tac - Next

A comment hit out of the blue but at an opportune time. If you missed this majestic collection first time around, you are forgiven.

Maybe you haven't heard of tac, the name used by Tom A. Cox of Tennessee for his music since 1984. If you haven't, then let's change that. Cox self-released cassettes (and then CDRs) in very small editions, adorned with clearly labor-intensive silkscreen art and sculptural materials. His music was forbiddingly alien in nature and opaque in substance. Some of it is a tactile noise rush of mysterious origin, harsh and difficult and uncompromising. Later on, tac reversed gears and created albums of nearly-inaudible scrapes and bodiless whoosh.

This massive retrospective box of six 100-minute cassettes collects material from the first ten years of tac's work. Some of it is previously released (not that very many people heard it the first time round), and much of it is not. Collaborations with like-minded artists Small Cruel Party and factor X take up one cassette. If you're a fan of Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, G*Park, Hands To, Yeast Culture or John Hudak, these six-hundred minutes of fascinating audio ought to keep you enthralled for a long while.

Released in 1997 by Suitcase with a baroque package as demanding as the sound within: painted tapes, silk-screen mesh box, silk-screened booklet.




Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - Electrum

Time to channel your inner groove monkey. If you think that is a euphamism, well take a long hard look at yourself! Oops, channelling my inner Dr Z ... nevermind, we could be here all day. Stone cold Japanese jazz legends that nail down the musical / social transition of the time... exquisite psychedelic jazz rock expansion for blown minds. Less pretentiously expressed: it's fucking great and you might want to have a listen.

Originally an Lp released in 1970, this is the CD reissue on Think! Records from 2006.

y'all been way hep!


Lidless Eye - Blue Perfume

This is the work of Knox Mitchell. For fifteen or more years, a stalwart of the American school of build your own electronics at home and then fuck about with it.

A self-released C68 from 2013. It came in an edition of five so you might have missed it.

Blue Perfume


Kommissar Hjuler und Mama Baer & Ninni Morgia And Silvia Kastel - Two Couples

A person could make a fool of themselves trying to describe the machinations of der Kommissar und Mama, so I'll leave that one to you. Ninni and Silvia are people that I have been meaning to post for such a long time. They create beautiful work, especially as Control Unit (not that one).

An LP released on Silvia's Ultramarine in 2011.

a squared circle


The G.I. & The Spykes - Ambushed By Magnetic Tape Haterz

It's that man Olson from a long time back. Erm ... just fucking hell yes. That'll be the description done then.

A C52 relaesed on American Tapes in 1999. It's Am75 btw.

taperz gonna tape


Jojo Hiroshige - Kimi Ga Shinette Ieba Shinu Kara

It's Jojo with his guitar and amps ... more than plenty

CD released on his Alchemy Records in 1997.

you were perverted too


Anemone Tube / Dissecting Table - This Dismal World

I really like the work of Stefan Hanser. I posted some of his Anemone Tube tapes about ten years ago to almost complete apparent indifference. So, erm yeah, fuck you! Ichiro Tsuji needs less of an introduction to all you hipster types. So, what's all this about then?

"This Dismal World is a dark concept album about the ‘Four Nobel Truths’ – the central teachings of Buddhism explaining the nature of suffering (dukkha). Legendary cult industrial act Dissecting Table from Japan and Germany’s dark ambient/industrial project Anemone Tube join forces to perambulate the stony path of the four noble truths: suffering, its causes, the possibility of its cessation and how it can be overcome. With the use of field recordings exclusively made in a mausoleum in China in 2007, Anemone Tube gains insight into the first truth of suffering, the impermanency of all forms of life and the inevitableness of death. “In The Mausoleum“ is a dark industrial epic conjuring up a sinister, threatening atmosphere. With the crushing power-electronics track “From Anthropocentrism To Demonocentrism”, based on field recordings made in buddhist temples in Nanjing and Shanghai, Anemone Tube consequentially confronts the listener with the origin of man`s craving for sense-pleasures and self-perpetuating egocentrism. Dissecting Table`s monumental industrial track “1000 Tones“ is dedicated to the 1000-armed Guanyin – being known as the goddess of compassion to save beings from suffering and ignorance. Almost like a self-mortification Dissecting Table is reciting the complete 25th Lotus Sutra about The Universal Gate of Bodhisattva Kanzeon (“the perceiver of the world`s lamentations”). Accompanying with ritual drumming, diverse analogue treatments and deep growls, Dissecting Table creates a threnody for today’s dejected world."

Released as vinyl on Peripheral Records in 2013. This is the C42 released on Black Horizons. Same year.

worn-out places, worn-out faces


Nut Screamer - Cedar Point Is Lord

"Cedar Point Is Lord was recorded on July 15th 1993 during the Noise Fest '93. It is essentially a field recording at Cedar Point amusement park made by Steveggs on a portable recorder. It consists of Steveggs, Billy Nocera (of Razorback Records) and friends Mike Duncan (of Black Mayonnaise) and Roach yelling obscenities, profanities, screams and obnoxious jokes over noise from riding roller coasters. Side B features a special unreleased grind/noise jam done by Steveggs."

A C92 released on Stupidity Records in 1993 in an edition of meh.

my sweaty lord


Akira Sakata - 20人格 = 20 Personalities / Akira Sakata Sings

Akira Sakata is a giant of Japanese jazz across decades ... from the early flowing recordings to the later embrace of Jazz Hijokaidan and the works with Jim O'Rourke and etc and so forth.

Here he shows that he is a man that shouts at people in passing cars. That is an approach to the general populace that I entirely approve of!

As a whole, this is just magnificent ... equal parts hallelujah, wtf and laugh out loud funny (frequently at the same time). His scat take on good ole Bing is just gold ... slip that one into your festive playlists.

Originally released on Better Days as an LP in 1980. This is the CD reissue from 1993.



Pink Chunk - Abstracted Bar

Daniel Dlugosielski and John Olson in their much-feted non-jazz Jazz Band.

A double tape set from 2013 released on American Tapes in an edition of 40. It's AM939 btw.

"Live @ The Abstracted Bar, Fall Sessions"


General Assurance - Abundancia En Su Vida

The indefatigable John Olson.

C56 released on American Tapes in 2008. It's AM730 btw.

calling occupants of interplanatery craft


Philosophy Of Knives - Violent Death To Rapist Scum

Couldn't agree more. A pleasing miasma of noise / PE / grind rage.

It repeats on both sides and still only comes in as a C14. Fusty Cunt. 2012.

may your suffering be eased in retribution


Dissecting Table – Death Is Deaf To My Wailings

Ichiro Tsuji is an icon that has been active for nearly 40 years. For quite a while now, his output is almost exclusively self-released and highly limited. Keeping track can be a full time job ... but when it's this good, it's worth it.

A double CDr set on his own UPD Organization from 2020. An edition of 15.

for ruby


Deterge - Gestation

There's a bloke called Steve that runs Industrial Coast and he is a shining beacon on this stinking isle. I always go to gorp even if I can't justify the wrath of hungry cats by buying everything. A few days ago, I got five Fusty Cunt tapes from him at a lovely price. It will take me a while to get around to listening to them, never mind sorting a decent rip.

However, it's always a good time to remind people that Fusty is a stunningly good (harsh) noise label. It's run by Jim Haras. He records as Deterge. I love him. Here's one he prepared earlier.

A three tape set on Fusty Cunt from 2013.

will you keep it, will you keep yourself


Various - Foundation Stones: The Stunned Box

I was, and still am, in love with Stunned Records. The entire catalogue is wonderful.

Between 2008 and 2011, Philip and Myste French ran that label with impeccably high standards from packaging to extraordinarily good artwork and then you move on to the range of artists and approaches. Just WOW. I only found them about half way through and bought everything that I could get hold of. Given that it was a small tape / CDr label based in Long Beach, California (with no discernible European distro around), it took a bit of work to track the releases.

It was around this time that they moved to Portland, Oregan before ceasing operations with their 137th release in 2011. There was a 138th release in 2019 but it's really not part of the canon.

Here you will find Eureka (aka William Giacchi who was also in Super Minerals amongst others), Ear And Throat (their only release), Rambutan (aka Eric Hardiman who was also in Burnt Hills, Century Plants and more and runs Tape Drift Records), Metal Rouge, Sleepwalkers Local 242 (which, whilst being a great name in its own right, is the work of Grant Capes who was in (VxPxC), Thousands etc), SMGSAP (Shea M Gauer and Scott A. Peterson, geddit?), Plankton Wat, The Doglands (the work of John Frank who in a completely different guise was in Trotsky Icepick
and Danny and the Doorknobs), The Pistil Cosmos (aka Vincent Caylet who also recorded as "V", Archers By The Sea, Cankun and Thé Déluge as well as within Ruralfaune Collective and Monks Of The Balhill), Sean McCann and Enfer Boréal (aka Maxime Primault who recorded loads of great stuff as Annapurna Illusion, Black Zone Myth Chant, Black Zone One, High Wolf and Kunlun and as Iibiis Rooge with Neil Campbell, with Jani Hirvonen as Saturn Finger and as Voodoo Mount Sister with Alice Dourlen aka Chicaloyoh). That is quite some list of wonderful people ...

Marking their 100th release, this is a six tape retrospective of, even then, out of print releases in a magnificent purpose built vinyl clip case tape box, with gorgeous artwork inside a woolen drawstring crocheted bag. A landmark release courtesy of Stunned Records in 2010.


All links are interchangeable but lean below first to share the load:


Whilst you are waiting for them to download, you could do worse than listen to Enfer Boréal ...


Hijokaidan featuring Nasca Car - Untitled

Yeah. Even ennui runs out of steam. You can't rely on anything these days!

I was really bored with all of this and then started to get bored with being bored and then I thought "this is the finest sign of being a postmodern twat". Unsatisfied with that self-evident truth, I started to wonder "if I disappeared up my own arse for long enough, would I get to see the back of my own teeth?" and then I thought ... *gun shot*

Until recently, this was one of my missing links. Two five minute studio recordings (that surely were intended for a 7" release?) and two 18 minute live sets. It's magnificent and everything that I had hoped it would be before I was able to actually hear it.

A CD on Alchemy Records from 2015.

you're the kind of girl that fits in with my world


Various - Brains On Backwash

I'm in the middle of ripping a big tape set that I have so I can post it here. It's taking a long time. Then I'll post it here on the filehost that I have paid for. I'm fucking broke and would rather be spending my time watching the "new" cats plan their attacks on each other in the back garden. I took in a pregnant stray ... Ruby, thanks for asking ... she gave birth to to five kittens. Sherman only got to 9 months old before some twat in a car killed her. The other four are approaching their first birthday in a couple of weeks. So far, it's a household of 8 (oh, and me). And, I sit here posting a shitload of my time into this void. When you think about it, why the fuck am I doing this shit? I'm actually a big boy and don't need vicarious validation.

I prefer Spike Milligan's eipthath of "I told you that I was ill". My demise will certainly be an 11 month old cat doing love rolls in front of me when I'm trying to safely navigate any environment? Harley btw, thanks for asking. Yeah, Inspector Harley on the staircase with the adorable head ... write that on my tombstone!

Has this really been thirteen and a half years (for me anyway). Most of me is ossifying so I can't blame my mojo for following suit. Don't actually know why I'm saying any of this ... a series of whoop whoop comments won't make any difference just like no comments would make me give anymore of a shit.

In silver cloud news, I'm off to see Swans tomorrow night ... the venue has the support listed as Norman Westbury (dickheads) ... obviously it's Norman Westberg doing his drone guitar thang. A pleasing circle for me as the first time I saw him play was about 35 years ago as a core member of Swans on their Children Of God tour (at the International at the top of Anson Road, still have the ticket somewhere). Blah fucking blah and suchforth

Anyway, this is another quality selection but I would suggest you just crack on.

C90 on 905 Tapes from 2008.

paint it backwash


Various - Brains On Backwash II: Exile On Brain Street

If you listened to the previous 905 post then this will be static because you will have gone straight to the download link.

Otherwise: Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Mutant Ape, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Ajilvsga, Andreas Brandal, Century Plants, Expo 70, Being, Teeth Collection & Concrete Arteries and ... c'mon get with the programme.

There's a link right under your nose ... go there. Now.

... before you do ... C90 released on 905 Tapes in 2010.

light in your head and dead on your feet


The Slathered - Roaming Black Bones

This is one of John Olson's singular projects and it's a cracker! Lovely harmonious electro-static scrapings with a core This Island Earth resonance ... this is not one you want to pass up on.

A CDr released on American Tapes in an edition of twelve in 2001.

It's AM220 btw ...

i'm a doctor, not an engineer!


Various - Brains On Backwash III: Backwash To The Future!

This is the third in a series of brilliant tapes that effectively operate as mixtapes. 27 artists / outfits with one work blending into the next to very great effect featuring the likes of Circuit Wound, GX Jupitter-Larsen, Quicksails, Vestigial Limb, Plasmic Formations, M. Geddes Gengras, Jon Lorenz, Ophibre, Red Electric Rainbow and a load more.

C98 released on the great 905 Tapes in 2011.

forward the revolution


The Henry & Hazel Slaughter Experience - Praying Mantis Brain

At the other end of the catalogue (and calm down, it's not the lingerie pages) lies this little jewel from John Olson. Sitting on the message board waiting for the next AmTapes release was frequently a "what do you mean it's gone, I didn't even blink" rollercoaster. Then there was the foreboding that there were only going to be another 15 releases left before the shutters were closed after AM999 (AM1000 was a party and my invite was lost in the post ... still waiting for the apology). Fuck me this is 10 years old. The policemen get younger and everything seems like yesterday ... all hail entropy!

A C52 released on American Tapes in 2013 in an edition of 30.

It's AM984 btw ...

michigan castle magic


Reynols - Sonirdo de lo Mofifero

This is Reynols as a six-piece from the previous century released on what is, I'm pretty sure, our favourite label ever! It's the best scrambled and roaring psychedelia that the finest Argentinian brown peyote can buy ... four warped tracks with the finale being the monumental three quarters of an hour that is Todo lo Solos Marmonio lo Cucu.

A CDr that was the 77th release on American Tapes in 1999.

'scuse me while i kiss the sky


The Mossy Throats - Sometimes They Come Back

The legendary Daniel Dlugosielski creating ultra-absorbant sub-subterranean noise murk in the way that, frankly, omly he can.

A double C48 set replete with a 43 minute CDr packaged in a hand-made cosmic box courtesy of his own Excite Bike label in 2009.

It came in an edition of fifteen so you may have missed it first time around.

(Return of the Murk) pump up the world


Tori Kudo - Tori Kudo At Goodman 1984-1986

I've thought about this for quite a while. Obviously. there are two types of people: people that adore Tori Kudo and people that have wasted their lives thus far.

Yeah, the secret messiahs will always say that there is the third opinion but back in the room sheeples ... I know truth and stuff so please sell your houses and send me the money.

This is a set of nine CDs (there's a DVD as well but it's not included here). Whilst these are apprently live (as in with an audience present) it seems more like captured practices and private moments. It sometimes makes me feel like a voyeur but really he is just letting us see / hear things when (almost) nobody was there. But, then you get 33 minutes of "Rain Falling On A Paddy Field Already Full With Water Prior To Planting" that has Tori on piano, Masami Shinoda on alto, Yuzuru Makino on baritone and Koichiro Watanabe on violin ... and it remains intensely private. It's another fleeting glimpse into The Fifth Column and proto Maher Shalal Hash Baz hive mind.

Best to act quickly ... he only has ome left:

"Tori Kudo's live recordings from 1984 to 1986 at Ogikubo good-man will be released on 9 CDs by boid/Voice Of Ghost label on May 19, 2021. The cassette recordings of Tori Kudo's many live performances, mainly at Ogikubo Goodman on the eve of the formation of Maher Shalal Hash Baz and shortly thereafter, have been re-recorded on 9 CDs.

In addition to a hand-written index and hand-drawn flyers, this gorgeous box set also includes a DVD of "Maher Shalal Hash Baz" as an enclosed bonus."




As always, pressure off der mein host:





Die Like A Dog Quartet - From Valley To Valley

Peter Brötzmann on sax, William Parker on bass, Hamid Drake on drums and on this occasion Toshinori Kondo is replaced on brass by Roy Campbell, Jr.

Recorded live at the Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst, MA on the 25th of July 1998, and released on Eremite Records in 1999.

i, like, love going into, like, clothing stores and stuff


Last Exit – Last Exit

It was with a heavy heart that I learnt of the passing of Peter Brötzmann on Thursday aged 82. An absolute titan of free jazz, both radical and revolutionary, he took the form into areas previously unthought of.

His legendary Last Exit quartet remains the only outfit that could give Borbetomagus a run for their money ... and then some!

The CD version released in Japan on Enemy Records in 1986

fare well

This recording of the band playing at Deutsches Jazzfestival in 1986 is just utterly wild and easily the best thing you will have seen for quite a while.


T.Mikawa - Bloody, innocent and Strategic

Sometimes Discogs isn't entirely accurate ... I know ... who knew? It's something else entirely when the artist feels the need to correct the addition. A tough one to swallow that makes everyone else smirk ... cue instant karma.

"All titles of this CD shown above are totally incorrectly spelled.
This album is dedicated to BiS (Brand-new idol Society), which disbanded on 8th, July, 2014. All titles of each piece were named to show BiS when abbreviated. Therefore, all titles shown above are wrong.
They should be
1. Bloody, innocent and Strategic
2. Beyond internal Split
3. Bring impossible Satisfaction
4. Breathless incubus Sophisticated
5. Burning, isolated and Spectacular
6. Barbarian introduces Sabotage
and also, of course, the title of this album must be spelled as Bloody, innocent and Strategic. That's all what I would like to say as the artist of this album.
Toshiji Mikawa"

CD released on Alchemy Records in 2004.

guilty m'lud


Various - Tokyo Invasion Volume 1: Cosmic Kurushi Monsters

A cracking compilation featuring the likes of Musica Transonic, High Rise, Boredoms, Ground Zero, Vajra, Altered States, Keiji Haino, Ruins, Fushitsusha, Melt-Banana and a hell of a lot more. Yeah, there is nothing exclusive to the release but that doesn't stop it being a shitload of fun.

You also get artwork courtesy of Savage Pencil ... I'm pretty sure there was never a second volume so I guess this didn't sell too well at the time which prompts the age old question: "what's wrong with poeple?"

Double CD released by a wannabe spaceman in 1996.

collar me, don't collar me

It's around 900MB so best to lean on this server first ..



Incapacitants / Macronympha - Split

I remember referencing this when I posted the 7" split a while ago and expressing astonishhment that it was still for sale and linking a place to buy it. Pretty sure that you can't buy this anymore. You know where you are ...

C56 released on Bizarre Audio Arts in 2018. There were 50 of these.

split bananas


The Gerogerigegege - As If It Had Always Been Determined Since This Day Was Born

I've been meaning to post this for a while but have been too busy playing it on repeat. Gero gets filed away into an unfair niche largely due to some people's most regular contact being those releases containing Tetsuya Endoh's (ahem) artistic flourishes. It does Juntaro / them a massive diservice that any time spent with the wider discography amply demonstrates. This contains of a bunch of remixes and remasters that frankly could be seen as entirely new pieces of work ... amongst the tastefully manicured noise, there are even aspects that would fit in nicely with the good end of the C89 UK Indie crew.

CD released on いぬん堂 / Inundow (a great label more associated with Japanese punk and new wave) in October 2022. It even has the bonus CDr that was only available if you bought directly from Disk Union.

fatal attraction


T. Mikawa - Cloud Carpet Bombing

Now here is an entire bathful of HOLY SHIT!

Obviously, it's Toshiji Mikawa and I'll assume that you know where you are. Even so, you won't have seen this coming. It's a set released in Japan consisting of a box containing one CD and two tapes. The tapes replicate what is on the disc. I don't actually own this yet so you will have to cope with only having the rip of the CD. When I get my hands on a physical copy, I'll rip the tapes and put them up as well. Nerdtastic aspirations right there just for you.

This has genuinely surprised and excited me more than I thought possible. I've played this on rotation for the past couple of weeks and still can't translate it into the usual bollocks that I spout on here. This is genuinely special!

Released on Takuya Sakaguchi's Neurec label in 2022. There is a CD only version that raises it's head infrequently but I'm pretty sure that is not "authentic".

do the shake n vac and put the freshness back


Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit - Mass Hysterism In Another Situation

A likely tale ...

But, as I said two and a half years ago: "Oh damn! This is a stripped down armour plated beast of a recording. Think of the Hijokaidan end of the free jazz spectrum. Masayuki Takayanagi and Akira Iijima on guitar and Hiroshi Yamazaki on all manner of Satan's bongos. Recorded live at Kid Ailak Hall on August the 14th, 1983."

CD released on Jinya Disc in 2006. This time it's flac.

i'll climb this blinkin' ladder till i get right to the top


Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

The original LP was released in 1982 before being repressed in Japan the following year. There was the odd decision to add the State Violence State Control 7". It's odd because Side A of the single starts off Side A of the LP ... the same with the reverse. I would assume it is the maintain the track structure whilst simultaneously making the idea redundant. There have been two Japanese CD reissues that follow the same structure ... this is the second one.

CD released on Toy's Factory in 1996.

never again


The Gerogerigegege - Nothing To Hear / Nothing To...1985

This is a good old harsh noise opus recorded on the 23rd of October, 1985. If the title doesn't riff on Discharge's "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" LP then Juntaro is just telling fibs.

From the label's insert: "We are experimental/noise music fans in Taipei, Taiwan. Because it was very hard to obtain any information about this kind of music here, we self published our small fanzine 'NOISE' from 1993. We try to contact unusual music workers and introduce them to Taiwanese fans. We hope to introduce more unusual music to Taiwanese fans and Juntaro (The Gerogerigegege) hope his work can be released in Taiwan. But it is impossible to find any Taiwanese record company to do a cd release for The Gerogerigegege. We do it ourselves with Juntaro's help. We don't have the government's approval to release cds, so the cd pressing company insisted wanting us to print 'PROMOTION ONLY' on the cd to avoid any trouble. This 'Nothing To Hear/Nothing To ...1985' cd is limited numbered edition of 500. When it sold out, we will not re-release it anymore."

CD releaesed on Noise in 1994.



The Gerogerigegege - Hell Driver

Just reflecting on the two comments in the previous post ... I think that people think that I think that people think that the Gero 30 material defines Gero. It couldn't be further from the truth. There is so much more going on than the genteel society baiting happy slapping.

CD released on Dirter Promotions in 1999.

season ticket on a one way ride

Pretty sure that I meant to link this up ages ago and forgot ... it even starts with The Saintly John Peel.


The Gerogerigegege - >(decrescendo)

I've posted about this before. Luckily for me, you all hang on my every word so I don't need to repeat myself. This is a 16/44 rip of the extremely rare tape version.

C84 released on Cav Empt (a Japanese tape label whose releases are priced exorbitantly over here) in 2019.



ONJT + - Lonely Woman

This time, the source is Ornette Coleman's work.

Two quintets. Two trios. Two solos. Six revelations.

CD. Doubtmusic. 2010.

and I will be alone again tonight my dear


ONJT + - Bells

Otomo's New Jazz Trio. Otomo Yoshihide on various guitars, long-time collaborator Hiroaki Mizutani on bass and the magical Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (founder of Altered States) on drums. The plus refers to two additional members who appear for selected sessions to make up a quintet. None other than Sachiko M and Jim O'Rourke handling electronics on the first version! The versions in question are riff meditations on Alber Ayler's "Bells". It's glorious. Obviously.

CD released on Doubtmusic in 2010.

ding dong mercilessly i'm high


NNCK - Aftypiclipse (For Jazzfinger)

This is a live recording of No Neck Blues Band playing at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival in 2006. I don't think Jazzfinger were on that weekend but erm... Always wanted to get down to the Sands but the smallest dwelling is a four bed "chalet" and I don't actually know people who understand the first thing about the music I like. Well, not in the "real" world I mean ...

CDr released on their own Sound@One in 2007 and reissued on viynl a year later.

aftypiclimax (for FlaccusMUC)

There is this entire tawdry British history thing about holiday camps that ATP totally subvert (as you would expect from the VU reference). Some lovely person has uploaded a documentary that splendidly explains and entertains. Well worth your attention on its own.


Various - The Jewelled Antler Library

In 2003, Porter Records released a monthly subscription series of 3" CDrs with a bonus 13th thrown in for good measure at the end. You get Loren Chasse, Tomes, The Ivytree, Hala Strana, Dead Raven Choir, Famous Boating Party, Uton, Claypipe, The Muons, Thuja, Fursaxa, Kemialliset Ystävät and The Ways Of God To Man.

This is the four CD collection released in 2008.


the usual option



Shockabilly - The Ghost of Shockabilly

The reissue of 1983's Earth vs. Shockabilly and Colosseum from the following year. Truly righteous not-right stuff of legend.

CD released on Shimmy Disc Europe in 1989.

earth calling kramer


DJ Yo-Yo Dieting - Severed Complexion Mix

Time to crack on then.

The Superstar DJ in question is Pat Maher. A genius that shares a peculiar orbit with Mike Ridge's Zebra Mu. Admittedly, so far, that only exists inside my own head.

A CDr released on Cherried-Out Merch in an edition of fuck all in 2008.

ohh no yo yo


Bruxa Maria

Oh ... and Swans are back touring btw


E.E.E. - Found Documents 1984-1992

The E's are good in question are "officially" Ella Einsmire and Elliot Einsmire. British twins that made noise music and then moved to Texas to make some more. Tragically Elliot died in 1997, leaving Ella to pursue the noise mission alone.

The unfortunate truth is that none of that can be true. Nobody over here had ever heard of them and they don't appear in any meaningful way on t'interweb. Also, nobody over here makes wall noise like this and certainly never did in the titular dates. What am I? Some kind of mug that believes for a second that there are two Rupeni? For me, it's another one of Richard's ciphers and that is always a good thing in any right thinking world!

A four CDr set released on Deadline Recordings in 2014.

eee by gum!


Freddy Fresh - Chupacabbra

In a change from our usual sponser: I've loved Freddy Fresh for creeping on 30 years. Only saw him play out live once ... I think it was about 1999 in Liverpool on the Friday at the place that did Creamfields at the weekend. The only place I've been offered speedballs for sale on the way in ... but that's the scousers for you! Anyway ... fucking adorable latino hip house hop tech with the big beat bonus of Bassbin Twins / Propeller Heads remixes.

The expanded CD EP released on the magnificent Harthouse label in 1997.

suck my goat


Hijokaidan - Legendary Live Collection Of Hijokaidan Vol.5 - 蔵六の奇病発売記念ライブ

Effectively, the launch party at Shinjuku Loft, Tokyo, for the original release of Zouroku No Kibyou in 1982.

Originally a self-released VHS in 1982, this is the DVDr reissue on Alchemy Music Store from 2008.



Sun City Girls - Superpower

Eclipse Records put out some brilliant double LP SCG releases that were as close as it gets to the Cloaven's seeing a reissue. I bought all of that vinyl and then they went bankrupt so that mission was unexpectedly terminated so not all of it escaped.

However, there is the common reissue misconception ... as beautiful as they are, they are edits. The first two tapes come in at around 140 minutes and that doesn't fit on four sides of vinyl. If anyone wants it, I'll post the corresponding Eclipse vinyl so you can compare and contrast.

Anyway ... "An equatorial collective improvisation recorded live in 1982 and informative disinformation financed by short-wave overload with text excerpts from Myron Fagen circa 1967. Recorded August 1982 live at Merlin's."

The second of the Cloaven Cassettes released in 1987.

solar power


Various - Fortune Tellers

A sparkling compilation featuring Ludo Mich & W. Ravenveer, Jazzfinger, Barf Thoth, The Haters, Jeph Jerman, Darksmith, Id M Theft Able, Leslie Keffer, Andrew Coltrane and Dylan Nyoukis.

A six C20 tape set released on AC's Hermitage Tapes in 2011.

stare into my crystal balls and tell me what you smell


Sun City Girls - God Is My Solar System

Shall we go in this direction for a while?

"A collection of early Sun City Girls recordings, mostly improv-diverse.... a sign of things to follow although unique in comparison to later works."

The first of the Cloaven Cassettes ... a C60 released in 1987.

solar city systems