Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Small Cruel Party - Stain On Pure Glass

Small Cruel Party - Stain On Pure Glass
LP, Harbinger Sound (HARBINGER 008) 2002

A - Stain On Pure Glass
B - The Waking Of Leafy Pools

Small Cruel Party - Stain On Pure Glass


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Das Synthetische Mischgewebe - To Share With, What Is To Hear Devided

Split release by Das Synthetische Mischgewebe members Chemin! (Isabelle Chemin) & (Guido Hübner), one cassette each.

Chemin! / - To Share With, What Is To Hear Devided
Sounds For Consciousness Rape SFCR 09 (1990)

Chemin! - Installations In Movement
a1-a3, b1-b4

G.Do - Feedback, Feed Me, Feedelity
a1-a2, b1-b3

Chemin! - Installations In Movement
G.Do - Feedback, Feed Me, Feedelity

And few mixes of the two together -

Concrete sounds installations in movement.

"With my installations, that I create with found objects of various different materials, I try to work on a (sonic) articulation of different forms of space and movement...

The sounds of side A were recorded directly on a Sony professional, the sounds of side B were recorded on a Fostex 160 and mastered on a Sony professional without effects."

List of the used objects:
brick; bamboo; metal, wood, and glass bars
plastic shade; bamboo; loaf sugar
metallic stand from iron board; palm branch
cake tin; bread shovel
metallic rings; metallic heating shade
wood sewing machine cover; sugarloaf; wood spool

Feedback, Feed Me, Feedelity

"Microphone, amplifier, and loudspeaker used as
'closed circuit' means, to use them against the, to them awarded, aesthetic function... Feedbacks can be generated through the electromechanical stimulation of the own resonance of the integrated membranes in microphone and loudspeaker...

...On the this tape presented recordings, I've specially integrated analogue effects, 2 voltage controlled filters, and one delay. The feedbacks between the various microphones and loudspeakers are additional manipulated by the use of tubes, buckets, clay forms, metal cases. The whole was recorded on a Fostex 160 and is mastered on a Sony professional without additional effects."

Monday, July 6, 2009

Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani - Split

Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani - Split
Flenix (FLR04) 2000

"Small Cruel Party's work is focused on the inherent mysterious and beautiful quality of sound itself, with the emphasis on noninstrumental sound sources, the source itself not being readily apparent. Work generally involves manipulation of physical objects in acoustic space and a great deal of concentrated activity. Even in pieces involving dense sound at high volume the resultant effect is one of intense calm."

Kiyoshi Mizutani - folk instruments (types of rattles) and sampled materials:
1. Instruments made of animal's claws and human voices.
2. Instruments made of nuts and the wave.
3. Belt of nuts and electric saw.
4. Maracas made of ceramic and boards.

a1 Small Cruel Party - The God Pan Like a Swarm of Buzzing Flies Came Down (for Guy Davenport) Part 1
a2 Small Cruel Party - The God Pan Like a Swarm of Buzzing Flies Came Down (for Guy Davenport) Part 2
b1 Kiyoshi Mizutani - Untitled
b2 Kiyoshi Mizutani - Untitled
b3 Kiyoshi Mizutani - Untitled
b4 Kiyoshi Mizutani - Untitled

Small Cruel Party / Kiyoshi Mizutani

Thursday, July 2, 2009


CD-R's / Discography


Alluvial Recordings (A13) 2002

Self Release (Cell-One) 2002

Self Release (Cell-Two) 2002

Self Release (Cell-Three) (2009)

CD-R's available via - brain

And a collaboration/remix of brain material by Kqwiet.

kwiet/brain - Bloodlands Of The Rising Tides - The First Atom

Also, a big thanks to Kaliglimmer for their great review of Katabasis.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit

Originally part of the early 80's industrial/power electronics scene, French artist Pacific 231 (Pierre Jolivet) soon moved on to a more atmospheric and experimental territory. This tape consists of two pieces. Side A is a bit noisier with trumpet(?), voice, and delay. Side B is more rhythmic with voice, bass, chimes, and choral voices. Very meditative.

Currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Pacific 231 - Sound Exploration in Motion

Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit
Tonspur Tapes (TT 21) 1988

Side A - Soundtrack From The Elisabeth Morcellet Video "Figures Narcissiques" 1987 (13:45)
Side B - Live Improvisation At AF Radio Paris 1987 (16:40)

Pacific 231 - Sachlichkeit

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thee Wand - Test Ov Eyes

Thee Wand - Test Ov Eyes
Temple Records/World Domination Club
(none/WDC-2301) (1991)

All music decoumposed by Z'ev, Megs'on (Genesis P'Orridge), & Gini Ball.
This is the first in a series of special releases of music by members of Psychic TV. Limited to 100 copies.

"Thee processed trumpet is from a recording made in 1963 ov a US Marine Trumpeter trying to play reveille whilst high on a dose ov LSD during secret trials ov it's effectiveness as a 'psychomimmetic' weapon.

Instruments used apart from thee trumpet tape to generate initial sounds prior to heavy processing are all ritual instruments. They include Tibetan Bowls, Nepalese Temple Bells, African Goat Skin Drums, and an array of percussion from thee four directions ov B-Earth. No electronic or amplified instruments were used.

In particular, Z'ev played all drums, Gini played all violins.

Thee Self-imposed brief was to create a musick that had thee same psychoactive trance effects as ancient ritual musicks first generated on thee original instruments used, butter regenerated through a purely coumtemporary system ov effects."

A Test Ov Eyes, Part One (a1-a7)
B Test Ov Eyes, Part Two (b1-b8)

Thee Wand - Test Ov Eyes

The basic tracks were also released as a different mix on Psychic TV's Direction Ov Travel.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Croiners - The Relentless Rhythm of Change

Excellent tape of looped madness and keyboard maladies. A longtime favorite.

"Croiners (a.k.a. James Levine) has taken digital and tape-loop technology beyond its minimalist beginnings, blending complex layers of synthesized and natural sounds with occasional found-sound elements, weaving involved and colorful textures into nearly tangible sound objects."
(The Cassete Mythos)

Croiners - The Relentless Rhythm Of Change
Jim Tapes (007) 198?

all tracks untitled

Croiners - The Relentless Rhythm of Change

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

blackhumour - regeneration

Last of the blackhumour I have. A few more can be found on Nostalgie De La Boue and No Longer Forgotten Music

blackhumour - regeneration
Nihilistic Recordings (NhR005) 1987

a - introversion
b1 - extroversion
b2 - this is the violence that i like

blackhumour - regeneration

blackhumour - poetry + stutter

blackhumour - poetry
Korm Plastics (kp 2089) 1989

a1 - weeds in barren soil
a2 - dit dit dah isophate
a3 - i'm sorry she said
a4 - oops oh well
b1 - with drawl
b2 - more light than heat

Also -

blackhumour - stutter 7"
Kubitsuri Tapes (S;E;X59-014EP) 1997

a - things are as they are
b - this is how this is

blackhumour - poetry + stutter

Sunday, June 14, 2009

blackhumour - radical positive

This was a double cassette that came wrapped and sealed in tar. You had to break open the package to get to the tapes. 'peace in our time' was re-released on it's own in 1988 as a single cassette in 1988, and then on CD in 1993.

"The blackhumour audio project had its beginnings in early 1982 with the first few experiments I was doing on my teac 4-track reel-to-reel recorder. The resulting early pieces were not so good, but some of the pieces which were done with my then audio-partner, somebody else, were successful. Two of these pieces, 'murder', and 'trade and commerce', are included in the retrospective of early bh work, 'radical positive' (banned productions). This release also shows the evolution of the blackhumour approach away from treatment/effects techniques of any kind, such as equalization, reverberation, flanging, echo, etc., and the choice made by blackhumour to use as its sole sound-construction source the use of 'found-object' human voice only, with the exclusion of such tape techniques as speed-masking (speeding up or slowing down the sound of the voice) or back-masking (the notorious technique of playing the voices backwards). Since 'snakes in an atheist's grave' (1984), NO blackhumour piece has used anything other than found object (spoken) human voice and editing techniques..."

Here is the second tape only, since "peace in our time" has been posted elsewhere -

peace in our time cassette
peace in our time CD

blackhumour - radical positive
Banned Production (BP- 19) 1986

tape one: peace in our time (not posted)
tape two: radical positive

a1 - murder
a2 - trade and commerce
a3 - snakes in an atheist's grave
b1 - a message from my father
b2 - the truth about the dinosaurs (excerpt)

blackhumour - radical positive

Thanks to blackhumour and amk for their help with the tracklist, as I'd lost the packaging and titles at some point over the years.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Esplendor Geométrico - 1980-1981

Cassette compilation of early material released in 1986. This is the Línea Alternativa edition. Tracks 1-4 of Side A originally untitled.

Esplendor Geométrico - 1980-1981

EGK (EGK 001) 1986
Línea Alternativa (L.A.P 1) 1988


Side A: 1980
a1 Sin Titulo (Multiproceso)
a2 Sin Titulo (Din)
a3 Sin Titulo (La producción sigue)
a4 Sin Titulo (El obrero baila con alegría)
a5 Relax
a6 Horno fundidor
a7 Unidad de control
a8 Motores
a9 El obrero trabaja con alegría

Side B: 1981
b1 Zyhra Mançi
b2 Necrosis en la poya
b3 P.I.E.
b4 Negros hambrientos
b5 Pradillo 12
b6 El expreso de Tistutin
b7 Final

Esplendor Geométrico - 1980-1981

Monday, June 1, 2009

Doc Wör Mirran - Severe Pig

Not sure how to define this other than excellent noisy experimental garagey weirdness. A great album.

"Musically, it is one of DWM's typical hybrid albums, featuring both guitar oriented tracks mixed with industrial and experimental, and although the production can be rough, it has stood the test of time and remains one of the best DWM releases."

Doc Wör Mirran - Severe Pig
RRRecords/Empty Records

Doc Wör Mirran on RRR

a1 When Rain Cries
a2 The Human Prospect
a3 Why?
a4 Butthole OD #1
a5 Your Laughter
a6 Everyday Part 1
a7 Everyday Part 2
a8 Natter Natter Monster
a9 Murder On The Elfengrund
b1 Morale, Welfare & Recreation
b2 Joel Selvin Can't Dance
b3 Tongue Thrust
b4 Strange Sea Battles
b5 The Butt-Bird Fails In Its Attempt To Fly
b6 Thalidomide Dinosaur
b7 Successful Demented Old Fucks
b8 Barfing Butterflies
b9 Battle For The Bubble

Doc Wör Mirran - Severe Pig

Sunday, May 31, 2009

blackhumour - was inappropriate

Another blackhumour cassette and one of my favorites. As usual for Banned releases, great packaging. This one came in a giftwrapped box.

blackhumour - was inappropriate
Banned Production (BP-23)

a1 - criteria - no charge
a2 - the nightnurse wore black
a3 - he is in error
b1 - complaints of sore feet
b2 - a necessary expenditure
b3 - and eventually...

blackhumour - was inappropriate

Saturday, May 30, 2009

blackhumour - binary (and/or)

One my favorite sound artists, using only the human voice as source material.

"NO blackhumour piece has used anything other than found object (spoken) human voice and editing techniques. (since 1986, digital editing has been included, thanks to inexpensive digital sampling.) I wanted the sound source to be absolutely basic. The human voice speaking was about as basic as i could get. The rationale being that we are constantly hearing speech, whether it is from others, or simply the sound of our own voices in our ears."

blackhumour - binary (and/or)
Nihilistic Recordings (NhR034)

human voice only
digital and analog editing
no reverb
no effects
no speed- or back-masking

think like math

a1 - no talent
a2 - the smell of tall buildings
a3 - essensual
b1 - bill me later
b2 - immaterial
b3 - see dick run

blackhumour - binary (and/or)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Loopy But Chic (Harsh Blend)

Home-Made Music For Home-Made People Vol. 4
"Loopy But Chic" (Harsh Blend)
Insane Music INS 31 1985

A1 - Horse He's Sick, The - Don't Know Where You Came From
A2 - Vivenza - Théorie De La Contradiction 3
A3 - Gros Phoque Sergio - ERE Cherche GOLO
A4 - De Fabriek - Loopy
A5 - If, Bwana - Accident-Free Households
A6 - Architects Office - X 0145 C
A7 - Jules Nerbard - A Dimanche!
A8 - Vox Populi! - Ovan
A9 - Maybe Mental - Sustenance
A10 - Tom Furgas - The Damn Thing Bit Me On Purpose
A11 - De Fabriek - But
A12 - Cause For Concern - Bent Boomerang (Extract)
A13 - Le Syndicat - Ritual (Extract)
A14 - Radio Prague - Ode A La Photographie
A15 - Solomonoff & Von Hoffmannstahl - Panty Samba
B1 - Psyclones - Live 11/23/1984 (Extract 3)
B2 - Pacific 231 (2) - Le Château Des Supplices (Second Version)
B3 - Vivenza - Théorie De La Contradiction 1
B4 - Jules Nerbard - Chrétien
B5 - Solomonoff & Von Hoffmannstahl - Guitar March
B6 - Maybe Mental - Quadripartite I
B7 - Voidkampf - Loopy But Chic
B8 - Tom Furgas - Time
B9 - E.T. Ben Souf - Thubal Holoferme II
B10 - Les 3 Phallus - Phallus Effrayé (Extract)
B11 - White Hand - RAW Soundtrack (Excerpt)
B12 - If, Bwana - A Condensed History Of Religion
B13 - Le Syndicat - Binaire 3

Loopy But Chic (Harsh Blend)

Loopy But Chic (Soft Blend)

One of the many great cassette compilations released by Insane Music.

Home-Made Music For Home-Made People Vol. 3
"Loopy But Chic" (Soft Blend)
Insane Music INS 30 1984

A1 - Leo Marino - Uvas Y Uvas
A2 - Horse He's Sick, The - Know Not Why
A3 - Eduardo Polonio* - Munodi's Promenade
A4 - E.T. Ben Souf - Thubal Holoferme I
A5 - Vox Populi! - Holkar
A6 - Psyclones - Live 11/23/84 (Extract 1)
A7 - Sergi Caballero - Como Corres, Palmira!
A8 - Paul K. - Zvesda! (Extract)
A9 - Architects Office - X 0 146 "Kinoks" An Dziga Vertov Gewidmit
A10 - Tom Furgas - Orchestra Phase
A11 - Camino Al Desvan - Variacion Sobre Un Miercoles III
A12 - Gros Phoque Sergio - Fruits
A13 - M.A.L. (2) - Recapitulation Part 1
A14 - M.A.L. (2) - Recapitulation Part 2
B1 - Bene Gesserit - Séquence Spéciale
B2 - Victor Nubla - Ajetreo Matutino
B3 - M. Nomized - L'Homme Au Chapeau Mou
B4 - Horse He's Sick, The - Snorkel
B5 - John Hinds - Contact Edit #1
B6 - Jules Nerbard - Le 5ème Livre
B7 - FâLX çèrêbRi - Back At Home
B8 - Eduardo Polonio* - Ataïr
B9 - Paul K. - Scottish (Extract)
B10 - Psyclones - Live 11/23/84 (Extract 2)
B11 - Vivenza - Théorie De La Contradiction 2
B12 - Sergi Caballero - Scarlet O'Hara
B13 - I Scream - Excerpt From Stress (Recorded In 1975)
B14 - Victor Nubla - El Arqueologo En Su Apasionante Busqueda De Blungui-Bli
B15 - Tom Furgas - Intentionally Happy

side A
side B

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Various - Out Of Context

Excellent cassette compilation on Banned Production from 1985. Also re-released on CD-R. Lots of other great stuff available as well from Banned Production.

A1 Joseph Nechvatal - Excerpt From "Absurd"
A2 Philip Perkins - The Flame Of Ambition
A3 black tape for a blue girl - Slow Blur
A4 Ramleh - Excerpt From "Hate"
A5 Unknown Artist - Excerpt From "Jaws"
A6 Mystery Hearsay - Caplet
A7 Joseph Nechvatal - Another Excerpt From "Absurd"
A8 Vivenza Forces - Jointes En Nombre
A9 37 - Pink Skulls
A10 Deathranch - Excerpt From "Gas"
A11 Joel Haertling - Soundtrack From The Stan Brakhage Film "Fireloop"
A12 Architects Office - A06D.4 Excerpt 1
B1 The Amnesia Quartet - Slob
B2 Rick Sanford - Swepyt
B3 Joseph Nechvatal Final - Excerpt From "Absurd"
B4 Ramleh - Excerpt From "Hate"
B5 Scott Fraser - Phils Shoes
B6 Brook Hinton - What Are We Missing?
B7 PGR - Kingdoms Of The Sun
B8 Merzbow - Re-Mark
B9 Philip Perkins - Worrisome Fanfare / Weekend With The Kids
B10 Architects Office - A06D.4 Excerpt 2

Side A
Side B

Monday, May 4, 2009

□ 9 - Tsunami .2

Usually referred to as Square Nine, a one off LP on the Majora label. The only info on this is "Recorded and mixed live by □ 9 at the Grande Theater, Buenos Aires". But, from the Official Sun City Girls Discography:

"Square Nine is a collaboration with the Residents and David Oliphant from Maybe Mental. There, I said it! (Camera switches to a boarding house full of self-proclaimed Residents 'completists' scrambling for the nearest butcher knife to end it all). Of course it couldn't be true, right? Hell, I never took any oath!" -- Rick Bishop

□ 9 - Tsunami .2

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Two Daughters - Gloria/Kiss The Cloth

One of my favorite United Dairies releases. Credited only to Anthony & Paul "a division of United Dairies Records". For more info -Kiss The Cloth / Gloria

Two Daughters - Gloria/Kiss The Cloth