La Muerte - And The Mystery Goes On..... (1985)
I thought I'd drag this little gem kicking and screaming from the recesses of my record collection into the baleful stare of the SY forum.
La Muerte were from Belgium, and they sound like a cross between The Birthday Party and The Stooges.
Heroes or Villains? You decide.
Sorry for any clicks or pops, but it's vinyl and it's old.
That's right. He explains in detail on the blog itself.
Edward Gorey Rocks Out!
Michael Mantler - The Hapless Child
Now that I've got this new software figured out, let me drop that bomb I've been waiting to get up here. This is a tough one to find, released in a small run on a custom label in 1976.
Sure, it's under Mantler's name, but this is an Edward Gorey record, too. He wrote the words and drew the pictures. And it's a Robert Wyatt record, because he sings the words. In a way, it's a Terje Rypdal album, because his guitar playing dominates the arrangements. Of course, this is to take nothing away from Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, and Jack DeJohnette, because they're here, too. A who's who of high brow jazz rock elite, huh?
My biggest gripe about this record is that the songs are written as stories, and sometimes the words don't match the music so well. But then you key in to what those words are really saying, and it all makes sense. Because those words are dark dark dark.
Yet another one of those Nurse With Wound list favorites. Speaking of which, any of you got Headmaschine? Eroc? Lily? How's about helping out, then?
The 39 Clocks - Pain It Dark
What you hold in your hand is a most outstanding piece of German New Wave Music. Do you know about STYLE? - "THE 39 CLOCKS" do! If you saw the "CLOCKS" walking down a lonely sidewalk in a rainy night, you wouldn't think they are human of starvation (they refuse to eat). You wouldn't dare to speak to them, cause you wouldn't know, if they are out of this world. - OK, they are, but... Anyway, people who know them more closer say that they are nice intelligent guys. "THE 39 CLOCKS" reflect the now-age and have a heavy dislike against people who hurt their aesthetic feelings. But make up your own mind by listening to the music and looking at the pictures....
(liner notes 'Pain It Dark' )
The Dark Tracklist:
01. Shake The Hippie
You're a loser hippie, worth less than my ass!
I saw Nixon in a bomber plane, drinking Cuba Libre...
03. 78 Soldier Dead
Hallucinations cross the radio waves, bombs give your face a close shave...
04. Out Of Sight
Don't see the sun's still bright, you can sense it in the night...
You get your kicks form Warhol and Kandinsky. That's nice, but pretty worthless.
06. Test The Beat Lightbolts running down the cosa nostra, when they test the clock box age...
07. Psycho Beat
The tearing of the sax blew up the walls of innocense.
08. Twisted & Shouts
Live performance with screams & smashed glasses.
09. Radical Student Mob In Satin Boots
You know everything but the truth, just enough to clean my shoes!
10. 39 Explosion Heats
Sand is flowing out the kitchen sink, what's that?? My god!
11. A Look Into You
Grey rubber walls clock inside from the outside in...
Tony Oxley - The Baptised Traveller
Bass - Jeff Clyne
Drums, Arranged By - Tony Oxley
Engineer - Mike FitzHenry
Guitar - Derek Bailey
Producer - David Howells
Saxophone [Tenor] - Evan Parker
Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Kenny Wheeler
this is pre-incus. superb record.
Thanks! I've been looking for this forever.
Tony Oxley - Ichnos (vinyl rip) (rca 1971)
Tony Oxley : Percussion & Amplified Percussion
Kenny Wheeler : Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Evan Parker : Soprano & Tenor Saxes
Derek Bailey : Guitar
Paul Rutherford : Trombone
Barry Guy : Bass
(vinyl rip - popcorn included )
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Loop - Prisma uber Europa
Bootleg from 1991 with some excellent live stuff and nice long versions of Burning World and Mother Sky
do you know i love you, bloodbeach?
We Have All The Time In The World
Glider Kevin Shields Remix
Soon Andrew Weatherall Remix
Lush - Sweetness and Light (My Bloody Valentine Remix)
Mogwai - Fear Satan (My Bloody Valentine Remix)
Answer Me - New Order Rarities
new order. one of the most influential bands across rock and electronic based music. you can have your depeche mode, i'll take the four from manchester, england. the band came about from the remains of joy division when lead singer, ian curtis hung himself the night before they were to embark on their first ever american tour. so, three of the members were in two of the most influential bands of all time. what made new order different was how they melded electronics with their traditional rock instruments to form these perfect melodic pop songs. peter hook played his bass like a guitar player and helped to define that thumpy driving new order sound.
one of the first cassette tapes i got was 'brotherhood' which was more of a soulful effort, and then i bought 'low life' which is probably their best album. i got to see them for the 'substance' tour and then the 'technique' tour, which was their last great album. besides the popular songs that everyone seems to know from all of the 80's compilations, their catalog is full of songs that stand the test of time especially now, when you hear some of those 80's bands and think, how the hell did i like that. after reuniting and supposedly disbanding now, for good, new order like kraftwerk leaves a legacy of music that continues to push forward in the form of the artists that were influenced by their music.
here are some rare treats from my collection :
Run 2 (Extended Version) - from 1989, this track is from the limited edition rare 12" of run2 (pictured above) which has regular and extended versions of the title track as well as mto (much too young). it's value is similar to a vintage eames LCW. the original version, 'run' is from the masterpiece 'technique'.
MTO (Much Too Young) - also, from the run2 12". i guess this is the counterpoint to 'finetime' which was once titled 'much too old'. an instrumental track that is for the collectors.
Evil Dust - a remix of 'angel dust' from the 'brotherhood' album. it's a song that was only available on some industrial compilations and possible a promo. another one for the completists.
Let's Go (Original Version) - this is a different version than the one features on the 'the best of" and does not have the vocals. it's not as poppy as the vocal version and it's taken from the salvation soundtrack from 1988.
Best & Marsh (7inch) - this is taken from the 'round&round' single and it was a theme song for a tv show hosted by factory records head, tony wilson.
Crystal (Pornoclub Mix) - this pre-original version was given to corvin dalek by bernard sumner for his 'hotkunst' mix and supposedly bernard sumner liked the track so much that he used it for the 'get ready' comeback album. it's a driving progressive techno track that has some vocal snippets from sumner. i got this entire mix cd from overseas and it cost way too much, but it was worth it to get my hands on, what was at the time, an early taste of the comeback from new order.
Neil Young's Time Fades Away (still unreleased on cd):
It Just Is..
In Memoriam:Jhonn Balance
Tribute records can often be dicey affairs. Honorable intentions aside, many of these records suffer from uneven performances, whether fawning imitations or slapdash efforts. What makes this memorial compilation to the late COIL composer/vocalist/percussionist Jhonn Balance - from the Russian experimental electronic label/magazine Fulldozer and the Ukrainian label Nocharizma - so impeccable is that it reveals the hidden popularity (at least to Westerners) of COIL in Russia and former satellite states like the Ukraine and Belarus and how good many of these many electronic acts are that likely be unfamiliar to North American and European audiences. Groups like THEODOR BASTARD, BIBLIOTEKA PROSPERO, SPIES BOYS, and VOLGA and artists like KOTRA, A(lex). Vorodeyev, hhtp, Serge Tereshkine, and KRYPTOGEN RUNDFUNK. More well-known names like SCANNER, COH, Chris Connelly, Alec Empire, K.K.Null, and ALVA NOTO do grace the compilation, but so do many little-known contributors from Japan, Turkey, the U.S., the U.K., Austria, and Sweden. All of which makes this double-CD intriguing not only in terms of opening the doors to these new (at least to these ears) acts, but also in exploring how they tackle COIL's enigmatic polyglot sound. With COIL, Balance and Peter Christopherson constructed their own hermetic parallel universe that we were invited to explore, but was ultimately shrouded in mystery, magick, and mysticism. It was a world of dreams, arcane British history, hallucinogens, chaos theory, sexuality, spirituality, madness, and darkness. For these relentless experimenters, the conscious, the unconscious and the primal forces of nature were intertwined into a form of pagan alchemy. COIL likewise infused these transformative, alchemical forces into its music, drawing from industrial, noise, glitch, neo-folk, spoken word, church music, dark ambient, drones, modern classical, minimalism, and electro-dance. COIL could be spare or orchestral, savage and macabre or ecstatic and uplifting, grandiose or intimate, haunting or serene. Most of all, it was daring and beautiful. Despite COIL's lofty aesthetic, these 27 groups and artists more than rise to the challenge of paying homage to the unpredictable, self-destructive Balance. The bar is set high immediately by Christopherson under the guise of the THRESHOLD HOUSEBOY'S CHOIR on "Mahil Athal Nadrach" and by Balance himself, who adds his vocals to sometime COIL member, THIGHPAULSANDRA's "Christ Teeth," recorded seven months before Balance's death. "Mahil" is an affecting hybrid of post-rock and IDM based around marimba and accordion figures and a heavily manipulated Asian voice. "Christ Teeth" is a malevolent piece of paranoiac and bruising industrial dance reminiscent of COIL's "Scatology" and "Horse Rotorvator" and featuring Balance, in a wicked and tortured sneer, spitting out the chorus: "Your friends are trying to kill you." For the most part, the other tributes lean more towards the darker, noisier, and more industrial side of the spectrum. The album's one weakness is that some of the pieces veer too close to the cartoon goth of NINE INCH NAILS, yet are often saved by virtue of the sheer depth and substance of the COIL songs the artists have chosen to interpret. Highlights are too plenty to mention and there isn't a completely bum track here, with each artist capturing the essence of COIL's visionary music without sacrificing its own distinctive identity. That said, Chris Connelly's acoustic-guitar-driven pop song, "What Lefts But Solid Gold," is a peculiarity amid all the noisy electronics. According to COIL's website, Threshold House, the last song Balance sang was "Going Up," a reworking of the theme from 1970s U.K. TV show "Are You Being Served?" at a show in Dublin in October 2004. In a clearly prophetic moment, Balance sang the line, "Are you ready to go now?" over and over again, with his last words being "It just is." Three weeks later, he was dead.
01 The Threshold Houseboy's Choir - Mahil Athal Nadrach
02 Thighpaulsandra - Christ's Teeth (feat. Jhonn Balance)
03 Theodor Bastard - Love's Secret Domain
04 Kotra - Volt of a Worm
05 Spies Boys - Nasa-Arab
06 Alec Empire - Tribute to Coil (Short Version)
07 2/5 BZ - I Am a Green Child
08 Chris Connelly - Connelly Whats Left But Solid Gold
09 Biblioteka Prospero - Heartworms
10 Phillip Klingler aka PBK - It Just Is
11 KK.Null - Scatovator
12 EU - Absolute Elsewhere
13 Darling Kandie - Paingame
14 Pomassl - Oil Philimm
15 Alexei Borisov - Truth (feat. Ivan Sakolovsky & Dmitri Kutergin)
01 Coh - No Balance
02 Alva Noto - Odradek (Music to Play in the Dark)
03 Schlammpeitziger - Konfliktfickfahig (Live)
04 Goodiny & PCP - Black Sunraiz
05 Scanner - To Meet the Moon
06 Brompton's Cocktail - Soma Gestalt (Edit)
07 Mystified - Scratches and Dust (Night Echo Version)
08 Hhtp - Eclipse
09 Noises of Russia & Olga Komok/Nikolay Rubanov - Remote Viewer
10 Kryptogen Rundfunk - Throughout Time
11 A.Vorodeyev - Slur (Acoustic Plumbum V.)
12 Serge Tereshkine - Teenage Lighting
13 Volga - Anal Staircase
14 I.L.I. - Green Water
15 M.R.F./Elena Voynarovskaya - Immortality (Live)
16 Theodor Bastard - Love's Secret Domain (Instrumental)
I have this record and I have to say it is mostly cheeseball fusionprog and pretty disappointing overall.
Andrew Liles - The Dead Submariner
This is the Bonus disc that came with the Ltd. Edition release of the brilliant 'The Dying Submariner'
THE DEAD SUBMARINER
(A Concerto for Bowed Guitar and Reverberation in Three Movements) The Dead Submariner - Part i
The Dead Submariner - Part ii
The Dead Submariner - Part iii
If you hurry you might still be able to get one. The release was limited to 300. It might still be available at Beta Lactam Ring records.
Remko Scha - Machine Guitars
Guitars are played by machines - hilarity ensues!
I am currently importing this into my computer and had intended to upload it when I decided to look for some blog action to see if anyone already had.
Lo and behold, I found yet another good blog with great stuff called The Thing On The Doorstep, who have done the good deed already. This is a pretty great and extremely creepy early industrial/occult recording originally released on cassette in 1982 and re-released on CD in the early 1990s by Nekrophile Records, which is when I picked it up.
Here's what the blog has to say about it:
Korpses Katatonik ( pre-Zero Kama) was created by Michael DeWitt the founder of Nekrophile Rekords. Sensitive Liberated Autistiks is compared in sound to an early and electronic SPK , very dark and unsettling. Subklinikal Leukotomy Aphrenia Spasmophilik Lyssophobo Asphyxia Sinister Lethal Anorex the actual title of the tape was released on Nekrophile Rekords (NRC 01) in 1982 and re-released on cd by Nekrophile Rekords/Staalplaat in 19? limited to 500 copies.
3. Enzephallik Mortuor
5. Kcok Transzplant
6. Kaltfleisch Corporor
8. Okzipital Slash
(Tracks 7 & 8 are linked together)
The Thing On The Doorstep brings us another good one by the underrated Psyclones, who I have been a fan of since I was a teenager.
This one is with Schlafengarten, and is called "Impromptu," featuring two sidelong tracks. Psyclones are a husband and wife duo with an audible TG influence, but a sound all their own.
Excellent joint release by Psyclones and Schlafengarten aka Michael Karo.An interesting mix of experimental ambient and spacey post-punk / rock. Impromptu was released on vinyl by RRRecords (RRR 010) in 1987. The title is incorrectly printed on the cover as "Imprompto".
1. Part One
2. Part Two
That's a cool blog - he was out of action for a little while. Glad to see he's back.
nothing short of total war:
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