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« Reply #8655 on: November 05, 2022, 10:00:18 AM »

While being out of town.. some internet listening sessions..
Hospital prod bandcamp:
Jumping Tiger 10”, simple raw feedback and quiet talking/whispering voice from Ramirez, perhaps not even that far from I Keep Your Stuff Inside -type of thing, when combined with additional sounds from Fernow. Good c. 20 minutes session here.
Masonna / Prurient LP/CD, its like classic GA/Macro split was, tracks per artists altering one after another, so you don’t have two halves, but split album where short tracks almost blend together into one, and while Masonna is the classic sounding Masonna here, (perhaps not so frantic vocals like 30 years ago, but otherwise very much so), Prurients ”doom electronics” fit pretty damn seamlessly into spirit of what Masonna does. Is it mastering or what, but tracks really blend nicely together and it works as album very nicely. I believe physical copies are yet to start shipping, but you can listen this at bandcamp.
Thirdorgan CD on Hospital… I got these long ago, but knowing what it is, I didn’t think I need physical copy. it’s all modular system noise electronics, minus the noise. Yeah, it is fast, chaotic, neat sounds, zip zap, woosh, constantly going into places you couldn’t do with other things, but not the harsh punchy loudness. I kind of like what I hear, when I adjust to mentality of what it is. But I also know bandcamp listening is enought and if I am on the mood for Thirdorgan, I got so good stuff from him, I wouldn’t put this on stereos. But knowing abundance of modular fans, they could check this out for sure.

Youtube listening:
Incapacitants "Feedback of NMS" is one of absolute favorites in their discography. It is the era I heard first, and that insane sound of multuple simultaneous high pitched feedback tones is something you rarely ever hear anyone doing. Vocals on the live track are insane, and also noise unusually fierce. Recent vinyl reissue makes it physically available, that is great. Couple CD versions exists, but never been that widely distributed by western noise distros.
And I can tell it is not that I would have not tried. Only couple times managed to actually get reply and order huge pile of Alchemy stuff. Most of the time, no reply whatsoever. This was already back when label was active. I think Jojo mentioned in old interviews that Japan is their main market, and he was surprised by some 90's labels who actually sold very little to Japan and most copies to US and Europe. Incapacitants is total ripper and I albums like As Loud As Possible sure are heavier and more bass-loaded, but in terms of noisiness and absolute harshness, Feedback of N.M.S. is vastly more brutal noise album. I guess some of the later albums have more classic status simply because they were far more widely available in west?
Masonna "madamoiselle anne....." CD. I can't fully decide is it this, or Noskl in Ana that is my absolute favorite of Masonna. Both are CD's that have so much memorable moments that kind of define what is Masonna - for me. Before and after he did great recordings, but some of early ones he felt like still technically not yet reaching his peak, and later on, the freshness started to go away, and more linear approach. At least based on gut feeling. It is absolutely mindblowing to think, only one CD version done in 1993 and never re-released!? While most of stuff before and after has been done....

Gerogerigegege Senzuri Champion I do not have as LP. I have copy made on CDR, which is pretty good quality. Besides that I got the new remake CD that came out. Remake is nowhere as good as original, and this thing that is at youtube, feels like vinyl rip is quite lame compared to what it should be? Well, it is doable if no other versions at hand…
Senzuri Power-Up, forever among my favorite noise CD’s. Alternative version of AnaI Beethoven (part 2) is such a treat and better than the one on Senzuri Champion. No weak moment on the CD, and while many tracks have guitar and bass, they are among the harshest and most ripping noise there is. Demented humor, sleaze, and unique personal take to noise. Vocals also in style you never hear.

Unless someday there would be re-issue, I guess only way to listen debut Test Dept from 1982 is youtube. Someone uplöoaded "History (The Strength of metal in motion)" tape there week ago or so.  Noisy, metal percussion, some real industruments too, some live stuff too. All good stuff. There are some comments about this in youtube upload info.

V/A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO OTOLOGISTS tape
Bizarre Audio arts 1996
Returning home after c. 10 days out of town, with idea of getting back in biz of shipping packages, but finding out heating system of house has malfunctioned meanwhile. Getting those things somehow in order, it makes one want to just listen some good noise and get few drinks and work tomorrow…
Who wouldn’t like Emil Beauliaeau? One of my top favorites and this ”remixes” of his Minutoli Pure CD stuff, can’t be bad. And what about early days Crack Steel? One time I played with them in Tokyo. May have mentioned about it, but god damn, when ”warm up” band has Gauze drummer in gasmask, playing in audience, and ”stripper” with her pole, doing the full on thing on stage, and loud old school Japanese harsh noizu assault… what you’re going to do after it? Play some loops and grunt vocals? God damn. One of those moments that make you learn you got to top up the game. What was done, after this.. haha..
Gestörte Nachbarn was member of Spanish Grindcore legend El Kaso Urkijo doing harsh electronics. Hermit is the canadian punk diy spirit noise unit. Good C-60 tape from 1996!

JOURNEY INTO PAIN 4x tape box
I doubt I will be doing more compilation reissues. It is just too painful to get permissions and approvals… and then someone being 100% opposed to idea. But if I was to vote top must-be-done-so-new-generations-will-learn -type of things, Journey Into Pain CD box set would be very high among the list! I have individual tapes, probably bootleg dubs made in europe, but this legit USA comp made of the originally Japanese compilations. Beast666 clearly had taste, ear and contacts to make exxxxcellent complations. Besides Journey Into Pain, there are so many more. If someone out there would be into trying to do series of Beast666 comp tapes put on CD’s, even Hanatarashi and Gerogerigegege tracks alone would be such a preservation of noise legacy that *should* happen. I am amazed how Gero tracks of many of these comps never make it to CD, while some tracks been reissued multiple times. Next tape will start with Gero…
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« Reply #8656 on: November 07, 2022, 11:35:31 PM »

S*CORE - Sediment CD (God Factory, 1994)
I might be wrong, or my perspective too short, but it seems like this humble old CD is rarely brought up when S*Core is up for discussion. Isn't it usually just the two LPs or the early tapes? While I've heard very little of the early tapes, I do return to those two LPs quite alot. But I do so for their rather specific qualities. Missing Volume for being so dry, barren and, to these ears, intentionally unrewarding. My Candle Has Died for its almost zealously pious vibe, especially in the last track, "In Mind." Next to those albums, Sediment comes across as a more elusive work, sound wise. It certainly has moments both barren and pious, yet there's so much more. "Withdrawal Symptoms" projects giant industries, "Bulimia" has flangered indeciphrable alien vocals up front, in "Incubation Period" sharp chafing sounds grind to and fro against a very Doom '95:ish background, "Blind Alley" with its distant Vivenza-hammering and eerie almost-harmonies playing. And on it goes, with constant ominous tension, held together in a rather brittle production, as if the whole thing had corroded on its way to the pressing plant. If I muster the strength to zoom out mid-listen, what appears is a vertical ghost city, deliberately built in frail useless alloy, each track a descent into a block, a glimpse into a room, a tour down the concrete bowels below the surface. A bigger picture that allows one to see the s*corian cyborg octopian limbs in full stretch. Amazing disc.
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« Reply #8657 on: November 08, 2022, 10:27:56 AM »

Sediment is excellent. I think that couple of "divisions" where people who generally like S*Core, have some objections is either the early drum machine industrial type of things, or "Crime" CD, that is great, but kind of more polished production. People seem to appreciate most the stuff between those.

Sediment, in other hand, has no other flaws than it is not collectible in cool way. You can still grab this right now from discogs from 3-10 euro price range and when the slim cardboard cd is in your hand, it probably doesn't make the same WOW, like holding A Jest Of Nature 7" in your hand, but what comes to sound itself, among absolute mandatory S*core!

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« Reply #8658 on: November 08, 2022, 04:21:17 PM »

S*CORE - Sediment CD (God Factory, 1994)
constant ominous tension, held together in a rather brittle production, as if the whole thing had corroded on its way to the pressing plant. If I muster the strength to zoom out mid-listen, what appears is a vertical ghost city, deliberately built in frail useless alloy, each track a descent into a block, a glimpse into a room, a tour down the concrete bowels below the surface

I fucking swear these words so perfectly evoke the album I can practically smell it.
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« Reply #8659 on: November 11, 2022, 08:26:35 PM »

Recent work playlist
Brandkommand "ray v sovetskom souze" tape
fairly new tape. Polish bleak death industrial/power electronics, kind of Steicher-esque vocals and Anenzephalia-esque sound, but more minimal. Quite lousy dub on this very limited tape. Couple lights blinking, on b-side one channel basically mute..

Taint NYC 2001 live
I guess this could be called fan bootleg of some sort? Short and sweet with obscene lyrical assault.

RMSS "Remission 1+2" tape
when people complain how you can keep up with new Finnish noise projects, when you can't remember their names? SSRI, KSNK, KITU, YANA, HÖH, RMSS,... haha.. I  know... Well, if you can remember these sames, RMSS is new one, new guy, no noise tapes before this as far as I know. No surprise that it is 1) with physical metal junk and that sort of things 2) good!

SCUM "Beyond The Fountain" tape
electronic noise assault on Narcolepsia. I like.

NEON SLIME tape
Didn't expect this to be this good. Nasty noise sleaze that has nothing new to offer, but good old harshness.

8.0/SD tape
Narcolepsia again. Really nice. Odd lo-fi sound, almost as if it was some sort of turntable tonearm recordings, but.. not exactly. Kind of mid range metal junk clatter and collision. Nice.

H.Ö.H. featuring VIOLENT SHOGUN tape
Finnish mystery man I have never (as far as I know) met in person, but published his works. Rotten, corroded, saturated, utterly broken hand made analogue noise. Featuring sounds from VS I guess, and that seems what you start to hear on b-side. Good tape!

LUGOLA "You are not special" tape
Steinklang did CD out of this, but tape is 66 copies edition. Think like Kill To Forget era Slogun meets old Operation Cleansweep with many of sounds being crunchy line-in noise like DBL or even Magazine -era The Rita -but with vocals! I was surprised about how good this actually was.

Chaos Cascade / RxAxPxE "load your guns" split tape
Short tape of heavy industrial synth noise thing. PCV case and comes with bullet shell. One time I sold one 2nd hand power electronics "special edition" to germany, which had bullet include in package. Got call from airport customs officer that started "so.. you tried to send explosives in airplane". Turned out they can't put it in plane, they can't send it back, nor they are authorized to open it. Fuck..  Eventually case was solved, but even like decade later some related funny incidents happened, hah.. I guess bullet shells is just fine, so this arrived with no problems.
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« Reply #8660 on: November 16, 2022, 04:52:09 AM »

Phocomelus - Gross Indecency CS

Tumbling, harsh, thick, and squishing static. Close and direct. The sounds of a frantic Morse code telegraph blasting out a jumbled message as the bombs fall. Not a lot of variation, but when the note that you’re hitting is good, does it matter? I have enjoyed everything I’ve heard from this project. This is no exception.

Metsäkirkko - Löylystä Ja Luonnosta CD-R

A lot of different sounds here all while maintaining a meditative and spiritual aura. Droning ritualistic vocals and tribal drumming. Even some vaguely rock sounding parts that almost bring to mind Hawkwind or Amon Duul II (maybe a stretch but that’s where my mind headed). These elements are also paired with creaking industrial cave echoes, and it never sounds disjointed despite the variety of sonic tools at work.

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« Reply #8661 on: November 19, 2022, 03:59:53 PM »

Totaly unrelated to noise, but i am drunk and in nostalghia mode, so excuse me, here is the best greek rock, -wave [dont know how to categorize it exactly] record ever, and the album i have listened most times in my life. Even that it was the only tape in the old junk Mini Cooper of my friend when i was 18, and we had it on repeat on our rides for a year [?] would be enough.

Μωρά στη Φωτιά (1988) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6HMS67bVEw

Still strong ! - I remembered the WCN interview where the Clipping guy talks about an album that its lyrics came to his tongue automatically when he listened it although he thought he had forgot them. That's the case for me here.
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« Reply #8662 on: November 21, 2022, 06:08:56 PM »

There is some talk onforum about great project names . I know Putrefier ain’t that fond of that name anymore. In english it feel fine, if it was translated to Finnish, I could have second thoughts too, hah.. But in English, good name! Ethnic Acid - when I first got the first tape, it happened in time when EA had not existed for years. I had no idea who was Ethnic Acid. All I knew that tape RULED, and name and artwork Ruled. For years and years I wondered what is Ethnic Acid and who is it. Eventially I got in my hands issue of Grim Humor magazine, where was interview with JFK/AX - Anthony, and was mentioned that back when he was like 15, he had this project called Etnic Acid. I was then talking with mr. Con-Dom who told yes, indeed, EA was great and really damn good. Nobody remembers it. More years pass by and eventually I actually got in contact with artist and did reissue sort of (artist selected) best of double CD. It is really good, but not entire documentation of how killer project EA was.
Same with Putrefier. There is 3 full CD’s on Industrial Recollections, but besides that, there exists Putrefier / Ethnic Acid tape. 1987, UK industrial-noise, may we call it power electronics, full lenth C-45 tape. Really brilliant, but as far as I know, nobody who has say in it, wants it to be remember or reissued. In my mind, if there is best UK late 80’s stuff like this, this tape belong among the list. All real deal Birthbiter tapes should have light green paper (influenced by Broken Flag blue). Complete label discography is gold. If you see this tape available anywhere, its worth money they ask for it….

23 Artaman label ”THE HUNT” comp tape.
C-60 from 1987, The Grey Wolves related. Tape is all charming industrial tape scene stuff. Some raw, some beat stuff, very much the late 80’s spirit. Oddity being UK artist song titled ”Finnish Trip”, what the hell… I would assume tape ain’t very largely available, discogs says someone bought it for 120euro, damn.. No recollection when and where I bought this, but it is number 16.

Blood Cement "The hand that considerately kills" tape
Warcom
I don’t know how many guys here appreciate Warcom Media. It was so demented mix of humor and… other good things. When label called quits about 20 years ago, I bought ton of stuff and unsold was supposedly thrown away. I still got couple items remaining, but no problem. Stocking Men Among Mice for 20 years, why not!
Blood Cement has really great harsh noise tracks that are really killer stuff. Then you got odd experimental industrial-soundscapes, and suddenly comes narration ”country song, take one!”… and really comes acoustic guitar and odd effected singing. Warcom discography is full of this type of weirdness, that totally lacks in vast majority of contemporary noise. If someone would put out box of Robert X Patriot, not sure if it would be bestseller, but certainly there would be one guy in Finland buying copy…
Among the last things, Beau gave interview to Degenerate! -zine. You could feel his lack of interest in noise.  I wonder if he is still around somewhere or retired totally unreachable.
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« Reply #8663 on: November 22, 2022, 01:22:10 AM »

Last Rape / Bizarre Uproar - Collaboration Reissue (Summer Interlude Records)

I was excited when this was recently reissued and was able to grab one of the cassettes off of the label's bandcamp. Got it in the mail today and things don't look great.
Images on the jcard appear to be stretched and do not match the original artwork - some of the juicy filth you'd expect from a F&V collage have been cropped.
Also looks like the art may have been .jpegs pulled from online and not scanned from the original... even the text is pixelated, except for the title on the spine, which I believe was added to the design by Summer Interlude.
Cassette is unmarked on both sides.
Not here to totally tear this label apart but fuck. You're reissuing BU and Ramirez! Would it have been too big of a chore to get original scans of the jcard?
Sound on the cassette is just okay. B side squeeks.
Curious who else has their copy and what they think of it.
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« Reply #8664 on: November 22, 2022, 10:04:29 AM »

I assume back cover is removed? If so, I could estimate it is for good reason, hah.
There are many untold stories of Finn nasty noise, which maybe will make interesting stories some day in distant future.
Front cover is indeed stretched into different dimensions. Original has the front pictures covering entire front, and band logos in spine. Now pictures squeezed out-of-dimension so logos are in front. Weird.
I have the original, but one has to remember when hunting the originals, that for example this tape has pretty quiet and lame dubbing. I don't remember when exactly, but soon after this one, F&V started to do pro-dubbed tapes with better sound. So reissue may be good simply due better sound?
Early phase, like very first F&V were regular norelco case. Then influenced by IOPS label, he also started to use soft poly-box, and that era of tapes is the most striking. Utterly fierce home made b&w xerox covers (he had big xerox machine at home), hand cut into almost right size and shape, stuffed into soft poly box. There are couple releases that are not listed anywhere, but would have to ask artists if "private releases" are still private.
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« Reply #8665 on: November 22, 2022, 06:20:53 PM »

Kate Rissiek - Decayed Signals LP (Virtues, 2022)
Incredibly dense and heavy from the get-go. Forces you into some kind of state for a time before fracturing with piercing frequencies. Big winner!

Tinnitustimulus - Scrinj Maas CS (Monorail Trespassing, 2022)
Bennett tapping the 90s Merzbow vein with energetic harsh assemblages of shrieks and whoops and ringing whirls crashing for magnetic tape.
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Last Rape / Bizarre Uproar - Collaboration Reissue (Summer Interlude Records)

I was excited when this was recently reissued and was able to grab one of the cassettes off of the label's bandcamp. Got it in the mail today and things don't look great.
Images on the jcard appear to be stretched and do not match the original artwork - some of the juicy filth you'd expect from a F&V collage have been cropped.
Also looks like the art may have been .jpegs pulled from online and not scanned from the original... even the text is pixelated, except for the title on the spine, which I believe was added to the design by Summer Interlude.
Cassette is unmarked on both sides.
Not here to totally tear this label apart but fuck. You're reissuing BU and Ramirez! Would it have been too big of a chore to get original scans of the jcard?
Sound on the cassette is just okay. B side squeeks.
Curious who else has their copy and what they think of it.


Initially, I was a little soured by the really poor reproduction of the artwork. It's rough for sure. However, I think the dub is fine and especially based on what Mikko said about the original being poorly dubbed to begin with. Certainly not the best reissue around but still happy I grabbed it and really enjoyed the tape after spinning it. My B-side sounded OK and not "squeaky" so maybe I just got lucky.

Funny how the master is hard-panned and Last Rape is all left speaker and BU is all right speaker. The Last Rape contribution feels like "foundational" material, anchored textured wall that very well supports the pretty active BU side of ranging metal abuse, feedback, and vocals. Solid release!

Also, worth noting. Feels like there are two songs per side as there are definite hard stops and starts on both side A and side B even though there is only one "song" title per side.
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« Reply #8667 on: November 24, 2022, 09:47:55 AM »

Taint - Recycled (RRR)
Got it from Sentimental Youth and played it for the first time yesterday. A side is a mix of feedback, some out of control synths, some special interest (no pun intended) adult-entertainment samples and some vocals. One long track. Side B is another long single track, but this time it is more tape-loops, sounds of sawing something, a lot of more "organic" and "in the room" noise. Both tracks have a collage-feel to them and a very good flow. What really takes it away is the sound. It's murky, filthy, saturated, with strong mids but not too much definition in the highs. I really love that. Makes the material sound even more obscure. The WCN podcast episode with Roemer came to mind, where he talked about recording deep in the red and the effects of tape saturation. Excellent tape.
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« Reply #8668 on: November 25, 2022, 05:07:36 AM »

Anal Drill - Stimulating The Masochist CS

Crushing Ramirez noise. Not wallish or static. Occasional phaser sweeping and warbling laser beam feedback. Active and exciting. Plenty of range while still remaining heavy and punishing and possessing the perfect amount of analog tape crud sound. Some brief agonized vocal sounds in places even which are super welcome. Tasteful use of vocals in harsh noise? Never a problem for me if done correctly! Overall monster of a release. Classic!

Absolutely fucking essential Ramirez !! The absolute best of his in my opinion !
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« Reply #8669 on: November 25, 2022, 05:35:10 AM »

Prick Decay – Escape To The Depository Of Shotgun Strap-Ons

Heavily layered 90's four-track recorded noise; goofy vocals, distorted vocals, sax, keyboards, flute, water pouring, field recordings, clatter, awful percussion... so many things chucked into a blender over the course of this 1hr 47min bender it's hard to keep track. Not as good as "Mud Sound For Car Stereos" that came from these guys three years later but still a wild ride. Another piece to add to the one day museum of Chocolate Monk. 8/10.
https://youtu.be/m-mZNOaxspo


Star - Life Goes On (Side B)

What sounds like beautifully crafted tape and /or sampler manipulation. Excerpts from 70's film nostalgia are repeated and jumbled up in different formations. New slices of sample drift in and out in a disorganized array but can still be considered easy listening. The layering and constant remixing of said samples add to further confusion. Familiar patterns are still apparent as the tape warp seems to become more noticeable. Cosmic tape warp becomes so sparse that eventually turns into a dim light and eventually transforms into an explosion of lo-fi static noise for the last 10 mins. I want to hear Side A! 9.5/10 for sure.
https://youtu.be/57qRoPzQ5So
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