Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Various ‎– Shock City Shockers

  Shock City Shockers (CD, Compilation) album cover 

Long promised to a good friend here, but only managed to upload it now. Sorry for the delay. Japanese varied whateverism, from breakbeat to psych drone. Participations from OOIOO and Yamatsuka Eye. 1998 cd on Polystar and Shock City.


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Makiladoras - 2001-2004 discography

  Discography 2001-04 (CD, Compilation) album cover

The working class is under assault. The covid-19 pandemic is being used as an excuse by capitalists to exploit us even more, the governments are ratifying bills that normalize our ongoing enslavement, and bosses refuse to take any necessary precautions so that we are protected by covid. Let's rise up with rocks in our hands and full-face masks on our heads and destroy their state and their way of living.

For the May First upload, here's an awesome metallic hardcore punk band from the Netherlands playing politically charged and loud punk with a very shouty female vocalist. 2005 cd on Bullwhip Records.


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Controlled Death ‎– Hymn To Eternal Death


Thanks to those who asked where I have been and if I've been well. Yes, I'm well, it's been getting increasingly difficult to post regularly due to this shit distance teaching I've been doing at the school where I work, plus it was a very busy month with regards to my PhD, plus some unpleasant stuff happening at work, plus taking care of my son, etc etc. It's now Orthodox Easter holidays here, so two weeks off. Unfortunately, schools are opening again in two weeks without any fucking precaution measures having been taken, and with the tourist season lurking at the threshold, I don't know how I'll manage to keep myself healthy. Fortunately, I'm getting the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in less than two weeks, so hopefully I'll stay safe from covid, even though the area where I teach is a covid shithole.

Anyway, as a reminder of the festive period, here's the most recent Controlled Death release, it's expectedly disgustingly awesome, and it's one of the most varied releases Maso has done. 2020 cd on Total Black.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Haare ‎– New Age Of Death

New Age Of Death (CD, Album) album cover 

When Haare do their bad trip ritual industrial, they are the best. Destroy fascism-love forever. 2020 cd on Aussaat.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Controlled Death ‎– Requiem For The Boundless Flesh











This one starts deceptively as His most noisy release so far as Controlled Death, with full-on Masonna-like voice-mic destruction but as tracks pass it becomes more and more ambient like with some serious psych-synth atmosphere in track 4 and several deadly lulling parts. 2021 5 X 7" box on Urashima.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Various ‎– Psycoustic Dillusion Conception 1

Psycoustic Dillusion Conception 1 (CD, Compilation) album cover










Excellent psych techno compilation from the early 1990s still featuring the Liquid Son monikers. 1993 cd on Infrasonic and Bass Sphere.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Genetic Genetic ‎– The Disposable Entertainment E.P.

  The Disposable Entertainment E.P. album cover 

More addictive early 90s techno by the guys of Liquid Son, alternating between more downtempo and hardcore approaches. 1992 12" on Infrasonic.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Digital Justice ‎– Bass Build

  Bass Build album cover 

Let's unwind a little bit from the the harsh noise and the black metal with some more early 90s superb techno from the Liquid Son collective here appearing as Digital Justice. 1991 12" on Bass Sphere.


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Sangraal - Sangraal 7"

  Sangraal (Vinyl, 7", EP) album cover

13 years later, the resurrection of Gehenna brought a new Sangraal 7" too. Nothing has changed, only Mike Cheese's throat has become more coarse, but apart from that expect galloping black metal hardcore. 2011 7" on Rock Cocaine.


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Sangraal ‎– Gemini Wars

  Gemini Wars (Cassette, Single Sided, Limited Edition) album cover

 A more chaotic version of the Wolves Of Armageddon album of Sangraal, the black metal alter-ego of Gehenna. 1998 self-released tape.


Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– Endless Humiliation

  Endless Humiliation (CD) album cover 

The Necks would definitely have envied the atmosphere Juntaro creates with a piano here.  1994 cd on Japan Overseas.


Monday, March 15, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– William Bennett Is My Dick


Juntaro on some epic falsetto vocalizations with sleazy disco in the background. 1990 7" on Stomach Ache Records.


Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– The Gerogerigegege

The Gerogerigegege (Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition) album cover  

First side is a Hiroshi Itsuki awesome disco boogie track and the second side is fucked-up snippets of loops from that track that would make awesome hip hop samples. 2017 lp on Scrotum Records.


Friday, March 12, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– Piss Shower Girlfriend

  Piss Shower Girlfriend (Vinyl, LP, Album, Picture Disc) album cover

Harsh noise and field recordings made in the late 80s and released in 2020 by F.O.A.D. Records.


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– Piano River

  Piano River (Cassette, Limited Edition, Numbered) album cover

Piano/static nothingness apparently recorded between 1989 and 1991 and released in 2019 on his own Vis A Vis Audio Arts.


Monday, March 8, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– None Friendly

  None Friendly (CD, Album) album cover

 The one-hour psych-drone zoning that Vangelis would envy. 1999 cd on Mink Records.


Saturday, March 6, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Bandcamp Friday

 Let's take a break from the Gero with some nice stuff on Bandcamp to support on the fee-waive Friday.

Alan Morse Davies - Ys

Working at the crossroads of avant-garde, drone and hypnagogic, Alan Morse Davies has crafted a dense cloud of music that could be considered post-industrial and medieval at the same time. On Submarine Broadcasting Company.

Drekka - Examinations 2016-2018

At times cinematic and at other times claustrophobic, this is really enveloping and mournful dark ambient. On Fabrica.

C. Lavender - Transient Seclusion

Heavy vibrating synths on spaceships. On Longform Editions.

Lush Worker - Serum

Complete zoning session as only Mike Vest of Bong can do. On TQN-aut.

Bolivian Fireships - Untitled

Yet another hazy drone/ambient/tape decay sail by J.G. Sparkes working on his alter ego as Bolivian Fireships. On Hream Recordings.

Threes And Will - Lkhümbe

Heavily badly-tripped combination of noise, zoning psychedelia and kraut by this Estonian guy. Music made by cannibals who got their hands on pedals and mics. On The Level Of Vulnerability.

Haare/VU - Split tape

Some recent Haare was hit-or-miss as it was more focused on harsh noise, but this is spot-one ritual dark ambient with some heavy junk industrial. VU plays foggy and noisy drone/ambient. On Brownhill Mafia.

Time Binding Ensemble -  Nothing New Under The Sun

This is fucked up. Inspired by a Catholic seminary, musician Kay Logan processed classical instruments through crumbling tapes to make on of the most hypnagogic albums in recent memory. On Kit Records. 

Harry Bertoia - Glowing Sounds

Extremely awesome gong composition recorded at three different speeds. Can't get enough of this. On Important Records.

Nurse With Wound & Aranos - [SIC]

Cavernous and unsettling electroacoustic awesomeness. On United Dairies.

Winged Ma'at - Man Is An Insect

Shit, I already liked Winged Ma'at but this too good. Heavy astral incantations of the old Egyptian gods. Must listen. On Bloxham Tapes.

Reader Advisor - Comical Palliatives for Human Disquiet

Reader Advisor is guitarist Niels Frantz making richly textured ambient drones that can be both uplifting and unsettling. Digital release only.

Fun With Nuns - Fun With Nuns LP

Improv collective from Thessaloniki, Greece doing punkified free jazz. On Wax Records.

Fun With Nuns - Πανήγυριc

Another recording by the same guys showing great improv skills. The sax player and the drummer are beasts! On Amateur Radio.

Controlled Death/Mayuki Hino - Split LP

The One continues to delve into the brain function of cockroaches, while on the other side there's ex-CCCC member Mayuki Hino, bombing with harsh noise stabs. On Cold Spring.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Liquid Son - Garden Of Eden

Garden Of Eden album cover  

Awesome early 1990s techno/bleep from Bedforshire collective (which also worked under various monikers, some of which will be also posted) that receives a deserved collection. 2021 LP on Musique Pour La Danse.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– 不安な演奏

  不安な演奏 (CD) album cover

Ten hours of recordings of Japanese porn and tape hiss. How more Gero could that be? 2020 10 X cd set on Urashima. (It's a big big file so please be patient)


Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– Wreck Of Rock'N'Roll 'Former Self

  Wreck Of Rock'N'Roll 'Former Self album cover

I used to play in a noisecore band; can't estimate how much this influenced us. 1995 7" on A.I.P.R.


Friday, February 19, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– パンクの鬼 (Tokyo Anal Dynamite)

  パンクの鬼 (Tokyo Anal Dynamite) (CD, Album) album cover 

Recorded live in 1987 with drums and bass and covers of The Cure, 10cc, Rolling Stones and The Doors. 1990 cd on Vis A Vis Audio Arts.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– パンクの鬼・シングル集 = Tokyo Anal Dynamite Singles

  パンクの鬼・シングル集 = Tokyo Anal Dynamite Singles album cover

 Contains all the hot hit singles of Gero, such as the Yellow Trash Bazooka 7" (my first ever experience of Gero back in the tender age of 17). 2020 cd on Vis A Vis Audio Arts.


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Gerogerigegege ‎– All My Best To You, With Love Juntaro

 All My Best To You, With Love Juntaro (Vinyl, 7") album cover

 By and large a precursor of the rational of recent Gero releases, this is Indonesian or Canbodian or something like that synthetic pop. 1990 7" on Stomach Ache Records.


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Controlled Death ‎– Selected Evil And Death Works 2018-2019


A compilation featuring Controlled Death's rarest cuts, that is the Evil Discharge flexi 7", the Black Lucifer Rising tape, a track from the split with himself (that is Masonna, doh) and two unreleased tracks that have a lo-fi buried sound and feel like the aural equivalent of the functions of a zombie's brain. You already know that Controlled Death is the scariest, most unnerving shit to have emerged in many years, so no questioning you're gonna shit yourself to it. 2020 cd on Dotsmark.


Friday, February 12, 2021

Xqui - Ambients


One of my favorite musicians of recent years returns with yet another immersive recording. This is one feels slightly less close to his pure Lovecraftian evil approach in Capitulate, November or Lleisiau and more as a return to his more levitational early releases (the first four EPs and Dragon) with a heavy ambient wash sound, hints at orchestral music, William Basinski, Giulio Aldinucci, and Stars of the Lid, but always with his deeply personal touch. No link this time, this deserves your support, so over to his bandcamp and get it. 2020 cd on Wormhole World.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Million Brazilians ‎– Urban Fossickated Octave











Even more pagan fourth-world mutant ambient jazzz from the witchdoctors of the wilderness of Maine. 2019 LP on Feeding Tube Records.


Monday, February 8, 2021

Million Brazilians - Strange Oasis











This is their most recent release and it's extremely cavernous, minimalist, and ritualistic, as well as much quieter and more esoteric. Which is a great thing when you take a listen to it. Some of the parts would actually be envied by the Wolf Eyes of Undertow. 2019 cd on Nonlocal Research.


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Million Brazilians - Slip Enchantments











Starts deceptively thinking you're into their most rock records, but the two tracks in the middle are some of their jazziest to date, only to end up in an epic heavy ambient jazz ritual jam straight from the Amon Duul cauldron. 2016 tape on Lost Discoveries Exotic Music Shop.


Friday, February 5, 2021

Bandcamp Friday recommendations

 Here's some new cool stuff to buy on today's Bandcamp free Friday.

Roy Montgomery - Island Of Lost Souls (Grapefruit)

EPIC psychedelic bubblegum drone by legendary New Zealand musician, with a track dedicated to Florian Fricke, and a sound that wouldn't be out of place in the soundtrack of Blade Runner.

Judith Hamann - Shaking Studies (Blank Forms Editions)

Beautiful cello/electronics drone/classical experimentations, not unlike Morton Feldman.

Lush Worker - Immunosuppression / Preacher / Cygnus / Consort (Cruel Nature Records)

Bong's Mike Vest offers four albums-worth of material sounding like Azathoth the blind idiot god jamming in the center of the universe with Electric Wizard and Hawkwind.

Martina Bertoni - Music For Empty Flats (Karlrecords)

It's Bandcamp cello Friday. Another cellist experimenting with the possibilities of her instrument, this is great ambient based on processed recordings of cello similar to Giulio Aldinucci and Lawrence English.

Sage Alyte - Paume De Pierre (Vlek)

Belgian fee folk/psych anthems in the vein of...well....the well-expected Belgian free folk quality.

Litte Skull - Lower Hope Reach (Horn Of Plenty)

If you read this blog regularly, you know what to expect from Little Skull. Enough said.

Ash Cooke & Phil Jenkins - A Fly Is In My Ear (Liquid Library)

Ash Cooke's (Chow Mwng) usual abrasive prepared acoustic guitar instrument-bending improvisations are here accompanied by drums adding a more free jazz quality.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Alison Cotton appreciation











I have referred to Alice Cotton a couple of times (here and here) referring to her as pagan folk drone. She works primarily with the viola and harmonium and her captivating voice to create psychedelic forests of sound that could be considered close to Comus, Dead Can Dance, and Jordi Savall.

All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre (2018 tape - Bloxham Tapes)

Only Darkness Now (2020 tape - Bloxham Tapes)

Shirt Of Lace (2020 lathe vinyl- Bloxham Tapes - immersive cover of Dorothy Carter's song)

The Girl I Left Behind Time (2019 10" - Clay Pipe Music)  

Michael Tanner & Alison Cotton ‎– Untitled (2016 tape - Reckno)

Michael Tanner with Alison Cotton and Lino Capra Vaccina ‎– The Blackening (2019 sound file) 

Zener_08 (2020 tape live recording - Sensory Leakage - bandcamp link/no free dl)