Phenomenon label. Soak it in, but be careful. There are sharp edges hidden beneath those sunset tones.

1/3 Octave Band - Navigation By Light

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1/3 Octave Band - Festerville


I've updated the download link for this, 1/3 Octave Band's fourth album, released as a CDR on Freedom From in 2002. New Zealand drone that threatens to veer into noise abandon but never quite does. 

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Various - Show 会 Volume One




The excellent Omoide Hatoba, Folk Tales (the brilliantly sloppy collaboration between Masahiko Ohno and Shinji Uemoto), Ohmiya Ichi's Daihakase (which is the slightly sunnier aural equivalent of Gasper Noe's "I Stand Alone"), 15 minutes of Dub Squad (which is a strangled diversion from Hasegawa Chew marking his transition away from Omoide Hatoba and Boredoms and into Corrupted), enjoyably sprawling demos from Soap-jo Henshi and the admirably forthright demo of The Goonzees (and where the fuck did they not go and why?). Well that was a long sentence wasn't it.

A marvelous pair of C90+s that came with the Show-Kai Volume One fanzine in 1992 courtesy of fantastically evangelical Public Bath.

Superb Superlatives Я Us

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1/3 Octave Band - Apocalypse Now and Then

Third album of serrated-edge drone bliss by the duo of Bill Wood & Jules Desmond (who was also an auxillary member of Campbell Kneale's ultra-slow doom metal band Black Boned Angel, and several pop groups of no distinction). Released in 2002 as a CDR on the band's own Stinkbuzz label. 

1/3 Octave Band - Apocalypse Now and Then

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Garadama - Garadama




MONOLITHIC!

CD released on Alchemy Records in 2000.

OOPS! I've dropped a bollock. An anonymous dropped a comment into a couple of their posts. They have a Bandcamp page that is excellent and I completely and stupidly missed it (and to make it worse, some of it is also in physical format). They even have the Gomidama release (Garadama and Pain Jerk no less) that I have been looking for for years. So I am going over there to pay penance (aka money).

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Moth Drakula - Untitled

A very early self-released CDR from 2003 by punk noise duo Moth Drakula.

Moth Drakula - Untitled

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Garadama - Garadama II




Doom glorious doom with a slice of psychedelics on the side.

CD released on Fiend's Shrine in 2006.

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Moth Drakula & Mutant Ape - Morbid Sails

Good 'ol high-energy harsh noise from one American unit, Moth Drakula, and George Proctor's Mutant Ape from the UK. This short split tape was released in 2005 by Swampland, a label run by 1/2 of Moth Drakula. The spirit of punk in its purest form.

Moth Drakula & Mutant Ape - Morbid Sails

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Swarrrm / Garadama - Shaking In Agony / 阿鼻叫喚




Swarrrm are a great grindcore band with the vocals of someone with a terminal lung disease being strangled. Brilliant! Garadama wallow in a plentiful supply of doom.

A really good but un-lengthy CD released on Diwphalanx Records in 2010.

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Various - Balls To The Wall Magenta




Alien technology does exist after all ... amidst all of the good stuff there is Coa, Noiseramones, OOIOO, Incapacitants and two (yes, two) collaborations between Melt-Banana and Otomo Yoshihide.

CD released on Dohb Discs in 1996.

Balls To The Wall Magenta

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