Incapacitants - Live In Oslo - Norway 2007

It's been a while since I had played this and today watched it three times on the spin. Kind of made me think that if you haven't seen it then you might like it too. It's joyous!

DVDr released on Freak Animal Records in 2007. It's a big old file that is in two pieces ... don't see the point of compressing because somebody is downloading onto a phone.

bankers just

wanna have fun

Lean on this bandwidth first ...




Pharoah Sanders - Live At The East

Farrell Sanders is a legend that forged his art in the crucibles of Sun Ra and John Coltrane before taking his own rightful place in the pantheon. A friend of mine just told me that he passed five days ago and I want to bow my head in appreciation.

It is only relatively recently that his classic early releases have even been reissued, regardless of the format. This is a 24-bit digital remastering of the album originally released on Impulse! in 1972. This was released in Japan on Universal Music in 2003 as part of their (apparently brief) 'The...Music Hardcore Jazz' series.

sail on


Eresto - #1

Yeah, I could have waited a bit to post this but frankly what's the fucking point of that? None whatsoever. Admittedly, there may be no improvement from here on in ... but what a way to go downhill!

This comes in a physical edition of one. Yes. One. I have sweet dreams that John is leaking these himself to flip a mighty bird to the AmTapes speculator market. Twats the lot of them!

Four CDrs and a C32 released on American Tapes dressed in Tin Coffin style packaging in May of this year.


... lean on the Mega bandwidth first:



No Thing & The Spykes - Abominable Assurance In Oxidized Ointments

The past few posts have made me consider that time is deceitful. AmTapes in the 900s ten years ago? I used to stalk the HN_AM message board looking for the new releases and contact John to buy them. If I was lucky, I got them but frequently it was "hey, you just missed it". I nearly cried when I was told that the last copy of Spykes "Mistrust" six-taper had just been sold moments before I tried to get it. There were only five of those and it still really bugs the arse off me twelve years later. Never had a sniff ot it since then.

So? Oh yeah, the point. It was well-trailled that John was going to fold AmTapes when he got to 1000 (as far as I know 1K was a party in Michigan ... never got an invite, thanks for asking). It felt like a friend was shuffling off his mortal coil. Then the AmTapes site came down and that massive resource of "wtf was going on there then" was lost. Things went quiet for quite a while and then news arrived (always too late) of blink sorry you missed them bits and pieces, frequently tour mersh but still intrinsically American Tapes releases.

For the past couple of years, things have seemed to get a bit frequent. No fanfare that I have ever heard so not really been at the front of any queue to buy them. However, in the nicest and nerdiest possible way, I spend dumb / worthwhile amounts of time stalking t'interweb and talking to people and etc.

This is a ten disc set (with six of the CDrs being hand-painted "anti-discs") released on American Tapes in May 2022. No catalogue number btw.

Seriously, Brother O is at the height of his prodigious powers right now!

Oh yeah, nearly forgot ... it comes in a princely edition of two copies.

the abominable spyke thing


Various - Timeline Beserker

Stare Case, Birth Refusal and F.I. Spykes doing the do.

C82 courtesy of American Tapes in 2012. It's AM917 btw.

stink my henbane


Eating People & Spykes (FxIx) - Eating Spykes

Create your own sentence here:

Four tapes that come in at somewhere betweem C14s and C20s released on American Tapes in 2013. It's AM 949 btw.

"Eating Spykes=Daytime"


Charlie Draheim / Spykes - From The Noize Explorers

It starts off with Crank crunk beatboxing, found sound of somebody doing bad but explaining to himself that it will be fine and then settles into its rusty groove. Play it in the background when you are planning something important and then wonder why you just forgot everything.

C32 released on American Tapes in 2006. It's AM548 btw.

i spy with my third ear ...


Hour Of The Wolf / I Dreamt Of Her Beautiful Tentacles / Dead Body Collection / Indch Libertine - Split

Whilst at least three of us await delivery od the GOL three CD set (all hail München!), let's gasp for breath with a monstrous slab of wall.

A double CDr released on Sickcore in 2011.

max wall

mega option


GOL - 25

Frédéric Rebotier, Jean-Marcel Busson, Ravi Shardja and Samon Takahashi with contributions from Fred Segall, Yann Leguay, Brunhild Meyer-Ferrari, Sébastien Busson and Dennis Tyfus.

A sublime double 10" set released on Gol Records in 2014.



Macronympha - Ongoing Orgasm

I would like to apologise for the funnel of spunk dust shot into the atmosphere by the small number of genuflecting morons that appear to be representative of this sinking ship of a country. Rest assured, they are not. Most here would happily follow the French example!

This is a C92 released on Mother Savage Noise Productions in 1995. Apparently people pay a lot of money for a physical copy. The release / reisuue schedule of MSNP is intertwined with the entire Macro fall-apart back in the day. Best not to know the details ...

the wankers will be queueing up at a food bank next week and still not understand the concept of dissonance


Various - 1974 Hobo's Concerts Ⅴ "ありがとう ありがとう ありがとう"

Of course I hadn't forgotten. Yoshitaka Minami, Fumio Nunoya & Coconut Bank, Chu Kosaka & Budou Batake, Sentimental City Romance and Haruomi Hosono.

CD released on Super Fuji Discs in 2007.

chang yr ba to this


Flatline Construct - Crippled Officers

More stellar Canadian noise, this time courtesy of Ryan Bloomer and Scott Hodgins.

C30 released on Where Late The Birds Sang in 1999.

no give me producer


Fossils - Memory Box Vol. 2

This huge collection covers a lot of ground: the Archive 1 CDr (which was itself a collection of parts of rare tapes and live performances, the aural contents of the Fossils & The Broked Leg Ensemble dvdr, live sound from the gigs on the Whale dvdr, the "Romancing The Stone / Jewel Of The Nile" tape that came out in 2006 in an edition of 11 (tagged here as part of the Terror Tapes series, but I'm pretty sure it never was), a self-titled tape from 2006 that came in an edition of 13, some work with Johnny Scarr (aka Spoils & Relics), some apprently unreleased mammoth sessions and (undoutably) some obvious stuff that I have missed.

Six C90s in a semi-posh little box released on Poor Little Music in 2016 in an edition of 20 copies.

i sometimes wonder

what's moving underground

Lean on this first ...




GOL & Charles Hayward - GOL & Charles Hayward

Another majestic recording guided by the musical mastermind of Charles Hayward. The first side is recorded in the studio and there are parts that sound like The Herbaliser are beaming one in from another dimension. The second side is a live recording from Sonic Protest Festival le 104 on December the 14th, 2008 and it's another beast altogether but it still has the beat driven straight through it's heart.

LP released on Planam in 2010.

give the drummer some


GOL & Ghédalia Tazartès - Alpes

It is highly probable that GOL are the most significant quartet that this century has seen or wiil see. I've only heard their collaborations with other remarkable people, so on balance, I'd say yes of course they are!

Initially, you think it's an Alan Lomax enthnographical examination of central France. Then, the late and greatly lamented godhead that still is Ghédalia Tazartès taps you on the shoulder and gives you a cheeky wink. The carpet gets pulled from underneath you to reveal a massive rabbit hole where the floor used to reassuringly fool you. It's amazing and you lot are the only people I know who would get this in anyway. See you on the other side ...

LP released on Planam in 2013 ... and the artwork is by Dennis Tyfus (obviously).

mont blanc