Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Marc Barreca


Music Works For Industry (cassette, Palace Of Lights, 1983, US)

Great minimal pop-industrial. Somewhat Dome-like at times.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

http://extensionofthemeanings.blogspot.com/

best new blog around. take note.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Very sad to see fantastic esoterica blog, सølγ שаябlɛş is gone! :(

Saturday, December 10, 2011

TAIJI



Musique Concrete (8" flexi, 胎内レーベル, 1986, Japan)

Finally picked this up a few weeks ago, and I'm excited to share it. Self-described as "Unconscious & Finality Music." One long, and two shorter tracks of dark & hypnotic post-punky bass, distressed vocal, drumachine & electronics stuck in Divin purgatory. Totally excellent!

Their 1985 7" flexi release is available here. It's in a much more trashcan industrial vein. Would love a chance to hear their cassettes if anyone has them.



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Justine & Juliette



Kiss Of The Whip (cassette, Arbeit Group, 1988, US)

S&M themed industrial release from Arbeit Group collaborators, Elise Fife and Elizabeth Stephens-- their only tape. Recorded May '88 at the Arbeithaus. Engineered and mixed by Thomas Thorn.

VA - Hora Aurea



Various Artists - Hora Aurea (cassette, Arany Kor, 1989, Austria)

Nice ritual/ambient/industrial compilation on Gerhard Petak's (of Allerseelen) label. Artists included are Mental Measuretech, Allerseelen, Place Of Clod, Salo Mentale, Kadmon, Dependance, Luciano Dari, Vox Populi!, and Act Of Faith.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

transmission 18



Here's a cavernous one.

Laughing Hands - Four
A.C. Marias - Drop
The Loved One - Crashless
Collectionism - The Side Effect
Dome - Breathsteps
Savant - Sensible Music
Mechthild Von Leusch - Rungholter Tanz 5A

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

General Strike



My Body (7", Canal, 1979, UK)

This project consisted of three experimental music figureheads-- David Cunningham (Flying Lizards, Piano Records, etc.), David Toop, and Steve Beresford. Two wonderfully brief avant-pop-dub tracks.

Gara



Manifest (8" EP, Explosion Records/Vital Plant Ltd., 1985, Japan)

Originally posted years back on the short-lived, Ghosts In The House. Unique & relentless dark postpunk/deathrock. This needed a repost.

Sempiternels



Ekphrasis (cassette, La Légende Des Voix, 1989, France)

First release from Eric La Casa's La Légende Des Voix label. Great experimental/industrial.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Metgumbnerbone



Cops Of Matter (cassette, Aeon, 1983, UK)

Rare & demented release from the enigmatic UK ritual improvisation group.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pacific 231



The Lost Judgement (cassette, Le Syndicat, 1985?, France)

Excellent early release from french sound artist, Pierre Jolivet a.k.a. Pacific 231 (Le Syndicat 08).

A new 2xCD documenting a large amount of unheard material from this time period, 1983-86 Compendium, is available to order here.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

transmission 17



In the last couple of months, I've dived head first into the world of Japanese 80's under-underground music. The dedicated bloggers at Stalking Duppi, Habit Of Sex, and a few others are solely responsible. This is a mix of some personal favorites I've found. The music is difficult to describe -- truly unique, dark, and sublime. I've included links to the tracks' respective posts.

Funeral Party - Dream Of Embryo (サンドノイズにまける子等) +
Duppi - はつねつのみやこ +
Pneuma - 滅びの塔 +
Lost - お前は呪文を唱へる +
Salaried Man Club - The Thought Of Y +
Noise - 羊 +
MLD - Dynamo +
Pale Cocoon - 自動人形 +
The Mask Of The Imperial Family - Untitled II +

Nord



Nord (LP, Pinakotheca, 1981, Japan)

Debut LP from this dark-electronic duo. Nord is best known for the tense, minimal pulse-isms of their second and third LPs, LSD and Ego Trip. This one is much more abrasive, but still hints at the atmosphere they would conjure later.

Le Syndicat



Le Document (cassette, Le Syndicat, 1982, France)

One of the earliest cassette releases from France's merciless bruitiste masters.

For an extensive history and shop catalogue visit - the official Le Syndicat site.

Friday, September 23, 2011

EP-4



Lingua Franca-X (12", Atelier Peyotl, 1984, Japan)

From what I understand, this is what R.N.A. Organism morphed in to. Excellent repetitive experimental funk in the Czukay/Plank tradition. Atelier Peyotl was also responsible for the fantastic international compilation, Sound Cosmodel.

The second track, "dB", is the obvious standout. A whoosh of atonal guitar... precise, in-the-pocket rhythm section, hypnotic bell-synth (?) line, chanted/effected vocals.... all of this, within a crowded train station during a thunderstorm. Great stuff.


Their full-length from 1983, "Lingua Franca-1" is available to check out here.

Anode/Cathode



Punkanachrock (7", Pinakotheca, 1981, Japan)

Posted years ago in the vast and essential archive which is Mutant Sounds. Supposedly recorded from 1975-77, but released by the highly sought-after Japanese Pinakotheca label in 1981 (in an awesome triangular sleeve).

There's a lot happening on this little record.... acid warped guitar, short delayed vocal ramblings, claustrophobic vibe throughout. Maybe a kindred spirit to Cabs' 70s attic explorations?


They also appear on Vanity's elusive Music double LP compilation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bourbonese Qualk



The Spike (LP, Dossier, 1985, Germany)

Excellent & unique third full-length from the classic early industrial(?) pioneers.

The remaining members of the group set up an online archive of nearly all of their material, which you can check out here, 100% free.

BQ instigator, Simon Crab also has a very interesting blog - stalker.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Art & Technique


Clima-X (LP, Hi-Tec Records, 1981, France)

The fantastic debut LP from France's under-appreciated avant-electronic unit. This is their only release that wasn't available for preview on the web. I thought I would change that.

Side A is quite an ambient venture in a similar synthetic, murky realm as maybe Mask Of The Imperial Family or a more muffled Empirical Sleeping Consort. Side B hints more in the direction of the record's successor, Diabolus In Mecanica, with its excellent use of rhythm boxes, sound generators and strange vocals- a la early Esplendor Geometrico, or possibly Bryn Jones' pre-Muslimgauze moniker E.g. Oblique Graph.


More Art & Technique:
Alea Jacta Est [12", 1983]

Monday, May 2, 2011

YouTube channel

Hello again,


I've been uploading songs via YouTube daily under the username heliae.

Check in for dark electronics/post industrial/ritual/post punk/no wave/80's underground tracks here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

transmission 16



Focus on esoteric, ritualistic industrial music.

Randy Greif - The Hole To Heaven
Hex Minora - Virus Of Minora
Korpes Katatonik - Shatok
Ewald Spiss - Lachen Und Stäbe
A Place To Pray - Untitled
Ain Soph - Credo (G. Kremmerz)
LAShTAL - There Is No God But Man
Die Sonne Satan - The Garden Of Hydra
Zero Kama - Atavism Dream

download here:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Brume



Iswari (Cassette, SPH, 1991, Portugal)

1. La Montagne Rouge
2. Les Trois Cercles

From Discogs:

Brume (Christian Renou) is a prolific French musique concrete composer/sound organizer who has been releasing CDs and cassettes worldwide. Renou is remarkable because he engages in elaborate concrete compositions without the academic pretension that surrounds much of the work in this style.

More Brume from other blogs:
Brume - Accident De Chasse
Brume & De Fabriek - Soulscape
Brume - Exit / No Use
Brume - In Death We Trust!
Bovoso / Brume - Lisza-Lisza

download here:
Brume - Iswari

Ein Herz In Not



VA - Ein Herz In Not (Cassette, Irre Tapes, 1983, Germany)

1. Part Form - Part Form
2. Leidende Angestellte - Leidende Angestellte
3. Parts Unknown - Squids Can Fly
4. Attrition - Day I Was Born Part 1
5. Attrition - Day I Was Born Part 2
6. Poison Dwarfs - DX 1000
7. Dino Martini - Dix Minutes
8. B.G.S. - The Meaning
9. Untitled track
10. Atlantikschwimmer - Keine Antwort Auf Brennende Fragen
11. Nero's Tanzende Elektropäpste - Ja Muß Man Denn Sein Herzblut Geben
12. Nero's Tanzende Elektropäpste - Die Fabel Von Der Weißen Kuh
13. Reinheit Des Herzens - Paris Hat 7 Brücken
14. Dreidimensional - Fleißig Sein
15. Flux - He Got Lost
16. Frauen Von Avignon - Eleganz
17. Kannibalen Und Missionare - Come
18. Demian - Maschine U. Mensch
19. Atlantikschwimmer - In Feuer Und Wasser Haben Sie Den Tod Gefunden
20. Ich - Komm Los

Nice compilation of NDW, post-punk, and electronics.

download here:
VA - Ein Herz In Not

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ataraxia



The Unexplained (LP, RCA, 1975, US)

Repost.

I thought I would link back to the original post so everyone can read the comments section, it was pretty humorous.

HERE

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chris & Cosey and John Duncan



Nicki (7", AQM, 1983, Japan)

1. Untitled
2. Untitled
3. Untitled
4. Untitled
5. Untitled

Left Channel:
John Duncan: Shortwave, tape (Jonestown P.A. broadcast).

Right Channel:
Cosey Fanni-Tutti: Synth, fetal heartbeat.
Chris Carter: Synth, tape.

download here:
Chris & Cosey and John Duncan - Nicki

Indoor Life



Indoor Life (12", Indoor Life Records, 1980, US)

1. Voodoo
2. Gilmore Of The Fillmore
3. Archeology
4. Madison Avenue

download here:
In
door Life - S/T

AK-47



Stop! Dance! (7", Output Records, 1981, UK)

1. Stop! Dance!
2. Autobiography
3. Hilversum - AO

download here:
AK-47 - Stop! Dance!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Palais Schaumburg



Das Single Kabinett (LP, ZickZack, 1981, Germany)

1. Kinder Der Tod (Erstversion)
2. Rote Lichter

3. Glücklich Wie Nie
4. Telefon
5. Kinder Der Tod
6. Aschenbecher

Repost. More coming later.

download here:
Palais Schaumburg - Das Single Kabinett

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hello readers & listeners.

What should I re-upload?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009



This will be a great evening. If you're in the area of Denton, TX, you should come check it out.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Program 15: Suspense



Here's some dark/dreamy stuff I've been freaking myself out to lately.

Abner Malaty - Open [link]
Grønvirke - Appendicitis [link]
City Of Worms - Hichotomy [link]
Coup De Grace - Sick Of Living / Unwilling To Die [link]
Ewald Spiss - Siebenglasfuss [link]
S·Core - Symptom [link]
La Kuizine - Raomem (I'm Naked) [link]
Croiners - Untitled [link]
Atrax Morgue - Something Bad [link]

total: 43:50

download here:
Suspense

Monday, May 4, 2009

Seesselberg



Synthetik 1 (LP, Self-Released, 1973, Germany)

1. Overtüre - "Jeder Ist Heutzutage Glücklich" - If Someone Survives, We Will Have A Return - Match (Konditionsmusik - 1972) (3:41)
2. Eintrachtkreis-Paranoia (Die 200jahrfeier Findet Nicht Statt - Kondominatsmusik - 1972) (1:02)
3. Verhütungsfreudenwalzer (Kontinenzmusik Für Eine Akademie 1973) (1:27)
4. Speedy Achmed (Verhaltensanweisung 1973) (3:46)
5. Studentenzucker - "Tue Gern, Was Du Tun Mußt!" (Konfektionsmusik 1973) (0:36)
6. "Die Menschen Sind Glücklich, Sie Kriegen, Was Sie Begehren, Und Begehren Nichts, Was Sie Nicht Kriegen Können - Laubsägebastler, Briefmarkensammler Und Brieftaubenzüchter Bilden Das Rückgrat Der Menschheit" (Kondolenzmusik 1973) (10:42)
7. Phönix - 1972 (10:14)
8. "Was Dir Heute Freude Macht, Das Verschieb Nicht Über Nacht!" (Kondensmusik Aus Einem Konzert Im Gallery-House London - 1973) (4:16)
9. Auszug Aus Einem Konzert In Der Düsseldorfer Kunsthalle 1971 (7:45)

This was posted by Mutant Sounds about two years ago, and blurbed about on Matrixsynth about a year ago, but I thought I would bring forth this mammoth recording once again. Seesselberg were a little known German brotherly experimental electronic duo. They recorded this record between 1971 and 1973 and released it themselves in a run of 1000. I am assuming this was all recorded using an intense rig of modular synthesizers and effects... I have a guess that they were using Serge machines from their lone YouTube video online, but also could have used hand-built equipment. This recording makes incredible use of the stereo spectrum. Rich filter sweeps and sample and hold patterns whoosh around your head. Some of the most impressive and out-of-this-world synthesizer sounds I have ever heard. Anyone that is a fan of abstract electronic music and/or freaked out psychedelic music should definitely check this out.

A small German compact disc label, Plate Lunch reissued this recording in 2002... which you can (I think?) purchase here.

The files are separated into two sidelong mp3s.

download here:
Seesselberg - Synthetik 1

Friday, March 27, 2009

La Kuizine

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Maeror Tri



Subliminal Forces (Cassette, Tonspur Tapes, 1991, Germany)

1. Ambrosia
2. Unconscious Confusion
3. Sonitus 1
4. Caelum
5. A Mystic Smile
6. This Wonderful Sadness
7. Abditus
8. Memento

"This tape is dedicated to the Sub-Conscience!
For best effects use headphones and play at high volume!
Recordings made July 1990-January 1991.
Thanks to Stefan Schwab.

..like a waterfall in your mind..''

Headphone music, anyone?

download here:
Maeror Tri - Subliminal Forces

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kapotte Muziek + Vidna Obmana post reuploaded, here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Harsh Ears Now!! 2



Harsh Ears Now!! 2 (Cassette, Midas Tapes, 1986, Netherlands)

1. Kapotte Muziek - De Opstanding/Het Leven
2. THU20 - 4023
3. Dwarf Farm - I Wait For My Cure
4. Club Rialto - They Needed Me
5. Happy Halloween - Oh! The Night
6. The Vital Parts - Kindergarten
7. Jacinthebox - Taste
8. Jacinthebox - Dada
9. THU20 - 6554

Volume number two in a great compilation series from Midas Tapes. Lots of intense rhythms.

download here:
Harsh Ears Now!! 2