Thursday, July 18, 2019

Allee Der Kosmonauten ‎– Kino Sojus LP



This is their last release, it's kinda weirder, with their noise rock side more accentuated. The production is more trebly and there are very few sludgy moments, but there a nice dissonant atmosphere, and a slightly depressive/miserable attitude that couples with feelings of anger that emerge from the jammy approach and the girl's far more gruff vocal delivery. 2009 LP on TimTimTonTraeger, Absurd Creature, and Behind The Scenes.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Allee Der Kosmonauten / Crude B.E. split 10"



It's been quite some time since my last post, but things are very busy: I'm spending more time with my child, I'm in-between changing posts, I'm pretending to be studying for my PHD plus we had gone on vacation. I think that this will be the frequency of writing for some more time.

Anyway, here's a superb split between Allee Der Kosmonauten, whose only 8-minute song here I saw live years ago and it completely floored me, it's an amazing rocking punk tune turned into melodic-epic d-beat crust, and Crude B.E. on the other side, who play heavy powerviolence/grindcore with rocking and stoner moments, good fun. 2001 10" on Thought Crime Records.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Allee Der Kosmonauten ‎– Allee Der Kosmonauten LP



A now defunct band from Germany that fuses sludgy tones with noise rock and epic crust/punk influences with tortured female vocals. I saw them live years ago in Greece and they were the business on stage. 2007 LP jointly released by Institut Für Mentale Hygiene, Unsociable, Behind The Scenes, Bedbeforebreakfast, and Trująca Fala.

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Jazzfinger - Our Friends In the North 4 X CDR



Three-and-a-half hours of dissonant green-ish free drone by the inimitable Jazzfinger recorded live across North England from 2001 to 2008 and three studio tracks. What else do you need for a hot Sunday? All hails to Posset for sharing this monumental piece of NE sickness! 2011 4 X CDR on Fuckin' Amateurs.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Helictite ‎– Nicked tape



Part free skronk jazz, part high-energy motorik motherfuck, and part Les Rallizes Denudes-like brain melt, Helictite was one of NE England No-Audience Undeground's biggest secret. This was unfortunately their last recording, played live in - where else - Gateshead - as well as the last tape release of  Fuckin' Amateurs in 2017. RIP.

(For some stupid reason I ripped also the blank sound of side 2, you might as well never listen to it, sorry for the additional data, but at this moment I'm kind of too busy to re-zip and re-upload it)

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Abraham ‎– God / Traditional Height 12"




Another totally random purchase I've made that ain't what I usually listen to. Guess  the seemingly short-lived Abraham is somewhere between trip hop and downtempo with touches of dub, but it kind of reminds me also of the great Boston indie band 27, both in the low-key style and the similarity between the female vocalists of both groups. Not a stellar recording, but relaxing music for a summer day-off. 1999 12" on Junior Boy's Own.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Wreaths - The Sea To Which The Body Is Drawn tape



EXCELLENT drone/ambient by the project of Michael R. Donaldson featuring bowed mandolin and hazy effects, creating a very foggy atmosphere of tides and windy landscapes. An absolute must-buy and one of the best recordings of 2019, buy it without any second thought from the great Panurus Productions.

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