Saturday, March 24, 2007

I can't resist... here's one more. An early tape from Einsturzende Neubauten, recently bootlegged on LP. Burned directly from LP version.


Back in late June!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

One more post before I take a break, this is a rare early tape from Attrition on the Third Mind label (TMT 06). More like a cassette EP, really. Burned to CD from the original tape, converted in LAME.

Attrition - Onslaught

Perhaps I will get around to one more, but I doubt it... I'll be back at the end of June!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Another super rare cassette only release, this time from Viennese Aktionist and composer Hermann Nitsch. Although his large-scale "actions" and symphonic work have been fairly well documented, his solo pieces are less available. As far as solo harmonium (he recorded a ton of tapes in the 80's) I think the "Harmoniumwerk" series is probably out of print like the rest of the Cortical Foundation stuff. Perhaps I will up that in a few months. Today I bring you Nitsch on pipe organ, massive and relentless. The only other solo organ release of his that I know of is the Komposition Fuer Orgel CD from circa 2000.

This is a double C60 tape put out in 1987 by the Hundertmark gallery imprint in a limited, signed edition of 200 copies. Burned to a standalone CD burner from original copies, transferred to MP3 via LAME in iTunes. Some tracks are split where there were long pauses.

UPDATE: Since the files got taken down these tapes have become available at Mutantsounds, so I will not bother reupping them.
If you've never heard this infamous Culturcide album, well... It's basically a noisy karaoke version of 80's hit songs that are given new lyrics. Thankfully, these versions are the ones I end up having in my head. The lyrics really make the project, they are funny and scathingly relevant. This ZIP file is the Tacky Souveniers Of Pre-revolutionary America album from 1987. Enjoy!


P.S. I am posting a lot because I am leaving the country for three months and will not be updating/uploading during that time. I will moderate comments, though!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

And another new post here... Sue Ann Harkey was part of the squatting scene of New York's Lower East Side during the 80's, she is also featured in the Cassette Mythos book on cassette culture. She released at least two tapes and one album. The LP is now available on CD, I just checked Amazon! I highly recommend it.

Her music is similar in some respects to gamelan music or ragas, she plays koto and other unusual instruments. There is a very mature political sensibility. She did a lot of collage art for anarchist magazines back in the day, and still does art for a living today in Seattle. Here's her current web site.

This is her first tape that I know of, called I Tell You Everything, Just Not Out Loud. I used to have the track titles and liner notes for this, but I have misplaced them. Any info would be welcome.

Sue Ann Harkey
A quick one here, another Legendary Pink Dots related post. This is a split tape they did with Attrition on the ill-fated Ding Dong label. Live recordings from both bands, documenting a tour they did together in 1984.

The Terminal Kaleidoscope

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Crawling With Tarts - Bled Es Siba (tape 2)

Here is the second part of the Crawling With Tarts tape Bled Es Siba. Quite different than the first part, there are even vocals on one track! Again, this is highly recommended. Thanks to Lisa Emily for mailing me WAV files of these tracks!

Bled Es Siba Tape 2 side a

Bled Es Siba Tape 2 side b