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« Reply #6660 on: January 02, 2018, 11:10:46 PM »

JAPANESE TORTURE COMEDY HOUR - Recycled
Before ordering and receiving a pile of Recycled tapes (these are fucking great, and everyone should be reminded of them at all times everywhere), my experience with JTCH was limited to their track on the Release Your Mind vol 2 compilation. Now, that track is truly fantastic and suitable even for group listening. This tape is more of a mish-mash of all sorts of ideas. It begins terribly with shitty grind/punk influenced noise which makes me want to punch people. After only a few minutes, though, droning feedback and brutal loops take over the proceedings, and I'm where I want to be. Unfortunately, drums and what might be heavily deconstructed guitar reappear time and time again throughout, but occasionally it is at least charming in an early C.S.S.O. or perhaps simply Anal Cunt type of way. When it sticks to noise, JTCH's Recycled tape is excellent, and there are also plenty of experimental parts that work out comparatively well. The attacks of punk/rehearsal space fuck-aroundery remains a slight annoyance throughout. In its defense, the constant shifting about of style and the incoherent utilization of odd ideas (including goofy-ass vocals) serve to make sure that you never get bored. No need to light candles and practice breeding techniques to keep your attention from slipping here. If you're like me, you'll spend approximately half the time being severely annoyed and the other half enjoying yourself. Clearly a better ratio than the life average, so why not give it a go?           
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« Reply #6661 on: January 03, 2018, 02:54:17 PM »

atrax morgue "Cut My Throat" Lp + Cd
urashima
Once in a while, I find myself thinking how many more Atrax Morgue LP's one needs? This, is one of those moments. If it wasn't the fetishistic love for Slaughter productions lethal noise, this would file pretty much 100% under wanky crap. One of the worst AM things in my collections. One can try to convince it being worth being on LP, since there ain't many of this style AM releases done on LP. But in the other hand, perhaps that was better situation?

Necrofilia "Sein Zum Tode" Lp
Urashima
And then you get things like this. Atrax Morgue side project, vitalizing the interest levels for more AM stuff on vinyl! This is dark, ripping, lethal synth & vocals narrating necrophiliac urges or other deadly themes. It's minimal in a way, but quite unlike usual AM stuff. Structure of electronics is different, although same bleak minimalist approach.

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« Reply #6662 on: January 03, 2018, 10:57:30 PM »

DEAD BODY COLLECTION - Recycled
After praising the Recycled series yesterday I felt somewhat weird, given that the particular tape was very much a mixed bag and my comments ambivalent. Today will be better! Being a completionist (so far) when it comes to Dr. Alex' Kosmodrom project, I can immediately admit that I do prefer that to DBC, as well as to much other HNW. This tape does have the only two things which Kosmodrom holds back on: harshness and monotony. Two great walls, one per side. The first one is a bit murky and miserable, the second has a fuzzy edge to it. In no way annoying or unpleasant, despite having plenty of rawness and little to no dynamic changes. The sound fluctuates in a fairly cyclic manner in endless quasi-loops of distorted fuzz. No melody, no rhythm, no music. Meditative in a fashion. Once again, from a conceptual, and often from a pure enjoyment, standpoint I am actually more impressed with Kosmodrom, but DBD will always have that pure, HNW edge that makes it worth listening to time and time again.
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« Reply #6663 on: January 04, 2018, 03:19:28 PM »

A. LICHT / T.SHIRAISHI "Our lips are sealed" CD
RRR/Pure
I picked this up today from shelves just as I didn't remember at all what it was. Merely 20 minute piece of free-jazz noise. Or jazz? Well, basically one can use that reference merely due usage of saxophone. Trying to play through some dance-music oriented Nocturnal Emissions CD's before this, and being forced to eject disc before losing my will to live, this disc felt perhaps even more amazing than it is.
For some reason, it sounds really painful. Shirashi's saxophone is more of Borbetomagus than jazz. It's short and most irritating sounds, almost just equivalent or screeching glass. Nothing musical really. Alan Licht is NYC guitarist known for playing with Lee Ronaldo etc. His role here is to abuse Twin Reverb, Digital Delay, Turbo Rat, Tube Screamer, to create noisy electronics. After CD ended, I checked out from discogs what this really was and turns out I just didn't remember it was originally part of Pure series, but happened to have this RRR jewelbox version in my shelves too. For whatever reason, I don't see this mentioned even in list of Pure CD's I made here:
http://www.special-interests.net/forum/index.php?topic=3097.0
Perhaps famous names (Shiraishi, founder of Fushitsusha) may create situation where one doesn't necessarily want to check it out. Or lets say, to me it often seems that there is big gap between people who will only check noise made by well known artists, and the others will stay as far as possible if there is even remote link to sellingpoints including famous rock groups.

That Pure topic should be certainly resurrected. Entire Pure series feels like needing to be revisited!

NMPERING / JASON LESCALLEET "Love me two times" 2xCD
Intransitive Recordings
Too bad my copy of the item is so heavily scratched, first disc keeps skipping... Not that this would be rare or hard to find to have good copy in mint condition. Lescalleet has always been brilliant. I have less experience with Nmpering. Perhaps length alone makes this too long to really make one big impact, but it's listening pleasure consisting over and over again "what a great sounds" -feelings. There is strength and vision in composition too, but tasty sounds themselves are the real power of this release. Lots of physical objects and carefully adjusted sound textures.
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« Reply #6664 on: January 04, 2018, 09:57:26 PM »

NAPALMED - Recycled
This could go on for a few days, but since I have time for about a tape/night and have a recently received pile of these it makes sense both to listen to them and write a little on them. I first got to know Napalmed as the inferior half of a split with Yggdrasil (I seem to remember I wrote something about that here 1+ years ago). This bad-boy is better - perhaps due to the lack of competition, but more likely because this is really better. There are some musical samples and other things that border on bullshit/joke-noise, but most of the time they are included in a sufficiently classy way so as not to offend my delicate sensibilities. Lots of stuff going on here - "percussion" made up of clocks, clicks and hisses meets sweet-ass distorted rumblings and more commonplace abuse of things iron and hard. The intensity varies immensely, though it seldom lets up completely. Sometimes a showcasing of various genres of noise/industrial, but with some kind of thread holding all or most of it together. Nice use of stereo. Not quite my regular taste, at least not all the time, but still very nice.
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« Reply #6665 on: January 05, 2018, 11:41:12 AM »

Listening to a lot of SJ atm. Very edifying. Getting into Masks.
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« Reply #6666 on: January 05, 2018, 05:35:25 PM »

A. LICHT / T.SHIRAISHI "Our lips are sealed" CD

I enjoy him more conceptually than regular listening.

I do extremely respect the animal piercing non music of his tones.  Its basically - as far as I've heard - just piercing sirens...   I dont need much of it, and hate hearing traditional "jazz" based improv with him, anything where some dork tries to play active drumming or any stupid music shit.  The Live 92-94 CD is worth getting for a few key tracks, they are basically the piercing whistles played in tunnels and outside, it makes way more sense than with some other idiot trying to make a song.  Abe / Urabe tradition.

There are also a few short tracks with aggressive vocals.

He has a good aesthetic of sound, but he's more in jazz improv worlds I find useless.

Edit: The Shiraishi live CD has no tunnel recordings, but has really good outdoor - sounds like street at night recordings.  And the CD has collab w Ikuro Takahashi, who is one of the few total godlike drummers I respect, he understands to not play dumb rock nonsense, always sounds more like shattering or quick stabs and impact vs a guy "drumming a song".

His project Damenaatashi from the early 80's is cool trudging dirge music, has saxophone and vocals, but very weird deployment for what it is, fast splintery guitar, and high pitch squealing, but then also sing songy gentle female vocals... I like it. 

Also heard his collabs with Toshiharu Ohsato, and all rule as would be expected.
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« Reply #6667 on: January 06, 2018, 03:58:06 PM »

Had it with racist stuff started questioning why I was listening to it couldn't really come up with much. Fak knows, for the time being at least. Bon voyage Brethren.
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« Reply #6668 on: January 06, 2018, 04:03:31 PM »

Had it with racist stuff started questioning why I was listening to it couldn't really come up with much. Fak knows, for the time being at least. Bon voyage Brethren.

Never liked his stuff, voice always annoyed me
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« Reply #6669 on: January 06, 2018, 05:04:12 PM »

Had it with racist stuff started questioning why I was listening to it couldn't really come up with much. Fak knows, for the time being at least. Bon voyage Brethren.

Never liked his stuff, voice always annoyed me

Yeah, no one does. I did think that clean vocals are the thing for them though.  *no on like the vocals I mean.
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« Reply #6670 on: January 06, 2018, 10:57:44 PM »

Good God, you wanted a box set of all racist projects last week, and now you're fed up w/it all... Not a bit schizo, are we?
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« Reply #6671 on: January 06, 2018, 11:11:59 PM »

Good God, you wanted a box set of all racist projects last week, and now you're fed up w/it all... Not a bit schizo, are we?

If it was going to happen, it was going to happen some time. Forgot about my idea. Not schitzo just difficult.
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« Reply #6672 on: January 07, 2018, 01:43:00 AM »

Good God, you wanted a box set of all racist projects last week, and now you're fed up w/it all... Not a bit schizo, are we?

If it was going to happen, it was going to happen some time. Forgot about my idea. Not schitzo just difficult.

not schitzo just clearly likes spouting off mouth without thinking.
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« Reply #6673 on: January 07, 2018, 03:09:47 AM »

Had it with racist stuff started questioning why I was listening to it couldn't really come up with much. Fak knows, for the time being at least. Bon voyage Brethren.

Never liked his stuff, voice always annoyed me

Me too. To me they almost bordered on hysterical. Some people seemed to like his vocal style, though, if I'm remembering right.
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« Reply #6674 on: January 07, 2018, 05:34:17 AM »

Blitz - Second Empire Justice
Always come back to this one for whatever reason, just perfect blend of classic oi and post punk. Not much else to say

Störkraft ‎– Mann Für Mann
No need to say anything about this one

Scatmother \ Wonderland Club - split CS
Crushing split between what I think are two of the best new voices in PE. Maybe one of the better paired split tapes I've listened to in a long time. Good enough that my wife will comment on how good it is while trying to go to sleep

Ferro Mortem \ Die Kombination - Partie Mobile CS
Nice to listen to something like this coming out on Endangered Species, ferro mortem project shows promise, grew on me more the second time I played the tape through. Die Kombination side is good, but not as good as other recordings i've heard \ live performances seen.

Linekraft - Kikai Dansou CS
Blew me away from the first few minutes of listening to it. Really surprised that it's still possible to buy tapes from this project direct from labels, for my taste it's one of the best running projects.

Discharge - live videos
Nothing to say, nothing better. Nightmare continues
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