Here is one of my favourite tracks ever, by one of the most important (post-)industrial bands of the first decade. "Kweye" is a late 1980s remix of their final cassette's A side. Find more Maybe Mental and other W. David Oliphant essential music here and here.
Label : Birthbiter, UK
Ripped by Achtounge
Although credited to Pure, that tape was a solo recording of Matthew Bower, with titles and cover by Birthbiter. In 2007, a different mix was rereleased on CD by Freak Animal Records (Finland), with different track titles and a bonus live track.
Label : Ubuibi, US, 1994
Limited edition of 200 numbered copies
Riped by jx
From the booklet : "The Legendary Pink Dots side of the cassette is entitled "The Politics Of Excess". It contains Edward's 8-track cut-up of many, many old Dot songs, along with Phil's manipulated samples from the eight track. This was mixed live 11/92 in their attic in Gendt. Having had so much fun on the first mix, a second attempt was made. These were both so lovely and quite different (though it uses the same material), that I could not choose which to use for Tryst, so we do the most confusing option and use both. Half of the Tryst will have Mix One and half will be Mix Two / (...) Since the Pink Dots got to do two mixes, so have BCO".
That post being the rip of one tape, it contains only one mix of each artist / side. If you have the other ones, please don't hesitate to share ! (Another rip of the cassette is available here, but these are the same mixes)
A1. Bedgceityookastraw - Introduction
A2. Bedgceityookastraw - Kaosyxs
A3. Bedgceityookastraw - Seven
A4. Bedgceityookastraw - Distraction
A5. Bedgceityookastraw - Focus
A6. Bedgceityookastraw - Withdrawal
A7. Bedgceityookastraw - Release
B. The Legendary Pink Dots - The Politics Of Excess
Label : Graf Haufen Tapes, Germany, 1983
Limited edition of about 50 copies
Ripped by jx
FâLX çèrêbRi (alias Graf Haufen) is an artist I cherish a lot because I saw him performing live (along with Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, Esplendor Geométrico and Laibach) the night I was converted to industrial music in 1986. A few years ago I was wondering what he was becoming until I discovered he was very active on Discogs where he published an interesting little bio :
"A little blurb about myself:
I discovered punk when I was 13, startet my own tape label (Graf Haufen Tapes) when I was 14, releasing music of my own and friends. In 1981 I started publishing "Die Katastrophe", the first tape-review fanzine of Germany. Later I also distributed other peoples tapes and expanded the label rooster internationally. In 1982 my musical tapes shifted more towards experimental music, noise and hardcore electronics. It all came to an end in 1985, when I stopped my label and turned more towards visual art, opening an apartment gallery and working with a professional gallery for two years.
In 1987 I turned towards electronic dance music, with Hip House and Acid developing. Techno, house and ambient became my main diet for the next 12 years. I co-owned a techno/electronic dance music store in Berlin for a few years until it went bankrupt, always providing me with the best the genre had to offer.
As I always listened to various other genre of music (apart from mainstream - that never interested me), I developed a fondness for bar jazz and exotica in the later 1990s. Singer-/Songwriter and intelligent indie pop and rock music are a huge part of my collection too.
After attending concerts by Earth and later Sunn O))) a new door was opened for me. Doom, black metal, white metal, sludge, screamo and a lot of experimental music gave me new kicks.
Music will always be my first love.
I own and operate a video and dvd rental store for unusual and aquired taste for the last 29 years. Mostly I work the office, so I basically listen to music while I'm working for at least 12 hours a day.
I'm always hungry for more...
Will it ever stop?"
3xCDr Unofficial release, 1999
Limited edition of 5 numbered copies
Ripped by Monsieur Morbidito
1-1. Slow Music A (14:17)
1-2. Slow Music B (15:04)
1-3. Ritual (3:20)
1-4. Offshore (3:20)
1-5. Adrift (3:33)
1-6. Ornament (4:04)
1-7. Kawa (2:08)
1-8. Prime (2:48)
1-9. Track (3:41)
1-10. Slab (2:52)
1-11. Exodus (4:24)
1-12. Crest (3:08)
1-13. Ember Hollow (3:28)
1-14. Grass (3:09)
1-15. Dawn Plaze (3:18)
2-1. Ways To The Sea (12:52)
2-2. Threshold (1:58)
2-3. Up From Zero (14:29)
2-4. Untitled A (6:30)
2-5. Untitled B (6:30)
2-6. Untitled (2:19)
2-7. Vault (1:57)
2-8. Untitled (4:04)
2-9. Untitled (4:00)
2-10. Blue (4:06)
2-11. Wolf (Part 2) (3:10)
2-12. Talon (1:29)
2-13. Veil (2:12)
2-14. ---------- (2:47)
2-15. Pover (2:44)
2-16. Shunt (2:00)
3-1. Homage To Tatlin - Part I (14:59)
3-2. Frailty (4:53)
3-3. Slope (1:55)
3-4. Slope (1:56)
3-5. Breaking (4:26)
3-6. The Square (2:20)
3-7. (Extract) Harmony Band (2:17)
3-8. Untitled 28-12-81 (3:17)
3-9. Desire (3:31)
3-10. Slope (2:06)
3-11. Air (2:02)
3-12. The Walk (4:58)
3-13. Do The Dog (2:48)
Note from Monsieur Morbidito : "Not-so-concise history of
Finnish electronic music On-Off - Eetteriäänistä sähkömusiikkiin by
Petri Kuljuntausta was published in 2002. The book came with an
exclusive compilation CD, all tracks first time publicly available
(since then "On-Off" by Erkki Kurenniemi has been released in various
formats). For a reason or another the CD was never separately available".
Conrad Schnitzler, a legend of german avant-garde electronic music, passed away on August 4th 2011 in Berlin. Short before that, he made a few recordings with Doc Wör Mirran, resulting in those two excellent tracks that I'm honored to share.
Das Synthetische Mischgewebe, a Berlin-based band at the origin, later established in Spain and then in France, is quite a classic on that blog. So I'm now very happy to offer that exclusive net-release, a recent live recording, with a bonus video of the sound installation.
Mission Papua Holland has produced a few LPs and a bunch of obscure cassettes in the 1980s and 1990s (some of them are available here). In 2008, Mark Van Gelder, the main MPH member, has assembled several recordings and (re)mixes from 1986, 1987, 1988, 2002, into one long beautiful piece...
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 that 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.