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