Incapacitants / Macronympha - I Hate Derivatives / Wet Panty Contest




Stellar (sorry) 7" released on Mother Savage Noise Productions way back in 1995.

They also had a split C60 released on Bizarre Audio Arts last year that appears to still be for sale? What's wrong with people these days?

Hate Contest

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Incapacitants - Sarin Will Kill Every Bad Aum !!!




A 7" middle finger to the terror cult released on the excellent and frequently surprising Dirter Promotions in 1995.

Bad Aum

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Incapacitants - Alcoholic Speculation




It always seems like a good idea at the time.

7" released on Zabriskie Point in 1995.

Alcoholic Speculation

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Incapacitants / K2 - We Are All Stupid




It's true. You are not worthy and neither am I. Two fifteen minute "solo" pieces followed by a monumental 34 minute collaborative live assault.

CDr released on absurd in 1998.

We Are All Stupid

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Black Leather Jesus / Incapacitants - A Purpose Not Necessary




Kevin Novak, Richard Ramirez, Sean Matzus, Vance Osborne, Fumio Kosakai and Toshiji Mikawa setting fire to your head.

CD released on Dada Drumming in 2006.

A Necessary Purpose

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Government Alpha - 記憶の解像度 Resolution Of Remembrance 1992-1999




Now and again, the Brazilian anarchoharshnoisehead Jhones Silva emails in. Recently, he asked for a re-post of this box set. It's been so long that I had shamefully forgotten that the original link had been dead for nearly ten years. So ...

This is the exemplary representation of Yoshida Yasutoshi's Government Alpha mission.

If that wasn't enough, this four CD box set was released on Lasse Marhaug's Pica Disk in 2009. Clearly Lasse is a stone cold Norwegian legend but oh my lord does the man concentrate when he releases a box set. I buy them so I know. This is a flac rip and frankly it deserves to be shared in lossless.

p.s. Lasse, I know that you are thinking about it but are you going to reprint those Reynols T-Shirts or what? I need to be suitably dressed!

Quickening

Sprout

Chaos

Diffusion

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va - Macro Dub Infection Volume Two

The follow-up double disc of dub-influenced electronic music, featuring tracks by Bill Laswell, Mouse on Mars, Plug (aka Luke Vibert again), Him, Prince Paul, The Rootsman, Alec Empire, Porter Ricks, Third Eye Foundation, Maurizio, Rhys Chatham and a collaboration I didn't see coming: Ice & Palace... yes, that Palace...

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Simon Wickham-Smith - Murrinh Kulerrkkurrk




Imagine Rovo raving within sight of Uluru. Insistent and persistent and capable of driving a person crazy in a bad way or a good way or both.

Double CDr released on Rhizome in 2004.

Murrinh Kulerrkkurrk

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va - Macro Dub Infection Volume 1

A fantastic double CD (or triple LP) compilation of industrial electronic dub compiled by Kevin Martin (of The Bug, Techno-Animal and GOD) in 1995. There are some really excellent songs here by Automaton (a short-lived Bill Laswell project), Mad Professor, Bedouin Ascent, Omni Trio (aka Robert Haigh/Sema), Tortoise, Scorn, Wagon Christ (aka Luke Vibert), Golden Palominos, Coil, Laika, Two Badcard, The Rootsman, Tricky and many others.

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disc 2

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Simon Wickham-Smith - Buckminsterfullerene




Looped and reversed dubtech and broken drone glitch.

Double CDr released on the immaculately conceived Celebrate Psi Phenomenon in 2002.

Buckminsterfullerene

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Android Sisters - The Best of the Android Sisters

... and now for something completely different! The Android Sisters were absolutely a product of the early 1980s, when computers were scary and sinister and a JG Ballard dystopian future and/or nuclear war seemed right around the corner. American composer Tim Clark was the human brain behind these mechanical siblings, delivering a cold version of "futuristic" (now charmingly anachronistic) robot pop that came out as an LP on Vanguard in 1984. The Japanese label EM Records reissued it on CD and added some bonus tracks in 2004.

Android Sisters - The Best of the Android Sisters

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Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs - Asthma and Diabetes




Two people using a whole host of instruments, objects and recorded sound to create the best aural screenplay you've ever seen ... erm, heard.

LP released on Majora in 1993 with artwork that surely doffs the cap to The Gordons' extremely fine first album.

Asthma and Diabetes

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Julian Bradley - Heel Intercom

2003 was a busy year for our hero. Another CDR of solo yawn, this time released by those heroes at Chocolate Monk in a small edition that probably more than met "demand". Oh, and it's great.

Julian Bradley - Heel Intercom

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Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - Ceaucescu




Sitting somewhere between working class children in a school "choir" and cavernous orchestral feedback, I'm positive that Nicolae and Elena would have thoroughly disapproved of this opus but that just makes it better for those making the clumsy association.

LP released on Forced Exposure in 1992.

Ceaucescu

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Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - Knish




Over here nish means nothing (as in "chatted her up all night and I got nish" ... less sexist translations were available but at least I am obliquely aware of that). Maybe I should have always been mentally spelling it with a silent K. Richard's guitar and Simon's piano seem completely disconnected ... and then one or both sweep towards the other and the (black) whole is revealed.

LP released on Ignivomous in 1996.

Knish

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Julian Bradley - A Companion as Glamorous as Sleeping on Wheels

Not only did Bradley adopt the hilariously cumbersome moniker A Companion as Glamorous as Sleeping on Wheels to use in place of (and/or in addition to?) his own name, he also released this album under his own name, with ACAGASOW as it's title. Lots of shorter pieces here, recorded between 1997 and 2000, released as a CD by the Belgian label Veglia.

Julian Bradley - A Companion as Glamorous as Sleeping on Wheels

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Julian Bradley - Ditch Us In the Doorway

Bradley's 2003 CDR on the Belgian label Audiobot, released in an oversized package just to make sure that the discs get nice and scuffed up as quickly as possible. Sigh...

Julian Bradley - Ditch Us In the Doorway

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Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - Enedkeg




A ticket into a private world.

LP released on Majora in 1996.

Enedkeg

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Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - Worried About Heaven




Sonic euphoria followed by consideration.

7" released on Fourth Dimension Records in 1993.

Worried About Heaven

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Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - 444D




String manipulation, reversed loops and locating a tortured orchestra in a cave using echo location before flying off on a broken Wurlitzer organ to lament at leisure.

10" released on Fourth Dimension Records in 1995.

444D

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Julian Bradley - Miss Modern Venus

Maybe Bradley's best album? That's a tough call to make, but I'm making it and you can't stop me. Tape loop hypnosis for sweet daydreams. Released on a CDR by Peter Wright's Apoplexy label in 2003 under a strange new combo "band" name: Julian Bradley/A Companion as Glamorous as Sleeping on Wheels.

Julian Bradley - Miss Modern Venus

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Simon Wickham Smith & Richard Youngs - The Enigma Of Rotons




Brief guitar considerations recorded to tape, cut into a 7" lathe and released on Hell's Half Halo in 1998.

The Enigma Of Rotons

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Julian Bradley - Reasoning With a Goner

Yet another low-key beauty from Julian Bradley, released on CDR by the magnificent Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers label. Indeed, if you already love the music of Betley's own Ashtray Navigations (and if you have working ears, then you have no excuse) then this will mash those same pleasure buttons.

Julian Bradley - Reasoning With a Goner

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Neil / Richard /Simon / Stewart - Durian Durian




... or Campbell / Youngs / Wickham-Smith / Walden if you prefer. Expect prime UK tomfuckery.

LP released on Forced Exposure in 1992.

Durian Durian

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Tape Hiss - Tape Hiss




A one off name for this collaboration between Neil Campbell, Stewart Walden and Richard Youngs.

C60 that repeats Side A on the reverse released on Richard's No Fans Cassettes in 1994.

Tape Hiss

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Julian Bradley - Stella Concrete Geet

Recorded in 1999, released as a cassette by Freedom From in 2000.

Julian Bradley - Stella Concrete Geet

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Julian Bradley - Untitled

Julian Bradley is one of those low-profile noise/drone guys in vaguely the same orbit as Vibracathedral Orchestra, A Band, Richard Youngs, Simon Wickham-Smith, John Clyde-Evans/Tirath Singh Nirmala... so you know that you can expect high quality with minimum pretense. This untitled LP was issued by Giarida in 1998 in an audience-defying edition of just 100 copies.

Julian Bradley - Untitled

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A Band - A




The most "unsearchable" release ever?

"Recorded live to two-track at The Canning Factory, Nottingham, 1991. No overdubs. No remix."

Self-released CDr from 1997.

eh?

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Simon Wickham-Smith / Richard Youngs and A Band - Zene / Salivating Regina




A fairly self-explanatory 7" released in Baby Huey in 1992.

Zene / Salivating Regina

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The A Band - An Ole Crab / Andrew Lloyd Webber




Two live recordings from July 1992. etc.

Double CDr released on Matthew Shaw's Apollolaan Recordings in 2009.

An Ole Crab / Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Left Hand Right Hand - Hum Drum

CD reissue of Left Hand Right Hand's debut mini-album. The Sheffield multi-media band featured Karl Blake (Lemon Kittens, Shock Headed Peters), Charlie Collins (Clock DVA), Tim & Andrew Brown (The Colonels) with Paul Ackerley. Lol Coxhill and George Haslam provide a sax section on this EP. First released as a 12" single on the Browns' Tak Tak Tak label in 1990, reissued on CD two years later by We Never Sleep.

Left Hand Right Hand - Hum Drum

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A Band - Untitled

A couple of Nottingham performances from 1991, edited by Richard Youngs and released on a colorful slab of wax by Qbico in 2003. The editing is unusual for A Band, since most other albums have some sort of "recorded live without overdubs or editing" disclaimer on the sleeve.

A Band - Untitled

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A Band - Amphibian




Another missive from our intrepid random-head adventurers ... and it's a complete beauty.

However, the second track is a 45 second confection/masterpiece called CAKE! that obviously brings to mind the incisive and insightful episode of Brass Eye that pricked the consciousness of the nation.

And, that obviously brings to mind the educational contribution of our Harpurhey hero Sir Bernard of Manning:



CDr released on Bug Incision Records in 2010.

Amphibian

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A Band - Untitled

Yet another live performance at the Canning Factory, Nottingham, from 1991. This one came out as a 7" single on Any Old Records.

A Band - Untitled

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A Frames - A Frames




They originally called themselves Bend Sinister and called their own label Dragnet Records. In itself, that should be enough ...

Jointly released on S-S Records and (their own) Dragnet Records in 2002.

A Frames

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A Frames - A Frames 2




If they were from New Zealand in the 80s, you'd have already built a shrine.

Released on S-S Records in 2003.

2

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A Frames - Black Forest




No idea why they weren't very popular in their time (in the small circles who like such things).

Released on Sub Pop in 2005.

Black Forest

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A Frames - 333




60% of AFCGT. Think Wire / The Fall / God Is My Co-Pilot / Alternative TV thrown into a food processor. Now forget that. It's A Frames.

Triple 12" set that brings together all of their 7" work with a wealth of demos, outtakes and otherwise unreleased gear. Released on S-S Records in 2010.

333

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A Band - April Twelfth Nineteen Ninety-Two

Ever show up to a party and someone's wearing the exact same shirt as you? So embarrassing. That must have happened a lot to the A Band. Self-released tape from 1992, reissued as a CDR in 2009.

A Band - April Twelfth Nineteen Ninety-Two

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AFCGT - AFCGT




I really do love these people. Just brilliantly broken!

10" released on Dirty Knobby in 2008.

AFCGT

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A Band - Artex/A Lot

Two low-fi recordings by the A Band documenting performances from 1990 and 1991, one on each side of an LP put out by Siltbreeze in 1993.

A Band - Artex & A Lot

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AFCGT - Live Recording




Recorded live at UW Hub in Seattle on April the 24th, 2009.

Self-released CDr from the same year that again came in an edition of 40.

Live Recording

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AFCGT - Square Microphone Tapes




One day, Buttholian archaeologists will unearth the tunes held within this maelstrom.

A cracking self-released CDr from 2009 that only came in a tiny edition of 40 copies.

Square Microphone Tapes

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AFCGT - AFCGT




... and, sod's law ... an hour or so later, the 7" that came with the LP version fell right into my lap!

Bonus

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AFCGT - AFCGT




A relatively brief but glorious collaboration between Jeffery Taylor and Robert Millis of Climax Golden Twins and fellow Seattle-ites Erin Sullivan, Lars Finberg and Min Yee who were in the splendidly chaotic A-Frames.

This was released as an LP with a bonus 7" on Sub Pop in 2010. This is only the promo CD version that doesn't include the two tracks from the vinyl version. Guarantee your own personal shrine in Badgerstump Towers by sliding that one my way!

AFCGT

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Messenger Girls Trio - Excelsior Salon Trio




The same four people and the same trio ...

LP (that comes with the bonus 7") released on Uzu Audio in 2010.

Excelsior Salon Trio

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David Knott, Jeffery Taylor, Robert Millis, & Rick Bishop - Messenger Girls Trio




Messrs Millis and Taylor of CGT, David Knott (who was in Animist Orchestra and you may know more for his electro-acoustic improvisations / field recordings) and Sir Richard Bishop formally of the spellbinding Sun City Girls.

LP released on Anomalous Records in 2003.

Messenger Girls Trio

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A Band - A

How to describe The A Band? One of the most un-Googleable bands since Electric Guitars were a loose confederacy of oddballs from the UK's 90s/00s no-audience noise/jazz/rock/art underground. At various times, the band included Neil Campbell (aka Astral Social Club), Richard Youngs, Stewart Walden (of Smell & Quim), Stream Angel, Sticky Foster (aka Ovid Corpse), Simon Morris (of Ceramic Hobs) and scads more... Discogs lists 29 members of the group, though they don't all perform each time. The line-up shifts, contracts, and recombines as needed. No matter how many people are involved, A Band's recorded legacy tends to incorporate elements of free improvisation, psychedelic rock, noise, electronics, performance art... think of Sunburned Hand of the Man or Vibracathedral Orchestra, that sort of thing, but A Band were on their own strange wavelength. Oh, and they tended to title things with words that began with "A", because... um, because that's what they did. This self-released CD documents a 1991 performance at The Canning Factory in Nottingham, though it came out in 1997.

A Band - A

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Climax Golden Twins - Insect Agents




I think that we are nearing the end of our CGT archive (at least the recordings made solely under that name). If anybody in the world can fill in the missing pieces then that would quite obviously be brilliant. Otherwise, this is quite a good way to go out.

This is the DVDr released on their own Fire Breathing Turtle in 2006 in an edition of 25 copies.

It's in two parts ... you need to extract them to the same folder so that they reassemble.

Insect

Agents



... and then there is this? As far as I know, it's a 7" that came with Volume 10 of The Journal Of Popular Noise in 2008 ... but then you look here and it's a triple 7" set that came with issues 10-12. I have no idea about their publishing schedules and can't remember spending too much time worrying about it.

one third of a part of a journal?

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