Saturday, May 18, 2019

Insane Music For Insane People Vol. 18 (cassette, Insane Music INS 44, 1987)

Earlier this week I posted Insane Music For Insane People Vol. 19 and it was pointed out it was actually Vol. 18. I now corrected the previous post; that is now Vol. 19 and this is the correct Vol. 18.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quintet De L'Art - Hemoglobine (cassette, Exart EA 036, 1991)

There is one cassette listed by this group on Discogs and it's not this one, but another title by this group. I believe they are from France. The original press text Exart did is enclosed here as well; not that is has much extras...

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Insane Music For Insane People Vol. 19 (cassette, Insane Music, 1986)

More compilations from Belgium. This was surely posted before by others. This is just my fresh new rip of it. Click on the Discogs link if you want to know who is on it

Monday, May 6, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

H.G. Wells - Pophits (cassette, Blot Records, 198?)

Another cassette by H.G. Wells that is not Discogs. It is unfortunately the last one for now from him that I have.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Vervreemding - De Gevolgen Van De Absolute Top (cassette, Unie van de Opposities Tegen 006, 198?)

This one is not on Discogs but this is another project by Erik Vloeberghs, the man behind Angst, Kwajongens In Bloei and The Parts. I tried separating this into pieces, but I failed. I have no idea why he choose this name, meaning 'alienation'. More obscure weird electronic music.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Brume - Apocalypse At 6 A.M. (cassette, Tapes For Masses TFM 003, 1992)

Brume is of course the legendary long running industrial music/musique concrete project by Christian Renou. I never posted many of his tapes, simply because I never had many. Early 2000s he worked for a while under his name, but later on returned to Brume. Never change a winning name!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Icare (cassette, Orcadia Machina,1990)

A compilation from France from 1990. Mostly French bands but also Dutch Trespassers W and Sahdowplay. From electronic to rock.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Smexmec (demo, 1983)

I know I said this blog is only about official released stuff (and that Didi de Paris/Jan Pap might seem not like one). Here's surely a real demo. This band, of whom I know nothing, had a tape on the Dutch Cliche label and a track on a Contactdisc 2 compilation which I recently re-upped. That reasons enough to post this short demo buy them.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Das Freie Orchester - Now 1990 (cassette, Kröten Kassettem 1990)

Rock music from the former East Germany. Discogs: "Original members of the band were Bärbel WillnerJörg ThomasiusDieter ZobelGui Gust and Carsten Spindler. By 1990 Thomasius and Willner had left the band and Jörg Dittmar (aka Lord Litter) came to join DFO up until '92 when the band finally broke up. Their music style was a mixture of electronic - experimental - krautrock à la Can, Cluster and Tangerine Dream. They also had numerous sessions, projects and collaborations with artists from West Germany like Harald GrosskopfLutz Ulbrich of Ashra and former Tangerine Dream and Kluster member Conrad Schnitzler."

Friday, April 12, 2019

Didi de Paris & Jan Pap - Tekst & Geluiden (cassette, private, 198?)

This is not on Discogs. Didi de Paris is Belgium poet and writer. I have not read anything from him. This tape he recorded with a musician of whom I also never heard, Jan Pap. This tape is not on discogs

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Notre Dame 2 (cassette, EE Tapes ‎ET03, 1988)

Belgium's EE Tapes is still going strong, having just released a great CD by Dieter Müh. This is an early release by them, covering a wide field of experimental music.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Home-Made Music For Home-Made People Vol. 7: "Sexy But Chic" / Ode To Samantha Fox (Soft Blend) (cassette, Insane Music, 1990)

Following the previous post, I thought, why not the other part? This one is not indexed, it gave me a headache

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Home-Made Music For Home-Made People Vol. 8: "Sexy But Chic" / Ode To Samantha Fox (Harsh Blend) (cassette, Insane Music, 1990)

A lovely compilation poking fun at a beauty. Includes all the inserts... not safe for work I believe is the word people use in such a case

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Debiele Eenheid (cassette, 198?)

more Rotterdam madness, a bit hardcore, a bit free jazz

not on discogs, i think

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Ondergeniepig - Aanvang 8 Uur (cassette, 198?)

I posted some other release by this weirdo rock music group, from Rotterdam I believe. This is a very short cassette.

not on Discogs

Monday, March 25, 2019

Discussiestukken Van De Stalinistische School (cassette, WW Tapes WC 11, 198?)

I posted quite a bit of tapes by Dutch punk band Second Auschwitz, the band of Jan van den Einden. He was very active in the first half of the 80s in Helmond, a small Dutch city down south. He was also a writer and recorded a bunch of Dada inspired spoken word tapes. I guess that is where this comes in; people talking about communism and a bit of music from old records. Is it serious? I wouldn't know. Not on Discogs. Released on Van Den Eijnden's own WW Tapes. His letters were always very insulting and very funny. I wonder what became of him!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Randy Greif - Live In Los Angeles 3-13-87 (cassette, Swinging Axe Productions)

"Since the mid 1970's, Randy Greif has been pushing the boundaries of auditory arts, often incorporating electronic, computer and concrete music with spoken word, "sound theater", and field recordings. Location recordings in places such as Amazonia, New Guinea, and Thailand have found their way, often manipulated, into some of Greif's music, branding it as "tribal" electronics. Trademark styles are dense layers of atmospherics, cut-up vocals, and shifting minimal rhythms. "Dark" and "hallucinatory" are often used to describe the overall tone of his work." He was also a member of Static Effect and Stylus. Later on he released a bunch of CDs including 5 CDs with reading of Alice In Wonderland set to his music.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Seemen ‎– In Your Hands (cassette, Exart, 1989?)

Despite various releases that I see on Discogs I only heard this tape. Apparently they are an "experimental group from Austin, Texas" with one Kai Spelletich as their sole member.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Blue Murder (cassette, Staaltape, 1982)

People often think that Staaltape, the label connected to Staalplaat, the cassette store from Amsterdam (now based in Berlin), is an industrial music label, with releases by Laibach as their first, but before that they released Blue Murder. This was six piece band from Amsterdam, following Soviet Sex, with some great guitar tunes and vocals. Later on they also released a bunch of records. Maarten van der Ploeg became a well-known designer and computer artist and died in 2004. Recently there a book about his life and work was published

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Angst ‎– Lies On 45 (cassette, Gezonde Boerse Copulaties GBC 13, 1983)

I posted quite a bit of music by Angst before. Behind this 'group' is Erik Vloeberghs, who was very active in the 80s, but mainly known for his writing. Slightly absurd, insulting and very funny. His music was mainly collage like sounds made with synths, rhythm machines, much spoken word (cut-up in the best tradition of Burroughs of course) and field recordings, though I am sure it is not a term that was used. I didn't separate the tracks; too difficult. These days Vloeberghs is no longer active with music or writing and spending his days walking the Belgium countryside.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hessel - Radio Times (Exart Cassettes EA 037, 1991)

I posted quite some music by Hessel Veldman in the past, mostly in disguise as Y Create or his band Gorgonzola Legs and FNTC. There is more to come from him. This is a solo cassette of his, perhaps made with lots of radio sounds; I don't know. Likewise I have no idea why this is released without his last name. Experimental electronics.

Monday, March 4, 2019

After Dinner - Souvenir Cassette (cassette, ReR Megacorp, 1988)

After Dinner was formed in 1981 by Haco, a vocalist who wrote both the lyrics and music. The group had a fluid line-up with members from many varied musical backgrounds brought together according to each recording or live performance project. Their collective backgrounds encompass new wave, Japanese traditional, contemporary music, and avant-garde rock.
In 1982, German national radio selected the band's first single (EP), After Dinner / Cymbals at Dawn (Kagero Records, Japan) and placed it on their permanent playlist. In 1983, The album (LP), Glass Tube (Kang-Gang, Japan), was released domestically, and distributed abroad where it received much attention in the European and American "free music" scenes. Sounds, the British music paper, described the record as a unique fusion of Japanese traditional music and electronics "with the delicious voice of Haco holding things together." In 1984, the band made their foreign debut with the album (LP), After Dinner (Recommended Records, UK). In 1987, the group was invited to perform at France's Mimi Festival, and did their first European tour. The band's concert at ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) received the unanimous praise of music publications such as NME, LAM, and Melody Maker, which commented that After Dinner was helping to "reverse Japan's massive importation of Western mega-pop." In 1988, Souvenir Cassette (Recommended Records, UK / Zero Records, Japan), which was tape-edited by Haco from After Dinner's concerts in Europe and Japan, was released.
In 1989, the album Paradise Of Replica (RecRec Music, Switzerland / Zero Records, Japan) was released. The album was described as "a stimulating voyage into a landscape of feelings, sometimes cheerful, bouncing about to change into a reflective melancholic mood." The group successfully undertook a tour of 19 cities in Europe. In 1990, the band also took part in five international music festivals, achieving even greater popularity in Europe. In the same year Haco appeared in the film Step Across the Border, a documentary on Fred Frith, and one of After Dinner's songs, which she played on piano, was included in the soundtrack CD.
In 1991, the band performed at Canada's Victoriaville Festival. ReR Megacorp (UK) released the CD, After Dinner/Live Editions, which re-releaseed After Dinner's 1st album (LP, 1984) and 5 songs from Souvenir Cassette (1988), and 4 additional live tracks (1986-1990). This marked the end of After Dinner.


Friday, March 1, 2019

H.G. Wells - Logic Lunacy (cassette, Wellsound, 1986)

For nearly 2 years I posted music by Conrad Schnitzler. Mainly because I just happen to get this great collection of some of his really obscure and private releases and I think he's an important artist for electronic music. I believe that I exhausted that collection by now and it was time to stop or move on. Recently I came across a collection that was going up for sale on Discogs and I was granted a look and the possibility to rip whatever I thought was interesting, so for time to come I will post some of that collection. There is quite some stuff in there that is not yet on Discogs, which is nevertheless quite interesting, such as this tape by H.G. Wells. Not the writer but a musician who was on a bunch of compilations I posted years ago (Swallowing Scrap Metal, Illuminated No.2, and others). His most contribution was in 2009 to a compilation. He was also one half of Enstruction who released some great music as well. I always enjoyed his music, being industrial and rhythmic, with some occasional stabs at noise music. I have no idea where H.G. Wells is now. This tape is not yet on Discogs.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Conrad Schnitzler - 00/830 Mix Solos Endtime

I believe the very last thing Schnitzler released, just days before he died on August 4, 2011

Mix Solos 1-36 (379+525+764)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Conrad Schnitzler - 87Sonder (?, 1987)

I don't have the second part 87n, so I move to the final Schnitzler that I got from my source, being 87Sonder (sonder meaning 'special' in German) before starting to post a bunch of other Schnitzler releases.

upspeed Rhytmic

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Conrad Schnitzler - 87m (?, 1987)

electric minis upspeed     30.10.87
con+con minimix             25.3.87 + 16.8.87

Friday, January 4, 2019

Conrad Schnitzler - 87l (?, 1987)

electric minis upspeed     15.10.87
minis für constel. upspeed  1.12.87