Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Cooking Errchestra – Live At ICC 2-20-2000

 

Live At ICC 2-20-2000 (Album) album cover

Epic one-off collaboration between Masaya Nakahara of Violent Onsen Geisha/Hair Stylistics, Shusaku Hariya of Computer Soup and some other people, playing a great mix of free jazz, musique concrete, fried electronics and some AMAZING Gerogerigegege-like sex moans near the end! 2000 cd on Cha-Bashira.

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Monday, October 4, 2021

Million Brazilians – Poderoso Monicato

Poderoso Monicato  (LP, Album) album cover

At this point, MB had already started shifting into the sprawling psych/free jazz/ambient fourth world primitive cannibal spaceship that they now are, and this one is really a recording you can get lost in. 2015 LP on Psychic Sounds.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Million Brazilians – Cult Music Of Ajitz

 

Cult Music Of Ajitz (LP, Limited Edition) album cover

This is the first full-length LP of MB, and I like it more than Hideous Visions. It has a much more rudimentary and lo-fi sound, based almost exclusively on various percussions that border on gamelan accompanied by wind instruments and it has a cryptic cannibal ritual atmosphere. 2010 LP on Psychic Sounds.

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Konstantia Gourzi – Anájikon

Anájikon (Album) album cover

Greek modern classical composer, moods alternating between mournful homages to Mozart, ominous percussive ballet improvisations and epic string quartets. One of the best ECM releases in a long time. 2021 cd on ECM.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Razen - Rim Saraband

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One of the most "acoustic" but highly droned-out recording of Razen, featuring immersive jams with Eastern wind and string instruments. Awesome. 2013 tape on Sloow Tapes.

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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Raymond Dijkstra, Louise Landes Levi – In The Face Of Faceless Eye

 

In The Face Of Faceless Eye (LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition) album cover

Unnerving collaboration between Louise Landes Levi reciting poetry and Raymond Dijkstra (head of Des Astres d'Or label) doing evil sound collage, not too far away from Ruth White's Flowers Of Evil. 2019 LP on Des Astres d'Or.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Bombay Lunatic Asylum ‎– Mad Song

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 Second album of zoning Indian classical drone rituals by Louise Landes Levi, Bart DePaepe and Koen Vandenhoudt. 2021 LP on Oaken Palace.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Association Area – Stop Motion Hasbeen

 

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Mix of early Converge and math fuckeries by one of the best but overlooked bands of the genre. 1998 self-released cd.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Association Area – Culinar Nostalgy West

 

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This is a double cd split between Association Area and other bands, and I have it somewhere but I don't know why I haven't ripped the songs of the other bands. But Association Area is reason enough to get this, as it's a completely out of control live performance of jazz mathnoisegrind fuckcore of the highest order that puts almost everyone to rest. 1999 cd on Impaler Records.

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Million Brazilians – Hideous Visions Of Million Brazilians

 

Hideous Visions Of Million Brazilians (LP, Album) album cover

The second full-length of Million Brazilians is kind of monotonous, one-sided psych-rock/free jazz improv with lots of percussion. Certainly one of their least successful efforts, but a good reader asked for it to be uploaded so there you are. 2010 LP on Psychic Sounds.

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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Bombay Lunatic Asylum ‎– Bombay Lunatic Asylum

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Alien Porno Midgets

 

Someone asked about this a long time ago. Properly hazy, conceptual and bordering on memory loss Hawaii music by James Kirby (The Caretaker).

 High Altitude Over Our Little Grass Shack in Kealakekua 7" (2000, V/Vm Test Records) - Download

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Jazzfinger - Bad Timing I

 

Bad Timing I & II (Limited Edition) album cover

 This really was a double cd called Bad Timing I & II, but the box I received had twice the same disc with a different cd cover. Meh. So if anyone has the second disc, please send it over here. Anyway, this is an IMMERSIVE mix of Jazzfinger live performances at their absolute best = not extremely noisy or badly recorded, but with a hypnotic and outright devotional approach. The gigs themselves must have been amazing for the audiences. 2007 cdr on Fuckin' Amateurs.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

Various ‎– People Take Warning! (Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938)

 

 Probably sums up my life being a disaster. In the vein of Alan Lomax music research this compilation gathers stories about disasters (say Titanic) and murders, of course in country, roots, blues and bluegrass styles. 2007 3 X Cd on Tompkins Square.

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Κώστας Παντόπουλος - Κωστής Δρυγιανάκης – Ο Μύθος του Πενθέα (Costas Pantopoulos - Costis Drygiannakis - The Penteus Myth)

 

Ο Μύθος του Πενθέα = The Penteus Myth (Album, Limited Edition, Numbered) album cover

In the 1980s Costis Drygiannakis played in an electronics group called Optical Musics (check here). Costas Pantopoulos was another member of the group and this is a collaboration they recorded in 1989, which centers around heavily percussive MIDI electronics with big ethnic influences, which would probably make a good soundtrack to a documentary or something. 2019 cd on Hxoi Kato Apo To Spiti.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Posset – The Golden Handshake That Almost Broke My Wrist

 

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No Posset for a long time, so it was mandatory to do something. Vocal junk, mutated frequencies, almost Christmas-y ambient and choirs of drooling senile gremlins. 2019 tape on Regional Bears.

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Κωστής Δρυγιανάκης ‎– Ο Χονδρός Και Η Κατσιάνη Στο Βουνό (Costis Drygiannakis - Chondros and Katsiani on the Mountain)

 

Didn't plan to take me such a long time to get back to posting, but things haven't been exactly well. Probably had the worst summer of my life, I don't see life getting any better soon. Thanks to everyone who asked about me, sorry for not replying.I haven't heard to much music either, when I have the time I'd rather listen to ASMR videos on youtube (or even watch old NBA highlights).

Costis Drygiannakis is a top-class Greek avant-garde composer (I think Bleak Bliss has posted some of his other releases in the past) and this is a dizzying cello-weird electronics-fucked percussions electroacoustic masterpiece bordering Greek folk music at times, drone and everything in-between, with vocal contributions from Alexandra Katsiani and Thanasis Chondros (hence the title) from weirdo Greek band Dimosioypalliliko Retire. First released in 2006, this is the 2019 re-release on Rekem Records.

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Various ‎– Shock City Shockers

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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.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Makiladoras - 2001-2004 discography

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Haare ‎– New Age Of Death

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

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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.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Various ‎– Psycoustic Dillusion Conception 1

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

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Genetic Genetic ‎– The Disposable Entertainment E.P.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.