Saturday, August 02, 2008

Jarboe - Walls Are Bleeding CASS

A real rarity here that I don't see around very much, posted by request. Not listed in Discogs, this predates her work with Swans. Three tracks including the ultra-creepy full length version of the title track, this one includes a vicious high pitched whine that puts it over the top.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

United Bible Studies - Huntley Town 3" CDR

The best new band I have seen in quite some time, I was lucky enough to catch them on their recent U.S. tour. So much more than just traditional tunes, they bring a freeflowing psych improv vibe that greatly improves the recorded results. They have quite a few releases already, this is their out-of-print debut on the Slow Loris label.

Huntley Town

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The History Of Unheard Music - S/T cassette

Back when Staalplaat was called Staaltape they only released cassettes for a few years. This great, under-rated US band put out their debut on the label. Later on they released the Chapter One EP (don't know what label) and the highly recommended Drop It album (on RRR), both currently available over at Mutantsounds.

60 minute tape, limited edition of 250, from 1984. Many otherwise unreleased tracks and earlier versions of songs from the records.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Thomas Dimuzio - TD1 cassette

Debut release from this sound wizard, this predates his LP on Generations Unlimited (which I can also post if there is interest). Fully whacked drones collide with jittery computer soundwaves to maximum effect. This was also on the Generations Unlimited label, part of their "Dramatic Electronic Music Series". No catalog #, released in 1988.


UPDATE: link works now, sorry!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Six Organs Of Admittance/Charalambides - Songs From The Entropic Garden Vol. 2

Part of a series of limited LPs on the uber-collector-scum label Time-Lag that were in tribute of Popol Vuh. Really great work from both bands that has yet to see any kind of reissue.

Entropic Garden 2

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Simon Wickham-Smith & Richard Youngs - A series...

Youngs gets more of the press and gets to play with Jandek, but for me these guys are at their best when playing together. First up, the rare Majora releases...

Asthma & Diabetes


Then of course we have their famous 2nd album following the Lake 2LP. This was the first release of theirs to be anywhere near widely available, largely due to label Forced Exposure (RIP). I think some material on here is the same as the 2LP.


Next is a little-known 10" they did for the UK label 4th Dimension. This is one of my favorite releases of theirs. Released in 1995, edition of 400.

444D 10"

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

OOIOO - 1st LP

Yoshimi is the secret weapon of the Boredoms. In her own band she has also created an impressive body of work. Their rare 1st album is currently out of print, but all the other records are available right now. Buy one today!


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Boredoms - Live on KXLU radio 1995

Another random net find from years back, I saw this on somebody's want list the other day. I just saw them on their recent tour and they were beyond amazing, one of the best shows I have ever seen. This is pretty different from what they are up to now, but it still rules hard. In my opinion, the current incarnation of the band has yet to be documented satisfactorily.

Boredoms at KXLU

Monday, March 31, 2008

CTI - European Rendezvous/Elemental 7

Two fantastic live records from this Chris & Cosey side project, these benefit greatly from the addition of Konstruktivits member Glenn Wallis. There was a truncated single-CD reissue including tracks from both, but here they are in their full length versions, over 20 minutes of additional music.

Elemental 7

European Rendezvous

I have many more posts planned in the near future, stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Shards Of Beauty Top Ten

To celebrate my 50th post, I thought I'd let y'all know what people have liked the most here:

1. Public Flipper Ltd 2LP
2. Alvarius B S/T 2LP
3. Christoph Heeman - Aftersolstice CD
4. Christoph Heeman - Days Of The Eclipse CD
5. Lemon Kittens - Spoonfed & Writhing CD
6. Christoph Heeman - Invisible Barrier CD
7. UFO Or Die EP
8. V/A - Japan Bashing EP
9. Flipper - 1982 Demos
10. Schlafengarten - Narcotica CASS

Interesting. Only the #10 spot is a cassette, the format I focus on (although Flipper's demos almost certainly came from a tape). Also clearly some favored artists. Any other requests?
Amor Fati - The White

I ripped this cassette for another group of internet friends, so I thought I should make it available here. Another one I got off of Ken back in the 80's, this has a different track listing than the Discogs entry with a lot less tracks. I don't know if it's incomplete or if there were two versions of the tape.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Tellus #13 - Power Electronics

Classic tape-only release from this New York City label which usually had a more "arty" focus to its compilations. Nothing but down and dirty noise here though!

A1 Maybe Mental - Look At The Clown
A2 Merzbow - Gamma-Titan
A3 Amor Fati - Will To Live
A4 If, Bwana - Umm...
A5 Rhys Chatham - Excerpt From XS
A6 Psyclones - Excerpt From Between Space
A7 Blackhouse - One Nation Under God
A8 Joseph Nechvatal - How To Kill
A9 Master/Slave Relationship - The Heaviest
B1 Maybe Mental - Memories Of My Birth
B2 Architects Office - AD 301.5
B3 Controlled Bleeding - Clotage
B4 Mojo - The Fighters Distance (Excerpt)
B5 Coup De Grace - Your Children
B6 Le Syndicat - Putrefied Brain (Excerpt)
B7 Mitch Corber - The Sirens
B9 F/i - On Off


Sunday, February 03, 2008


Blistering, complicated noise from the geniuses behind the Selektion label in a one-off project. Check this review from Discogs:

Joachim Pense, Stefan E. Schmidt, Roger Schönauer, Ralf Wehowsky, Charly Steiger was the core members of the SLP collective, one of Selektion's most exessive projects - concerning the number of participants but also the differentation and interference of the different working concepts. The concert situation could assemble a "live recycling" of recorded material, a composition, which organised a chronological and spatial distribution of sounds, the first of the Selektio custom-built computer interfaces, which directed parts of the distribution and a quasi dramaturgical presentation through 4 operators who treated the turntables in the center of the quadrophonic sound-space.


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Architects Office - Caswallon The Headhunter LP

Posting this in a very late response to Cranio's request. Sorry, I used to have the AO353 cassette as well but I sold it. It wasn't really very good. THIS, however, is top notch weirdness of a very special nature. Released on PGR's label Silent back in 1986, the lengthy LP is an audio journey describing the Roman conquest of the British Isles. It presents a mix of real time story, historical perspective, and various digressions into modern topics. Written by Jane Brakhage, narrated by several different people, and with background music by AO. Fascinating.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Embarrassment - Retrospective

Another tape-only classic from the Fresh Sounds label (which also put out an SPK tape!). A tad unusual for this blog, but this is such a good example of Midwestern 80's pop punk in America. Pretty cool tunes, some of which are still unreleased in any other format. Almost all of their releases seem to be out of print. Someone oughta reissue this pronto. My tape definitely suffers from "cassette sound", so caveat emptor. This goes out to all the Indiana dudes, yo.

Note: After painstakingly recording, editing, and ripping this original cassette copy, I allowed the iTunes autotag to misspell the name of the band before I uploaded the zip file. Please fix the tag (insert "embarrassed" joke here).


Saturday, January 19, 2008

Amor Fati - Birth of Tragedy

Dense, longform stuff from this lovely 80's artist. Recently his work has been discussed among some comrades of mine and I am happy to provide this murky piece of bleak angst. Tape release on his own Flesh Records from who knows when, maybe 1984. Not listed on discogs, or perhaps under a different name. Support the artist at his website. Thanks to Ken G and his old girlfriend for the opportunity to preserve this tape.

Also recently got some positive feedback via word of mouth, which is always nice. I know it's been slow around here, but I assure you the folks in my sidebar have been making up for it.