Scab Minded - Kutenero Old Memory




How about this lovely thing then? A brief collaboration between Mr Facialmess and Mr Guilty Connector. It was on a shortlived Japanese tape label that put out a few releases limited to around twenty copies each and then disappeared. I'm assuming that it was run by Kohei Nakagawa as they all seem to have a GxCx connection somewhere.

A C10 released on Neon Audio Tapes in 2015.

old scabs

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Encounter Group - Lost Anchor




American Tapes as an investment opportunity? Annoying isn't it!

C84 released on American Tapes in 2009. It's AM758 btw.

missing presumed

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Lost Anchor - A Process Group




Don't touch that dial.

CDr released on American Tapes in 2008. It's AM797 btw.

group think

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Minor Strain Season - At The Peak




another dimension, another dimension
another dimension, another dimension
another dimension, another dimension
another dimension, another dimension
another dimension, another dimension
another dimension, another dimension


CDr released on American Tapes in 2007. It's AM684 btw.

twin speaks

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Abcess - Abcess




Remarkable John Olson offering that channels Master Musicians of Bukkake and feeds them into a noise shredder.

CDr released on American Tapes in 2005. It's AM505 btw.

pussy galore

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Hair Stylistics - Uselessness Of 40 Years




Running

da

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Hair Stylistics - The Spiritual Inspirations




out of words.

da

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Hair Stylistics - Punkrock Rape Scandal




Self-released CDr from 2010.

da

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Hair Stylistics - The Dangerous Barbarian




Here we go again ...

CDr. 2010.

red sonja

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Graveyards / Pink Chunk - Untitled




You already know these peeps ...

C58 released on American Tapes in 2008. It's AM761 btw.

blowin' chunks

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Zombi & Dead Brain - Animal Emergenacy




Let's face it, if you don't like Hair Stylistics or American Tapes then you're not having the greatest time here at the moment.

Never mind. No one cares.

This a collaboration between Mike Connelly and John Olson and it is so so good!

A C42 released on American Tapes in 2002. It's AM COLLAB 24 btw.

zombie no go go, unless you tell am to go

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Zero Days United - A Front As Well As Any Other




Another Olson one-off project. It's a lovely piece of "I wonder what will happen if I do this and press that?". You also get the ghost of a Native American shaman haunting the skronk. Obviously.

C38 relaesed on American Tapes in 2009. It's AM835 btw.

zero the hero

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The Pink Chunk Jazz Band - Alone And Uneffected




Well, excite my american bike!

C36 released on American Tapes in 2008. It's with AM708 btw.

alone again tonight my dear

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Hair Stylistics - EP



This lies at the "noisier" end of his spectrum ... as though that means anything at all.

Yeah ... it's that year again.

MD

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Hair Stylistics - Transparent Grave




F.R. David.

Self-released CDr from 2010.

i spit on your translucence

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The Frying Membrane Boyz - Waiting For The Minded




A on-off Olson project that takes you through the looking glass and leaves you there.

CDr on American Tapes from 2005. It's AM381 btw.

inzane in the membrane

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Wolf Eyes - Centralized Choirs B




You know what? "Pernicious" is a completely misunderstood word and it should be understood as a healing superpower utilised beneficently to further human evolution. From that perspective, Wolf Eyes are already here leaping tall buildings in a single bound (admittedly with varying degrees of success). We should all go outside right now and build statues in their honour, firm in the knowledge that in a couple of centuries, those self-samed symbols of idolatry will be torn down as our tape-ripping ancestors will consider them too mainstream. Brothers and Sisters, hear me know and go forth and create the future!

A self-released C60 from 2019 in an edition of 19 ... one less than Centralized Choirs A. Take heed, the signs are everywhere!

bark at the moon

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Hair Stylistics - The Rape Commander




Describing defies logic.

A self-released CDr from 2010.

Commander

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Hair Stylistics - The Rape Dojo




!

Self-released CDr from 2010.

Dojo

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Wolf Eyes - Centralized Choirs A




Twisted crunk ahoy!

A self-released C52 from 2019 in an edition of 20.

choirboys

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Dead Comet Alive - Still Alive




I used to wonder what it would sound like if I literally fried my synapses. Luckily for me, you know who decided to get there first ...

Two C60s and a CDr released on American Tapes in 2007.

There were only twenty of these puppies ... it's AM637 btw.

roll away the stone

don't bother

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Dwelling Unit - Load For A Dwelling




You'll never guess what ...

C34 from American Tapes in 2019. 30 of them ... it's AM 812 btw.

house

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Attachment Parenting - Flower Ravine




Triple tape torture from Mr Olson in the trademark hand painted repurposed box.

For specificity, a C66 and two C92s. Released on American Tapes in 2010. The cover says eight copies. Discogs says 10. blah. It's AM 886 btw.

anxious-ambivalence

avoidant

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John R. Spykes - Electronics & Pipes Vol. Three




I'm assuming that there were at least a Volume One and Two but if they exist I haven't seen them (yet).

A self-released C82 from 2019 in an edition of 14.

the pipes of spykes

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How People Speak - I Was Tempted To Tell Him That I Had I No Idea What I Really Wanted But Decided To Keep It To Myself




Me and Mrs Inside regularly have discussions about Nakahara Masaya and John Olson. I say discussion. I mean, we go "oh my god have you heard this?"; "yeah, I know, it's fucking amazing innit"; "I'm Canadian, what the fuck does innit mean?": cue regardless fanboy/girl screeching. Turns out there are quite a few people like us.

So, here's one back to the ledge who gave us the Universal Eyes tapes. It's the pretty classic split-channel Olson mind-fuck sorcery that makes me warm inside and slightly moist on the outside.

C52 on American Tapes from 2009 ... it's AM829 btw.

everyone's a winner, baby, that's no lie

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Hair Stylistics - No Pony




onwards ...

Self-released CDr from 2010.

saddle up and ride no pony

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Deux Pingouins - Karisma Ha




I love this space! Today, a Norwegian friend of ours sent us the missing Pingouins. Cue happy face.

A 3" CDr released on Éditions Cactus in 1993.

catch the pingouin

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U.Eye - Field Deviations Vol. 1




Stil shitting and giggling ... what can I say? The idea of these four people sitting in a room making magic makes me moist! Probably sounds a lot weirder than I suspected it would ... ah, well. What's one more restraining order ...

A self-released / no label C58 from 2019 ... 24/96 from wav ... I'll return to more usual rates soon ...

deviancy

d'mega thing

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U.Eye - Field Deviations Vol. 2




Ahh, Universal Eyes ... the gorgeous combination of Universal Indians & Wolf Eyes. Aaron Dilloway, Gretchen Gonzales, Nate Young and John Olson. That on it's own is full on "shut the fuck up" but it's better than that. A mutual friend of ours sent some of his rips to post. This is the part where all of the people here who arrive for the same reasons that we post should be doffng the proverbial or actual hat. I've just donned an actual hat in order to doff it ... that's leadership for you!

I think it gets even better than that ... it's 24/96 from wav, entirely for shits and giggles. It sounds fucking amazing.

Mrs Inside doesn't even know I'm posting this so hopefully this makes her smile (or at least raise one eyebrow at a suitably jaunty angle) and it does the same for you too.

A self-released C54 from 2019 that may have been in an edition of 12 copies ... John's a great human and will sometimes rip an additional copy or two. Even so, an edition of virtually fuck all.

always the darkest before the dawn

mega option etc

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The Gerogerigegege - >​(​decrescendo) Final Chapter = デクレッシェンド 最終章




"Recorded in a park before dawn in August 2019, it was released for the first time in December on a series of cassettes by fashion brand CAV EMPT and sold out immediately. In 2020, "Ugusudani Apocalypse" was released on LP by The Trilogy Tapes in the UK. In 2020, he self-released a cassette box with three versions recorded in the same park. In 2021, The Trilogy Tapes will release a second pressing of the album with a poster in a double-page jacket. Finally, a limited release of a record buried in the same park for a week. For the first time on CD, the entire recording will be released on two discs as a completely new and final form of sound image."

That will be this then. I have "Ugusudani Apocalypse" and what seems to be a rip of the first Trilogy Tapes LP and maybe the tape ... apparently the tape boxset actually exists as well but don't get your hopes up. I've also recently bought the gatefold second edition so will be able to compare etc ... when I'll get around to ripping it is anybody's guess, it'll work as a reference point tho'.

A double CD released on いぬん堂 last month ... it will inevitably disappear into the scalper's whorepool so if you want to buy it. I'd recommend you do it now before they start adding a zero to the price.

bon voyage Totoro

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High Rise - Psychedelic Speed Freaks '84-'85

 

Some of the earliest recordings of the Japanese heavy-psych brutes High Rise. Imagine the raging-Harley amphetamine-crazed energy of Motorhead, but instead of catchy tunes about drinking and gambling you get scorching sheets of white-noise guitar solos that screech over barely-held-together songs about not doing drugs that might have been played on instruments made out of actual motorcycle engines. This is some black leather and dark sunglasses rock n'roll turned up to an absurd degree. 

just say no

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Deux Pingouins - Le Bruit Du Fond

 

The 2nd album by this DDAA offshoot was the soundtrack to a video installation from 1993. 


formal attire

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Deux Pingouins - Animal Mal

 

Richard and Linda Thompson... Sonny and Cher... John and Yoko... the musical tradition of married couples making music together is long and deep and now you can add Jean-Philippe and Sylvie Martineau Fee to that list of greats. Taking time off from their main group DDAA, the Fees here are just a couple of penguins. Not terribly far afield from their main gig. This 1988 cassette was the first release under this band name, released by their own Illusion Productions label. 

black tie

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Various - The Artificial Nerve




Yeah, caught the fucking plague again ... ah, well ... back on the tandem.

I posted this back in 2014 and presumably meant to post the other two at the time and wandered off somewhere else. In the intervening period, I've taught myself a fair bit so went back to the rip and all but one needed some amplification. Anyway, the sound across the entire tape is now balanced and (as far as I'm concerned) sounds so much better. So if you grabbed it then (obviously Caligari, that means you), replace it with this one.

A C50 on Xerxes from 1997 ... name's on the tin.

nerve

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T. Mikawa & Harsh Noise Movement - Here Comes The Singularity!

 

The second split CDR from HNM and Mikawa, released in 2017 and long gone from the source.


here come the warm singularities

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T. Mikawa & Harsh Noise Movement - Split

 

Split CDR from 2016, released in an edition of 50 copies and long gone from the label.


as split as possible

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Vomir & Harsh Noise Movement - Split

 

Split CDR from 2017, released on Harsh Noise Movement's HNM label.


split

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CDR & Harsh Noise Movement - Wank Material

 

A short collaborative album by CDR and Harsh Noise Movement. 


wankers

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CDR & Harsh Noise Movement - Split

 

A split album from Harsh Noise Movement and Japanese breakcore artist CDR. It was once available from Harsh Noise Movement's Bandcamp page, but that page no longer exists. 


Splitsville

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Zr3a & Harsh Noise Movement - Split

 

Split album from Harsh Noise Movement and CDR's noise alter ego, Zr3a. Not on Discogs.


split

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Various - The Artificial Nerve Part. II




Again, the cover does the heavy lifting...

C60 on Xerxes from 1997.

nerve

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Various - The Artificial Nerve Part. III




Like it says on the slightly unfocussed tin.

C42 released on Xerxes in 1998.

nerve

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Hair Stylistics - Final Violent Shit




Helmet's on ... 70 minutes of head scratching approaches.

CDr. Boid. 2010.

ripper

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Mo•Te - Uncut




A collection of works from the legendary Fumiyuki Nagura that were originally released on his own Uncut label between 1996 and 1998. What is even better is that it includes the full Melting Plastic Head Core tape ... an apparently one-off collaborative project with Hideki Kato (aka Crack Fierce).

Four CD boxset jointly released on Audio Dissection and Industrial Recollections in 2019.

cut me

lean on the mega option first

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Hair Stylistics - I Hate Your Dream




... tense up, and relaaax. Now doesn't feel better already?

Another self-released / Boid CDr from 2010.

sweet dreams are made of hate

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The Residents - Hell!


Released in 1986 on Rykodisc, this compilation of evil-sounding Residents songs was the first time the Eyeball Buddies appeared on CD! Companion album to "Heaven?", but you figured that out already. 

double hockey sticks

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Witcyst & Prick Decay - Custic Witch Conflictory And In The Pols



Dylan and Lisa Nyoukis collaborating with Michael Veet Ruiliude via the good old medium of mail-art. That's from the UK to New Zealand and back and forth and kind of admirably stubborn. If you're not familiar with Witcyst ... lordy lordy, where you been and say hello to Chrimbo. Not only is his music wonderfully eclectic (erm, wonderful would have sufficed in that sentence) but he is as prolific as the Mighty O. His own page is past a 1000 releases that as far as I know are free to download. The caveat is due to it being a lifelong commitment on anyone's part to really keep up! A short-cut, if it helps, is the brilliant Lathe Cut Singles box-set that Lasse Marhaug released in 2017. Whilst you're here, you may as well nip over to Stefan Neville's Stabbies And The Rocket Recordings treasure trove. Nice to have met you ... see you again in a few years!

This bounced between continents in 1996 and fell down the back of a couch for nearly a quarter of a century before seeing the light of day in an edition of 75 on the always delectable Chocolate Monk in 2020.

caustic magnetic poles apart

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The Residents - Heaven?

 

Released in 1986 on Rykodisc, this compilation of cheerful Residents songs was the first time the Eyeball Buddies appeared on CD!


number one in heaven

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Awkward Geisha - Operetta




Never the same genre twice ... remarkable.

A triple CDr from 2017 courtesy of the sadly defunct Harsh Noise Movement bandcamp page.

Operetta

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Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Does The Cosmic Shepherd Dream Of Electric Tapirs?




... good question.

CD released on Space Age Recordings in 2014.

sweet tapirs are made of this

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