Thursday, December 31, 2009

Idea Fire Company - Rags To Riches (tape, Pineapple Tapes 003, 2005)




Recently I got 'permission' from Scott Foust to post his Pineapple tapes label here, and this is the second post. It has various live pieces by Idea Fire company, Foust' best known project that works in the field of organised drone music. Excellent 90 minute tape.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Club Skull - The Origins Of... (tape, G.R.O.S.S. GR013, 1993)


A trio of Fumio Kosakai, Akifumi Nakajima (the man behind G.R.O.S.S.), Hiroshi Hasegawa who all play synthersizers and electronics. Quite a nice drone music release. Part of the cover for this release is missing here with me. It says on discogs: "Packaged in double layer cover with translucent outer layer and folder inner layer with attched photograph.", I only have the translucent outer layer.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

David Lee Myers - Feedback Music II (tape, Generations Unlimited, 1988)


Discogs lists this as by Arcane Device, but the cover says its by David Lee Myers, the man behind that alias. He has built his own complex system of creating feedback music, but its never really noise based.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Frans de Waard/Micheal Wurzer - Rumor De Materia 2 (tape, Iep tapes 114, 1989)


I posted the first volume quite some time ago, but here is the second (and last?) volume. Frans de Waard is of course the man from Kapotte Muziek, celebrating their 25th anniversary here, and many other things. Micheal Wurzer is the guy that ran (runs?) the Clockwork Tapes label. His side is based on synthesizers , while De Waard has a pretty noisy set of typeloops. Released in an edition of 45 copies.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Chop Shop/Gen Ken Montgomery - Fragment 4 (tape, ND, 19??)


A split tape between Chop Shop of whom I posted some music before and Gen Ken Montgomery. It was released by ND in their Fragment series. This is, I think, the final release from the series and the only one I have. Quite experimental electronics. A booklet with interviews by both is also scanned and enclosed.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boule (tape, Ptose Production, 1985)


I never knew what 'Boule' meant, but it was one of the 'star' tracks by the French band Ptose, but it is also the name of this compilation. Maybe there is a link to christmas, if I look at the cover. According to Discogs all tracks are called 'Boule', maybe its a cover tape? Included are Anne Gillis, Renaldo & The Loaf, Nigel Jacklin, Utilisation Du Vieux Port, Rob Van Wijngaarden, Harri Englund, John J. Cabanis, Mark Lane, Die Endzeitakrobaten, Wolfgang Wiggers, Die Form, Ice 9, The Grief DDAA, Ericka Irganon, Satellite, DZ Lectric, Collision Experimentale, The Legendary Pink Dots, ZZe, 1/2 Japanese, Les Canigous, Van Kaye & Ignit.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Trumpett - The Christmas Years (CDR, Trumpett trum 0517, 2005)


"By my own counting this blog won't make it until christmas 2009", I wrote last year on christmas day. So its hard to predict things, certainly when they concern the future. But then this great compilation by Trumpett Tapes, given to me by one of the Trumpett associates. It includes that excellent Ende Sneafliet's 'X-Mas Card From Outer Space', but also some other nice Christmas songs packed as electronic ballads by Dinochrome, TTT's Play & Dance Choir, Doxa Sinistra, Solitude FX and a crazy mix by Trumpetto. You see on the image it looks like a CD and it probably is, which might be the exception for this blog

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Attrition - Death House (tape, Adventures In Reality ARR 011, 1982)


From Discogs: ""Forever there will be the speculation that the exploration of darkness as a beautiful place will lessen our fear of it all, ease the pain a little..."
Attrition, from Coventry, England, began in the early 1980s with founder Martin Bowes. This group has garnered a loyal following because of their ability to merge the electronic, darkwave and classical forms into something their own.
Attrition's sound is strongly based on contrasts. There are gothic tracks that incorporate violas, ethereal tracks that contain Martin's gritty vocals, and danceable electro pieces that use orchestral arrangements. Recent tracks have even brought in a member of the Paris opera, Franck Dematteis, giving the music yet another unusual twist."

Death House was first released as a cassette, on their own Adventures In Reality (which was also a magazine) label, and then as a LP on Hamster Records. The LP version was already on various blogs, but this is ripped from the cassette.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MB - NH/HN (tape, Grafika Airlines gra 5, 1981)




Grafika Airlines was the label by the same guy who was Mecanique Vegetale. I used to have a tape from that too, but alas no more. They also released postcards and photos, very fashionable (or should I say very Factory Records like?) in the early 80s. I'm sure this particular work by Maurizio Bianchi was also released by other labels, but this is an original from 1981.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nocturnal Emissions - Deathday (tape, Sterile Records, 1981)




"Recorded live 23 May 1981 at the Cave, Corsham, Wiltshire." 30 minutes, one track.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Hands To - Scrine (tape, Harsh Reality Music HR87, 1988)




The recent two postings of City Of Worms music led to some communication with Jeph Jerman. He is mainly known as Hands To in the 80s and these days mainly under his own name, producing some highly interesting music with acoustic objects. As Hands To he did the same, but added electronics. Much of his work is available as CDrs but I have a few of his tapes, which he thought is alright to post. This is one of them. Check out his website for more information.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

City Of Worms - Live (tape, Big Body Parts, 1988)


Two lenghty live recordings. Cassette given to me recently by Jeph Jerman. Great stuff.
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Scott Foust - The Fighting Sensualist (tape, Pineapple Tapes 01, 2001)

A while ago Scott Foust (of Idea Fire Company/XX Committee fame) wrote and asked him wether I would be interested in posting this tape. He thought I wouldn't since it would be too recent, but then its also no longer available. One good reason would be he's the founding member of Idea Fire Company, of whom I like all records they produced, and maybe this would be sales pitch. This tape is a compilation of tracks by various bands Foust has been involved, starting in 1981 with Y Front, then Red Light, The XX Committee, Stabat Matar, The Story Of Failure, Anschluss, Idea Fire Company, The Red Disk, The Pickle Factory, The New Peculiars, Tart, The Motor Of History, The Braces. All on this tape. These days he's also a member of Dead Girls Party, together with Matt Krefting and The Tobacconists (with Frans de Waard). This zip also includes a complete scan of the booklet, with some funny history on all of the bands. Pineapple tapes was a short lived sub-division of Foust's main operation Swill Radio and I'll be post some more of the cassette releases from that label, as they are all sold out.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Ambient Complot (tape, Extrema Pasion EP 916, 1991)


This is not a compilation, nor a tape by one person. Here people send in sound material to Luis Mesa and all contributed to the compositions. Quite some now 'famous' people on this one: Dirk Serries, Francisco Lopez, Frans de Waard, Chris Phinney, Zan Hoffman, David Prescott and Miguel A. Ruiz. This is the version I borrowed (from one of these musicians actually). I see on discogs there is also a version with a different cover on a label ZH27, which the musician nor me ever saw. Great ambient industrial music!

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Back To The 80s (tape, Welvaartstaat Tapes 004, 1981)


Finally the cover for this tape has been found, so I'm more than happy to post this. In the catalogue of Welvaartstaat Tapes this was their best seller, a compilation of punk and experimental bands from the Dutch of Groningen, including an early version of the Boegies. Also included 4227-B, ICA, Chops, Slonz, TDK C60, Rags, Jetset, U-Trend and Kein Produkt. Nice one indeed.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

David Prescott - Dialog And Disparity (tape, Generations Unlimited, 19??)


I posted some of David Prescott's music before, but here is his tape on Generations Unlimited. More synthesizer based music, that should fit well with the current revival of cosmic music.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nocturnal Emissions - Live At Ritzy, Brixton (tape, Cause For Concern 026, 1983)


Discogs gives track titles for this release, but I couldn't detect any distinct points to cut the tracks. Nice early industrial release by Nocturnal Emissions. No doubt this was posted before somewhere, but hold your horses: a fresh 320 rip here.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Morphogenesis - MG 1 (tape, Generations Unlimited, 198?)

So after the big Dr. Freakowitz box, which kept me busy for two months, there is now the next box of tapes I borrowed from PhD, a collector of fine music for many years and a good friend, so we'll continue. I had a look for the last bits I have in my own collection and mix them with the PhD posts and then we'll move on another collection. Unfortunately just today Naofumi of Yximalloo left some comments to remove links to various of his cassettes, which I will do, once I veryfied its the real Naofumi, but I had some 8 or 9 more lined up in the PhD box. Anyway the first is by Morphogenesis, of whom I posted some music before. This all English UK band is an electro-acoustic group which use improvisation. The tape is released by Generation Unlimited, the label from Gen-Ken Montgomery.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

City Of Worms - Easter (tape, Big Body Parts, 198?)




Jeph Jerman send me two cassettes by his group City Of Worms, and this is the first. Two excellent tracks of ambient industrial music.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Ende Shneafliet - Spleenconcert Zondag 18-9-1983 (tape, Staaltape OOO, 198?)


The second post for today is one of the more obscure Staaltape releases was given to me by one of the band members. It was the only concert ever by this band, which they played at the Dutch radioprogramm Spleen (presented by Ignit van Kasteren, of Ding Dong Records & Tapes) and contains some excellent music. In Spleen newsletter there was tape cover which you could cut out and so you had a releasen Trumpett release (trum 0020 actually). Staaltape later released it in their well-known packaging style, with extra material on the b-side 'demo-versions/preparatory studies of the live tracks). Great synth based music with vocals. A classic in my opinion, a pity they never played live again.

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Reuter Taktik various releases

Since I have no possibility to post anything on Saturday, two for today, and both of them with actual permission by the musicians. First there is Reuter Taktik. This was a band from Rotterdam, and appeared on 'Six Simple Senses' which I posted ages ago. One member send me this lot of other releases they did and which he had on CDR. Great wave like music.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cassettera (tape, ?, 19??)


The final tape from the Dr. Freakowitz collection is the most obscure one. There is no information anywhere, except for the image you see here. The music is quite nice, electronic, synthesizers and rhythm machines, lots of echo.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Final Four Singles from Dr. Freakowitz







This batch includes the Dutch punk band Larm, the very odd commercial synth of Dutch band Chrisma, the cow-punk of Viva La Muerte (also Dutch) and the double 7" by Corrosive Crowd from Switzerland. Almost like a radio station, but then with nice tunes.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Six More Singles From Dr. Freakowitz







In this second bath more obscure vinyl, by Gary's Panther, IHM, The Truth Club/Fote, Teja, Halli Galli Tanzmusik and Legs Akimbo. Again no particular theme or style, but just a nice bunch.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Six Singles from Dr. Freakowitz









You'd expect only cassettes from the desk of Dr. Freakowitz, but today and in the next 2 days I'll be posting a bunch of 7" records which he also borrowed me. There is no theme running through these 7"s, just great music. In this first batch we have two 7"s from Japanese Vanity label: Mad Tea Part and Perfect Mother. Monitor from the USA, whom I think also played with Boyd Rice at one point. Plus three 7"s from the UK, I think, none of these bands I ever heard of: Naffi, Pre Fix and The Magits.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Ice 9 - P.F.L.P. (tape, Ptose Production K021, 1983)




The Japanese musician Onnyk is behind ICE 9 and P.F.L.P. was re-released on Ptose Production in 1983. Great synth pop.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ptose - Moxisylyte N. (tape, Ptose Production K009, 1981)


The wrap around is from carton and looks like a box of pills. Nice one. The music is also quite nice, as always with Ptose. The last Ptose release I have borrowed from Dr. Freakowitz, who is about to arrive to pick up his box. Some more posts to follow from this great collection. No tracks mentioned on my cover, but I culled them from discogs.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

DDV - Industriele Typen (tape, Club Moral, 1982)




DDV is one half of Club Moral, a legendary artist duo from Belgium, playing music, doing Force Mental magazine, releasing tapes (which for quite some time were posted here, but I haven't seen an in quite some time). This particular release is the music, I guess, for an opening of an exhibition by AMVK, the other half of Club Moral. Quite rhythmical, industrial music. Nice!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stefan Schrader - Synbild (tape, Obscure Soundz 007, 198?)

A German guy armed with synths (Korg mono/poly, monosynthesizer, analog delays, flanger, chori, phaser etc) and piano and guitar. Short pieces on the first side of electronic popmusic and all the session material on side B, plus an 'attempt to rap' song. Curious release.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Soul Exterminator (tape, Bluboer, 1985)



A highly obscure tape from the Dr. Freakowitz collection is this one by one R. Nuyts from the small Dutch village of Geel. Hand painted, hand typed cover, loads of heavy noise. I forgot the scans so they are both here (click to enlarge)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This Time - Geen Verzamelelpee (tape, 1984)



donated by Pascal 'titi' Tabarnac

This was made by the same person that did the Terrorzone cassette, somewhere else on this blog. Long before VVM (& the Works) and even a year before the term 'plunderphonics' was introduced by John Oswald this nerdy guy from Rotterdam made his own version, fucking up well known songs from those days with his self built effects. 20 copies were made of this release and according to the sleeve they must have cost 750 guilders each! (about the same as 750 euro's now). Well i guess that's what I paid for it... I've got number 20.

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