Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Iswari (Cassette, SPH, 1991, Portugal)
1. La Montagne Rouge
2. Les Trois Cercles
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
Brume - Iswari
Posted by soundhead at 12:21 PM
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.
VA - Ein Herz In Not
Posted by soundhead at 12:06 PM
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Nicki (7", AQM, 1983, Japan)
John Duncan: Shortwave, tape (Jonestown P.A. broadcast).
Cosey Fanni-Tutti: Synth, fetal heartbeat.
Chris Carter: Synth, tape.
Chris & Cosey and John Duncan - Nicki
Posted by soundhead at 10:04 AM
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
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]
Posted by soundhead at 12:50 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009
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.
Seesselberg - Synthetik 1
Posted by soundhead at 12:47 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Subliminal Forces (Cassette, Tonspur Tapes, 1991, Germany)
2. Unconscious Confusion
3. Sonitus 1
5. A Mystic Smile
6. This Wonderful Sadness
"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?
Maeror Tri - Subliminal Forces
Posted by soundhead at 10:07 PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
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.
Harsh Ears Now!! 2
Posted by soundhead at 2:56 PM
I.M.C.A. 1 (Cassette, Midas Music, 198?, Netherlands)
C-30 mail collaboration tape between 3 somewhat well-known sound manipulators. The initial recordings were by Frans De Waard (Kapotte Muziek)... then they were processed by Jos Smolders (IOSS), and John Hudak.
Interesting release. I definitely heard some teeth brushing in there.
International Musique Concrete Assembly - I.M.C.A. 1
Posted by soundhead at 2:23 PM
Rifles Aimed At The Heart (Cassette, Midas Music, 1987, Netherlands)
1. Tried And Tested
2. Signals Home
3. Sights Centered
4. Astral Panes
Here's a nice experimental/industrial tape from Mike Honeycutt aka Mystery Hearsay. Lots of overlapping strange synth sounds and noises. There were some conflicting tracklists on Discogs, so I went with the one on the j-card. Correct me if I'm wrong. More from Midas Music/Tapes to come later tonight.
Mystery Hearsay - Rifles Aimed At The Heart
Posted by soundhead at 9:56 AM
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Cabaret Voltaire - Your Agent Man
White Stains - Soft Explosion
Vox Populi! - Fassle
La Sonorité Jaune - La Boucle Du Desir
Geins't Naït - Picnic
Public Image Ltd. - Banging The Door
Nocturnal Emissions - Acres Of Gold
Zone - Sunbathing
Arcane Device - Diabolis Ex Machina Part 3
John Cage - Sonata #5
Section 25 - Hit
snowy in the valley of vapors
Posted by soundhead at 6:01 PM