Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Glad Corp (tape, ??)


A curious short tape from this band I never heard of. Two tracks are their own, and one is a cover of Polythene Pam from The Beatles. I think they are German. The music is quite nice, but hard to describe.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Primavera - Gib Nicht Auf (tape, Tegel Music Production 198?)




A band from Berlin, I think, with new wave like music, with vocals very upfront.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Hero Wouters - Laios/Een Zaak Van Leven Of Dood (tape, 1986)


The soundtrack to a 1983 movie by George Schouten which I never saw, but the comment on IMDB made me curious: "OK and strangely laid back Dutch thriller about a woman with fear of open spaces, who finds refuge in a masochistic relationship with an ex-colleague of her husband. The atmosphere is simultaneously intimate and chilly. The acting is pretty good, considering the level of Dutch cinema in the 80's. Faber, De Lint, Cox, and, to a lesser degree Hardy, do a good job here. The movie is rather dated and that's part of its charm. In fact, when I saw it I thought it was produced somewhere to the end of the seventies, considering the old-fashioned but stylish suits and haircuts. The entourage and bourgeois talk make it fun to watch. Time has certainly changed ("It's going very well with the company, we just bought a new computer")"

The music is great moody electronic music. Hero Wouters still makes music!
http://www.herowouters.nl

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Frank Dullaart - Trans Harmonic Dream (tape, F.D. 001, 1983)


Following yesterday's noise, something more relaxing, the ambient music of Frank Dullaart. The cover looks, but the Eno like ambient music is quite nice.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Un-kommunity - In The Shithouse (tape, Black Dwarf DW6, 1984)


Discogs says: Formed as a three piece in spring of 1983. They initially played spontaneous music, but later made power electronics and noise music. The only member who could play a little was Tim Gane, who went on to rock stardom.
The group were interested in musical alchemy, as they put it, and ran the Black Dwarf label." Gane later was the foundin member of Stereolab, just in case you wonder.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Bangkok/Rangoon (tape, Streetlife Audio Tours, 198?)


Just what it is: field recordings from these two cities. It seems appropriate: its a hot day here too...

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Fool - Do The Fool (tape)


Two fools actually: Gerhard Rost on guitar and Gerd Karnoll on Bongos. This has nothing to do with the Fool who worked for The Beatles, I guess. Lots of acoustic guitars, vocals and throughout a hippie thing.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Zanzibars Twist - Basta (tape, Limbabwe 021, dec 1983)


I bumped into someone the other day who handed me this tape, saying that this might be of interest. Obviously it is, since I posted quite some tapes by Dutch label Limbabwe. This one, perhaps the last one by Zanzibars Twist, is very short, just under ten minutes, with three tracks. But with lots of improv/post/punk power.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dr. Freakowitz Singles Six







From Dr. Freakowitz:
After all those endless posts of cassettes of bands I have never heard from (who does?) I thought it was nice to have a short break. Therefore I have selected some almost forgotten 7-inches in my collection to share with you. No specific theme but just a bunch of singles that are worthwhile (one more than another) to listen to once in your lifetime.
The Static is an early project of Glenn Branca, very No New Yorkish. Mark Beer’s single has a b-side with erased and vanished instruments, just a gimmick. After This is just a nice sounding new wave group of which many were crawling around in the early eighties. The Mumbles have made with Poly Vinyl one of the catchiest pop songs to my opinion. A US-band but released on the Dutch Plurex (I was surprised that I couldn’t find it, even on this blog, but maybe I didn’t search thoroughly enough). Also catchy is Kill Myself, the 7-inch of Il Y A Volkswagens (also a band name that surely make it to the top 10 of the peculiar band names). A whole different thing is the single of The Enemy Within, a On-U Sound production to support the miners in the UK way back then when Margaret Thatcher ruled Britain. The last single was for me the most valuable found treasure in my search of forgotten music: Family Fodder with the jumpy Debbie Harry (and with a dub on the b-side). I wanted to hear more from this band and found out that they made some other nice singles and some albums (of which 2 are samplers) as well, of which some are still available even on the internet.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Lawrence Ball - Computer Music No.1 (tape, CN 1, 198?)


I think this is the man behind the music here. Its one piece (repeated on the second side) of music that starts out loud and then goes very quiet and then picks up again.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Larry Wendt - Soudpoems (tape, Underwhich Audiographic 5, 198?)


Text Sound compositions using voice, tape, and cheap computers.

From discogs: Larry Wendt (1946, Napa, CA, USA) started his creative artistic activities in the mid 70s focusing on creating text-sound compositions. His works are widely represented in various radio programs and performances in different countries. He is the author of numerous publications under anthologies in MC, LP and CD-formats. Since the 1970s Wendt’s audio productions were widely represented at various international colloquia and festivals of experimental poetry and music, including such as: Small Press Festival (Antwerp, 1976), Parola & Suono (Florence, 1978), un espace parle / A spoken space (Geneva, 1979), figura-partitura (Novoli, 1982), Nattoving (Stockholm, 1983), several times – in 1979, 1983 and 1987 – at the Festival International des Musiques Experimentales (Bourges). In 1980 he recorded the series of audio productions “The Yat System” (jointly with D. Alleluia), on the basis of which the choreographic productions for the Public Education affiliate television station (San Francisco) were implemented and recorded. Wendt has participated in a large number of international festivals, including International Festival of Sound Poetry (Toronto, 1978, New York, 1980), Phone 2. Poesie en action: Materialite de Voix (Georges Pompidou Center, Paris, 1984), Three American Electronic Artists (Oakland, California, 1985), Sound Works (within the Biennial, Sydney, 1986), Festival de Po├ęsie sonore (Geneva, 1989), Polyphonix (San Francisco, 1984, Quebec, 1991), bobeobi, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin, 1994) and many others. He is the initiator and organiser of various sound-poetic events, including First West Coast International Sound Poetry Festival (San Francisco, 1977). Productions from his extensive audio-archives have been repeatedly used for creating retrospective reviews, including: Lettrism and Hypergraphics: The Unknown Avant-Garde 1945-1985 (curator J.-P. Curtay, Franklin Furnace, New York). Wendt is the author of a great number of articles, dedicated to the history and present state of the international sound poetry, including such as: Vocable Gestures: A Historical Survey of Sound Poetry (in collaboration with S. Ruppenthal, Art Contemporary #9, San Francisco, 1977), History of Sound Poetry (in collaboration with S. Ruppenthal, Text-Sound Texts, New York, 1981), Sound Poetry: I. History of Electro-Acoustic Approaches. II. Connection to Advanced Electronic Technologies (Leonardo #18.1, London, 1985), Narrative and the World Wide Web (Art & Design #45, London, 1995), etc. He is the curator and publisher of the anthology of the international sound poetry Vocal Neighborhoods: A Walk through the Post-Sound Poetry Landscape (Leonardo Music Journal, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993). Larry Wendt lives and works in San Jose (California, USA).

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Deadline Paranoia - Kali (tape, 1987)


I have various tapes by this totally obscure group, of which this undindexed is the first one. Experimental electronics with world music influences.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Denis Frajerman - Mandibules (tape, Organic, 1997)


Interesting work of sampling field recordings and electronics making a sort of musique concrete. Frajerman is also a member of a band called Palo Alto, and his website is here

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Steve McCaffery - Wot We Wukkers Want (tape, Underwhich Audiographics, 198?)


Not listed on discogs, so I have not much clue about Steve Mcaffery, but his music is based on voice, text and electronics, along the lines of Henri Chopin, Larry Wendt and such like.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beserker - Electronic Improvisation (tape, 1982)


For one reason or the other I think Beserker is connected to the Mucken Saalorchester, the free improvisation company from Kleve, Germany, but I have no evidence for that. This is a highly obscure tape of experimenetal, improvised electronics

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dub'allup (tape, dub 1, 1981)


A kind of music not posted a lot: reggea/dub. One side is a live recording (not indexed) and one has several studio recordings.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Cafardage - Heliotrophie (tape, 19??)


The first of several tapes by this band with sampler, guitar, bass, percussion etc, producing here some nice electronic music.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Thelema Aiwaz (tape, 1987)

From Arnhem, The Netherlands, this tape dedicated to Aleister Crowley. Slow, lots of guitars and electronics, rhythm machines.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Schadstoff (tape, 1982)




Pretty obscure German punk band

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Bundesrepublik Deutschland (tape, 198?)


A highly obscure tape, I assume from Germany, not the best quality around and some new wave/punkish music. Absolutely no information on the cover

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pointe Limite Zero (tape, 19??)


A french punk rock band, not the best quality in tape duplication. Four short tracks.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Roland Reagans Kriegsrevue (tape, 1982)


A downright political thing, a demonstration tape against the visit of Ronald Reagan in Germany. Exactly to this day 28 years ago. A short tape, five minutes only.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Blitz Kray - Ihre Grossten Erfolge (tape, Kommt Noch Schlimmer Tapes, 198?)





The biggest successes of Blitz Kray, no doubt a band from Germany. Not the best sound quality, which makes it not easy to discover what kind of music they play. Weird!

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Monday, June 7, 2010

Une Le Wuerg Production - Twirk (tape, 198?)


No cover for this one, and I cut the a-side and b-side together. Une Le Wuerg was the brainchild of Markus Schwill, who also ran various labels (Schutt Und Asche) and had various names to go by, such as Exterminator. Quite lo-fi noise.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

This Shrinking Feeling - 8 Pints In Liverpool (tape, NRG Music, 1989)


Quite ordinary pop rock wave music from Germany

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THX13 (tape 1980)






Judging by the band names this is a English band. They play bass, guitar, string synth, synth, rhythms and tapes treatments. Quite odd electronic music, hardly anything poppy!

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Friday, June 4, 2010

LTD/ltd Sampler (tape, Ltd/ltd, 1983)


A usa compilation of Dullboy Palace, Temporal Pain, Electric Salamanders, Furry Couch and Ausiclex. Most bands have more than one piece. An odd mixture rock music and experiments and bits of electronics. I believe this is the version licenced to the Swiss label Calypso Now.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Define By Example (tape, Laissez-Faire LFAC 001, 1987)


A Canadian compilation of experimental and electronic music. The only name I recognized in here was Esruc. With: Rosin/Handel, Icon Sect, Fovea, Disextion, Resillient Stomachs, Orthogonal Lines, esruc, Madrigalist, Order Selichai, Rosin/Oglow, Styapleton.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Art Of Love (tape, 1985)


A German pop rock new wave band, with emphasis on keyboards, guitars, drums and vocals. Sounds like A Flock Of Seagulls or bands like that.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Morbid Freud (tape Morbind Freud Tapes MF 001, 198?)


A Dutch band from Veenendaal, with Arno Ouwejan on instruments and Erik van Beek on vocals and instruments. Quite dark synth based music, with vocals and some guitars. Not bad, despite the low presentation.

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