Monday, March 31, 2008


Monotonprodukt 02 (LP, Monoton, 1980, Austria)

1. Ein Wort
2. Dubwise
3. Wirklichkeit
4. Leben Im Dschungel
5. Teil 2
6. Teil 3

Monotonprodukt 07 (LP, Monoton, 1982, Austria)

Tanzen & Singen
2. Tonfolge
3. Wasser
4. Feuer
5. Tanz Auf Dem Strom
6. √1 = 1
7. J.S.C.A.
8. Kurzwellenfunk
9. Neu
10. Drehung
11. Wo Bin I Da?
12. Tonspur
13. Sägezahn
14. Fisch
15. Singsang
16. Hz. Waltzer

AMAZING dubbed-out minimal electronics. Very hazy-fuzzy textures. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gorilla Aktiv

Umsonst Ohne Risiko (LP, WSDP, 2005, Germany)

1. Mädchen In Weiss
2. Das Gesicht
3. Spiegelbild
4. Ottos Pornos
5. Die Maske
6. 7/6/4
7. Resonanz Katastrophe
8. Umsonst Ohne Risiko - Suono Seguito
9. Die Maske (Version)
10. Tuna Rampage
11. 1983
12. Kopf Und Bauch
13. Tombstone Blues

Incredible NDW/minimal synth/punk crazyness from Tommi Eckart. Tracks 1-9 were released in 1982, the rest in 1983. One of my favorite albums, highly recommended!

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Gorilla Aktiv - Umsonst Ohne Risiko

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Iron Curtain

Desertion 1982-1988 (CD, Pylon, 2007, US)

1. Tarantula Scream
2. First Punk Wars
3. The Condos
4. Love Can Never Die
5. Shadow
6. The Burning
7. Terror Story
8. Anorexia
9. Like A Family
10. Telephone
11. Legalize Heroin (credited to Steven Fields)
12. The Condos (Live)

Highly sought after melancholy-minimal wave. I just read that their "Tarantula Scream" MLP sold for more than $400 on ebay, It's not worth that much, but it is very nice music.

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Iron Curtain - Desertion 1982-1988

Friday, March 28, 2008

Y Pants

Y Pants (CD, Periodic Document, 1998, US)

1. Favorite Sweater
2. Luego Fuego
3. Off The Hook
4. Beautiful Food
5. Magnetic Attraction
6. Obvious
7. Barbara's Song
8. Beat It Down
9. We Have Everything
10. Lulu
11. Love's A Disease
12. The Shah Song
13. The Fly
14. The Code Of Life
15. What Do You Take Me For?
16. That's The Way Boys Are
17. Untitled

Y Pants were a punk/no wave trio from New York in the early 80s. They are often lumped into the "new york no wave" crowd, but they were very unique in that they used unconventional instruments such as toy pianos and ukuleles. This CD includes the "Y Pants" EP on 99 Records released in 1980, and their "Beat It Down" LP on Neutral Records in 1982... and a couple tracks from compilations.

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Y Pants - Discography

Alien Skull Paint

Appearing From The Inside (CD, Genetic Music, 2001, Germany)

1. Strobelights
2. Spirits
3. The Enemy
4. Poison
5. Underground
6. Fly With Me
7. Citylights
8. Difference
9. Automatic Man
10. Nowhere
11. No Return
12. Angel Of Death
13. Strange World

Alien Skull Paint is the alias of the German new school minimal-waver, Holger Rixen.

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Alien Skull Paint - Appearing From The Inside

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Delia Derbyshire

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Minny Pops

Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement (LP, Plurex, 1979, Netherlands)

1. Springtime 1
2. Minny Pops
3. Hologram
4. Total Confusion
5. Dolphin's Spurt
6. Motor City
7. Springtime II
8. Monica
9. Flash Goes The Eye
10. M.D. Mania
11. R.U. 21
12. Mono
13. New Muzak

First album by Minny Pops. Great post punk/electronics.

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Minny Pops - Drastic Measures, Drastic Movement

Monday, March 24, 2008

Le Syndicat Electronique

Super Science (LP, Invasion Planète, 2000, France)

1. Mini Machine
2. Asylum Satellite
3. Men From Westmoon
4. The Virgin Of Venus
5. Feedback
6. Telepod Successful
7. Death Programm

"French precursor musician and performer, at work since
1997, founder of the European Third Wave [ manifesto and basis of the current" Retro-garde "of the obscure minimal electronics 'come back' ] . He is also the founder of the independent label Invasion Planéte records."

Excellent new school minimal synth.

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Le Syndicat Electronique - Super Science

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Palais Schaumburg

Palais Schaumburg (LP, Phonogram, 1981, Germany)

1. Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt
2. Die Freude
3. Gute Luft
4. Ahoi, Nicht Traurig Sein
5. Grünes Winkelkanu
6. Morgen Wird Der Wald Gefegt
7. Deutschland Kommt Gebräunt Zurück
8. Hat Leben Nock Sinn?
9. Eine Geschichte
10. Madonna

Early releases of the essential NDW/post punk band!

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Palais Schaumburg - Das Single Kabinett
Palais Schaumburg - S/T LP

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

transmission 11

Nightmoves - Transdance
Cold In The Head - Corrida Humaine
Felix Kubin - Krematorien
Trop Tard - Les Anges D'Aujourd'hui
Das Ding - Sad But True
Kerosene - Stivali
G.K. Agenda - The Insect Collector
Martial Canterel - Shrapnelle
Los Iniciados - El Cantor De Jazz
John Bender - 57-1 Dance
Wallagh - Software Crisis
Better Beatles - Penny Lane
Fall Of Saigon - The Swimmer

UPDATE: My internet has been zapped for the last day, and I actually had no idea that the brilliant Arthur C. Clarke has died. I took the name for this mix from a screenshot in the film 2001, because I just watched it for the nine billionth time. I did not mean any disrespect. Rest in peace Mr. Clarke. Very strange coincedence!

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life functions terminated

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Some Bizzare Album

Some Bizzare Album (LP, Some Bizzare, 1981, UK)

1. Illustration - Tidal Flow
2. Depeche Mode - Photographic Pictures
3. The The - The The
4. B-Movie - Moles
5. Jell - I Dare Say It Will Hurt A Little
6. Blah Blah Blah - Central Park
7. Blancmange - Sad Day
8. Soft Cell - The Girl With The Patent Leather Face
9. Neu Electrikk - Lust Of Berlin
10. Naked Lunch - La Femme
11. The Fast Set - The King Of The Rumbling Spires
12. The Loved One - Observations

Excellent synth pop to experimental compilation. This was one of the first releases by the supreme Some Bizzare label. I particularly love the Jell track on here, if anyone has any more from them, it would be greatly appreciated. I also have the Neu Electrikk - Cover Girl 7" which I will post later.

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Some Bizzare Album

Geile Tiere

Self-Titled (LP, Gee Bee Dee, 1981, Germany)

1. Rosa/Hellblau
2. Ich Bin Ein Huhn
3. Place Des Alpes
4. Liebst Du Mich?
5. Supergeil
6. Plastic
7. Ausbildung
8. Interview
9. Kein Gefühl
10. Just In Case
11. Love You (Live)

Whacked-out experimental/industrial/electronics. (I think) Geile Tiere started out as a punk band called Geile Tiere Berlin, then dropped the Berlin.. and got really weird. Cool record.

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Geile Tiere - Self-Titled LP

Friday, March 14, 2008

Doxa Sinistra

Newsflashes (Cassette, Trumpett, 1988, Netherlands)

1. Station Call
2. Newsflashes
3. Media Bomb
4. Remote Birth Control
5. Foreign Correspondent
6. Swindle
7. The Sky Is The Limit
8. Televisor
9. Call Now!
10. Cocoon World
11. International Cycling Sport
12. Il Spirito Di Sergio Leone
13. The 12 Miss Pelicoes

Fucking fantastic industrial/minimal electronics tape. Very interesting vocal treatments. A couple of their other albums can be found here and here.

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Doxa Sinistra - Newsflashes

Instant Music

Untitled (10", Instant, 1980, Germany)

1. My Boy
2. Do Not
3. Joyboy
4. Everybody's Gotta Mutate
5. Charade
6. Optimate Minimum

Another band I first heard on one of the Flexipop compilations. I can't find very much information on them. Bass, guitar, drum machine, synths, trading off male and female vocals. Nice record!

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Instant Music - Untitled 10"

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jacket Weather

When Shadows Move (7", Iconoclast International, 1983, US)

1. The River Sleeps
2. Markers
3. Trust
4. Must Be West
5. I Would Dream
6. A Busy Morning

Gassen formed the pioneering minimalist-electro-wave act Jacket Weather in 1982, mixing dual Casiotone keyboards, real bass and drums – with the desolate imagery of the Arizona desert. “I loved the contrast of the synths with human percussion and the sensual backdrop of the desert,” Gassen adds. “We thought the tension of my cold, distant vocals and synths with the bombastic rock rhythm section made our sound unique.

Described in their day as a cross between Joy Division and Young Marble Giants, with some Wall Of Voodoo mixed in, Jacket Weather etched their own minimalist sound. Staccato, expressionistic vocals accent the snake-like mingling of the Casiotones, while a steady dance pulse backs the eerie mixture. Equally enraptured with Euro-synth, English post-punk and Los Angeles punk-wave, Jacket Weather found inspiration from such opposites as Our Daughter’s Wedding to the Suburban Lawns for their Casiotone symphonies." -from their myspace page

Awesome hard to find post punk/minimal synth/wave!

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Jacket Weather - When Shadows Move 7"

Monday, March 10, 2008

Crazy Hearts

Four Minutes To Midnight (7", Zoar, 1982, US)

1. Four Minutes To Midnight
2. Adrenalin Control

3. L-I-G-H-T

Crazy Hearts were a New York post punk band. The first track has a really strong PIL-vibe. Excellent echoed-out vocals. The other tracks are much more chaotic, reminding me more of the "no wave" sound. All in all a cool fucking record, highly recommended.

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Crazy Hearts - Four Minutes To Midnight

Sunday, March 9, 2008

more 7 inches from Chad A

Pre Fix - Underneathica/Ectomorphine (Subterranean, 1981, US)

1. Undernea
2. Ectomorphine

Weird fried-sounding guitars, somewhat demented lyrics. A really cool postpunk single.

get it HERE

Bay Of Pigs - Addiction/Aliens (Subterranean, 1980, US)

1. Addiction
2. Aliens

More funky-ass guitar tones, tight rhythm section.

get it HERE

Science Patrol - Bandit Ducks From Outer Space (Zero Risk, 1981, US)

1. Bandit Ducks From Outer Space
2. Pop A
3. Pop B
4. Pop C
5. Pop D

First heard the a side on one of the Return Of Flexipop compilations. Very good minimal synth/pop with cool vocal treatments. The b side is recorded together as "Pop ABCD." Can't stop listening to this one!

get it HERE

Saturday, March 8, 2008

X-Ray Pop

Alcool/Amazone (7", MB5, 1985, France)

1. Alcool
2. Amazone

Alcool is a great French synth-pop tune. The b side "Amazone" is more on the freaky-spacey side.

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X-Ray Pop - Alcool/Amazone

Scientific Americans

Load And Go! (Cassette, Reachout International, 1982, US?)

1. Sounds from the stars/WKGB
2. Weird Streams
3. Diseases
4. U-235
5. Fascist
6. El Salvador
7. G-Stalt
8. Girlfriend Dub
9. Ball Of Confusion
10. When I Was a Kid
11. Cold Turkey
12. Water Underground
13. Service Dub
14. Name That Tune

Goofy minimal wave/synth/postpunk. I couldn't find very much info on this band.

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Scientific Americans - Load And Go!

Friday, March 7, 2008


"Launched in 1972, Laissez-nous vous em
brasser ou ça fait mal is one of the most original records ever made in Quebec. Though avant-garde, it still managed to garner radio support and wide public attention thanks to the trance-like track 'Monsieur L'Indien'. The 'Us' in Let us kiss you where it hurts is Claude Peloquin, controversial poet, And Jean Sauvageau, a Quebec electronic music pioneer. Together after memorable trips and artistic happenings throughout the 60's, they came up with this eccentric avant-garde masterpiece. With topics ranging from revolution ('Monsieur Emiliano'), to exploitation ('Monsieur L'Indien'), vasectomy ('Sterilization') or even scatology ('Mama Vagina'), the record exploded onto the local scene during the dark ages of Quebec Pop Music (something very similar to what's happening now). Claude Peloquin, the vocalist, can be heard laughing, screaming, babbling into the mike as he 'cracks open a brew' overtop a cocktail of explosive and highly original electronic music. A wall of sound shifting from synthetic psychedelic ambience, doped out choir to fucked up western. Techno spoken word? Electroclash? Experimental Rock? Pretty far from the hippie stuff you'd expect for the times."

Laissez-nous vous embrasser ou ça fait mal (LP, Mucho Gusto, 1972, Canada)

1. Monsieur L'Indien
2. Emilliano
3. L'Hymne International Des Clowns
4. Black Spaghetti
5. Le Cirque
6. Mama Vagina
7. Sterilization
8. Les Grand Silencieux
9. Down The Drain

Great album of early electronics and spoken word!

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Péloquin/Savageau -
Laissez-nous vous embrasser ou ça fait mal

Thursday, March 6, 2008


TVC 15/Lone Wolf (7", Not On Label, 1981, US)

1. TVC 15
2. Lone Wolf

Awesome minimal synth record. Three women from the Bronx in the early 80s. Looks like they have an LP, but I can't find it yet.

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Anomy - TVC/Lone Wolf

Pink Section

Tour Of China/Shopping (7", Not On Label, 1979, US)

1. Tour Of China
2. Shopping

Crazy zolo/prog/new wave. From the archives of Chad A. He's not doing as much with it right now, but check out his awesome blog, Zoloscope.

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Pink Section - Tour Of China/Shopping

Zut Un Feu Rouge

Kafka Vs. Chaplin MiniAlbum (12", Bauta Records, 1983, Sweden)

1. Falkhjärta
2. Mus Musculus
3. Eldtornet Och Sovvagnen
4. Fängade I Per Albin
5. Pä Väg Mot Minotaurus
6. Ett Icke Ringa Inträng

Pretty weird Swedish RIO/prog. Mutant Sounds has their other LP and another related record here.

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Zut Un Feu Rouge - Kafka Vs. Chaplin MLP

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Guerre Froide

Untitled EP (12", Stechak, 1981, France)

1. Ersatz
2. Demain Berlin

3. Mauve
4. Peine Perdue

Archives (Cassette, Cryogénisation, 1985, France)

1. La Chanson D'Ian
2. Eva (Berlin 81)
3. Départ
4. Sans Ultimes Sens Multiples
5. Berlin Demain
6. Remorquage
7. Gloria Victis
8. Brumes
9. Picaro
10. Flashbacks Futurs

Guerre Froide are a French coldwave band that was active in the early 80's. It looks like they reformed pretty recently, gigging and releasing new music.

Very good minimal gloomy post punk.

Guerre Froide at Myspace

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Guerre Froide - Untitled EP
Guerre Froide - Archives