Monday, August 31, 2009

Audio Arm #2 (tape, A.R.P.H. Tapes AT # 015, 1985)

I only borrowed the tape, and downloaded the images from discogs. A compilation with: MacLeod Sound Laboratories, Maybe Mental, Big City Orchestra, Start, Hunting Lodge, Fast Forward, Viscera, Fredrik Nilsen, Jeff Greinke, IO Xavier, PGR, James Edwards

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

De Fabriek - Mediterraneo (tape, Old Europa Cafe, 19??)


The very last tape of De Fabriek that I have. The bad news is that I am getting, slowly towards the end of my collection to post, but there is good news on the horizon. I am going to get more tapes by Dr. Freakowitz and also from EU Records I will borrow a whole bunch of tapes, plus a small donation from someone who moved house. So the life of this blog is extended for some more time.

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Technique - Janus (tape, Pulse E.M.K., 1983)




Technique is, according to the cover John K. Thornley and his music is largely quiet and easy synthesizer music with a bit of rhythm (arppegio here and there). Nice.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Rotterdans - Hersenletsel (tape, Drumsound 001, 198?)


An obscure, as in no information, tape by a band from Rotterdam (I think). Its mixed by Exart Studio. Improvised music with a high level of percussion and voices. Later on they had a tape on Exart, the first release on that label.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ankarax & Radi-tech (two tapes, 1982)





These two obscure releases from 1982 are not mentioned in any of the Nederlandse Cassette Catalogus, and aren't exactly very informative. Both of them are recorded by Kees de Groot, then a musician and video artist, these days of Planet Art and the Gogbot festival. Two short, ten minute tapes, of rhythm and noise. No track titles as such, and maybe I got the band names also mixed. So it goes.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kees van Kalmthout - 'N Aangetekend Stuk (tape, Blessure Records, 1983)


The final tape (so far) on Blessure Records is by poet Kees van Kalmthout, who lived from 1948 to 1991, when he died of a cardiac arrest. He started writing poetry when he was 19, and also painted. In the early 80s he was the manager of MAM, the band by Tom America (their first LP, a true classic in my ears, was posted earlier on this blog), with which band Van Kalmthout also recorded this cassette. So much more music on this poetry tape, and some are in english. I hope I managed to scan the entire cover alright.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ruud Kluivers - Artefact 2 (tape, 1981)

Ruud Kluivers is perhaps best known for his label Stichting Stopcontact, who released the five Contactdisc albums, but he also produced his own music. Under his own name, but also with others and this highly obscure tape, which also involvement of Rob van Wijngaarden, also known as Mental (and of whom I don't have many tapes, but perhaps Dr. Freakowitz does. This is all quite an experimental synthesizer tape, no waves.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Kloot Per W - Sex Wars (tape, Parsley, 1980)


Kloot Per W is Claude Perwez, a musician from Belgium (flemish part). He played with such bands as The Misters, The Employees, Polyphonic Size, The Sam Cooke Singers, De Kreuners, De Lama's, Mother Fist and these days with The Belpop Bastards. His website seems a bit out date. Great electronic music with much energy and excellent production

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blameless Act (7", Sordide Sentimental ii 45002, 1982)



Some days ago I posted the final issue of Unsound, the cassette only. By sheer luck Shock Corridor posted the magazine itself. So for today I am posting here a 7" by Blameless Act and on Notes From Underground the actual magazine 'Isolation Intellectuele' that goes with. I have no idea who Blameless Act were...

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Het Zweet - Massive Trance (tape, 198?)



As promised earlier, here is the only other tape I have by Het Zweet, 'Massive Trance'. Again a bit presented like a demo, but with the music by Het Zweet that we know from his album for Recloose Organisation. Lengthy tribal percussion music. In the 'Nederlandse Cassette Catalogus', this is said be released a label called Zweepslag, and thirty minutes, but nothing about Zweepslag here and its a sixty minute tape.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Hessel Veldman - Songs From The Spermwhale (tape, Exart Tapes EA 019, 1985)


Another fine release from the Exart label. I only got the tape from Dr. Freakowitz, not the booklet as shown on discogs. One track has the help of Herman te Loo, from Gorgonzola Legs. If you liked the recent Y Create tapes, then this one is not to be missed either.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

O Yuki Conjugate - Scene In Mirage / Soundtracks (tape, Final Image FIC 7, 1985)


This is a cassette version of the LP 'Scene In Mirage' (A3, A4, A6, A7, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6) and pieces used for the video version thereof (A1, A2, A5, A8, B4, B8). B7 is the piece that is only to be found on this release. Edition of 250 copies. Great ambient music for a hot day.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Het Zweet - Fase (tape, Staaltape, 198?)

When I posted Forced Run two weeks ago, somebody was quite disapointed that it was so 'wavy' and almost exactely the same as the Staalplaat tape. He/she also asked about a c60 on Staalplaat. I don't think I have that one, but I do have 'Fase', another short release, on Staalplaat. Hopefully more to his liking. 'Massive Trance' soon.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Final Unsound (tape, 1988)




Wouldn't it be great to post music here and the magazine on 'Notes From Underground'? That would be nice with this final issue of Unsound, but alas I have a small scanner only and limited abilities in graphic software, so only the music. I may have seen this elsewhere, but I forgot. This is a fresh rip from my own copy. This compilation features Controlled Bleeding, Psyclones, Smersh, Hunting Lodge, Master/Slave Relationship, Die Tödliche Doris, Audio Leter with Fake Feelings Institute, Torn Memory, Monochrome Bleu, Haters, S.B.O.T.H.I., Theme Park, Robert Bolman, Problemist, Blackhouse, Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Nomuzic, Glorious Din, Eberly Brothers, P16.D4, Kristine Ambrosia, Poison Gas Research, Mother Country, Negativland

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Tak Tak Tak 2 (tape, Tak Tak Tak 2, 1987)


From a friend I borrowed some tapes, and that included four issues of Tak Tak Tak. He only gave me the cassettes, not the magazines. From the current website: "In 1986 Tak Tak Tak the independent publishing house/label first published a journal devoted to experimental writing, sound and image. Backissues, along with various other publications and sound releases can be purchased via our Catalogue". Tak Tak Tak 1 I don't have, but here is the out of print number 2, which has music and found sound by Blurt, Martien Groenevelt, The Colonels, Ted Milton. The magazine I seem to recall also had found bits, writing and photography. not scanned. This post doesn't even have a proper track list - sorry. Tak Tak tak 3-6 are still available as cassettes or CDs (so I won't post them, which unfortunately I found out after ripping them). All of these are highly recommended: music, spoken word and found sound, great travelogues.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Young Lions (tape, Amphibious Records A003, 1982)


From the time when the Young Lions were still a five piece band, including Tim Benjamin, Ronald Heiloo, Peter Mertens, Harold Schellinx and Rob Scholte (the later famous painter who was attacked with a car bomb). Tracks on this cassette have been recorded at various occasions during 1979 and 1980. Some of this with a cassette recorder with built-in microphone during rehearsals, some using sound-on-sound. The latter were used as demo's.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Herman Brand - Code (tape, Blessure Records, 1982)

I tried to find some information about Herman Brand, a performing popmusic poet (even when there is no music on this release as such), but I couldn't. So sorry. Its a short tape, 23 minutes only, with the same programm on the b-side. I thought this was quite good, even when I am that a of a lover of this kind of stuff. Spoken in Dutch of course

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Friday, August 14, 2009

De Fabriek/A Szava Kovats/Mark Lane/G.K. Montgomery - Friends (tape, De Fabriek Records & Tapes 198?)




A curious tape on De Fabriek label which seems to be some sort of collaboration between De Fabriek, Gen Ken Montgomery, Mark Lane and Andy Szava-Kovats. I am not sure if it is intended to have multiple tracks but it comes here unindexed.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Y Create - Green (tape, Exart Tapes EA 007, 198?)




The final volume of this trilogy was the first that was released actually.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Diana Ozon & Ludwig Wisch - Laag Bij De Gronds (tape, Blessure Records, 1982)


Diana Ozon is a dutch poet who started out in the early punk scene in Amsterdam. She did the Coekrant along with Hugo Kaagman, and had a club, bookstore and gallery in her squat. She still writes poetry until this very day and is apparently quite famous.

This tape has her poetry (also released as a book) and she used to perform with bands (although her website doesn't say which bands that would be). She was sacked for a real singer and then she got help from Ludwig Wisch on new music, which was much quieter and nicer. Perhaps at times even a bit reggea/dub like.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Suivre - Comfort Drill (tape, Town And Country Collection Tapes TTACC 004, 1984)


From Rotterdam came A Suivre, a trio of Bob Stoute, Rob van Asperen an Martin Doctors van Leeuwen. I know nothing about them, as usual. The music is quite disco like, lots of early sampling (tape loops) and electronic.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Seven Code (tape, 1982)


Manufactured in Holland it says on the cover, but the recordings were made in tel Aviv, in september-november 1981. I never heard of them until I got it from Dr. Freakowitz. Seven Code is Fortis (vocals, guitar, synth) and Yoyo on synth, bass, vocal) with one Schultz as guest on vocal and saxophone. Quite nice minimal synth music.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chi (tape, 1986)


This might not have been an official release, but more a demo of some kind. Chi is best described as the Dutch O Yuki Conjugate: ambient, atmospheric and fourth world like. Members are Willem Cramer, Koos Derwort (of whom I posted a tape before), Hanyo van Oosterom and Michel Banabila. The latter the most famous musician of the band, who still records similar music to this day. Chi later released a CD on Container Music, a rather short lived side label of Staalplaat.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Y Create - Grey (tape, Exart Tapes 009, 198?)



The second post of this trilogy. Two lengthy pieces (one per side) of more moody atmospheric music by Hessel Veldman.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Genetic Factor - Rough Mixes


And here some more Richard Zijlstra music, this time under the banner of Genetic Factor. It lists five tracks on this unreleased demo, of which we may recognize 'Cloning Part 1', which was released on Trumpett's 'Colonial Vipers' cassette (which I never posted, but I have one for sale). This was another donation by Dr. Freakowitz from his archives.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Em - To, To New York (tape, Nucleine, 1984)

Richard Zijlstra might be best known as the producer of the legendary VPRO Radionome programm, and perhaps also as Gentic Factor. As such he had a track on the Radionome LP. I am not sure what he does these days, nor when he would choose for then name Em to record music. Maybe this is driven by rhythm? Nice synth based alternative popmusic though.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Forced Run (tape, Het Zweet, ?)

Before Het Zweet gained some reputation through their liason with the Recloose Organisation, they, or rather he (Marien van Oers) released some tapes, some through Staalplaat. Before Het Zweet there was Forced Run. This tape here is rather short, and released on the label Het Zweet (rather confusing perhaps), and consists of two unnamed persons playing bass synthesizer percussion and vocals along with prepared rhythm tapes. Perhaps more like a demo.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Enno Velthuys - Vreemde Landen Vol 2 (tape, L'Agence Des Refuses AdR 011, 198?)


And here's the second part of this. The label says adr 003, but a small insert says ADR 011.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Enno Velthuys - Vreemde Landen Vol 1 (tape, L'Agence Des Refuses AdR 003, 198?)




The first of two parts of 'Vreemde Landen' by Enno Velthuys. More nice ambient music in the best Brian Eno tradition.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Frans Friederich & Lukas Simonis - Das Leben Ist Schön (tape, 1995)

donated by Pascal 'titi' Tabarnac

This was actually never released officially. They only made a bunch of cassettes for friends & neighbours. We speak the year 1995-ish. Frans & Lukas visited the SubAcqua studio's on a regular basis and recorded there with the help of Camille Dings, the main man. It was a strange mixture of gabber, weird improv, covers of BeachBoys & other songs, and the occasional song they wrote themselves. It was appr. the same period that Frans & Robert Kroos recorded their masterpiece 'Estos Noson Pagagos (still available on the Mutant Sounds blog). Two songs were made with the Swiss band Les Halmas & AA Kismet-singer Eveline Ketterings; Go Away & Another Song. Also Camille does some stuff here and there. Les Halmas were; Trixa Arnold, Ilya Komarov and Simon Dellsperger. The sleeve is a reconstruction; only the mastertape was saved. (if anybody still has the original sleeve, we'd be much obliged).

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