Label : Projekt, US, 1984
Ripped by Carlo
Sam Rosenthal is well-known for his band black tape for a blue girl and his label Projekt, but people know less about his early ambient incarnation Projekt Electronic Amerika. Thanks to Carlo, most PEA releases will be posted here.
Miguel A. Ruiz is one of the most important artists of the spanish industrial / experimental music scene from the beginning until now. "Batan Bruits II" was recorded in 1987 and first released on a split cassette with Idee Du Femelle. Miguel has recently found the original tapes and remastered them. Enjoy !
1. Brain Velocity (4:11)
2. La Noche Del Gasoleo (4:28)
3. Batan Midnight (4:04)
4. Hemofilia 6/43 (Complete Version) (8:39)
5. La Noche Del Linoleo (2:00)
6. Tetuan Midnight (5:43)
7. Compas De Espera Y De Halterofilia (3:02)
8. Batan Midnight - Reprise (2:42)
When I posted the only Minóy tape I possess (Nightslaves), exactly five years ago, there was nearly nothing on the net about that artist. At that time he was still alive. He died on March 19th 2010. After his death, his life partner gave his audio archives to Phillip Klingler (PBK) who then discovered many unreleased recordings. Phillip has been looking for labels to release some of those mostly never heard before complete albums after having carefully remastered them. He decided to offer two albums to Nostalgie De La Boue. "No Fats, No Fems, Uncut" is the first one. It was recorded in 1990. Phillip has also created a Facebook page where interesting documents have been posted. Thank you for all Phillip !
1. Who Killed Fassbinder? (29:14)
2. Money, Power, Government, Lies And More Lies (29:06)
I've recently been in touch again with Serge Peirat, founder in the eighties of the Marseille-based label Les Ballets Mécaniques, who expressed the wish to see his releases available for free. So I decided to re-post "La Chair Entre Les Lignes", a classic compilation cassette of extreme post-industrial and experimental musics (also released in the US by Panic Records & Tapes), that was ripped and shared six or seven years ago by the now defunct blog Dualtrack.
Panic Records & Tapes, a US label run by Scott Marshall, released the great "What Is Truth ?" compilation LPs during the second half of the eighties. Good news : Scott has just made them available for free download on his website !
Cassette, C30 + 26 postcards
Label : CPM Records, France, 1984
Limited edition of 313 numbered copies
That boxset includes 26 postcards ("Mécaniques Bébés") designed by Reed 013 and an audio cassette ("Musiques Cruelles") recorded by Anthon Shield. After doing those pieces of graphic and audio art, both soon became lead members of cult-band Norma Loy.
In the late eighties and early nineties, several post-industrial and experimental cassette labels released compilations with a national theme, including a French volume (ADN, audiofile Tapes, Exart, Harsh Reality Music, etc.). Here is Tonspur Tapes' one.
In the late eighties and early nineties, Tears Compilations (a label run by SHA 261, once a member of Urbain Autopsy) released many tapes, and among them a lot of compilations. Kali-Yuga includes obscure artists doing crazy and degenerated dance music, from England, France, Mexico and Sweden.
This is the first Bene Gesserit post on that blog and it was well worth the wait ! Excellent early cassette by that legendary belgian duo.
A1. N.O.T.H.I.N.G (2:41)
A2. Dedicated To Friends (2:56)
A3. Words (4:29)
A4. She Sells Sea Shells On The Sea Show (3:54)
B1. Moki-Toki Oka-Owa (5:57)
B2. Do What You Have To Do (2:10)
B3. Gloria (3:51)
B4. Be Happy (2:43)
Achud Malax has ripped treasures from his cassette collection and I'm gonna post some of them. The first one is a rare cassette by obscure french cold wave / experimental band A Gethsémani. If you like them, you can find some more here.
That cassette means so much to me that when I recently found it on another blog I've decided to re-post it.
This is the first Minamata cassette, recorded in three days during the summer of 1984, originally released the same year by french label New Wave, and later re-released by Les Nouvelles Propagandes. If you can read french, find here its detailed history.
Last months have been a prolific period for Vox Populi! re-releases, as will be next ones. After "La Cathédrale Morte" (net-release), "Ébats Spirituels" (net-release), "Half Dead Ganja Music" (LP), here is the net-re-release of "Aither", the second Vox Populi! LP from 1989, with 3 unreleased tracks from the same period, all remastered by Axel Kyrou in 2013. "Aither" sounds like a synthesis of the different music styles the band has developed during the 1980s. It was originally released by Visa, a famous french independant label, and some of the tracks were included on the "1987-1990" CD released by Infrastition in 2008, but the entire album is available again for the first time.
More is coming. Very soon will be released "Funk Off" (CD), a compilation of early 80s tracks by Vox Populi! and Pacific 231. And finally, in the fall of 2014, Vinyl-on-demand will release a Vox Populi! vinyl boxset (2LP + 7" for members) with 130 minutes of music from the 1982-1988 period, including their complete first LP "Myscitismes" from 1985.
Again I want to warmly thank Axel and Mitra for their inspiring music and their generous politics of sharing.
1. Djamileh (4:47)
2. Tik & Tics (3:36)
3. Le Nénuphare (2:48)
4. Narme-Air (4:08)
5. A Cup Of Tea For Suzuki (4:14)
6. Zen-Dub (3:22)
7. Allo Rechte (1:19)
8. Homo Religiosis (2:13)
9. Akasha (7:47)
10. Herrvoragende (2:18)
11. Narguile Toundra / La Grande Plante Fibreuse (5:47)
12. Aither Suite Part 1 (3:59)
13. Aither Suite Part 2 (1:43)
14. Aither Suite Part 3 (1:36)
Rudolf Eb.er is certainly one of the most important artists of the international experimental music scene since the end of the eigties. With his musical projects (such as Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock) and his Schimpfluch label, he brought very original contributions to that scene that is too often marked by imitation and repetition. One of his most interesting early releases was the R&G "Stuhlgangblockade N!" LP, a classic of sound recycling and dadaist collage that uses sources from around thirty different artists, who had themselves recycled R&G material. In 2012, Rudolf edited a shorter version of the LP for an art exhibition in Zürich. Here it is.
New album of old and recent previously unreleased material by one of our all time favourites !
Tracks 1-2 : recorded 21-9-1986.
Tracks 3-5 : recorded for the "Hi-Fi Stereo Test Record For Pets" 8" and promptly lost.
Track 6 : 2012 tour rehearsal.
Official net-re-release of classic Tibetan Red early music pieces, originally released on cassette in 1985 and on CD in 2000, whose Vital Weekly review is still a good presentation :
"To put your entire musical output on one CD, and thus offering the "complete works by" - what an interesting idea (that's why I am so fond of Varese and Webern - the consequent, small body of work). In the mid 80s somebody recorded as Tibetan Red, having one track on the LP 'Freedom In A Vacuum', the first release by a label with the same name and a cassette on that very same label. That somebody came from Spain, went to Canada and is now in Southern Europe. Thus we see the CD released on a label from Barcelona.
'Scanning' (the comp piece aswell in it's complete form on cassette) is an excellent piece of layered shortwave sounds, morse codes and underlying drones from a synth. 'Kalahari Fire Birth' uses many unidentifable sounds, set against the tape-loop (sampling was virtually non-existent in those days) of ethno origin. A raw version of zoviet*france like ambience. 'The Sistine Chapel' is a previously unreleased track, and also works with looped ethno material, here the didgeredoo. All three tracks clock at 20 minutes and all have a trance like spirit, without leaping into boredom. What I particulary like about this CD is the undated, fresh rawness of the 80s cassette movement, transformed to CD. An aural document of the 'anything goes' attitude, which Vital owes it's credit to, too".
Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly, N° 244.
1. Scanning (19:59)
2. Kalahari Fire Birth (19:43)
3. The Sistine Chapel (23:22)