Wednesday, December 05, 2007


OK I decided to reup those files (except the Big Dentist, which I think was removed by Mediafire) with a different provider, sorry for the delay. Everything should work now, but I will say again that any files will be removed if artists just ask.

Monday, December 03, 2007

MF Problems

Some links have been removed and/or are no longer good...

Legendary Pink Dots - Chemical Playschool #1 Side B
Lemon Kittens - Big Dentist

perhaps others, I am not sure.

Also, Part 2 of Charalambides is not loading properly. I will work on it.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Charalambides - Market Square 2LP

This classic double LP was on the Siltbreeze label, which has recently been revivified and has been putting out good new stuff. It's pretty hard to find these days, and I have been on a big Charalambides kick so here you go. They have many fine records available through the Kranky label which you should buy, I have really been enjoying their A Vintage Burden CD.

Here it is ripped with love and care, in two parts:

Disc 1

Disc 2

UPDATE: Reupped by request.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Crawling With Tarts - Candy Tooth Ceylon CASS

Sorry for the delay, I have been busy!

Here is my fourth CWT tape, this was released in an edition of 100 back in 1989. Starting with a longer, more abstract piece and then moving on to the same kind of twisted songs we found on The Tudor Tapes (released on the same day).


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Alvarius B - S/T 2LP

I'd like to note that Abduction is reissuing some Sun City Girls CDs, you should check their website out. Meanwhile, we have this monumental item, Alan Bishop's second solo record under the Alvarius name. This might be my favorite Sun City Girls-related album ever, it is truly a fantastic and wonderful thing. Hell, it's one of my favorite albums ever, period. 39 songs, lots of really FUCKED UP words, and frantic guitar playing collide with some alternate universe.

NOTE:  Due to the recent reissue of this album these links have been removed by Mediafire.  Sorry Kristin, I even bought the reissue but I forgot about the links!

Part 1

Part 2

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Flipper - Public Flipper Limited

Saw a request for this a while back, and I thought I'd put this up since a lot of people seemed to like those 1982 demos. This album came with a foldout cover that was a game board, you would move the Flipper Tour Van around the country and draw cards to get points. Sadly out of print, like the rest of their Subterranean releases.

Public Flipper Limited (sides 1 and 2)

Public Flipper Limited (sides 3 and 4)

Note: The first link has been reupped due to many people having problems. Sorry, let me know how it works! Also I am curious whether anyone managed to download the original first link (PFL1).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Christoph Heemann - early solo works

I'm actually more of a P. Li Khan fan when it comes to H.N.A.S., but one cannot deny the quality of Heemann's work after the Hirschers split apart in 1991. These CDs are ridiculously out of print nowadays, and if there's one thing I hate it's eBay people driving up prices! I present his first three full-length releases, the third seems like outtakes from the second if you look at the track titles.

Invisible Barrier (Extreme Records, 1993)
Part 1
Part 2

Aftersolstice (Barooni, 1994)

Days Of The Eclipse (Barooni, 1997)

Monday, September 03, 2007

UFO Or Die EP and Japan Bashing Vol. 1

There was a lot of interest in the Boredoms tracks I reupped, so I thought I'd put up these two 7" EP rarities from the earlier days of Japanoise.

First up is Eye's UFO Or Die project, which has been through several incarnations. This is the spazziest most early-Boredoms sounding version of the band, who for all I know are still active.

Next up is the first 7" in Public Bath's "Japan Bashing" series, a winner featuring the Boredoms and three side projects (Omoide Hatoba, Hanadensha, and UFO Or Die). I'll probably post Volume 3 (with Hijo Kaidan , Masonna, Solmania, and Hanatarash) sometime soon. Volume 2 was disappointing and I sold it long ago, sorry!

UOD S/T 1st EP

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Schlafengarten - Narcotica and Spring Cleaning

Somebody requested some of this guy's stuff in the comments over at The Thing On The Doorstep, and I am happy to oblige! Schlafengarten was an associate of the Ladd-Frith camp and from California, that's about all I know. These tapes are from the late 80's. First up is the one on Audiofile that was requested, the excellent Narcotica. Then we have another release, Spring Cleaning, on the heavyweight Sound Of Pig label. Both are around 30 minutes and are great examples of lost music from the cassette-culture era.


Spring Cleaning

Also, the rest of the files that I am keeping active have been reupped:

Legendary Pink Dots - Prayer for Aradia CD
Cyrnai - To Subtle-Drive CASS
Legendary Pink Dots - Chemical Playschool 3/4 2xCASS
Sun City Girls - Live 1993
Crawling With Tarts - Bled Es Siba (tape 2) CASS
Legendary Pink Dots/Attrition - Terminal Kaleidoscope Live CASS
Sue Ann Harkey - I Tell You Everything, Just Not Out Loud CASS
Culturcide - Tacky Souveniers Of Pre-Revolutionary America CD
Attrition - Onslaught CASS
Einsturzende Neubauten - Stahlmusik LP


Saturday, August 18, 2007

Next up is my favorite Lemon Kittens record, the last album they made. Released on the Illuminated label with the unwieldy title of Whosoever Bites The Hand That Feeds Them Sooner Or Later Must Meet... The Big Dentist.

But I usually just call it THE BIG DENTIST.

UPDATE: Removed for the time being, sorry. Hope it gets reissued soon!

I have also reupped the following:
Boredoms - acetates and rarities
SPK - Last Attempt At Paradise CASS
Lustmord - Lustmordekay CASS
Nurse With Wound - Lumbs Sister LP
Nurse With Wound/Hafler Trio - Hit Again CASS
Amor Fati - III CASS
Flipper - 1982 Demos
The Cravats - In Toytown LP
Sun City Girls - Tibetan Jazz 666 CASS
Pussy Galore - Exile On Main Street CASS
Crawling With Tarts - Bled Es Siba CASS (tape 1)
3 Teens Kill 4 - No Motive EP
Legendary Pink Dots - Chemical Playschool 1&2 2xCASS
Legendary Pink Dots - Kleine Kreig CASS


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lemon Kittens - Spoonfed & Writhing

Sometime in the early 90's I found this single at a record convention for five bucks!!! Even then it was worth eight times that. I eventually sold that copy, but bought the CD reissue when it came out a few years later. The reissue has three extra tracks, but I no longer have my copy and can't find the tracklisting, so if anybody knows those titles please leave a comment.


Hope this CD gets reissued someday!

UPDATE: This has been re-upped with the correct track titles, thanks.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


While I'm patiently waiting for some nice blogger to post a good rip of the 3rd Konstruktivits album (Black September), I thought I'd throw up this interesting anomaly of a tape. Released in 1989, but consisting of archival material from Konstruktivits, V.D.O., and N.K.V.D. circa 1981-82. Recommended for fans of the first two Konstruktivits records.

This is a 90 minute tape, split into two parts:

N.K.V.D. Compilation side A

N.K.V.D. Compilation side B

Friday, July 27, 2007

OK, that was a fast request...

Here you go:

PGR - Silence LP (256k, no skips)

The first half of side one is stunningly great, again.
PGR - The Flickering Of Sowing Time

There were several records from this excellent and enigmatic group posted elsewhere, but I have not yet seen a post of their 2nd album. I have a copy, but I had to rebuy it after inexplicably losing my first original sometime in the mid 90's. This newer copy of mine has a lot more surface noise on Side 1 than I would prefer, but I will offer it anyway and encourage somebody else out there to post a better rip on their blog (or in the comments).

I want to note that this is one of my favorite records of the era. Much more varied than any other PGR album, with two tracks that actually approach song forms. But the best moment for me is the title track, an evocative blend of environment and studio. One of the finest things that RRR put out in my opinion.

The Flickering Of Sowing Time LP

In that same vein, the Mutantsounds post of the 1st PGR record, Silence, has a skip at 6:20 or so. Would anybody like my rip of a cleaner copy?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Diamanda Galas - Faust Eros Tod LP

I'm planning on posting more for a while, so stay tuned for a run of new stuff here. Next up is this excellent live LP from the formidable Diamanda Galas. The first side is the gem here, live and unadorned vocal spew. The flip, a live verson of "Litanies Of Satan", is slightly bogged down by the obvious backing tapes. Nonetheless, a rare and beautiful document of this fantastic talent around the time of her self-titled LP for the Metalanguage label (i.e. 1983-84).

Faust Eros Tod

Ms. Galas has a lot of product available, buy some!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

I posted a Cyrnai cassette earlier, and Mutantsounds posted her "Charred Blossoms" EP, so I thought I'd throw up this even earlier cassette. Murky, less rhythmic, and possessed of a uniquely dark atmosphere. Another great tape from the Ladd-Frith label, which I will be revisiting soon. More info about Cyrnai HERE. Unfortunately, no track titles this time.

Parts Of The Insomniac Wheel

Friday, July 06, 2007

Well, here I am! I was gone for a while but have returned to bring you more lovely tape releases, obscure albums, and who knows what else!

To get things started here is another Crawling With Tarts tape. Very different from the Bled Es Siba set, some of these even qualify as songs. Again, this will come as a shock to those who have only heard the Operas records or similar conceptual fare.

Enjoy and thanks for all the comments while I was gone!

The Tudor Tapes (C30)

UPDATE: reupped by request

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

Monday, February 26, 2007

In light of Charles Gocher's untimely passing, here is a live set from the Sun City Girls. Info says San Francisco 1993 and that sounds about right, I haven't ID'd all of these tracks yet but one is a stellar cover of the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282's song "Hive".

May your spirit continue its hellacious ways, CG.

SCG Live 1993

Monday, February 19, 2007

Legendary Pink Dots - Chemical Playschool 3/4

For people who might have missed this, here are two more early Legendary Pink Dots tapes... this is my very favorite LPD release! Highly recommended!

Chemical Playschool 3/4 was originally a double 90-minute tape, just like 1/2. Released in 1983, the tapes represent a real creative high point for the Dots. When it was reissued on CD (in the mid-90's) one track was left off and others were edited, this version restores over 20 minutes of music! Tracks were taken from the CD where possible, otherwise they are from the original tapes.

Here's Volume 3 side a

Volume 3 side b

and Volume 4 side a

Volume 4 side b

all links fixed (I hope) as of 10/31/10

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Cyrnai was in the San Francisco punk band Crucifix, and later played in the decidedly post-punk Trial. In the mid-80's she released a string of fascinating tapes and one EP. Here is the second tape, much more rhythmic than the first one (which will be coming soon, along with more Crawling With Tarts).

My apologies for such a delay between posts, I have been busy in the real world.

Cyrnai - To Subtle-Drive cassette