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« Reply #7875 on: April 03, 2020, 01:56:30 PM »

THE RITA / TRERIKSRÖSET - LP (WCN, 2020)
The Rita and Treriksröset...it's amazing...Wish I was there...Beautiful...bowelbursting noise...not to be played at a respectful volume...very-

Treriksröset solo...Grandiose...with heavy chunks...fucking great....nasty snoring roaring crunch in a fistfight...soars ever higher...pure bliss...massive...feel all the ugly nuances.

One of this years must-haves, no doubt.

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« Reply #7876 on: April 07, 2020, 07:04:45 AM »

Operation Cleansweep "Jerusalem" LP
Tesco
debut LP is so good, it it basically one of the very very few LP’s I have multiple copie just in case one wears out. Jerusalem, out of old habit, I have both versions, despite it is unlikely to wear out. OK, but not phenomenal album. Some great tracks, but nowhere near the debut. I guess blood in the face samples is the trick, that make debut so amazing.

S*core. First listened Missing Volume, which is great. But My Candle Has Died LP, especially the grande finale, last track on B-side. If you do not like that, you are not into industrial-noise. That’s about that. Total anthem, without having lyrics, very striking artwork etc.

I.B.F. -LP
Harbinger
Name is really good. There may be ”ideas beyond filth” even if seemingly it would be ”just that”. Old UK industrial project featuring of the many Steve’s of UK noise scene. This one being one from Dieter Muh! Mid-late 80’s industrial-noise, with all the needed elements that you know it is indeed the 80’s industrial noise tape from UK being reissued. Very nice.

Hands To "Egress" LP.
Anomalous Records
Huh, this is just damn good. Simple as hell - in theory. Just creaking and crackling hand made physical sounds. Somewhat rural feel, nothing urban, nothing violent or decayed - beyond the natural decay - that is utterly high level. Image on cover makes it somewhat exotic from Finn’ perspective. Desert noise of total excellency!

IMPACT TEST "Kill kill kill" LP
RRR
I used to tell many of my friends that check the IMPACT TEST. I have had some title in my distro since 90’s, I guess. Always stocked couple more copies when previous were gone. Talking of course of pure CD and RRR CD’s.
This LP, Kill Kill Kill, is long sold out from label, but knowning how little people seem to appreciate them, I’m sure 2nd hand copies are cheap and easy to get.
Recommended to anyone into 80’s style industrial, where arty elements (in good way) meet the slight musicality, but great ”dry” production, lots of hands-on old school noise methods. Junks, processed tapes, occasional rhythms, vocals, etc.
Sounds like industrial bands before the dance music era, the old spirit where it certainly leans to transgressive art and disturbing noise and greyscale picture. Not colorful dreadlocks and party beats.

Often people have concluded that to be utmost noise classic, need to be painfully noisy, and preferably some swastikas and other goodies and item will be sought after kult item, haha... Well well, not a bad way to do it, but there are also other possibilities - that may be advantage for buyer.
Like PBK 3x LP box. Late 80’s industrial/experimental/noise. Reissue vinyl box done in early 90’s. Especially Asesino! -LP is fucking brilliant. Two others are not as noisy, but are innovative sound work. You can grab these LP boxes still today for 20-35 euro from discogs. So lack of overtly offensive graphics and utterly disgusting sonics may be good for your wallet! I strongly recommend PBK.

BLACK LEATHER JESES / MSBR split LP
Deadline
It is hard to objectively rate this. I recall when getting this for the first time, I was not 100% impressed. Felt like BLJ had done better... and same for MSBR. Yet, back then, there wasn’t yet endless amount of harsh noise LP’s in my collection, and with the hand made slightly odd packaging, it had special aura to it.
It is strong release still today, yet hard to know whether someone who’d grab it now, would feel the same? Or perhaps money could be spent on something contemporary!?

MURDER CORPORATION "Insane Pleasures" pic LP
Murder Release
M.C. Is great pic LP. 1997 self released album I got from band in late 90’s or early 00’s. Did little trades and correspondense with him. Got this one and the other LP he put out. This has really cruel design for pic LP, more vocals than in most M.C. Material. Utterly dirty and lo-fi primitive murderous noise. Totally unmatched by anyone these days.

USE YOUR PAIN JERK LP
Dreizehm
Pain Jerk on this Use Your Pain Jerk LP is slightly more lo-fi than usually in this ear. It feels as if vinyl mastering cut off all the 16-20khz high crisp you hear on his CD’s and chrome tape releases. Musically, high power japanoise like only Pain Jerk can do. Listening this, I can only conclude that despite many of Pain Jerk is roughly that one type of harsh noise, there is such compositional diversity of these pieces, that I certainly do not have enought Pain Jerk releases yet!
Use Your Pain, germany gutter noise for the die hard underground noise fanatics. Certainly a pleasure to listen Kalojan Witanski provide his trademark no-tech noise/drone. Very limited vinyl, but someone in USA is selling it in discogs. For this good ltd 98 copies item, not even that bad price.

MSBR / SPECULUM FIGHT collaboration LP
P-tapes
Had zero recollections of this. Turned out to be total killer LP! One side surprisingly fast paced and multilayered harsh noise. Not just distortion, though. You can hear the early 90’s MSBR’ish sources. B-side with more acoustic sources. I’d still label it into noise, rather than any other category. Certainly good LP to pick up if you see it available still these days.

Merzbow / Kapotte Muziek "Continuum" collaboration LP.
Cheeses International
It gets better, and best moments are in the end of album. Some elements in this are not best of Merzbow sound, but it has good aura of old noise works.

Murder Corporation "Terminal Procedure" LP
Murder Release
Nowhere near as good as the pic LP I listened some days ago. Odd decision from MC to publish this a LP, when most other things are better. Not bad album, but knowing how great MC is at its best, this would not be among recommended items but if you happen to have it, not worthless by any means.

GREY WOLVES "Punishment" + "Age of Dissent" LP
Tesco
I hope these get reissued some day. Unlikely, but I really hope so! Their musical value seems to just grow over the years.

HANATARASHI 1 + 2 LP
Alchemy
On my quest to too little listened classic albums, these are indeed mandatory. It is bizarre situation that so little of GOOD Hanatarash is available. Of course one could say that there is vast amount of noise out within 35 years, so why keep clinging on the oldies. That is somewhat true. If price range is from 250 upwards, probably better value for money would be to grab 35 different New Forces tapes or something. BUT if this would be available for regular price, on CD, it would be sort of mandatory in any noise collection.
It is unique in the presentation, odd sleazy but humorous approach. Noise with wild and energetic approach.

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« Reply #7877 on: April 07, 2020, 07:10:31 AM »

Sat Stoicizmo ”Mah 2” double LP.
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Great and probably rather unknown project. But what you could expect? Even when ARTWARE put out their stuff in the 90’s, this 1985 Yugoslavian industrial band was obscurity. Now, so many years later, I doubt many remember.
For me, it is so inspiring to think, that in being mid 80’s, being in literally communist state in eastern Europe.. and you could pull out stuff that is this diverse, innovative, and aged so well... Damn. Resources must have been scarse, yet it’s like more advanced than Laibach, what come to sound. Some beats. Lots of noise. Lots of true industrial noise here.
One of the members died as soldier in croatian war, when the breaking up of Yugoslavia was happening. Band itself does not appear to have any ”statement” or ”agenda”, but of course having battlefied casualty of freedom war (depending perspective, of course) in line-up is yet another small added detail in Sat Stoicizmo mythology.
Only couple releases exists of this group in wider circulation.

I recall back in the day buying this Arcana Coelestia compilation LP because seeing i has Controlled Bleeding, O Yuki Cinjurate, Asmus Tietchens, ... but this is not a noise compilation. Barely even ambient compilation. It has some good drone tracks, but lots of guitar music, tribal muzak etc. Not really bad, but very very very rarely hits the playlist.

To purify my ears from the LP, guaranteed ear torment (/ ear candy) is V/A CRIMES LP. Old Italian bootleg, supposedly these were ultra limited. Same label did some MO, MB and early UK power electronics bootlegs back in the 90’s. Supposedly editions 70-100 or so. While I may not be major supporter of bootlegs, but especially back then, and for releases like this, it felt more like fanclub & cult service, not just grabbing the cash and run. If motivations are pure, I feel there would be still place for small scale fanclub pressings of stuff that is not possible to get any other way. It is often unfortunate to see that guys making them tend to ask exaggerated prices. It usually indicates motivations are not really keeping cult alive so to say. V/A CRIMES, is another so ripping & fierce release, it should be available just as reminder how level what one should try to top...

V/A MOTOP 1 -LP
Not sure how this comp became so great, when concept was basically ”pay to play”? Maybe era was very fruitful to do this or Frans did proper invitations for artists?
Basic idea was that artists sends track, pays specific fee based on how many minute of music he submits to compilation. In return, he gets bunch of LP’s.
I think I bought this originally for sake of Con-Dom. Of course not disappointment by any means, but there are so many GREAT artists here. See listing on one of pics. If the bands you can expect to be good in MOTOP 1, even more surprising are the ”what the fuck is this band?” -category, where amazing tracks emerge one after another!
I can’t believe how cheap this LP is still these days. If you don’t have it, I’d recommend to check if you like late 80’s industrial-noise/experimental tape scene stuff.

Not sure what the should be called. It is 6 x tape box set of old PRURIENT, including the very first materials from the 90's
I have had this for long time and was surprised not to find any info about it online. Decided to ask artists what it is, and I was told it was supposed to be larger edition, but as far as he can remember, only 4 (four!) exists. Later it turns out there must be couple more, but number remains probably less than 10! I just happened to visit Hospital store in lucky moment when one was available. Rest of the edition was never dubbed and assembled.
Late 90’s Prurient noise here. With that project, style always changed and despite ultra primitive noise experiments, I feel these could be even something done now - since he is able to change and reinvent style depending on release. 6 hours of stuff has basically only one 30 min side of conceptual sounds, that ain't a pleasure to listen through.
Look-a-like replicas of early tapes in j-card and standard box, inside hand made cardboard box.
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« Reply #7878 on: April 07, 2020, 07:31:50 AM »

CAZZODIO "Il Tempo Della Locusta" CD
Heavy electronics and (death) industrial. Spoken sample here and there and roaring guest vocals on two tracks. good stuff with emphasis on rhythms. I like them best when "clean" and mechanical and less when saturated with distortion. Some tracks are a bit too long for what they have to offer, but as a whole very nice listen. OEC reissue is a digipak with good-looking and suitable images.

PAN SONIC "Gravitoni" CD
I really should revisit all of their other stuff as well asap, but from what I remember this includes some of their most aggressive and noisiest moments. Solid whole with beats and ambience. Pan Finale would be a worthy finale (eh) to any career (yes there were some live and soundtrack releases after, but this was their last album proper).
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« Reply #7879 on: April 07, 2020, 07:43:52 PM »

White - Tears Of Piss CS (Harsh Head Rituals Edition)

This one is an experience haha.  Creepy and demented lo-fi industrial noise (with some similarities to the rawest of No Wave acts).  The liner notes say this was recorded in one day so I can only imagine the thought process behind creating this, claustrophobia and paranoid frustrations abound.  The hilarious yet equally fucked up samples at the end just complete the whole package.  Recommended for people who aren't into fun.
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« Reply #7880 on: April 07, 2020, 11:31:50 PM »

Operation Cleansweep "Jerusalem" LP
Tesco
debut LP is so good, it it basically one of the very very few LP’s I have multiple copie just in case one wears out. Jerusalem, out of old habit, I have both versions, despite it is unlikely to wear out. OK, but not phenomenal album. Some great tracks, but nowhere near the debut. I guess blood in the face samples is the trick, that make debut so amazing.


Were the samples on "JerUSAlem" not also from Blood In The Face? I know it doesn't add a whole lot, either thematically or musically to the first LP, but I rediscovered it lately, and it still packs a very good punch. Possibly if "Powerhungry" hadn't come first, it might be rated more highly?
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« Reply #7881 on: April 08, 2020, 12:27:47 AM »

Operation Cleansweep "Jerusalem" LP
Tesco
debut LP is so good, it it basically one of the very very few LP’s I have multiple copie just in case one wears out. Jerusalem, out of old habit, I have both versions, despite it is unlikely to wear out. OK, but not phenomenal album. Some great tracks, but nowhere near the debut. I guess blood in the face samples is the trick, that make debut so amazing.


Were the samples on "JerUSAlem" not also from Blood In The Face? I know it doesn't add a whole lot, either thematically or musically to the first LP, but I rediscovered it lately, and it still packs a very good punch. Possibly if "Powerhungry" hadn't come first, it might be rated more highly?
i also think it is almost as good.. but yes, powerhungry is a little bit better and more iconic. maybe it is due to shorter length and less tracks with vocals/"hits"? anyway, i also regard it quite highly
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« Reply #7882 on: April 09, 2020, 07:04:45 AM »

MERZBOW / CARLOS GIFFONI / JIM O'ROURKE "Electric Dress" CD
50 or so minute live collaboration from 2006. Busy stuff with loads of synth and oscillator laser squiggles. Most likely improvised and more or less aimless. It has definitely its moments and could've been cut n' pasted into a nice 20 minute EP. Good-looking covers.

DJINN "1978" CD
Dark ambient with industrial touches. I first out it on as background sound for reading but every now and then had to put the book down and concentrate on sounds. Not the darkest and most oppressive end of the genre. In the end, not bad/not great and generally not my favourite kind of noise/related.
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« Reply #7883 on: April 15, 2020, 08:12:01 AM »


I don’t really get people who don’t like compilations. I can associate to it, when it’s understood as ”sampler”. Thing that sometimes happens with other genres of music, where selection of album tracks are piled into cheap - almost promotional record type of thing.
But within noise, it is really an artform of itself to compile killer compilation. It might be the actually crucial moment when label boss can display whether they REALLY have taste and ear, to make it work out. The flow of compilation, rejection of shitty or unsuitable submissions, combinations of tracks - where something that as stand-alone track is not phenomenal, but in context of compilation album, falls perfectly between two other tracks. Surely there are useless compilation. Things that I don’t think was really curated or thought about. Just nearly whatever went to it. Or being perhaps ”too solid”, that playing it safe, making noise flow without zero irritation or challenge, it might not be able to make long lasting memorable impact.
It is hard to say what is my favorite way of doing compilations. Theme/concept. Geography. Style. All are decent starting points, but what I admire probably the most, is the compilation style still vital in the 90’s: International compilation where seemingly all ”sub-genred” are together, yet form it’s own spirit.

V/A Unter Schrecklichem Lärm Und Getöse Beginnen Die Folterungen... ‎LP
brutalizing Membrum Debili comp. Ltd 200 vinyl from 1997 has Germany, USA and Japan represented. From primitive manual screeching noise junk, to heavy electronics. Thirdorgan with its filter blurbs and noise bursts is least interesting on this comp. Nobody here really tries too hard, but it is the charm of the comp. That Taint, Ramirez, etc, just offer the blunt and in-your-face harsh noise. That appears grim and vicious, just like the simple LP design.

V/A Parasit LP.
Early Atz-Zen, which displays the great diversity of label bosses tastes and ability to make anything from Japanese classics, to USA experimental sonics, most vile power electronics assaults and so on, flow perfectly on one LP. Stylish design and special packaging. Only couple lazier tracks made it to LP. In context, they work out fine, though! If someone is like ”nah, I just listen albums... ” I could conclude this IS an album! It’s not sampler nor random collection, but really artform of its own!

V/A Dedication LP.
Artware
I am such a devoted admirer of the 2nd part, CD comp., that I am often expressing hertical opinion that this classic first Dedication compilation is not as good.
It may be also that I heard CD first, and that it DOES have so amazing tracks on it.
Yet, when listening this LP, I am not surprised at all if some conclude this is better. As a noise record, it could be. It is just missing some of the oddities that made Dedication 2 so full of surprises.
You got a lot of same artists here, and everybody is good. Basically flawless, but less total surprises like Alan Lee or Dislocation that break the ”good noise” with something odd, on the second part.
AOR as last track of Dedication 1, is the same guy who did insane track with CEMENT WOMEN in Dedication 2. Or more precisely, it was taken from old tape. That guy is still around. I wonder if anyone has ever heard these mid-late 80’s Japanese tapes by Cement Women? Tape titled V, could be logically his fifth tape. Pretty damn culti label Angakok put it out. Never seen or heard, nor know anyone who has any of them. Of course one option would be just to contact the artists for more details...

V/A ...And The Vultures Miss Nothing. 3xLP
Harbinger
It makes me wonder what is the ”spiritually” last of the 90’s noise compilations? Vultures... was compiled in 1997-1998, and it has the spirit of the 90’s written all over it. Came out in... 2005? By then, somehow misplaced? Like era had already shifted in terms of what was happening and what was ”hot”.
Not that it would not be good. It actually has phenomenal tracks on it. Not all gold. Some oddities too. Mostly that by 2005 it seems almost like document of the past, not the ”present”. Not meaning bands would be irreleant, but if you think what was hot in 2005, I doubt it was Onamotopeia, S*core, Thirdorgan, Expose Your Eyes etc.
In other hand, looking this now, when both 1997 and 2005 are almost equally distant, I think it may display more timeless qualities, than all those noise artists who came and disappeared around 2005 without leaving such legacy?
Tracks than stand out are for example PAIN JERK, GOVERNMENT ALPHA, THIRDORGAN, SKIN CRIME, SMELL & QUIM, CON-DOM (that is more like Militia track actually...), etc. There are good tracks from others too.
I do not know whether it is by purpose, or accident, that some tracks play loud as fuck, while others do not. If they are just on volume artists submitted them? Macronympha just slays after everybody before them. And after Government Alpha, rest of the side sounds quiet. Small Cruel Party is so quiet after all noise, it seems mandatory to crank up volume. Which is good thing to do, as whole F side plays far more quiet than rest of the set.
Despite having many high profile artists, good tracks, and 3xLP format, you can grab these for 20-30 euros still today! I guess it is the packaging. Just two sheets of cardboard, oddly mis-matching booklet that still talks about double LP set, non-printed central labels covered with those cheap text stickers you could get your address printed back in the day. Perhaps also edition of 500 is reason enough to keep price never reach collectors value?
While packaging or more neat artwork.. something like that could place this much higher rank among compilations, I do also like the sheer 90’s vibe on it, that it’s not ”professional noise”. It’s all hand assemble by label boss and if there is intent for ”design” or being ”collectible”, it ain’t visible at all. Just method of unleashing dosage of good noise?!

RRR 5 years  5 LP box set
RRR 5 years anniversary. Took most of this day to listen through. Released back in 1989, recorded mostly during 1988. It is amusing box, with very unique feel to it. While front cover photo of box shows the RRRecords store opening day ( I recall ), with normal record buying customers, the box is all about noise.
Or is it? It seems amusing that 1st LP, that is Emil Beaulieau - despite never mentioned in the box itself, he mentions that it is NOISE, while others are music. Sure. There is a difference. Emil LP is fucking brilliant live-noise takes of total analogue damage. While LP’s 2,3 and 4 are various Due Process sessions. They are often not as noisy, but one would have to stretch imagination pretty far to call this ”music”. Brutalist electro-acoustic, sound collages and recycled collaborators submissions blend into long pieces where might appear snippet of music here and there, but mostly it is just challlenging noisY sound.
Final LP is the 80’s Merzbow collab written all over it. Not yet total harsh brutality. All what it loses in not being the all-out harsh blast, it wins in magnificent textures, neatly arranged sound collages,... which mostly is the Emil maltreating the 2nd hand radioshack consumer electronics and recording various junk sources.
Box was made 555 copies, vinyl only. I assume still available on 2nd hand market, and especially the two album of the box are so great, and rest is good too, that it is certainly recommended purchase!

TEF / PRURIENT / RAMIREZ "Magnified Healing" CD
tef hospital
 I do not know if this is ”popular” disc among noise heads. Discogs data shows one for sale, over 100 has, less than 100 wants. 4,75 rating. What that means? Who knows really. I just know that 2001 mass produced CD in folded card cover is unlikely to become cult item. However, first of all T.E.F. Offers possibly best cut up noise ever emerge america. And that is a lot said, since many genre masters have done material there. Brilliance of sounds, never losing ”the point” - which is so common in storm of stutterloops and such. Despite many sub-genre characteristics, it absolutely could never been mistaken to be Sickness or Endo or other such artists. Pretty much flawless cut up harshness.
Prurient, gives you long dosage of short tracks edited together into diverse, but non-stop approach. It’s the feedback/screams/perhaps some pitch pedal and buried synth tones. Tones not yet making the core of sound. Core is the massive harsh-noise esque feedback mass. Really good material that is better than many of his early full lengths.
And finally, Ramirez with 3 tracks, that do have harsh noise element to them, but the stable, throbbing fierce tone reminds more of like Texas version of 80’s UK or Italian power electronics. Missing the loud screams, of course, Far less of free form harshness, and more about restricted and controlled ripping and menacing tone.
Like Tracking Device CD, looks kinda cheap, in thin cardboard sleeve, but opposed to many widely agreed ”collectibles”, getting either of the CD’s could be very very satisfactory listening - even couple decades later - providing level of noise artists do not often reach.

SCOTT ARFORD / RANDY YAU / MICHAEL NINE - 7HZ CD
Quite unusual release. 2002, so nearly two decades ago, and somehow feels as if there are good bands in USA, without doubt, but all these three certainly personal and uniques. Best works of Scott for my taste might be Radiosonde CD on Armed & Loaded label.
Rand Yau tracks here are like ASMR material, haha... two tracks of ultra quiet oral voices and electronics bordering the top & bottom level of speaker output possibilities. Often like moist mouth opening sound teamed up with hum that barely is audible on consumer level speakers. Last of his tracks erupts into more fierce noise,
MK9 was never as insane as Death Squad, but over here couple good electric tracks, with some vocal sounds.
Whole CD displayes the prime example of style of sound that benefits from CD format. So clean, pure and sharp, that any analogue format would be disadvantage. Perhaps only the absolute best dub on high grade tape would be acceptable, but even then, I’d say: just get yourself CD player. This type of releases demands it.

RADIOSONDE ”Somnambul” CD
I remembered this being Armed & Loaded releases, since it came out same time, and was sold by same place, but apparently sub-label of it, together with artists himself.
For me this is the best Radiosonde release I have heard. Extremely electric feel of TV static channels, radio signals and assorted other sounds. Never violent, but it always has buzzy electronic sharpness compared to for example some of the guitar drone. Lets say Diesel Guitar for example, that does have feedback, but always kind of perfect harmony. Radiosonde songs are slowly waving and shifting layers of this fuzzy ambience, and most of them don’t seemingly progress much, but there happens many things in these layers. I like the randomness of radio signals and tv static used here, as opposed to stability of synth tones.
First time I heard of project was 1998, when organizing first Freak Animal Festival. It was really amusing time. 6 bands in one day event was scheduled months in advance. When Death Squad, Radiosonde and Chapter 23 went on euro tour for months, there was no way reaching them. Just trust that on the agreed date, they will be at Lahti railwaystation and fest will take place.
After not hearing from them for months, I was quite sure there will be nobody at the station when I go there. For my surprise, guys were there with insane amount of luggage. I had no car at the time, so just arrived with bike and ”ok, lets start to walk to my place...”. Artists stayed in Lahti for about week, until fest took place. There was plenty of free days. All of them prepared special set for this gig. DS made all the new loops of synth sounds on kitchen table and after C23 burned his synth due wrong voltage he ended up performing his set just with newly created loops on SP-303. Radiosonde had just one old school TV taken from venue and from sounds of static channel. He created noisy, minimal, but creative set. Not as multilayered and gentle as this CD, but clearly own identity and vision for making the sound.

Merzbow / Ramirez "The science of..." LP
Praxis Dr Bearmann
Got multiple spins... Didn’t remember it to be this good! Only few lazy minutes on end of A-side, but beginning and entire B-side is such a total blast, it goes into very top Merzbow stuff.
I was talking with friend over the phone yesterday for hours and he was not impressed people considering ”length” as meaningful element of a release. As if object would be less value if it was just 10 minutes. Or 20. Like 7”, 10”, short tape. Of course it is up to debate, and in the end merely a gut feeling did you get enough value for your money.... but listening this UNTITILED 4x single sided 7” compilation, is sort of proof that it may work out when OBJECT is just good. This, not sure is it even good. Untitled, 4 transpared white label 7”s, oversized 12” mailer filled with cardboard and zero artwork beyond black square on one corner of mailed. Yet I have no complaints. Sides are flipped and good noise emerges. Ramirez and Stabat Mors of course reasons why I originally bought this, but all sides are good. There may be merely 20 mins of sound, but as experience, it is something else when object defines part of how you feel about it.
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« Reply #7884 on: April 15, 2020, 08:19:59 PM »

The above at length discussion of some great noise comps has me reaching for one of my favorites, Segerhuva's label compilation Sweetness Will Overcome CD.
In the booklet Tommy Carlsson talks about his fondness for old comps and the hope that this one may become a fond memory for new listeners. Mission accomplished. My friend picked this up at Hospital back in '08 if memory serves, back when my collection was small and my contacts few. As such, I've listened to it many many times. It was also one of the only touchstones for the "contemporary" Swedish scene I had for a while and my first exposure to most of the artists on the compilation. While I first heard Treriksroset and Ochu here, it was years before I'd be able to score more of their material. In contrast, the final track by Blod sent me immediately into obsession. There are several Martin Bladh and Erik Jarl related tracks, all of which deliver, and were my primary interest at the time. Time has also smiled immensely on the MNEM and Sharon's Last Party tracks, the first offers tape music that's different than other Swedish tape music, the second is a funky interstellar lounge number. A very nice swing into leftfield that breaks the comp up nicely. While no one track that shows up all the rest, it's the consistency of the compilation that keeps me coming back. And the fond memories.. it's strange to remember a time when my tape and record shelves were not overflowing and I was still deciding between food and records! it's only been a little over a decade!

final thought, grab this compilation and make some memories yourself! you can tell from the cover alone (one of my all time favorites), you're in for sweet treat.
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« Reply #7885 on: April 16, 2020, 04:34:01 AM »

Abra Had Abra - misc recordings
Ritual music from Italy from the early 90's. To my tastes this formula is good by default, and being a project Devis G was involved in just sets that in stone. Not quite the level of Zero Kama or Ain Soph but worth checking out if that's your flavour.

Blasted Pancreas - Carcinoma
Lymphatic Phlegm copycat from Greece. Not as good as the other clone Septic Autopsy but good enough.

Various ‎– Signs Of Infection
Old Malignant comp featuring many greats, Bacillus, Megaptera, Schloss Tegal, Atrax Morgue etc. Hard to find anything not to like about this except how hard a physical copy is to find.
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« Reply #7886 on: April 16, 2020, 08:30:51 AM »

Sick Llama / Fossils ‎– Split LP

This record has four tracks, each of which end on a locked groove. I hadn't read into this before playing, and only found out once looking up the Discogs listing suspecting as much. I actually listened to this at 45rpm at first rather than the recommended 33, so that may explain some of my below comments.

Both tracks on the Sick Llama side comprise of a series of begrudging pitch shifts and the occasional squealing outburst on the second track, signalling the end of this particular rhythmic section. The first track has plenty of really interesting sounds underneath the almost consistent squeal, particularly towards the end. It's locked groove section however leaves an uncomfortable taste in the mouth however, being similar to some annoyingly catchy early/mid 00's dance track (once I had caught on some fifteen or so minutes later).

The locked groove part of this second track however is far less irritating than the first, even pleasant and something I would listen to ad nauseum.

This is the first Sick Llama material I have heard in a few years. Most of my other exposure are to the '06 Team Brain Damage tape and Magic Controlling Nothing and Equity from 2009.

The Fossils side makes far more sense at the correct speed. There is plenty of scraping metal and abuse of what I sounds to be stringed instruments instruments. Free improvisation indeed. Far more variation on these tracks, including what might be some record scratching, or improvisation over records? Nothing I'm generally a fan of.

The second track appears to be composed of two or more recordings played back to back, with some tasty crackling in between sections.


Cold Climax - Brute of Opportunity (Angst)

From the recent November batch of tapes on Angst. The packaging fits the theme, requiring the listener to pierce the label on the A side for it to operate in the deck - Defloration. A bit more to my tastes, each track having a consolidated and tangible atmosphere. The second side opens with a harsh, repressed assault and is followed by a whirlwind of high end.
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« Reply #7887 on: April 17, 2020, 05:49:49 PM »

Fouke - The Devil's Claw (Fusty Cunt)

Richard Ramirez HNW from 2011. The tapes comes in a ziplock bag with "human and animal hair". To me it looks like whatever was found on the floor of a barber shop. The short hairs get everywhere, inside the cassette, in my cassette player... I hope the player survives this hair assault. Side A sounds like it is a loop that is repeated and repeated and repeated... not my favorite kind, I like my HNW to just rumble on, not to jump back and repeat what I just heard. The sound itself has some of that "wind blowing in a microphone" characteristic. Side B totally steals the show here. 30 minutes of superb HNW. It has a low thunderous rumbling element that I absolutely love. On top of that some shredded distortion. Fantastic stuff.
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« Reply #7888 on: April 18, 2020, 09:21:04 AM »

AOR as last track of Dedication 1, is the same guy who did insane track with CEMENT WOMEN in Dedication 2. Or more precisely, it was taken from old tape. That guy is still around. I wonder if anyone has ever heard these mid-late 80’s Japanese tapes by Cement Women? Tape titled V, could be logically his fifth tape. Pretty damn culti label Angakok put it out. Never seen or heard, nor know anyone who has any of them. Of course one option would be just to contact the artists for more details...

Cement Women is Ken Matsutani from Marble Sheep, get it Cement (Marble) Woman (Sheep).

Heavy psych god, first CD on Alchemy for Marble Sheep and also Mikawa has collab'd - see CD on Cold Spring.

He is the guy that runs the godlike psych label Captain Trip, he has done some insane Conrad Schnitzler reissues etc.

I need the Cement Women tape as a top want, so if anyone does have it, I need it.  

I ALMOST ordered it a few times from Artware as a kid, but it was expensive and I was probably prioritizing Merzbow and MSBR, or dumb shit like DDAA.

EDIT: He only made 50, and he only has his one personal copy and isn't selling, don't ask.
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« Reply #7889 on: April 18, 2020, 04:57:44 PM »

AOR as last track of Dedication 1, is the same guy who did insane track with CEMENT WOMEN in Dedication 2. Or more precisely, it was taken from old tape. That guy is still around. I wonder if anyone has ever heard these mid-late 80’s Japanese tapes by Cement Women? Tape titled V, could be logically his fifth tape. Pretty damn culti label Angakok put it out. Never seen or heard, nor know anyone who has any of them. Of course one option would be just to contact the artists for more details...

Cement Women is Ken Matsutani from Marble Sheep, get it Cement (Marble) Woman (Sheep).

Heavy psych god, first CD on Alchemy for Marble Sheep and also Mikawa has collab'd - see CD on Cold Spring.

He is the guy that runs the godlike psych label Captain Trip, he has done some insane Conrad Schnitzler reissues etc.

I need the Cement Women tape as a top want, so if anyone does have it, I need it. 

I ALMOST ordered it a few times from Artware as a kid, but it was expensive and I was probably prioritizing Merzbow and MSBR, or dumb shit like DDAA.
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