"Burning World" is one of my favorite songs ever.
Mine too. Thunderbolt Pagoda should've covered that, not the one that they did.
Burning Prisma is rather disappointing though.
I used to cover it with Salamander in the early 90s.
"used to" he says. What use is "used to"?
The Hafler Trio - Where are You?
this is the story of two people that were not brothers, and the things they got up to in basements when not reading strange books. how did the dead walk again? how did such things get hidden and swept under so many carpets? well, there we have it. and you can too. all dusted off and eloquently rendered in non-real time for your dancing and drinking pleasure. go easy on the tincture of opium.
the tapes for the project that was to be David Tibet 93 and Andrew M. McKenzie (variously discussed and planned as 'DOG BLOOD RISING', finally becoming mooted as 'DO' when the first title was used for an appearance at the Equinox Event) are all that is left of a friendship and collaboration that started when David Michael Bunting, as he was then known, would come into the Newcastle branch of Virgin Records where McKenzie then worked, and get discounted records in exchange for rare esoteric books and other information. it was here that McKenzie introduced Tibet to the work of Nurse With Wound and other luminaries, and when Tibet moved to London, McKenzie would stay with him, where on one occasion they finally recorded raw material and planned their project. previously, McKenzie had supplied backing tapes for the first Current 93 performances, which can be heard on the now deleted but often bootlegged Staalplaat release of C93 live at NL Centrum, mixed by Steven Stapleton.
due to never explained circumstances regarding the termination of their association by Tibet, the tapes were never worked on until now. they consist of various ethnic ritual instruments and voice recordings, made with a variant of the well-known Binaural Stereo technique in the squat that Tibet was living in Vauxhall (with Annie Anxiety, D&V, and other Crass associates), in between the first and second Current 93 albums, and reflects his concerns both textually and sonically at the time.
the tapes have been worked on in ways commensurate with the ideas then being discussed, which fit well into the series of pieces investigating voice, 'essence' and language currently being processed by McKenzie within the framework of The Hafler Trio.
this project reflects a genuine desire to square a circle, and tie the shoelaces of a pair of boots that should have been fastened years ago.
On-U Sound - Pay it All Back Vol. 4
My heart skipped a beat when I saw this:
Lethal Weapons - VA
Various Artists Lethal Weapons - the legendary Aussie punk compilation from 1978 that features the earliest recordings by Nick Cave / Boys Next Door, and Sean Kelly & James Freud (Models).
Teenage Radio Stars - I Wanna Be Your Baby
Teenage Radio Stars - Learned Ones
JAB - Let's Go
JAB - Blonde and Bombed
Survivors - Baby Come Back
Survivors - Mr Record Man
Boys Next Door - These Boots
Boys Next Door - Masturbation Generation
Boys Next Door - Boy Hero
Negatives - Planet on the Prowl
X-Ray-Z - Three Glorious Years
X-Ray-Z - Valium
The Clash - The Vanilla Tapes (from 'London Calling - 25th anniversary Legacy Edition)
Previously thought lost, cassettes of "The Vanilla Tapes" were recently discovered in storage by Clash guitarist Mick Jones. Of greatest interest for fans will be "Paul's Tune," which morphed into "The Guns of Brixton," a cover of Bob Dylan's "The Man in Me," "Up-Toon," which turned into "The Right Profile," and an early version of "Clampdown" titled "Working and Waiting."
An in-progress take of the title cut reveals alternate lyrics and song structure, having not yet arrived at the snarling version eventually recorded for the album. Other unreleased items include the country-ish "Lonesome Me," the reggae-leaning "Where You Gonna Go (Soweto)," "Heart and Mind" and the instrumental "Walkin' the Slidewalk."
"Rudie Can't Fail"
"I'm Not Down"
"Koka Kola, Advertising & Cocaine"
"Death or Glory"
"The Police Walked in 4 Jazz"
"Lost in the Supermarket"
"Walking the Slidewalk"
"Where You Gonna Go (Soweto)"
"The Man in Me"
"Working and Waiting"
"Heart and Mind"
"Brand New Cadillac"
thanks so much for this.
world in your eyes is one of my favorite albums.
Doo-Dooettes - Think Space (1975),LP,USA (NWW list!,LAFMS)
Great release from Los Angeles Free Music Society weirdos Doo-Dooettes, related with Airway, Le Forte Four, the Residents, Half Japanese, John Duncan, Boyd Rice. "Group improvisations intended to accompany a film on the Viking space probe in 1975. Includes the original Doo-Dooettes lineup; Dennis Duck, Juan Gomez, Fredrik Nilsen, Tom Recchion, Harold Schroeder.." "The unearthing of the LAFMS recordings is experimental rock history at its most historical and hysterical -- a completely bizarro and further-out counterpart to the LA punk scene." -- Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth.
Note that "Think Space " project was unreleased till now that Cortical Foundation released it on cd version acompanied by a 7" with recordings from 1977(not included here).
get it here
Airway - Live at the Lace ,LP 1978, USA (NWW list!/LAFMS label)
2 track LP on LAFMS recs from 1978 by Airway.Two long improv freak outs of distorted garbled greatness.Guitars,drums,sax,mandolin,bass and "vocals" all get a heavy dose of electronic treatments.
It was recorded live at Lace Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, April 27, 1978. This incarnation featured Vetza (vocals), Tom Recchion (drums), Rick Potts (electric mandolin), Dennis Duck (sax), Juan Gomez (electric guitar & bass), Chip Chapman (processing mix & microsynthesizer) and Joe Potts (tapes processing & mix).
The first pressing came with color xeroxes of autopsy photos on both sides (the credits state that the model is Vetza, which is incorrect; the 'model' is a real autopsy subject!).
"Airway was a musical ensemble based within the Los Angeles Free Music Society.
Airway was initially a solo project of Le Forte Four member Joe Potts. The first release was the Airway 7", which featured subliminal messages to coincide with an art exhibition in Tokyo. In August 1978 Airway made their live debut at the Lace Gallery. This lineup featured Potts and Chip Chapman on electronics, Vetza on vocals, Rick Potts on mandolin, Dennis Duck on saxophone, Juan Gomez on bass, and Tom Recchion on drums. They attempted to create subliminal messages beneath a wall of noise by using tape delay. Recordings from the performance were released as Live At Lacy by the Los Angeles Free Music Association.
Throughout 1978 the group performed more concerts with differing lineups, but always with Joe Potts' subliminal message experiments. The project disbanded in 1979. Airway reformed in 1998 for a performance at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, which featured 18 musicians. Recordings from the performance were released as Beyond the Pink Live.
Their sound influenced the Japanese noise band Hijokaidan"
More LAFMS releases (DooDooetes,Le Forte Four, etc) coming soon!
get it here
every flattering to mutant sounds seems to dont be enough.
one from the H&B collection
Fushitsusha - The Caution Appears
One of my personal favorite Fushitsusha records, coming in just behind the two double live albums on PSF (available from forced exposure). The Caution Appears is perhaps Fushitsusha's noisiest and most uninhibited recording, making it an immediately gratifying affair for those of us wained on the noise freakouts of Borbetomagus and the like (surely I'm not the only one). A standout (and underappreciated!) entry in Fushitsusha and Keiji Haino's incredible discography.
The Caution Appears
Various Artists - Greek Electronic Music - 1 (1969)
This is a fantastic compilation by six Greek composers who each take a stab at using an EMS VCS3 modular synthesizer as their primary sound source. These pieces are not limited to said synth, a wealth of primitive studio techniques are used to brighten the edges of these works, for example the piece by Yannis Vlachopoulos mixes swells of strings, children playing, & Greek folk music in & out of the track. Seriously, I’ve been eating up all of this old school modular synth music recently. I suggest you do the same; it’s quite an adventurous world of electronic music. A world so rich w/ wondrous works of art that makes us appreciates the current electronic climate of today.
Kawabata Makoto - Guitar Solo II
2. Hangon No Shirushi
Makoto, mastermind of the ever-astonishing Acid Mothers Temple, released this droning two-part escape pod in 1998. Fans of AMT wont' find any suprises here, as there is drone to spare, but there is no Iommi-worship to be found on this recording. The atmosphere is set and kept, leaving the listener to discern the subtleties. One of my favorite drone records, period.
Insanely good. What a truly amazing find. Thanks so much.
Had no idea such an instrument even existed. Now i want one, badly!
The usual 'spread rep' scenario.
Wow, thanks so much for this! I wanted to listen to something in this field for some time. What lovely cover art too!
Wait! There's more!
Roger Winfield's - Windsongs
The material for "WINDSONGS" was recorded in Southern Spain and edited in the UK. The first part of the album is a real "wind symphony" in four movements featuring (of course) the North, South, East and West winds. The second part Windsongs 1-4 features a variety of moods from different winds.
The bass-heavy North Wind will blow your head off, the South Wind should chill you out, the eerily frosty East Wind will take through a wintry landscape and the West wind will gently sail you home again. It really is a journey, you will transcend time and never be completely the same again.
Lots of people must have agreed , because WINDSONGS eventually reached No 1 in the New Age charts!
I was listening to the John Balance tape that you've posted on this thread a while ago. Total gold, and unique to match.
Glad you liked it. I still haven't found those versions anywhere else.
I thought that this might interest the Radiohead fans, as Thom Yorke sang on on Drugstore's ' El Presidente'. I used to really like Drugstore, I wonder what happened to them. I have a lot of these tapes you'd get on the NME, Melody Maker, Select etc etc. Every now and then I bring them out and listen to them to see if there's anything that I still like. Occasionally you still find the older ones from the 80's in charity shops, and the difference in the choice of music they would put on them is remarkable. Anyway, here it is:
Fortunately, there was something remotely more critically interesting and rare in the tape bin this time, but it wasn't in great condition. This is a tape compilation released with the April 29, 1995 issue of Melody Maker.
Some of these songs are presumably not available for purchase even anywhere else. The Goya Dress and Schtum tracks are not listed on discogs at least. Drugstore's track with Radiohead dude Thom Yorke may be their best known (El President) but I'm not sure I'm liking it better than this earlier track. The My Life Story Motorcade track is pretty catchy, but still not really my favorite cup of tea. My Life Story was apparently started primarily by Jake Shillingford whose most recent band is Exileinside. I'm not sure the new band sound is pushing any new limits, but the track Butterfly Wings is quite pretty. Anyone can feel free to explain to me the whole appeal of this genre - I just bring you what's in the tape bin :)
Drugstore - Speaker 12
My Life Story - Motorcade
Goya Dress - Scorch (demo version)
Schtum - New Brunswick
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