Thursday, July 31, 2008

Jim O'Rourke - Remove The Need (tape, Complacency, 1989)

I was reading the recent Monk Mink Pink Punk this week, in which you can find an interview with Jim O'Rourke, so it's good I thought to post the second tape by Jim, going our way back into history. I see on Jim's Discography that there is apparentely also a tape called Secure on the Loose Rim on Sound of Pig, but I don't believe that. So today 'Remove The Need', which should not be confused with the CD of the same name on Extreme. From the cover: 'solo prepared guitar using only reverb; no overdub or electronic processing used, except on the first and last cuts of both sides with Dan Burke.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

P. Children - P.CH2 (7", SSS 20, 1988), P.CH4 (10", SSS 38, 1991)

In the late 80s more and more so called industrial bands took notice of the musique concrete heritage and started composing music along similar lines, think Illusion Of Safety or THU20, but P. Children were along the same line, even when lesser known. P. Children were Harold Walls, Mike Parker, Robert Kirzinger and it could stand for Pendereweski's Children. I only have their 7", 10" and the CD - the latter which I won't post of course, since I don't do CDs. I don't have their cassette (P.CH1) or LP (P.CH3), which I would be curious to hear. Their covers were always transparant with silk screen. On the 10" its hard to, well improssible to find out what's the a-side and b-side. I have no idea why the stopped or what the band members do these days.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

S.B.O.T.H.I. - Brakes 'N' Mistakes (tape, no label, 1985)

This tape was a very limited release by Achim Wollscheid when he was still called SBOTHI. I think it was used as a sort of collection of material to be use, by himself or by others. I think Kapotte Muziek used some of this on the 'Utilities' LP. Lots of small cut-up sounds.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Therapie Compilatie 2 (tape, Therapie Organisatie teip A02, 1988?)

I wanted to post Journey Into Pain, but unfortunately (goodbye lots of work) someone beat me to it here although I was going to post the original Japanese version. So today another compilation, from Therapie Organisatie, from Belgium, which was the label of one Peter Desmet, who played music as A Violated Body and Zweiter Korps. None of this existed for very long, but I have various of his releases, which I will post. This compilation, mostly industrial music, contains Neurotic Youth, Tecdor Mental, Cafas Oscuras, The Grey Wolves, Zombies Under Stress, Vidna Obmana, Death Pact International, Albert Paris and A Violated Body.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Statue Series (four tapes, Seiten Sprung Aufnahmen, 1989)

Ok, so I didn't gave up, since others didn't gave up re-loading. 3 people now working seriously in getting everything back up, which is celebrated today by Sastre winning the Tour de France and you can download this 4 cassette set on the Dutch label Seiten Sprung Aufnahmen, the label of one Bart Hanselaar. Each cassette has sicty minutes by Recycled Body Programm (Hanselaar's own music), Vidna Obmana and Merzbow's S.C.U.M. project. The fourth tape has an additional twenty minutes by each artist. Maybe it seems an odd pairing but it makes actually quite a nice compilation.



Saturday, July 26, 2008

Illusion Of Safety - In 70 Countries (tape, Complacency cpc 14, 1989)

I gave up on re-loading old posts - it's too time consuming and I need to do other work. Also I lost some, if anyone wants to get a small list of posts I miss, please e-mail me ( Any requests for re-ups will be fullfilled. Any help is greatly appreciated to. About 65% is re-up now. I think. I didn't count.

Today we have a latter day tape of Illusion Of Safety, with "sounds and recordings IOS main core: Mitch Enderle, Spark Lunch, Dan Burke, D. Klein". A great one about political p, I think.


Friday, July 25, 2008

John Hudak - Wind, Rain & Clouds To Human Beings (tape, Sound Of Pig sop 236, 1989)

"Born 3 28 58 Framingham Massachusetts USA. John Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four when he began to play a variety of instruments. At the University of Delaware (BA, English 1981) and Naropa Institute for the Arts (1979), he studied video, photography, creative writing and dance. He then began to create taped soundtracks for his solo performance art pieces. In recent years, he has concentrated on sound, particularly natural sounds. Hudak's current sound work focuses on the minimalism and repetition of sounds below the usual threshold of hearing, sounds that are filtered out or considered non-musical. These sounds are recorded, deconstructed and processed, their rhythms and textures being the basis for aural manipulations."

Of this tape, the version I have is a private edition by Hudak himself. At least I think so.

I am busy re-uploading all the missing Massmirror links, which is a lot of work. Only one person offered me one (!) link to help me out. Thanks for that. Maybe I should just stop re-uploading and also sit back. Listen folks, I could do with some help.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Brian Lavelle - Merge, Mesh & Render (tape, Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers, 1997)

Massmirror seems to be dead - and this time there is no second coming it seems. So I have to re-upload. According to Mutant Sounds, Share On All might all be shaky, so I decided to replace all Massmirror and Xirror links with just Rapidshare links - that is a lot of work and if someone wants to help please contact me. I started with replacing the most recent ones, and then working backwards. If someone wants to start at the beginning and send me rapidshare links for those, I am most delighted. e-mail to: <>

Brian Lavelle is a "Scottish sound artist, born in Glasgow in 1972 but now living in Edinburgh. He has been recording since around 1990.
His recorded material can be described as resonant, textural layers of digital material, drones and processed field recordings. He has used the electric guitar in many of his recordings, often using it as a drone instrument or percussive accompaniment."



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Interprovinsjale Sweinen (tape, Wegwerp Tapes, 1985)

This is the weirdo department. For a start there isn't a proper band name mentioned, unless Interprovinsjale Sweinen is the artist and the title. However, I think this is by The Lost Attic, since it's released by their own Wegwerp Tapes. I might be wrong but I await comments then. Two tracks were recorded with soundmaterial by Kapotte Muziek, on which Frans de Waard says here:
"We send this label a c15 with material for them to release completly, but they made two new tracks out of our material and credited it to us" The original c15 is apparently lost. Nice electronic 'disco' music with weird sounds.
Recently I got an e-mail saying that Barry Rikkerink, the guy behind The Lost Attic died earlier this year, but my source didn't know more. Anyone who does?


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Nightmare In Heaven (tape, Hahamandad, 1991)

In the 80s and a bit of the 90s the cassette market also became a real market: a day long event with people selling tapes, and bands playing. in 1990, August 18, there was one in the unlikely remote village of Hulst in The Netherlands, which lasted perhaps two days - I only vaguely remember one. This tape is a live document of that weekend, and has factor X, Beurk, Bram D, Dva Met Dva Nichts & PDM, From Nursery To Misery, Grey Wolves, Das Freie Orchester, Marilyn's Army, M.I.Dotan, Contact T.B.D., Nostalgie Eternelle, Siegmar Fricke, Harald 'Sack' Ziegler, Beequeen, Selfs Without Shells and Dark Star. A pretty varied bunch of music, from noise to electronics and rock music. No scans of the booklet.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Waves (tape, Welvaartstaat Tapes wst 002, 1981), Slonz - Simplon 19 Feb (tape, Welvaartstaat Tapes wst 007, 1982)

In the earlier days of this blog I posted new wave and punk bands from The Netherlands, and will continue to do so if I have them. I found these by accident in the wrong pile. Waves has three groups, Aigretjes, Rags and 4227-b. I couldn't separate per track, but I did by band. The Slonz tape is very short and added a bonus - well of sorts. Slonz is the more experimental of the four, but they all use guitars, drums, bass etc.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Indra Karmuka - Su'O/Rana (7", Drone Records DR 21, 1996), Aardster/Bovist (LP, Rendezvous Radikal 05, 1998)

"Indra Karmuka is a Dutch Electro-acoustic group that creates sound-atmospheres by using electronic manipulation, microphones and effected strings.
They started in the beginning of 1995 and released their first single 'Suo'/'Rana' on the German label Drone Records in november 1996. Their second release 'Aardster'/'Bovist' came out in december 1998 on the Berlin label Rendezvous Radikal. In September 2000 they released their first cd 'N'ura'/ 'Fo' on the Polish label Ignis with recordings from the period 1995-1998. Two of its members now form the electro/acoustic duo Mommur Chasma." The members are Peter Veenstra, Raymond Dijkstra and Floris Sirag, with Dijkstra these days very active in releasing solo work on highly limited editions LPs.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Odal - TV Monster (tape, Bloedvlag Produkt, 1985?)

The second post with music by Peter Zincken/Odal. If my memory serves right, 'TV Monster' was his first release as Odal on his own label Bloedvlag Produkt. Zincken has had various labels, of which Bloedvlag was the first. Quite raw noise type music here, not his best, but worthwhile.


Friday, July 18, 2008

Savage Republic - Live At The Melkweg 25.9.87 (tape, Staaltape ST 00S, 1988)

Almost finished doing the tapes I have by Staalplaat (I think just the other Laibach is the one I need to do), and here's Savage Republic with a live recording from 1987. I saw them on the same tour somewhere else and they were in great shape, as this recording proofs. I am no expert on their music, so I am not sure if made all the tags right.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Falx Cerebri - Antimuzick (7", Artcore Editions ACE-01, 15/11/1985)

If you download this, then you see the extensive liner notes by Graf Haufen for this 'Anti Muzick' 7", but also a biographical thing. Graf Haufen was one of the most important people in the world of cassettes, mail art and art in general and had his own band Falx Cerebri and with that he released one tape, 'Rite 64', which can be found here. One of the labels who released that in 1984 was Korm Plastics, who did a CDR version I think in 2001, with a bonus track. That bonus track is part of this .zip, along with the only 7" Falx Cerebri made 'Anti Muzick' and a highly obscure c6 (!) cassette called 'Black', although I think that was as Graf Haufen. The last thing I heard is that Graf Haufen had his own video store in Berlin and hasn't lost contact with music business, but video is his main interest.


I have removed the link for XX Committee's 'Network' release. There is a CD version now available from Impulsy Stetoskopu. Send them an e-mail to get one:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Tape-beatles - Steal This Lick (tape, SSS Productions, 1990) plus flexi disc and 7"

"The Tape-beatles are a collaboration of varying membership that make music and audio art recordings, ‘expanded cinema’ performances, videos, printed publications, and works in other media. They work under the umbrella organization called Public Works Productions. Members of the Tape-beatles currently include as of this writing Lloyd Dunn and John Heck. Former or occasional members of the group include Chuck Hollister, Linda Morgan Brown, Paul Neff, and Ralph Johnson." When they released 'Music With Sound' in 1991 it blew my mind. The best ever work piece of Plunderphonics and never to be repeated. They had a bunch of cassette releases, which ended up on CDs later on, and so even 'Steal This Lick', while not released as such on CD, is partly a blue print for 'Music With Sound'. A thirty minute tape and not a C46 as Discogs says (this to avoid that people really think Discogs is right and I cut off some music), and I added 'America Is Confident', a 6" flexi on Plagiarism and 'Home Problems/Grave Implications', a 7"on Carburetor Records. These three tracks were taken from 'The Grand Delusion' CD on Staalplaat in the same versions but I thought you might be interested in hearing a version on vinyl.

download and download

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Heartbeat Volume 3 (tape, Corrosive Tapes, 1990)

I have quite a few compilations cassettes from the 80s, as you may have guessed and this thirty minute compilation is one. I believe it's loosely based around the theme of heartbeats, although its not always clear from the music. I think, but I'm not sure that the guy who ran this label was nurse. I have no clue who are on the other volumes, nor how many volumes there were. This one includes music from Onomatopeia, Alain Basso, professor Zeebuton Tourneboute, Jean-Pierre Bobittot, KWI, Kapotte Muziek, Merz, Ak Ak, M.I. Dotan and F.A.R.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Suspect - Tanz Auf Dem Vulkan (tape, LeBel Period lp 400, 1981)

And since nothing works in logical ways, by total contrast of what I wrote yesterday, here's something incomplete. When I posted the LP 'Above Suspicion' by Suspect last year it got a comment by one of the previous members and only recently also by Gila, also a former member of Suspect, and Schlaflose Nachte. She asked what this tape was all about and someone sent it to me shortly afterwards but as you can see on the cover and the tracks, some tracks are missing. Get my drift? But then I thought it would be nice to present it anyway.

new version, with more tracks, and a bit of different sound quality here


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Death Pact International - Peace Through Superior Firepower (tape, no label, 198?)

Today this blog exists for one year. Started out as something I was planning to do for just the slow summer period, then I thought to do it for a year. Some weeks ago I made a big pile here of stuff that I still want to do. So I can see the end of this blog somewhere in the future. Perhaps I'll make it into 2009, but a second anniversary is not likely to happen. I don't use soulseek, nor do I share stuff that I didn't make myself (o.k. with some exceptions). Everything on this blog I have (95% that is) I had in my hands, and did all the work (transfer and scans) on. This way I can guarantee it's all correct. And that's why I don't want to take on other stuff too lightly. Today we have Death Pact International, which was started by The Grey Wolves as a sort of music by mail project. Everybody could send in raw sound material which was then mixed together. The name Death Pact International was also open to use by anyone, but I think just The Grey Wolves did, and Midas Music/Korm Plastics did have a small label with collaborations. 'Peace Through Superior Firepower' was made by The Grey Wolves department. Perhaps it came it with a booklet, but I don't seem to have it. More tapes later.


Saturday, July 12, 2008

BMB con - One (tape, 1991), Two (tape, 1991)

Of the three members of BMB con, Justin Bennett is the best known, mainly for his solo work in music and visual art. The two other members are Roelf Toxopeus and Wikke 't Hooft. Their music is electro-acoustic, but its always part of a performance - not a laptop trio but they make action and sound, and its always site specific. Not on discogs, but on their own site, it says there are six cassette releases, of which I only have these two, the first two. The titles of their pieces reflect what they did or the location. Their website


Friday, July 11, 2008

Chris Block's Illusion Of Safety - Finance And Ideology (tape, SJ Organisation, 1990)

Illusion Of Safety has been a group, always has, but Dan Burke was the main man. There is however one release in which he had little to no involvement in, being this one. On Discogs it says 'featuring', but the cover says 'minor additional input by D. Klein, Dan Burke, James Johnson, Jenny Rowe, Jim O'Rourke, Mark Sorensen, Mitch Enderle, Thymme Jones' while everything is performed, recorded and sampled by Chris Block. Samples 'featuring the unauthorized presence of Frank Sinatra, Trondant Shamen, Led Zeppelin, Bob Filton, Aerosmith, Timothy Leary, Prince, Bernhard Herrmann, Madonna, Print Expo'85, The New Sensations, Laibach, Falco, King Crimson, Dagoth, Holly Rosati and Larry Shriner'. Quite a nice tape.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tuning Circuits - No Compassion (tape, Totally Freaked Out Electronics No. 2, 1990)

Now that 433RPM is approaching its first birthday its time to set the matter straight. This blog is about music, and nothing else, no restrictions other than I have to like it. Today music that has not been posted before, and wont be posted very much after this, being techno music. But it's released on a cassette and it's from The Netherlands and it's old, so three good reasons. Behind Tuning Circuits is one RB from Tholen (of all places), who plays all rhythms, synths, vocals, effect, tape and radio. 'No Compassion' is his second tape. I thought I had the first one also, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Whenever I do I'll post that piece of raw techno music with a firm dose of experiment too.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Jim O'Rourke - It Takes Time To Do Nothing (tape, Audiofile Tapes aT 109, 1990)

Does Jim need any introduction? I would hope not. Erstwhile member of Illusion Of Safety, improvisation musician, producer (Faust, Stereolab), member of Sonic Youth and solo electronic music. I don't remember when I first heard his music, I think the Entenpfuhl record, but it got me to get his three tapes releases very quick. I think 'It Takes Time To Do Nothing' is the last tape release he did. The other two will follow shortly. 'All music created in real time on prepared guitar, using no processing besides reverbm excepting beginning and ending of tape, which were performed on an Ensoniq Mirage'. One track per side.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Achim Wollscheid - Ambivalenz/Askese (tape, 1992)

Achim Wollscheid, before this known as S.B.O.T.H.I. released somewhere in the nineties three tapes with pieces he made for radio, in this case for the Hesssische Rundfunk. It has voices, but it's all being transformed in the usual Wollscheid way. Not released by any label, but I think they were sale by Selektion for a while.


Sunday, July 6, 2008

R.I.G. / Holeist - Forced Cohesion (tape, Complacency CPC 23, 1990)

A split tape. On one side we have R.I.G., which is Illusion Of Safety on sampler and synthesizer DX 7 and backing by Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock. On the other side a live recordings by Holeist, the trio of Dan Burke (of Illusion Of Safety), Eric Lunde and Jeph Jerman. Besides this tape they also had a split LP on the same label with Illusion Of Safety.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

City Of Worms - Whime (tape, Big Body Parts, BBP-036, 1988)

I haven't posted much music by Jeph Jerman/Hands To, since much is on CDR available, will become so. However I don't think much of Jerman's City Of Worms will be available like that. City Of Worms was a band with George Erickson, Steve Beckner and Jeph Jerman and one of the first to use live sampling. Much inspired by zoviet*france I always thought, but it's a great band. This is the first post. I have several, but not all, of their releases.


Friday, July 4, 2008

An Ordered Life - Rebirth (tape, Finger In The Dike, 1985?)

From the ashes of Rentokil d from Sheffield came An Ordered Life, who ha their own label Chaos Breweries Tapes. They 'licenced' some of their releases to Dutch Finger In The Dike, among which is the excellent Fururists compilation and a Rentokil d tape. An Ordered Life plays electronic music, with dub like rhythms, and seem to be inspired by Cabaret Voltaire.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Eric Lunde - N3845 W10452.5/7.5 (double 7", RRRecords 035, 1988), Aztalan / Camp Douglas Quadrangle (7", RRRecords 027, 1988)

The final post on the vinyl I have from Eric Lunde. If I remember correctly they were my first introduction to his work. I was fascinated by all the inserts , maps, words and music: a total package which was great. Not that I had any clue what it was about - still don't. I didn't scan the inserts of the double 7", as it didn't fit under my scanner. Also the Aztalan 7" isn't indexed. Maybe I am getting lazy?


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Odal - Positiv Soundsculptures (tape, Bloedvlag Produkt, 1986)

The first of several posts with the music of Peter Zincken's project Odal. This might be one of his first releases. Zincken first did a magazine, Material, and soon expanded to doing music himself, as Odal, with highly primitive noise made with a cheap machinary. In the 90s he produced one or two 7"s and these days works as Odal, Dr. Bibber and is a part time member of the Fckn Bstrds. He had various labels, of which Bloedvlag was the first, then came Nihilistic Recordings and these days it's called Stront Tapes.


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wash Your Brains - Krähen Röhren - Röhren Krähen (LP/tape, Schimpfluch SH 01, 1988)

According to Discogs behind Wash Your Brains was Rudolv of Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock, but I'm not sure if that is right. This LP with seperate tape was released in an edition of 150 copies. As always difficult to scan all the various inserts but hey we're about music anyway. The first two tracks are side a and b from the LP, the other two tracks are the tape, side a and b