Murder Book - The Ones That Got Away

George Proctor the Mutant Ape and founder of Turgid Animal. Ledge.

C38 released on Second Sleep in 2008.

murder he wrote


Nackt Insecten - White Rainbow

Ruaraidh Sanachan layering electronic scree all over your drone rocks ... nice.

Double CDr on Second Sleep from 2007.

i can sing a rainbow


Spoils & Relics - Threadbare Adult Life

These people are from England and we do give a shit. A four tape set that I think were released previously but can't recall the info when it came out. Anyway, about two and a half hours of whirling, whirring murk!

Two C30s, a C20 and a C80 in a reel to reel tape container from Second Sleep in 2017.

Threadbare Adult Life


Ferial Confine - The Full Use of Nothing


The 2013 CD reissue of a 1985 cassette by Ferial Confine, also known as Andrew Chalk.



Various - FU2: Stupidland

Well, the final curtain took a while but this is definitely the cherry on the bull shit. A community generated FUU2, this was released as a tape in 1992. Obviously, it got lawyered straight away but then tech caught up and in 2001 ish the CDrs appeared. Do you think that the corporate brothel that is the people from England that no one gives a shit about ever sit down and think about how much money they were charged just to try to prevent people laughing at them in public. I hope they gather around the breakfast table every morning and cry into their snap, crackle and parp.

I feeling dangerous today ... I believe that Bono has a smaller than average penis. There I've said it!

I need to cleanse myself with some murky electronic skronk which may or not be good news for you tomorrow ...

i fucked Mick Jagger and Henry Rollins too


Bladder Flask - One Day I Was So Sad That The Corners Of My Mouth Met & Everybody Thought I Was Whistling


Don't be sad! Here is the 2001 remastered CD reissue of a 1981 LP by Bladder Flask, also known as the New Blockaders Brothers. 



Negativland - Fair Use: The Story Of The Letter U And The Numeral 2

"270-page book detailing the fallout from Negativland's U2 single, with accompanying CD. Tracks 1-9 were recorded, mixed and edited by Negativland in the Summer and Fall of 1994. Track 10 of the CD originally appeared on the companion CD to the 1992 publication The Letter U And The Numeral 2."

PDF of the book and FLAC of the CD released on Seeland in 1995.

copyright infringement is your best entertainment value


va - Monogam 006


Unknown should-have-been-classic from the German industrial post-punk underground. Includes music by Blank Xerox, Mekanik Destruktiv Kommandoh, P1/e and then six collaborative songs by Einsturzende Neubauten & Sentimental Jugend. Released as an LP by Monogam in 1980. 



Negativland - These Guys Are From England And Who Gives A Shit

Generally, I find that an itch needs scratching and I'm clearly not the only one.

"An official reissue of Negativland's infamous U2 single, which is deliberately presented as a bootleg. The label's name was changed to SEELARD for this release.

Contains 2 original full tracks from banned EP and several bonuses: early run-throughs of U2/Casey Kasem material on "Over The Edge" radio show, live versions from before and after the lawsuit and some tracks from "Music For Lawyers" 1993 tour.

Liner notes, published on label's website:

Negativmailorderland has discovered what can only be described as the ultimate "reissue" of some music that made Negativland rather (in)famous: the two track EP originally released by SST Records featuring cover versions of a Very Famous Irish Rock Band's hit song. If you've gotten this far you undoubtedly know what we're talking about, so we won't bore you with the details.

Several "bootleg" versions of our banned single have appeared over the years since it was sued out of existence, including some forgeries for sale on Ebay that are so well-designed that it's hard to tell them apart from the original, but none of them have come close to encapsulating the bloody history of that old release as this CD, released on the suspicious sounding "Seelard Records" label. We don't know where this so-called "label" is actually located, but we were so impressed with the extreme high-fidelity and professional presentation of this material that we decided to distribute a bunch of copies of it ourselves.

"These Guys Are From England And Who Gives A Shit" arrived at our warehouses on the tenth anniversary of the original lawsuit, and it's an album-length collection of just about every darn musical gasp, sonic squelch, and audio twitter made by Negativland which relates to the notorious and banned "U2" single. From early run-throughs of the material (taped from our weekly radio show, Over The Edge), to live versions both pre-lawsuit and post, and to the actual single itself, we are convinced that this overly attentive-to-detail release will exhaust your interest in this subject forever and provide the Negativ-fan with some top-notch legally impossible entertainment, all at the same time. Also includes the only top-notch stereo recordings available from our "Music For Lawyers" tour of 1993 (several lawsuit-related compositions which never saw the light of day on any other legitimate Negativland album).

Track 11 has a bonus 16 second Kasem collage after approx. 8:55 of silence following the ''Edited Special Edit Radio Mix''. N©2001."

A CD released on Seelard in 2001.

Who Gives A Shit


Negativland - Guns

"This recording is dedicated to the members of our favorite Irish rock band, their record label, and their attorneys. This music is two U."

A CD EP release from SST Records in 1991 that wasn't withdrawn from release this time.


... meanwhile in the land of the free:


Negativland - U2

The vacuously pompous don't like to be pricked so this got banned as well. However, truth is truth no matter how many lawyers you have.

CD EP courtesy of SST Records in 1991.



Plunderphonic - Plunderphonic

At the time, this attracted some unwanted attention. Can't think why?

More brain bending brilliance courtesy of John Oswald's Mystery Tape Laboratory in 1989.

shamone motherfucker!


Plunderphonics - 69 Plunderphonics 96

John Oswald​ doing what it says on the tin.

A double CD released on Seeland and fony in 2001.

69 Plunderphonics 96


The Evolution Control Committee - Plagiarythm Nation

This was a revamp of an earlier self-released ECC CD that has a different tracklist / running order than the original.

CD released on Negativland's Seeland in 2003.

Version Two

Now, c'mon we're all nerds here ... what did you expect?

Version One

... and now swing yer pantaloons.


The Evolution Control Committee - Notes Of Nihilistic Bliss

Mark Gunderson ... half live and half studio.

C48 released on Fistful Of Love Tapes in 1988.

feel my hand


The Evolution Control Committee - Double The Phat And Still Tasteless

I don't make the earworms ...

Self-released CD in a floopy disc cover from 1996.

life is improbable


Various - 1974 Hobo’s Concerts II ''大きな青空が胸に''

The second of the series with tracks from Yasuto Asahina, Hayashitei, Hiroshi Sato (aka GWAN) and Shiba.

CD reissue on Super Fuji Discs from 2007.

maybe tomorrow


Zeitlich Vergelter - Schlagen / Dimension

Chu Ishikawa (yep, the person responsible for so many great soundtracks for the films of Shinya Tsukamoto and Takashi Miike), Hidemi (who was in Sadie Sads), Keroppy Maeda and neu (not the German band). So you get an amalgam of the soundtrack for Escape Fron New York as seen by Test Dept. and Einstürzende Neubauten with a wet dream from the 12 months where Ministry were actually great wishing they had taken the drugs of Crash Worship instead.

This is a 7" released on Transrecords in 1985 and as far as I know it's their only release under that name. The B side also appears on this triple tape from 1986 and we really really want to be able to hear that one day. Maybe ... one day.

Schlagen / Dimension


Various - Selections From Excommunicated Monument

Years ago, I posted a rip of the original LP released on SMS Records in 1984 to no acclaim whatsoever. Two tracks each from Auto-Mod, Sadie Sads, Madame Edwarda and G-Schmitt.

This is a flac rip of the CD reissue on J-Factory in 2002.

redeem yourself


Shizuka - Paradise Of Delusion

We haven't done justice to Shizuka (other than to mention that Jun Kosugi was also in Fushitsusha). That definitely needs to be rectified! Before we do ... can I just take a moment to say FUCK THE FLIPPERS! Well, I've done it now. This was released on June the 28th, 2021 in an edition of 300 and obviously disappeared from sight very quickly. One of the reasons it disappeared are the leeches who buy multiple copies to try to turn a profit ... like the seller on a popular "fan-run" website, who is trying to get this sold for at least TEN times the original cost. Yeah. I know.

However, a person after my own heart has ripped it so it can be sent out into the world. This is a live recording at BinSpark, Nishiogikubo in Tokyo (which is apparently two minutes on foot from the North Exit of Nishiogikubo Station) from exactly ten years ago to the day.

It is a LP release courtesy of the always wonderful An'archives ... they even have a recent LSD March LP that is still for sale but I'd be quick if I were you.



Various - Wohlstand

Subtitled as a "German-Japanese Noise Compilation", the Teutons are up against Ufo Or Die, Ground Zero, Melt Banana, Merzbow, Omoide Hatoba, Zeni Geva, Ruins, Violent Onsen Geisha, Space Streakings and Null. It's not a fair fight.

CD released on Human Wrechords in 1994.



Yuji Katsui, Hiroshi Higo, Yoshihide Otomo - Visions Of Japan / Sounds Of Tokyo

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London held the exhibition Visions of Japan as part of the Japan-UK Festival in 1991. The second room of the exhibition, (awkwardly) called Chaos was meant to represent contemporary Japan. The field recording / sound art on here was commissioned by the architect Osamu Ishiyama, who designed that particular installation, for use within that space.

Courtesy of Our Touch Records in 1991.

sound and vision


Various - 1974 Hobo's Concerts I "見えないボールを投げる"

The Hobo's Concerts series are selected recordings from Theatre Green in Ikebukuro, Tokyo captured between January the 7th and December the 22nd, 1974. This was originally released as a seven LP boxset on Bellwood Records in 1976. Vanishingly rare and I can't imagine how much it would cost just to look at it.

Luckily for the curious, Super Fuji Discs released a series of seven CDs in 2007 that brought it back together. It will be somebody's cup of tea.

one hobo chang ba


Toshiharu Ohsato - Improvisation Dedicated To Aquirax Aida

Ohsato was the bass player for Gaseneta, a legendarily volatile band of simultaneously proto- and post-punk nihilists whose raging excess lasted for just 3 years in the late 1970s before their inevitable implosion. Gaseneta foreshadowed no wave, Musica Transonic, Harry Pussy and more in a brilliant flash that was destined to self-destruct quickly. Once it did, Ohsato was disillusioned about music, something he had mixed feelings about since the start. He played in Taco for a bit, taught college art and film classes in Yokohama, wrote an astounding and brutal memoir "Gaseneta Wasteland" about his tumultuous years playing in Gaseneta (recently translated into English and published by Public Bath Press) then died in 2009. This album is one of very few documents of his sporadic post-Gaseneta music. It was released as a CD in 2018 by Company Sha.



LSD March - Shindara Jigoku


Considered by many to be LSD March's best, this 2004 LP features Michishita and Takahashi with the amazing guitarist Masami Kawaguchi of Miminokoto and Broomdusters fame. Released only on vinyl by Siwa.



LSD March - Nikutai No Tubomi


Double-disc album from 2007, released by Beta-Lactam Ring.



LSD March - Empty Rubious Red


2005 album of post-PSF psychedelic rock from the Himeji-based group led by singer/guitarist Shinsuke Michishita and a rotating crew of players. This album is just a duo with legendary drummer Ikuro Takahashi. First released in Japan as a CD on Michshita's own White Elephant label, then reissued in the US on both vinyl and CD by Tequila Sunrise and aRCHIVE. 



Various - Two Rabbits On A Rocket

When is a duck not a duck ...

CDr released on Hospital Productions in 2003.

stars shining bright above you


Boris - 見殺し塔からずっと

Sonic distractions for darker days. Heavier that a black hole. If you haven't seen them live then make an effort whilst they are still here. Recorded live at The Shimokitazawa Shelter on their Black Summer Tour in 2003.

DVD released on Diwphalanx Records in 2003.

anata o aishiteimasu