Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Los Iniciados

La Marca De Anubis (LP, Dro, 1982, Spain)

1. Obertura
2. La Marca De Anubis
3. La Comitiva Celeste
Maritatón y El Nilo
5. Isis y Osiris
7. Atlas
8. Mantis Religiosa
9. Ella Es Intangible
10. El Hombre Sin Nombre
11. Peter Pan
12. Soy El Vacio

Goofy Egyptian-themed side project of El Aviador Dro, I'm sure everyone's seen that video by now. Nice synth bloops and bleeps.

download here:
Los Iniciados - La Marca De Anubis


Will You Speak This Word (LP, Uniton, 1982, UK)

1. To Speak
2. To Walk, To Run
3. To Duck, To Dive
4. This
5. Seven Year
6. Atlas

Peculiar experimental/industrial album from Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis. Really hard to explain this one, it's pretty out there. I'm not sure if the "industrial" tag is even correct. "This" is one of the strangest/coolest songs I've ever heard.

download here:
Dome - Will You Speak This Word

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Violent Squid

I wanted to take a minute to talk about an artist from my town, Denton, TX.

This brain-melter culture-jammer improvisational group is probably one of the most interesting things going on around here. My friend, Ty Stamp, is the main instigator. A while back he made a mix that I posted here. The music may or may not be any direct influence on Violent Squid, but it's a pretty bizarre mix of sublime frequencies style foreign tunes, and some more contemporary experimental artists.

I've seen Violent Squid as a drum trio... a small army of musicians playing guitars/electronics/phototheremins/metal boxes with springs... a "turntabalist" was involved one time (and it was not as stupid as that sounds!)... I even jam with them on occasion. The only constant member is usually Ty.

I caught them last Saturday at a local club. I was a bit too inebriated to pay attention, but thankfully, Ty recorded the whole thing.

You can find that recording, a funny video, and almost ALL of their other live and studio recordings for download at Ty's blog:

violent squid autopsy

I'm going to be posting some more releases from my favorite dfw artists in the near future.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Trevor Wishart

Journey Into Space (CD, Paradigm Discs, 2005, UK)

1. Birth Dream
2. Journey
3. Arrival

Self-released originally in 1973 as a 2xLP, then re-released by Colin Potter's label, ICR, on cassette and then once again on this disc. Strange experimental tape collage music, certainly way ahead of its time. Reminds me of some Nurse With Wound or Étant Donnés at times. This album's a pretty big head trip.

More Trevor Wishart can be downloaded here.

download here:
part one
part two

Blue Mathue

Perfect Pictures (12", Uniton, 1983, Norway)

1. Perfect Pictures
2. In Our Dream
3. The Vision

Bad ass proto-electro, and excellent utilization of the TR-808. I'm going to try to post more from the "Uniton" label later.

download here:
Blue Mathue - Perfect Pictures

Friday, April 18, 2008

Greg Vandike

Clone (7", United Artists, 1979, UK)

1. Clone
2. All Of The Girls

Nice synth-pop single.

download here:
Greg Vandike - Clone

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I recently put up an album that I found in SoulSeek. I uploaded it here, because I liked it. I did not rip the mp3s myself. Is there something wrong with that? The person that ripped these files and put them in their SHARED folder, seemed to think so.

I'm very frustrated with this unwritten "rule book" for music blogging. I am doing this because I love music, playing music, music is MY LIFE. I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes. I'm not trying to say I'm better than anyone, and I'm not trying to get cool points. I'm not attempting to take credit (?) for uploading things first. I'm not even sure what "taking credit" for uploading music that isn't your own means anyway.

If anyone has anything to say about this... leave a comment. If not, that's fine too! I'm going to continue doing what I do.


Portion Control

Simulate Sensual (LP, In Phaze Records, 1983, UK)

1. Simulate Sensual
2. Bombay CID
3. Electrotechnik
4. Moving Towards A Waste
5. The Pressure Is High
6. New Phaze
7. Le Crunch
8. If I Could Spit
9. Return To Situation
10. He Is Patriotic
11. Come Alive
12. He Is A Barbarian

Excellent collection of various studio and live tracks from 1980-1982 from the classic EBM

download here:
Portion Control - Simulate Sensual

Esplendor Geométrico

Necrosis En La Poya (7", Tic Tac, 1981, Spain)

1. Necrosis En La Poya
2. Paedophile Information Exchange
3. Negros Habrientos

Early single from one of my favorite bands. Passionate rhythmic industrial from Spain.

download here:
Esplendor Geométrico - Necrosis En La Poya

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ike Yard

Ike Yard (LP, Factory America, 1982, US)

1. M. Kurtz
2. Loss
3. N.C.R.
4. Kino
5. Cherish 8
6. Half A God

Absolutely essential dark no wave electronics and voice.

Acute Records put out a fantastic collection of Ike Yard songs. If you like this record, buy the CD from them HERE.

At the request of Acute Records, I've taken the download link down for this. Don't miss this... order the CD from them,

Monday, April 14, 2008

Rational Youth

Cold War Night Life (CD, EMI Music, 1997, Canada)

1. Close To Nature
2. Beware The Fly
3. Saturdays In Silesia
4. Just A Sound In The Night
5. Le Meilleur Des Mondes
6. Ring The Bells
7. City Of Night
8. Dancing On The Berlin Wall
9. Power Zone
10. I Want To See The Light
11. Coboloid Race

CD reissue of the 1982 Canadian synth-pop record. Includes a couple other tracks (9-11).

download here:
Rational Youth - Cold War Night Life

Logic System

Logic (LP, EMI Music, 1981, Japan)

2. Unit
3. Domino Dance
4. 天変地異 (Convulsion Of Nature)
5. XY ?
6. Talk Back
7. Clash (Chinjuy Of Sun)
8. Person To Person
9. Logic

Awesome arpeggios and synth soundscapes. Reminds me of YMO at times, which I'm sure they were influenced by. I'm a sucker for great monotone vocoder... there's some of that in here too. Great Japanese proto-electro!

download here:
Logic System - Logic

Friday, April 11, 2008

Der Künftige Musikant

Veitstanz (7", Scrott, 1982, Germany)

Warten Auf Das Grosse Ha-Ha
2. Zu Zot Um Zu Sterben
3. Es Ist Kalt
4. Ja Ja
5. Die Doofe(n) Lawine(n)
6. Mein Freund
7. Ich Bin Zu Weit Weg Für Dich
8. Laluna

Fantastic and sometimes chaotic NDW/synth.

download here:
Der Künftige Musikant - Veitstanz

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

18:e Oktober

Hybris (Cassette, Neuköln, 1985, Sweden)

1. Stömavbrott
2. En Gömd Tid (Källar Version)
3. 18 Ugglor-Hybris
4. (Utdrag Ur) Evigheten
5. Atmosfär

Minimal wave from Sweden!

download here:
18:e Oktober - Hybris

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Charles De Goal

Algorythmes (LP, New Rose Records, 1980, France)

1. Exposition
2. Dans Le Labyrinthe
4. L'Homme Pierre
5. Radio On
6. Hang On To Yourself
7. Frédéric
8. Ralentissement Sur L'Autoroute
9. Modem

French minimalist postpunk with some synthyness and a drum machine.

download here:
Charles De Goal - Algorythmes

Indoor Life

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

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

Strange and wonderful mix of postpunk, no/new wave, and yes... minimal electronics. Get this, it's great!

download here:
Indoor Life - S/T 12"

Friday, April 4, 2008

No Big Business 2

V/A - No Big Business 2 (LP, Anything But Records, 1983, Belgium)

1. Men 2nd - The Healer
2. A Blaze Colour - The Ultimate Fight
3. Maid In Belgium - Feel The Beat
4. The Neon Judgement - T.V. Treated
5. Nightcap - My Guest
6. Portrait Bizarre - Friends Could Be Friends
7. Kebab - Weekend
8. Sovjet War - The Nuthouse
9. M-Bryo & D.M.T. - The Empty Street
10. Primitifs - Open Doors

This one is for Curious Guy. Nice synth/postpunk compilation from Belgium.

download here:
No Big Business 2


Trust No Woman (CDr, Museum Of Private Arts, 2004, Austria)

Get Away Wisdom
2. Hey You
3. Little Boy's Desires
4. Away To Freedom
5. When Darkness Comes
6. Trust No Woman
7. Sister Green Eyes
8. Mawkish
9. Bad Manners
10. What Do You Live For

Interesting and original sounding electronic album from 1981. This was posted about on Systems Of Romance several months ago, but I noticed that the mail order site to buy this album is closed down. If you can find a copy to purchase, do so.

download here:
Zyx - Trust No Woman

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Rache! (7", ZickZack, 1981, Germany)

1. Kosmonautentraum Nr. 4
2. Kosmonautentraum Nr. 5
3. Kosmonautentraum Nr. 6

NDW synthy/postpunk weirdness. Check out other posts here and here.

download here:
Kosmonautentraum - Rache!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spotch Forcey

Frustré/Occipital (7", ?, 1981, France)

1. Frustré
2. Occipital

Weird little synth/experimental single. There isn't very much information on them. They were part of a French compilation that just came out this year called "IVG Vol.1 – Futur Antérieur, France 75/85." Sorry no pics.

download here:
Spotch Forcey - Frustré/Occipital