Sunday, December 06, 2009

SPK - Dokument IIIOO 6LP/3x7"

This impossibly lavish box is now out of print, so I will share my personal rip here. A lot of attention got paid to the singles, but I really think the later period live LPs create this fantastic noise/tribal vibe. Plus, a lot of the tracks were never released before.

UPDATE: The archive for LP 2 was broken, it has been fixed and reupped.

LP 1

LP 2

LP 3

LP 4

LP 5

LP 6


Friday, November 20, 2009

Sir Richard Bishop - Fingering The Devil (Special Edition)

I can't believe one of my favorite records of the decade is out of print. Here's the self-released version with some extra tracks, put out on CDR after the initial LP edition sold out in, like, six seconds.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Half Japanese - 10 (10) Watts Live cassette

This tape was put out in two different versions with a different track order but all the same material. Stunning and noisy documentation of some great and long gone gig (gigs?) around the time of Sing No Evil. Probably my favorite period of the band overall. I really wish Drag City would reissue more of their early stuff! Like this!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Angus MacLise

After a spate of archival releases around ten years ago, the work of this former Velvet Underground drummer has faded back into obscurity. As far as I know, all four of his official releases are now out of print. Here's my favorite ones:

Invasion Of Thunderbolt Pagoda

The Cloud Doctrine disc 1

The Cloud Doctrine disc 2

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Jad Fair - The Zombies Of Mora-Tau

A real high point of cracked noisy insanity in the extensive discography of Mr. Fair, this 1982 EP was his solo debut.

Happy Day Of The Dead!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Legendary Pink Dots - Traumstadt 3

One of several pieces from this 5-tape series that have yet to see reissues, so here ya go. This lovely tape-only artifact contains ten songs from their mid-to-late 80's period, three of which are unavailable elsewhere. All tracks recorded live at various locations in Europe.

Maddeningly for us completists, there are a few tracks from both Traumstadt 1 and 2 that are not on the CD reissues. MIA from Vol. 1 (on Beta-Lactam) are "Close Your Eyes You Can Be A Space Captain" and "I Dream Of Jeannie".

From Traumstadt 2 (most of which is scattered across Stained Glass Soma Fountains and Under Triple Moons) the missing list includes versions of "Vigil-Anti", "Apocalypse Soon", "Suicide Pact", and "Violence", as well as the unknown-to-me "World War Six" and "Visitor To The Machine".

If anyone has the tapes, I'd love to put those tracks up here.

And now, the live tape:


Thursday, October 01, 2009

No Trend - Too Many Humans

Great Flipperesque hate sludge from these DC misfits. Their 1st album, unfortunately not available anywhere. There are 9 early demos on a Teenbeat CD but I don't think they are the same versions, and certainly don't include a lot of the tracks here.


Thursday, August 06, 2009

Annie Anxiety - live tape

Another true rarity here, not listed anywhere I can find. Four songs ranging from weird tape loop tracks to punk ragers. I think I hear Steve Ignorant in there on one track as well. Any information on this would be appreciated. More rare Annie Anxiety can be found HERE and her superb 1st LP Soul Possession is out there on the interweb.


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Christine Baczewska - two tapes

Ms. Baczewska does have a Discogs entry, but these two C15 tapes aren't in it. Fascinating songs built out of nothing but vocals and loops. Looks like the B-side of the first tape was featured on a 1990 CD compilation, and she was also in an earlier band called Care Of The Cow, who had one 1981 LP. Anyone got that?

Seriously recommended stuff here!

The Brain Itself Feels No Pain C15

I Am I C15

UPDATE: The album by Care Of The Cow and some comments from Ms. Baczweska herself are available over at Mutantsounds.

Friday, July 31, 2009

In Be Tween Noise

Steve Roden used to work under this name, and released two really great CDs in the late 90's. Not really ambient, but quiet for the most part and very beautiful. He has a lot of more recent work available under his own name, as far as I know these are long out of print. Released on his own New Plastic Music label.

So Delicate And Strangely Made

Humming Endlessly In The Hush

And hey, if anyone out there has a good rip of the "Archival" 10" that Anomalous put out, I'd really appreciate it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Boredoms uploads back HERE, at my very first post. These were requested and I am glad to present them.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

United Bible Studies - three more albums

As promised, here are three more out-of-print releases from this Dublin band. See the links from last March below for information about their currently available albums.

Airs Of Sun And Stone is a single long piece, live improv, recorded in a church.

[link deleted because this is still available, see comments]

Stations Of The Sun, Transits Of The Moon is mostly improv duets

And finally, the Black Colcannon CDR release is darker and noisier.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dog Faced Hermans - Live At The Ancienne Chocolaterie CASS

Live tape from this band (they had several, I think this is their 4th live cassette) at a peak in their career, right around the time of the great Mental Blocks For All Ages album (which was recently reissued by Mississippi Records). This features one otherwise unreleased song, if anybody knows the title please leave a comment.

I will be uploading some more releases in this vein soon.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

United Bible Studies - The Lunar Observatory

One of their earlier releases, on the Digitalis label. There are some more recent releases by them available at Deserted Village and Camera Obscura, but their earlier work is out of print right now. I will be posting some more shortly.

Lunar Observatory
Controlled Bleeding - Head Chalk tape

This mysterious cassette is another thing not found on the Discogs site. The label that put it out, Cause And Effect, wasn't big on catalog numbers or info. This particular tape has nothing beyond the band name, title, and label printed on it. I remember seeing it for sale in magazine ads when it was released, so I am guessing 1986 or 87. This is my favorite CB period, and I present to you a great and otherwise unavailable piece of work in the vein of the Between Tides album.

Head Chalk

Friday, January 02, 2009

Hi everybody! Happy New Year! Just letting you know I'm still here, continuing my campaign to be the laziest old-school MP3 blog ever.

Seriously, though, I am out of the country until mid-March. At that point I will re-up anything with problems (LPD's Chemical Playschool Vol. 3 side B, for example) and I have some really exciting and rare cassettes that I will rip for some new posts.

Until then, thanks everybody for the comments and support.

Shards Of Beauty